landclearing pics

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by P.Services, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    some before and after pics of the latest landclearing job. i rented a rotary mower from john deere to use on my ct332. i wasnt to impressed with the mower but i think a hour of sharpening the blades would have done wonders. the machine impressed me with the fact that it didnt get stuck, if i let it sit in one spot for more then a few minutes it would start to sink down and before to long the water was coming about 4'' on the tracks. when mowing i kept going in strait lines so i didnt tear up the turf and brush that were acting like my track mats. a few times i did turn to sharp and it pushed the vegetation off to ex posse the wet peat those where the spots i had a few close calls. the trail of wood chips was to bridge over a super wet spot. in all it took about 2 hours of mowing and about 8 hours of loading brush into the dump truck and hauling it away. the bradco root rake/grapple is worth its weight in gold at this point.

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  2. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    I hate those oversize lawn mowers, one rock and both blades are shot to hell.

    I'm guessing that that was just a "spot" peat bog.
     
  3. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    yeah the blades are trash. what do you mean by a "spot" ? the whole site is about 16'' of wet peat and then grey marrow. the spot close to me is where it was dry enough that i could pull the vegetation off thats why its so dark.
     
  4. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is someone building a house on that "slop"
     
  5. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    no some bigtime baseball player owns the lot and is trying to sell it now so they had me clear it hoping it will sell faster. i hope i get to push all that peat up out of there, its real nice stuff once its dry and screened.
     
  6. bobcat_ron

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    "Spot" peat bogs are defined by solid ground all around and a depression in the middle where over the course of a hundred years, decomposed tree matter turns into peat soil. We have "spot" peat bogs here too, usually on a hill, but most of our peat land is up against a mountain.
     

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