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Old 02-26-2014, 10:21 AM
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I started a job this week where about 20-30 acres of cedar (juniper) was sheared and dozed. Trees range from 6 inches to 20 inches. It's really more than my mulcher can handle but the big machines were 6 months out and were unwilling to do a site visit. I decided against the chipper for the initial recycling because the terrain is rough and I'd still need to pull some of these trees out of the piles and cut stumps off.

I went out for a day and pulled apart some of the piles and have my helper cut off the big root balls. Got rained out and had too much wind today but hoping to go back and start mulching tomorrow if weather cooperates. Some of the root balls were big and full of dirt, sand and rock so I didn't want to try and mulch them.
Will probably take 335 out for some of trees that are pushed down into the ravine. Really starting to think I need to buy a bigger machine either a mulcher or small horizontal to feed with the 335. I turn down/refer a lot of this type of work just because of the size of the piles/trees. Burning around here has been unpredictable with the winds and the drought plus there is just so much volatile fuel on the ground.

Owner is hoping to get some grass to grow eventually so anything I do to reduce brush/slash and make an eventual burn safer, he says he will be appreciative.
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:12 PM
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What area of Texas are you in YellowDog?
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:19 PM
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What area of Texas are you in YellowDog?
Texas Hill Country NW of San Antonio
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:25 PM
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That's quite the mess the dozer left behind. What will you do with all the slashings and whatnot after you grind them? Assuming spread them out over the site to decompose?
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:52 PM
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Texas Hill Country NW of San Antonio
I figured as much. I'm originally from San Antonio. I lived in Bulverde for 10+ years.
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:00 PM
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I figured as much. I'm originally from San Antonio. I lived in Bulverde for 10+ years.
Depending on how long you've been gone, you wouldn't recognize Bulverde.. I was just over there. Subdivisions everywhere and right up to Camp Bullis.
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:03 PM
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That's quite the mess the dozer left behind. What will you do with all the slashings and whatnot after you grind them? Assuming spread them out over the site to decompose?
If i can make it safe to burn, I think he's going to burn the shreds and use some for erosion. I'd like to haul some off for my place.
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Love it! Great thread and great work YellowDog! Keep the pics coming! I'd eventually like to do more small excavating like you do.
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Love that 750! What are the specs on your current chipper?
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:31 PM
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The 750 should be a 770 in another year or so and maybe a CTL if all goes well.

The chipper is a 2003 BC2000 w/loader. Cummins 200 hp, 20 capacity (will do a little bigger) and about 12,600 lbs.

I'm actually kicking the idea around of selling the chipper and just mulching and doing tree work/driveways and some excavation.
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