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    Super Member jeff9366's Avatar
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    Jan 2011
    Fanning Springs, Gilchirst County, North-Central Florida
    Kubota Tractor Loader L3560 HST 37-hp / 5,400 pounds operating weight

    Default Re: Brush Removal Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by Carl_NH View Post
    i would look at a used brush hog $600-800 range 4' probably for your 1026 - 5' likely a bit big.

    Also you can raise it up and back over brush cutting it down to size.
    I concur with Carl_NH that a 48" 'hog is the right width for your JD-1026R subcompact. My kubota is one size larger than your Deere but I pull a 48" King Kutter because 48" is so maneuverable. I mow over 1-1/4" diameter vines routinely....but use the RR, which is usually mounted simultaneously with the KK, for anything larger.

    The rest of my implements are 60".

    I like my equipment to be designed with the KISS principle [KEEP IT SIMPLE, STUPID] and a 48" 'hog is about as simple as any machine imaginable. Aside from checking the gearbox lube twice per year, practically no maintenance. Most users go years without attention to the blades provided operators are careful about avoiding protruding rocks.

    I found my KK derelict in the weeds. I replaced $300 in missing parts and it has been fine. KISS.
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  2. #22
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    Feb 2012
    NE Indiana
    1710 Ford, Versatile 150

    Default Re: Brush Removal Strategy

    Sheep will do as almost as well as goats for keeping weeds down. Personally I would rather have sheep around.

  3. #23
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    Dec 2010
    Washington state and Ak
    5300 John deere,53 harry ferguson, ck20 kioti, 135 ferguson, 350jd dozer, k40 kubota excavator

    Default Re: Brush Removal Strategy

    had a problem with mowing hawthorn. couldn't keep up with the flats. made a set of tracks for the tractor and that was the end of it. sure made a difference on going across soft ground. Built them in one weekend, saved me a lot of money.

  4. #24
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    Jul 2007
    John Deere 1026R


    If you want to take out bushes and saplings you could also consider a tree shear and grapple. Your tractor is so small that brute forcing it into the woods is liable to tear it up. The underbelly of your machine is full of hoses and tubing that can tear loose in a jiffy.

  5. #25
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    Aug 2012

    Default Re: Brush Removal Strategy

    Out here in WA you can rent goats. They come in do some basic clearing and then set up temporary fence.

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