trail clearing technique and tools

  
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We are contemplating getting rid of the trusty ol boss and getting a Outlander 6x6 with its 1000 v-twin engine. The 80+ something engine is only needed for operations in the snow.

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Over the weekend were to Ely MN and found new bike trails being installed at Hidden Valley XC area by Pathfinder trail building company. We were trained by IMBA so we can appreciate what this crew was doing there. More photos to flollow.
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More photos at Hidden Valley ski area Ely, MN. Two of the building crew live on site. We knew the same trail people they did. Not pictured is the Whacker ground packer they use. As far as we seen, they just had the two mini excavators there. The bottom pic is the end of new trail construction. Nice fellows.

I should add, they haul fuel, tools and supplies in via nothing we could see. I'd have a 6x6 for that job. (y)
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I always thought these were cool.

 

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I use one of these. Grillo 107d tractor with Del Morino 21” Brush Mower. If it can push it over, it can cut it.
I maintain an 18 hole disc golf course, which is just a really really wide trail.


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I always thought these were cool.

I priced one a couple years ago and it was outrageous. You could get 3 mini excavators for the price of it or one with a complete tilt-rotator/ multiple buckets and have some good change left over. It might be amazing but dang.
 
  
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I use one of these. Grillo 107d tractor with Del Morino 21” Brush Mower. If it can push it over, it can cut it.
I maintain an 18 hole disc golf course, which is just a really really wide trail.


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I test operated Orec some machines and LOVED them. They are built for real/serious work. Seen immediately below is a flail mower but they make all types.
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Got home late today and we worked on NFS trails over the weekend. Took lots of photos and will post them ASAP. Here is one.
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