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    Need to clear a few acres of small sweet gums and scrub pines. Most 4" diameter or less. Anyone use a stump bucket for digging up these stubborn trees? Tractor is a L2800.

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    Send a PM to Dougster. He has a stump bucket and has been disappointed with it's performance.

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    I built mine and I love it, pictures in my gallery link in my signature
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    Mr Jimi,

    Have you used it on a CUT?

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    I have the bro-tec ripper tooth only used it once so far but it worked really well. It does not remove much dirt which means less time back filling.

    A stump bucket down here in this gumbo mud would most likely clog with mud. I clogged my 16" bucket so bad a shovel would not get it out had to use the pressure washer to blast it out, what a mess...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcarter1
    Need to clear a few acres of small sweet gums and scrub pines. Most 4" diameter or less. Anyone use a stump bucket for digging up these stubborn trees? Tractor is a L2800.
    Nice post as I am in the same situation (w/ the same model tractor!). About 2 acres w/ most likely 50% of the trees being sweet gums. WANT THEM GONE!!

    Thanks to my tractor and attachment ignorance, I didn't know there was such thing as a stump bucket so looking forward to more replies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcarter1
    Mr Jimi,

    Have you used it on a CUT?
    No, I don't have a CUT, I have a skidsteer, pictures in my gallery
    Jim
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    Sweetgums huh. Have fun. if your soil is like it is here in South Central Va you are in for a lot of cusing. I have seen 6"-8" sweetgums stop a D5 dead in its tracks. Be ready to go through some chains on the chain saw to. The problem is they have huge and deep tap roots. The best removal tool for a sweetgum around here is a big track hoe with a thumb on it. Be curious to know how it works out for you though

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    Hi Tcarter,

    For what you want to do and the size of trees, a stump bucket should work just fine. My stump bucket is made by Markham Welding, (not too far up the road from where you live). These buckets are also good for transplanting bushes, and I have even used it to dig some footers...just put it down at an angle, and drive forward and push the dirt out of the way.

    I have discovered that large pines especially have longggg tap roots. A track hoe is best for those. Broadleaf trees are not so bad since the roots spread out more. You just go around it and cut some lateral roots on one side with the stump bucket, first. Then, dig in a little on that side, pushing forward and using the bucket as a fulcrum. The weight of the tree leaning will help you to bring it out. Fun stuff...never had access to the really fun stuff, dynamite...ohhh well.

    I think a stump bucket is a good addition, (and fairly inexpensive), to your arsenal of versatile tractor weapons. If you do get one make sure it has dentures, since they really help it dig.
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    Default Re: Stump Bucket?

    Quote Originally Posted by tcarter1
    Need to clear a few acres of small sweet gums and scrub pines. Most 4" diameter or less. Anyone use a stump bucket for digging up these stubborn trees? Tractor is a L2800.
    The design/shape of the SB is extremely important. Mine is a Piranna. Not good. The look of the Markham is better. Visuallize driving a wedge into the earth. Avoid a bucket that suggests that effect.
    larry

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