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    Platinum Member bikerdib's Avatar
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    Default Re: Pulling out trees?

    A couple of years ago I cleared about an acre full of oak and chinese tallow. Some of the trees had trunks up to 16 inches diameter but none were more than 25 to 30 feet tall. On the largest ones I did a circle around the tree with a subsoiler to cut as many roots as possible. I did the climb the ladder thing and hooked a chain cinch about 10 to 12 feet above the ground. I then used 40 feet of chain to the drawbar of the tractor (never hook above the axle). To protect myself as much as possible I hung a weight on the chain half way between me and the tractor. I also mounted some horse panel to the roll bar (which I decided to keep in place for mowing and other things) Horse panel is made up of 1/4 inch steel rod with a 2 inch by 4 inch pattern. I cut it to size and clamped it in place on the back of the roll bar with large hose clamps.
    My toys: '12 John Deere X320; '10 Kubota B3300SU with 504 loader and Quick Attach; 60" BushHog finish mower, Home built forklift carrier that fits on the FEL or 3 point; 3 point grader blade; 3 point dump bucket; waiting on my BH77 backhoe; Wallenstein BX42 (sold to finance backhoe); 48" BushHog rotary cutter (sold to finance backhoe); 3 point subsoiler; KingKutter post hole auger; looking for a 60" rotary cutter

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    Gold Member Grayson Klassen's Avatar
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    Fort St John, BC
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    Default Re: Pulling out trees?

    Not sure why no one has mentioned a chainsaw to cut down the tree to manageble height first. Then for stumps I agree excavator with a thumb does the cleanest job.
    Grayson Klassen
    Fort St John, BC, Canada

    JD148 FEL

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    Silver Member MWRR's Avatar
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    East Central Illinois
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    Default Re: Pulling out trees?

    I use my old 580B backhoe. It's not the fastest way of removing a tree but I haven't found a tree I could take moving out of the hole was a challenge. I had to dig a ramp out of the hole and roll the stump out after I had removed the tree portion.
    Illinois, 180 acres, 80 acres hay, cattle, JD 5105M,IH-Farmall 544, Kuhn 700 GMD HDII, Case 580B, JD 535 Baler, MF 124.

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    Elite Member Xfaxman's Avatar
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    Meridian, OK
    Bobcat V417 Toolcat 5610 F TORO+Loader

    Default Re: Pulling out trees?

    Quote Originally Posted by CA Grown View Post
    I'm wondering if there's a better way to pull out trees than wrapping a chain around them and yanking them out with a tractor.

    Trees are various citrus, almond, walnut and grapes.

    There's gotta be an easier way to get em out, right?
    My easy way is a stump bucket.


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