I have 250 acres of sage and bitter brush to remove. Quite a bit of it is 2"+ diameter so brush hogging is out. Interested in your opinions on the the ratchet rake and debris rake(like from Titan attachments).
I have a 2011 NH Boomer 35. I will be clearing in stages. The brush has come out really easily the times I have removed it with just the bucket. Plan was to push it into piles and burn the following fall/winter. I have thought about the dozer idea but the local equipment place wants $1200 plus for 16 hours on the machine.
I was told by some people in my area that if you remove most of the root system then it is less likely to come back. That is why I was looking at the debris rake more since I can dig down into the roots.
I can honestly say I had never heard the term "Rachet Rake" before, so I googled it and watched some video. Looks like a handy attachment to a sturdy CUT and FEL. For What its Worth, my neighbor spent about 3 weeks running one of these on his 30 acre hill side and successfully machine handled stumps, brush piles, multiflower rose, various other briars, some mostly impenetrable by human, even my Brittany avoids them. I'm not sure this is a rentable item, it likely comes with an operator, and a tall hourly price tag. But, it worked:
If I were in your boat, I'd seriously consider going with an herbicide option. Hire a crop duster and it's taken care of. Or rent a pull behind sprayer from the co-op if it has sufficient height clearance.
I think if you just mow, without spraying, you are just going to make them angry and get more regrowth. Which you are then going to have to mow. If you keep mowing, sooner or later you'll get them killed off. But a brush hog/forestry mulcher/etc. is not going to be a do it once and be done option.
I want to get a grapple for my John Deere 3038. I am trying to figure out what controls I need to swap in for the four way controls that come standard. I think there is a Hydraulic box that needs to be installed. Lastly does anyone have an opinion on the Titan Grapple...
I decided to purchase one of the CMI 2 ton dump trailers after reading favorable reviews. So, I will give some feedback on my experience.
First of all the paint job was pathetic. I do not mean spots that may have rubbed off on shipment. There are several places that if you rub your hand over...
Hello all, looking for feedback on clamp-on snow blades like the ones available at earthandturfattachments.com.
I want something easy on, easy off so I have use of the bucket also in heavy snow. How much do these run? I have NH TC30 with woods 1009 FEL. Thanks
So has anyone converted a newer quick tach off a newer year CUT to fit the older 55 series tractors. I have several quick tach fronts from different John Deere CUTs and have found one that is close to the frame width from a 2305 series tractor. My current 855 has a older version of Deere's...