/ Road and Trail Overgrowth Maintenance #1
- May 6, 2009
- South Mississippi
- 2008 John Deere 5303 MFWD
Over the past several years most of our woods roads and trails have experienced narrowing due to bushes and limbs growing over into the trail. In an effort to keep from scratching up and tearing stuff off of my tractor, I keep getting further away from the woods edge. Not to be confused with laziness, there are enough miles of roads and trails and fields that it is VERY time consuming to attempt this by hand with a saw. I have used a Bobcat with 6' grapple to push back and dig up some of it. This too takes quite a bit of time and if not completely dry tears up the roads with the twisting and turning. It seems like the best solution is one of the side mounted cutters on the hydraulic arm. I have seen some listed on older tractor units with a cage, looks like old county type unit, for around $15,000 and some newer units on used tractors for way higher prices. Not sure where this would be best posted, but am curious how others deal with this. This is not something that would have to be done annually, but every two to three years is probable. Thanks in advance for suggestions.