(hUge) shrubs to be removed

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by lslandscapeco, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. lslandscapeco

    lslandscapeco LawnSite Member
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    I would cut em down but....i gotta plant some new shrubs so i need the root systems outta thr. Thanks for the response guys. I will probably use mini x, i have quite abit experience with one but those bushes are purty darned close to the house!:eek: and even with experience i could still do damage so guess I'll take it slow.. Chain n truck are outta th picture tho.
     
  2. GVL LLC

    GVL LLC LawnSite Member
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    cut the shrubs with a chainsaw about 5 ft off the ground so you can see what your doing. strap a 15 ft tow strap to the trunk of the shrub about 4 ft up the trunk then hook the other end of the strap up to the mini ex that is about 10-12 ft away from the shrub and slowly pull out
     
  3. lslandscapeco

    lslandscapeco LawnSite Member
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    Thats probably what i will do! Thanks. Should be able to whip it out in a day and make a good profit.:cool:
     
  4. lslandscapeco

    lslandscapeco LawnSite Member
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    Well finally got this job done and the shrubs popped rite out using a 40hp mini x.
    Looked like there root ball was only about a foot deep. Heres some after shots..the homeowner wanted me to use his old wood edging.

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  5. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
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    Looks nice. Sure glad you did not run into any underground utilities.
    easy-lift guy
     
  6. GVL LLC

    GVL LLC LawnSite Member
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    did you use the method that I said to use?
     
  7. lslandscapeco

    lslandscapeco LawnSite Member
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    Yes thanks to missdig:)
     
  8. lslandscapeco

    lslandscapeco LawnSite Member
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    yes on those tall ones i wacked em down first but i didnt use any chains or straps..just hooked the stumps with bucket and pried em out. Had a helper spotting me .
     

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