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    Platinum Member deezler's Avatar
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    Default Re: Anyone use a Brush Grubber?

    I have the smallest, baby brush grubber. It works great for pulling trees and shrubs up to 3" dia. But you really need to use it in a two man team, taking turns between being the grubber b!tch who connects the grubber and resets it onto the next tree after you get one out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hunter View Post
    I had one of those. It was very susceptible to bending. At one point, it broke a shrub I was pulling using a chain and it shot back and landed on the hood denting it and chipping the windshield of my truck. I therefore would not recommend one.
    Whoa. You must have been pulling out something massive to get that much tension on your line. I can't really understand this though. I've had my grubber slip off the tree many times, and each time it just flopped with a dull thud onto the ground. Were you pulling in reverse?

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    Default Re: Anyone use a Brush Grubber?

    Quote Originally Posted by mvwicker View Post
    Ouch! which size grubber did you have?
    I'm not sure; let me go out and measure the dent pattern in the hood.

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    Default Re: Anyone use a Brush Grubber?

    Quote Originally Posted by deezler View Post
    I have the smallest, baby brush grubber. It works great for pulling trees and shrubs up to 3" dia. But you really need to use it in a two man team, taking turns between being the grubber b!tch who connects the grubber and resets it onto the next tree after you get one out.



    Whoa. You must have been pulling out something massive to get that much tension on your line. I can't really understand this though. I've had my grubber slip off the tree many times, and each time it just flopped with a dull thud onto the ground. Were you pulling in reverse?

    It was a 2.5" shrub at the base. I'm not sure what they are but they're very ugly and tough. I'd pulled a bunch out before it broke the shrub in half while I was backing with a straightened heavy chain. Since the chain wasn't twisted and it had slipped off and just dropped before, I was somewhat surprised. Backing...I'd rather not but half my neck is fused and I go out of my way to place unnecessary demands on the remaining discs. Geez, the tractor has a backup camera.

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    Platinum Member deezler's Avatar
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    Default Re: Anyone use a Brush Grubber?

    In any case, sorry to hear about that, that sucks.

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    Default Re: Anyone use a Brush Grubber?

    Not really. Now the hood looks as bad as the rest of the truck. And the windscreen? I don't see that well anymore anyway so I don't notice it unless I'm looking for it which is never.

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    Default Re: Anyone use a Brush Grubber?

    Quote Originally Posted by mvwicker View Post
    I'm considering getting a Brush Grubber Xtreme to pull out some shrubs (clumps of 5 or so 1" canes) and saplings (2-3" hardwood, 3-5" pine and cedar). One possibility is to use this device:
    BrushGrubber | Brush Grubber Xtreme
    Does anyone here have experience with it that you would like to share?
    I got the Xtreme Plus because of the 4500 pound lift rating on my Versahandler. I wanted it to pull broken roots left from popping trees out with the stump bucket.

    Anyone use a Brush Grubber?-p2180004-jpg

    A 3" trunk partially cut with the rotary mower, was pulled easily.
    Hooked on.
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    Moving up.
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    Hard to see, but the longest root was about 12' long.
    Anyone use a Brush Grubber?-p2180037-jpg

    The Plus is heavy and hard to remove from the pulled stump, I will take a small prybar next time to pry the pads out of the stump. Standing on one handle while pulling up on the other handle would open it after pulling roots, but sometimes had to pry the root off of the other pad.
    But it does work! Just wore me out! But I am old and worn out anyway
    Last edited by Xfaxman; 02-18-2013 at 05:20 PM.

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    Super Member Xfaxman's Avatar
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    Default Re: Anyone use a Brush Grubber?

    I also bought the hand operated one, for pulling prickly pear cactus.Anyone use a Brush Grubber?-p2180026-jpgAnyone use a Brush Grubber?-p2180027-jpgAnyone use a Brush Grubber?-p2180029-jpgAnyone use a Brush Grubber?-p2180030-jpgAnyone use a Brush Grubber?-p2180031-jpg

    I pulled some small cedars, see the roots.
    Anyone use a Brush Grubber?-p2180028-jpg

    If you get a hold of something you can't pull with both hands on it, it doesn't slip it just stays there listening to you grunt and groan!

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    Default Re: Anyone use a Brush Grubber?

    I use a BG8 and it works great. The only downside is it gets rather heavy after a hour or so of use and opening the spring-loaded jaws becomes more difficult.

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    Default Re: Anyone use a Brush Grubber?

    Just bought the extreme for 89.00 from forestry supplies
    Murph

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    Does anybody know of a supplier in Canada for this device? I have lots of stumping to get done

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