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LARGE brush removal jobs?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Ramairfreak98ss, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,210

    Ive done a lot of brush removal so im familar with what needs to be done. I have one i am quoted out locally that literally is almost 200ft of woods line and the property goes past the line that is ~50ft thick. The large trees will stay, it wont be seeded, just all brush removed and chipped up. Ive only used chainsaws, brush cutters, and chipper on stuff before.

    Something this large would need more labor of course, but is there any way to for me not to spend 6 days doing it with only a couple guys?

    I was thinking of using a skid steer and pushing all the stuff thats not the big trees, into a pile to make it more accessible:confused: , but then ill spend 100 hours on end just cutting up the pile until im done..
  2. Turf Troll

    Turf Troll LawnSite Member
    Posts: 227

    Cut the stumps off an rent a chipper
  3. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,396

    if its possible push it into piles and burn it...that way you dont have to sort through all the vines trying to pull stuff out to feed the chipper.

    or rent a tub grinder but that might be a little much
  4. Rowski

    Rowski LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26


    One of these might help. Around here they are not available for rent. Might have to have it hired out, be the middle man and make a few $$.

    btw... The units are called "Rotary Drum Brush Mulcher".

  5. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,210

    yeah that looks neat, my local Deere dealer sells the positraks.. btw, not that a skid steer wouldnt work, but theres a good deal of larger trees in here so im going to have to cut up a lot in there with the chainsaws before i attempt at anything smaller with a big machine... theres a good deal of briers in there too :/
  6. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,695

    I don't have the big ASV, but I do have, and use the RC-30 with a 4' bush hog on the front for brush removal. It'll grind up to 3-4" trees, and multiflora rose bushes with ease. After it gets mowed, I rake the area with a grapple bucket, and either load to a roll off can, or pile up and burn.:blob2: :blob2:

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