Job for skidsteer/mtl w/ mulcher head??

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by KrayzKajun, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was asked by a customer of mine to go look at clearing underbrush off 4x lots in a new development. He owns one and his two friends own the others. He is also best friends with the developer who owns the whole community. My guy wants to clear all debris and undergrowth now so we can keep it managed untill he builds. Instead of just cutting/clearing and hauling away the debris(ive got tractor w/ fel, skidsteer w/ grapple, 23yd dump trailer). The lots are all approx 100' x 175'. Ive been wanting to rent a big skid w/ mulcher to demo. I really think it would be the best option to cleanup up the lots and could really score me alot of work with the developer if he likes it. Whats yall opinion? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  2. ksss

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    I think the size of those downed trees, assuming they are not rotted, would be a little beyond what a skid steer mulcher can do effectively. It does not look like there is a lot of underbrush. You could use a mulcher but you will need to spend a lot of time with the head in the ground picking up the downed timber. I think if it was my job, I would pull out the large timber (anything over 6" in diameter) with an excavator, and mulch what was left.
  3. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    A chainsaw and grapple bucket will go a long way with an area this small. If you can demo one for free then go for it man. They are a lot of fun
  4. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    They're 4 grand for a rental here.

    Are you trying to clear the lot or just over growth?
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  5. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    I would run through there with the skid and grapple and rent a mower attachment for your skid. Doesnt look heavy enough to warrant a mulcher. Unless they want to demo it for free. Then beat the hell out of the demo unit
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  6. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Looks like a nice little job Jacob . I dont do a lot of mulching ( wish I did!) but I think those trees are a little thick for a skid mounted mulcher. Andrew (ar plante industries) is a very knowledgeable guy and could tell you right away how to attack this job . I would just bring in my 135 hitachi and tracked skid . Good luck!
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  7. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    That was the original plan of attack i came up with. I really want a mower for my skidsteer. I land these and it would give me a good excuse to buy one.
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  8. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    The issue i see is removing stumps from some of the larger trees that need cutting on the lots they plan to build on soon.
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  9. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    wow thats pricey!!

    my buddy owns a heavy equipment repair/rental company. i can get a T300 w/ enclosed cab and timberwolf mulcher head for $500/day
  10. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Plan on getting a cab on your skid steer if ya dont have one. I used a mulcher with an open cab and it was loaded before the day was done.

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