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post #31 of 44 Old 04-27-2019, 12:15 AM
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First I need a trailer big and strong enough for 6000kg or 13000lb then a truck big enough to tow it oh and that's after I've finished clearing another 30 acres of brush and trees on top of the 50 ish I've done already, after that, let's chat 👨‍🌾😁
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post #32 of 44 Old 04-27-2019, 08:58 AM
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Re: Getting rid of stumps

My method of choice is renting a backhoe (Terramite or similar) and digging them out completely. The backhoe is also used to backfill, grade, etc.

Without question, it's the most fun piece of equipment I've ever used.

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I like the huge track-hoes the best...they can push a 100 foot tree over like a match stick,grab onto it with the bucket,and pull it straight up out of the ground,and flip it on its side and gently lower the entire tree onto a trailer,stump & all!..in about 30 seconds!.

Those big machines with the rotary chipper that can reduce a big tree to a pile of chips in a minute or less are very impressive,as are the ones that clamp onto a tree,slice it off at the base,flip the whole tree on its side,and pulls it thru a set of jaws,stripping off every branch,then piles the logs onto a truck or trailer..
I watched a 50 acre wood lot get cleared completely in one day near my house a few years ago that way when a new car dealership was being built..couldn't believe how fast it took out hundreds of trees over 75 feet tall and 2+ feet thick..


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post #34 of 44 Old 04-28-2019, 12:46 AM
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Stumbled upon this video tonight, maybe this will be helpful???


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post #35 of 44 Old 05-01-2019, 11:04 AM
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Here's another good one. No backhoe required, just a bunch of rigging...


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I cant see how the ropes do not just snap--or the "anchor tree" didn't pull out first,being so much smaller!...amazing what can be done with leverage,gear reduction and pulley rigging..


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I read through some comments on this and other videos on his channel, apparently he uses extremely high-end roping.

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I cant see how the ropes do not just snap--or the "anchor tree" didn't pull out first,being so much smaller!...amazing what can be done with leverage,gear reduction and pulley rigging..
He used two anchor trees. One for the 5:1 leverage and the second for the 7:1.

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I finally got my stump removed using a digging bar, a reciprocating saw with 12" pruning blades, a shovel and my bx. The digging bar will wear you out but a couple of slams on a root and it will pop. When I couldn't clear dirt to see the root I would run the reciprocating saw through the dirt until I felt no resistance. Then I would push the bar in as deep as I could and pry up pushing dirt out of the way. I worked my way around until I got the stump to rock then a few more roots with the digging bar and the stump tipped over. Tied her on the bucket on my bx and pulled her out of the hole. Filled the hole in and spread some grass seed. This was the only stump I wanted out quickly. The other 5 or so I will slowly rot out. Save my back a little.

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He used two anchor trees. One for the 5:1 leverage and the second for the 7:1.
Right. I've been watching too many of these, LOL...

Most of the guys running high-leveraged pulley systems are spreading the load around multiple anchor trees. Always at least two, and often three or more.

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I use a 10:1 pulley setup to pull small trees up to about a foot in diameter max. A 5:1 compounded into a 2:1 with a massive block. Chains attached to the trunk of the tree being removed, then the big snatch block with 1.25" dyneema rope for 2:1. Then a 5:1 setup with 1/2" dyneema rope pulling with a prusik (basically like a rope ratchet) on the rope going to the big ole block. Two separate anchors unless I have a big one. All told the setup can theoretically produce 20,000ish pounds of force. (Less in actuality with frictional losses etc.).

First I top them with a chainsaw about 6-8 feet off the ground, then pull them over and out. You'd need more mechanical advantage for anything bigger.
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I ended up buying a digging bar and it worked great for breaking the roots down in the dirt. After a few passes around it jamming the bar under the stump it popped free enough that I could tie a chain around it and lift it out of the hole. The stump now resides in my rifle backstop.

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Using a chainsaw, I plunge cut, at angle into the flair roots, and a couple few into the stump.
Soak with charcoal lighter, build a fire and while it's burning, set up a squirrel cage fan.(I've got an old one out of a furnace)
It will incinerate the stump. A couple wheelbarrow loads of kindling helps, once the stump is burned down, moving the fan to blow directly into the flair roots will burn them a couple feet under ground.
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