BAC Brush Grubber for clearing

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Jay Ray, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. Jay Ray

    Jay Ray LawnSite Fanatic
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    Been using a chain and garden tractor to pull small growth on small overgrown Katrina lots. The chain takes time and slips too often. Has anyone used the Brush Grubber clamp and does it really work?
     
  2. Jay Ray

    Jay Ray LawnSite Fanatic
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    Btw, I don't advertise as a landscaper. I'm solo and will do small landscaping jobs for my lawn customers, but would not even dream of doing a design. If I happen to know the customer is making a mistake in their design, I'll make a suggestion, but will not design, no way.
     
  3. SiteSolutions

    SiteSolutions LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Get a loader, and get a brush grapple, root rake, or at least a 4-in-1 bucket. It will do a better job in a lot less time and is useful for 101 other things. Why pull up ten little bushes in an afternoon when you can pull everything, load it in a dumpster or truck (or burnpile) and then go back and grade everything off smooth.

    Just my .02; I couldn't imagine doing clearing work without a loader.
     
  4. Jay Ray

    Jay Ray LawnSite Fanatic
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    FEMA hauled away the debris of broken up houses and fallen trees and rough-cleared lots for free after the storm for anyone who would sign a right of entry. The heavy lifting has been done. Now the cities are starting to demand that people start mowing their empty lots which are 2.5 years overgrown. These are small lots. I get most of it with a wb brush cutter, and pull the 1.5" to 2" stuff, not that much of it. Once the weeds & brush is gone I usually sell them regular mowing, which is really what I'm after, and some winter work. Many of these people have hopes of selling to a casino (rumors always flying around) and just want to satisfy the city and be courteous to their neighbors who have rebuilt -- they do not want level off to sod or seed for a plush lawn.

    It's funny how some are anxious to sell and others have roots so deep they say they will never sell, the casinos will have to carry them out feet first.

    So was wondering if the Brush Grubber performs as advertised. If so that's about all I really need.

    Btw it is a pretty drive up I65 and you have a nice city up there.
     
  5. SiteSolutions

    SiteSolutions LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks. I really like it here.

    I've never tried the Brush Grubber. It sounds like it might work at least as good as a chain.

    I had a bush hog job this summer; the guy had the lot cleared six months prior but the weeds were 4 feet high. I bush hogged it and then sprayed it with roundup. I told him he ought to seed it with bermuda so there would be something there besides weeds, or that weeds (and then brush) would come right back. I don't know what he ended up doing with it.

    I wonder if you could pull a disc harrow across it to help chop up the old roots and stuff, and then seed it? I did some fields like this (bush hog, spray, disc, seed) for a hunting club and it seems to work pretty well.
     

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