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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Build Stone Walls

    I use my kubota b2920 to do that on my property. Its got good clearance, enough muscle for the work, but is still small enough to work in the woods without having to trim trees. I use the backhoe with a thumb for most of my wall building and it works great. Once in a while i use the Fel to help, but don't have a grapple yet.

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    Default Re: Build Stone Walls

    MarkV,

    Thanks for the tip on hydraulics. As you can tell by my questions I am totally unfamiliar with tractors and their capabilities. My only experience is years ago where I used a large tractor to move wall panels and trusses through sandy/muddy water.

    GFL

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    I was only hopping on the manual intervention. We would like to use as large a rock as we can handle with the equipment we will eventually purchase. There have been folks dismantling the walls to make openings for ATV vehicles and we want to discourage this - therefore the larger the rocks, the better.

    GFL

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    Default Re: Build Stone Walls

    Sounds like the job for a BX25 w/ EMP BH Thumb and FEL Grapple.
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    Default Re: Build Stone Walls

    Quote Originally Posted by magicheater View Post
    I do it with a B7800 and a small grapple I designed and built. The rock in the picture weighs 600-700 lbs. The pile is what I stacked using it.
    That's a pretty nice unit!

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    Default Re: Build Stone Walls

    Quote Originally Posted by Mace Canute View Post
    That's a pretty nice unit!
    Thank You!
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    Default Re: Build Stone Walls

    Great Post! I'd like to build a stone wall. I live in an area where there are many stone walls. Farmers had to do something with all the stones. I hope to get a thumb for my backhoe this summer which should make stone wall building a little easier.

    Here's a neighbors stone wall.


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    Default Re: Build Stone Walls

    Quote Originally Posted by Luremaker View Post
    Great Post! I'd like to build a stone wall. I live in an area where there are many stone walls. Farmers had to do something with all the stones. I hope to get a thumb for my backhoe this summer which should make stone wall building a little easier.

    Here's a neighbors stone wall.

    Wow. That's an incredible rock wall. The real deal right there.

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    Default Re: Build Stone Walls

    Magicheater, what you have is what we are looking for!! Thanks for the info

    GFL

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    Quote Originally Posted by GFL View Post
    Magicheater, what you have is what we are looking for!! Thanks for the info

    GFL

    Jery makes REALLY nice stuff and the prices are more than fair.
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