Weight of pine 8-10ft pine tree?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by mikec_j, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. mikec_j

    mikec_j LawnSite Member
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    Hi guys I'am planting 4 pine trees that are from 8-10ft tall and am wondering what I'll need to move them, I should'nt have to move them to far 10-15ft I think most I'll have is 3 guys most likely 2. What do you suggest??
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
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    if your getting into doing this, look into getting a ball cart.
  3. mikec_j

    mikec_j LawnSite Member
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    I don't think a ball cart will get me close enough because of the lower branches ?
  4. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
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    can you rent a skid or dingo with a bucket and forks, you can probably get it for 200-250 for the day. it will make moving those trees much easier. plus the bucket willl make short work of moving the dirt. should easily save you half a day in labor
  5. moloss

    moloss LawnSite Member
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  6. Rake 'n Bake

    Rake 'n Bake LawnSite Member
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    This may give you some idea. An 8-10' evergreen is probably a 28" but could be a 32" root ball. As long as they're on a low trailer and you can roll them down a board and roll them to the hole, two guys should be able to move them 10 feet (one holding the trunk to steer and one rolling the root ball). If you're going up a really steep hill or if they're loaded into a dump truck you may need a machine.

    I always make sure the branches are tied up, either from the nursery or I do it myself. Makes it so much easier to move, plant and mulch. If you have to tie it yourself, I hope for your sake it is a pine and not a spruce.

    http://www.lakecountynursery.com/PDF/What fits on a truck.pdf

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