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Yew and chain vs skid steer

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by 94gt331, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,506

    That excavator would have came in handy for that lol.

    I've used forks before. I don't like pulling with chains.
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  2. tbi

    tbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 493

    Most definitely yews. Junipers never shear like that.
  3. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,478

    Sad part is a Yew can be cut real hard and will get new growth, a juniper wont.
  4. SVA_Concrete

    SVA_Concrete LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    I didn't realize Deere had a radial lift machine.
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  5. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,793

    That sucks man, just put tires on my skid, then put it in the shop for another 800 in repairs, then dropped off my dads pickup for another 800, the dumps in right now and i know the parts alone are almost 2k. Pay to play is right!!!
  6. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,718

    Chain was wrapped around bucket, bucket was high in the air, and the machine was under too much stress, the chain was still around the bucket when I personally pulled the chain, wasn't near the cylinder, you can see the cylinder in the pic has a nice bow in it, pretty crazy.
    The pic of the first yew wasn't the yew we pulled today, i just showed that pic as a reference to what a yew looks like.
  7. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,718

    Yes that would have been nice, just workin with what I got u know. I agree pulling with chains can be iffy there wiffy lol.
  8. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,718

    It's ok, but the first pic is still a yew, very tall yew that's been there awhile, and it's green, kinda looks like a juniper but it was trimmed tight every year so that might be why your mistaken it for a juniper. I think I'm more concerned about the truth of the yews in my pics than anyhing at this point, jk moving on now, I let ya''ll know the damage on the repair tomorrow hopefully.:drinkup:
  9. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,281

    Been ripping out Boxwoods for the last 15 years. LOL They where mainstream here in the 70's and 80's.
  10. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Messages: 3,793

    I agree. Possible that there was something ready to fail or some sideways torque??

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