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Is this the best way to pull Shrubs out

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Snyder's Lawn Inc, May 17, 2012.

  1. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,541

    Well Started this Job today
    Redoing the landscape
    7740 didnt spin a tire

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  2. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,713

    I do this all the time. Use chains, tow straps etc. Effective and VERY efficient.
  3. lazor-cut

    lazor-cut LawnSite Senior Member
    from Wixom
    Posts: 315

    We pulled out Bushes with out GMC 4500 Before... Didnt even press the gas and they were out!

    Hate seeing a good landscape go unmaintained! Bushes Covering the Windows...INSANE!
  4. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,638

    Assuming there is not any power, cable, water, gas lines in there that the plants have wrapped around then in your clay like soils I would say yes.
  5. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,541

    The shrubs been there for 20 yrs I didnt install the shrubs But I installed grass
  6. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,660

    I guess it worked, I would be concern about the roots being under the foundation. So if there was not going to be bushes planted back and grass installed I would of probably cut the bushes off and then ground the stumps.
  7. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,541

    Shrubs going back today We raised the beds up put border in
    in morning installing weed mat and then 10 ton Mississippi 1.5''river rock and install some more shrubs then repair lawn
    do some hydro seeding
    I have lots of pics to show tomorrow night
  8. we were pulling some out today with a tractor and the last one had a large ground hornet nest under it, that ended that project for the day.
  9. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    Thats a Great way to pull those up;does not appear to be any lawn damage
    which would be my concern with that method.
  10. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    I use my Toyota with its 8k winch...chock the wheels and pull.
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