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Old 02-19-2013, 07:11 PM   post #46 of 126
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You're right, I may give the pallet forks a try. If I clamp them on real tight and keep the chain right close to the bucket, maybe even in the clamp it might work.
Clamp it close to the side of the bucket for more strength.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:20 PM   post #47 of 126
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Clamp it close to the side of the bucket for more strength.
Good advice, thanks.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:13 AM   post #48 of 126
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If you are pulling up small stuff, get the small grubber chain! I have both, but the grubber chain is a beast.

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Thanks, I've been waiting to see if anyone had used the chain. I'm gonna order me one for stuff too small for the grubber.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:39 AM   post #49 of 126
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I'm not too happy with the "Tombstone" tonight, had to pick it up to get some measurements and I'm hurting. I've got to find a better way to handle it.
I drop my ballast box down on a movers dolly, they will hold 1000 lbs. then I can just wheel the box around the garage to where I store it when I have the BH on.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:07 AM   post #50 of 126
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I'm planning on using a grabber to pull the buried broken end of fence posts from the ground so I can get a new one in with minimal digging. I have a boom pole and also Ken's Bolt on Hook's on the FEL and a set on the JDQH Forks.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:36 AM   post #51 of 126
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I've been using a heavy logging chain wrapped tightly around the base of shrubs and small trees. My 332 pulls them out with very little effort. If I had a lot to do I could see how the grubber would do a good job and be easier to work with.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:52 PM   post #52 of 126
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I'm planning on using a grabber to pull the buried broken end of fence posts from the ground so I can get a new one in with minimal digging. I have a boom pole and also Ken's Bolt on Hook's on the FEL and a set on the JDQH Forks.
Just ordered two bolt on hooks, thanks for the link>
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:00 PM   post #53 of 126
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I drop my ballast box down on a movers dolly, they will hold 1000 lbs. then I can just wheel the box around the garage to where I store it when I have the BH on.
Thanks for the suggestion. I too have a dolly however two pins protrude down from the bottom of the TOMBSTONE and extend through the flange that was welded onto my BB. This was a classic case of over-execution because I didn't want the TOMBSTONE to move around on the the back of the BB. Fact is, at 175 lbs it is not going to come off. I have now installed an overhead electric hoist to pick it up while I set the BB onto the dolly.
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I'm planning on using a grabber to pull the buried broken end of fence posts from the ground so I can get a new one in with minimal digging. I have a boom pole and also Ken's Bolt on Hook's on the FEL and a set on the JDQH Forks.
Just received an email from Ken at Kens Bolt on Hook's. He will be shipping my hooks out tomorrow. This is something that I've been wanting on my FEL all along. I see the hooks being very useful for many things including using the Brush Grubber. Thanks again for the link.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:37 PM   post #55 of 126
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My pleasure. I have to tell you, working with Ken is amazing. He will do anything he can to help you out. I just finished painting mine green, will be mounting them this weekend.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:15 PM   post #56 of 126
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You folks have me all excited about the Brush Grubber. In the Norther Virginia Piedmont, we are being attacked by an extremely invasive bush call the Autumn Olive. They will take over your entire property if not addressed. They grow up to 20 feet tall, and 4" in diameter. If you cut them down, or burn them, they come back with a vengeance. Once they leaf, they grow 4" thorns along the branches, so you can't get near them.

I had hundreds before I tackled them one winter. I cut them down, small ones with a lopper, larger ones with a chain saw, then coated the stumps with the strongest stump killer I could find. They came right back. They grow a sweet berry in the spring which are eaten by birds, then spread from bird droppings. When they came back, I cut them again and this time sprayed the stumps with Roundup. It killed some, some came back. Every time I see new leaves on the stumps, I spray Roundup. This is slowly killing them off.

I have too many mature trees to get to them with a Bobcat, as one neighbor did. As soon as I saw this thread, and read the posts, I went to Amazon and ordered one. I think the roots are fairly shallow, so am expecting the X500 to pop them out of the ground. The ground is soaked from steady rains all winter, so that will help.

The Brush Grabber arrives Friday. The first day of no rain, I'm starting. At this point I have dozens to pull up, not hundreds. Wish me luck................

Oh, and once again - Thank You all for providing another way I can get some seat time on my John Deere!
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I'm planning on using a grabber to pull the buried broken end of fence posts from the ground so I can get a new one in with minimal digging. I have a boom pole and also Ken's Bolt on Hook's on the FEL and a set on the JDQH Forks.
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Just ordered two bolt on hooks, thanks for the link>
Thanks for the order!
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:22 PM   post #58 of 126
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Well Ken, I'm even happier to learn that the fine product that I have purchased is provided by a fellow MTF Poster. I can't wait to get them painted and installed. If I can find the dog and get the camera back I will post some pics.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:40 PM   post #59 of 126
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The Brush Grabber arrives Friday. The first day of no rain, I'm starting. At this point I have dozens to pull up, not hundreds. Wish me luck................
Think about using something to help with the upward tension on the bush. Some have spoken of a wheel, empty propane tank, something like that. The section of pipe that I used worked great. The Brush Grubber UTube video shows the tree being pulled from about 3 feet above the ground and seemed to work as well. Sounds like you've got plenty of practice ahead of you so be sure to let us know what nets the best results.
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Just received an email from Ken at Kens Bolt on Hook's. He will be shipping my hooks out tomorrow. This is something that I've been wanting on my FEL all along. I see the hooks being very useful for many things including using the Brush Grubber. Thanks again for the link.
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