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Can a dingo pull out bushes?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by theguynextdoor, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    I'm bidding a few jobs. One is removal of about 25 bushes and planting 50 arborvites. The other is pulling out 30 arborvities. I can't get my truck back to either one to pull them out. I can get a really good deal on a dingo rental. Will it be strong enough to pull out bushes or should I go with a bobcat?

    Will a dingo with auger be good for putting in the new arbs?

    Thank you
  2. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    Yes and yes, you may need to push on them a little but you should not have a issue. their are videos on utube and the this old house website
  3. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,614

    i would dig them out with the bucket. Pulling them out would just take longer
  4. GreenLight

    GreenLight LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 523

    Absolutely, dingo will jerk those out no problem or push them over and just let the bucket teeth rip it out. I have ripped out large illeagnus (sp?) with the godzilla roots those things have. The dingo will come off the ground a little sometimes with big roots, but it shocks the hell out of me what it can do.
  5. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 810

    I use my trencher to help cut up some roots. then pull them up, it makes it alot easier.
  6. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    if they are small "bushes" our 3 in 1 with the ripper tines works fantastic. For larger shrubs we actually find it better to use the pallet forks. If you place the forks close together you can get more power to one location and pop out a lot of them first try. FYI, it will help if the rental machine has some type of stand on the back (assuming you renting one of the tracked machines) so you can counterbalance.

    and yes, auger will be great for what you have to do. With a a bucket, forks, and auger you can have this job done a lot quicker than you think.
  7. Toro Dingo

    Toro Dingo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

  8. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 810

    I bent one of my forks one time trying to rip up shrubs like that.
  9. Beartooth

    Beartooth LawnSite Member
    Messages: 209

    It all depends on the size of the shrub, variety of shrub, root system, and soil type. Make an evaluation of all of the above factors before "diving in". Make the right choice the first time...it'll save you both time and money in the long run. Bottom line is pick the right tool for the scope of work set before you. Good luck!
  10. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    that can happen if you are agressive....

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