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Huge forest cleaning, what type of truck?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by EagleLandscape, May 16, 2004.

  1. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    Ok, well maybe not a forest, but definately a ton of cleaning. Tons of 20 ft trees with diameters of 3" and less. Probably about 60 of these. Tons of undergrowth, and a bunch of logs, anyways I pretty much have to prep this area and get it all cleaned out so I can start construction on this retaining wall. I've also included a few pictures of what this guys neighbors wall looks like, I'm going to be building the same thing on his side, but only 4-6 feet tall. Anyways, I've got a 3/4ton truck with a ball hitch on the back (not a gooseneck), should i rent like a 20' dump trailer or a dump truck to haul all this crap away. (theres tons of taller trees that didnt get into these pictures)

    Oh, the pictures are here...
    http://www.eaglescoutlawncare.com/images/Tabor
     
  2. cajuncutter

    cajuncutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 626

    Looks like you are out of the city limits. Is there not a place to burn it? If not do you know anyone that has a tree business with a chipper truck? I have 2 buddies that have a tree business. This is what I do on big jobs.
     
  3. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    find someone with a hydro ax to take care of it.
     
  4. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    Humm, I guess I could use a chipper, there is an idea. Can anyone else shoot me some ideas?
     
  5. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    can the trees be used for firewood?

    earther way... cut all the trees
    de-limb them leave the tops and limbs
    in small piles haul off the bigger wood
    posin the all the under brush
    let it dry out burn it off might use the
    cut tree limbs and tops to help fuel
    the fires

    how does that sound?
     

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