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Old 02-25-2014, 01:33 AM
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Having a "help" problem right now and had to put the thinking cap on. Had a little issue regarding shrub removal/replacement with the job I'm currently working.
I had purchased this Bluebird lift(pic below) at a local auction for automotive reasons a while back. It's a Bluebird Tip-tow 3000.
An in-law handed me a "Brush Grubber HD" about a week ago. He boasted about pulling some Crepe myrtles. What got my attention was that he did so by himself. He used a truck as the power source/pulling force.

I started thinking; "Why not give it a try with the hoist?"

The customers yard is well on it way back to glory. There's no way I was gonna put a vehicle(voluntarily at least) on turf that was already stressed. Not to mention, not being able to pull them with truck(without damaging turf). Cutting and grinding is only going to leave a mass of roots. I'll end up having to remove them later while tilling. The hoist pulled the majority with the root ball. Yippee!
Just that will make me want to use it on every practical occasion. There's nothing like having to hand-pull roots after spending the time digging up a shrub. I forgot to take a group pic of the shrubs once they were all removed. I'll get & add that one to thread tomorrow.

My thoughts:
It was a "Perfect storm" in my case.
I already had a towable engine hoist & was let borrow a new contraption for pulling shrubs. The Brush Grubber is a very profitable tool to have on the truck.

Here's info. Regarding the pics below
If you look close you'll see that this lift tows behind a truck. When "in use" the tires are actually off the ground.
The Jack was a little low on oil; so I only had about 6" of jack travel. Tiring, but still did the job. I'll find out tomorrow what full travel of the ram produces.

Questions, comments and/or any suggestions are welcomed,
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:37 AM
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Additional pics to follow.
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:39 AM
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I'm believing it might work
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:40 AM
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Coming along nicely
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:41 AM
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About 10 minutes into job
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:43 AM
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Taking pics along the way
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:44 AM
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Almost done
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:45 AM
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Took a few minutes, but way better than digging!
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:47 AM
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Btw, that is/was a Multi-trunk Crepe myrtle.
GONE!!!
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:50 AM
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