How to remove???

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Maple Ridge, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. Maple Ridge

    Maple Ridge LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Do i need to rent a dingo to get these out? Or will two guys myself and partner, with pick axe and shovels be able to get them out.

    Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    I have no experience in shrub/tree removal.


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  2. Maple Ridge

    Maple Ridge LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    They are the ones alone the house that all look like one big shrub. I think they are (25) yrs old.
  3. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,560

    Mini x
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  4. Maple Ridge

    Maple Ridge LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10


    Thanks for the reply.

    I will go with the dingo toro and do you have a suggestion for attachment or how to go about. Sorry if I sound ignorant about the subject I have never been around a mini skid steer. Also any estimate on how long with the dingo?

  5. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Don't know if dingo with pull them out.

    I'd use an excavator be done in an hour
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  6. Maple Ridge

    Maple Ridge LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Thanks I will probably go with the mini excavator then not much more to rent than the dingo at my local place
  7. TTS

    TTS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    Mini ex is the right answer but based on what you've said I might recommend a seasoned hand helps you with this. At least get some practice time in first. Thats pretty close to the house to be swinging the bucket if you've never been around one before.
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  8. windflower

    windflower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,108

    If the roots can stay cut the main stems with a chainsaw and treat the stumps. Before you pull them check for landscape fabric. It will make a real mess when it comes out with the bushes.
  9. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Jersey
    Messages: 3,491

    Before you do anything, get the utility locations marked. They do that for free in Jersey and I assume it is free everywhere. You do not want to hit anything. Here one call is all it takes. You may be able to pull them out with a chain and your truck, once the roots are partially cut.
  10. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    Like a few above said, I would use a mini-ex. It will definitely be the quickest. It will also do a lot less damage to the grass than a dingo, since the mini will have more reach and not need to be repositioned as many times. If Dingo is the only option I would cut a lot of the shrub back, then use forks on it to dig down around the roots. Depending on how those roots are the forks might be able to pop the plants up and out of the holes. The issue with a dingo is that you are going to be repositioning it a lot and will tear up that turf.

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