What would you use for root removal & prep

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Turf Troll, May 16, 2008.

  1. Turf Troll

    Turf Troll LawnSite Member
    Posts: 227

    I have a area about 22,000 sq. ft. that the home owner had 40 foot white pines densely packed, cut down and the stumps ground.

    What would be the best attachment for a tractor or skid steer to remove as many roots as possible so I can add some compost, amendments and till.

    thanks
     
  2. jaybird24

    jaybird24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 623

    Root grapple on a skid works for us. Make sure the grapple is heavy duty.
     
  3. jeffinsgf

    jeffinsgf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 641

    If the stumps have been ground, I would use a box blade with the rippers set as low as they'll go. That will pull any roots within the top foot or so out, which should be sufficient for establishing turf.
     

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