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Old 12-07-2017, 05:54 PM
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By all means keep an eye out. I am looking at building it in the spring. Probably start wanting it by end of May.
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:12 PM
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By all means keep an eye out. I am looking at building it in the spring. Probably start wanting it by end of May.
OK Cool there's time, Ill keep an eye out for one
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:43 PM
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I found that a few expensive rear tractor tires were not worth the punji sticks left from mowing and had more uses for the dozer than I could have ever imagined.
You make a very good point (well a couple of points, but I'll just comment on this here one).

Sometimes, if the land is on a hillside (like my place, and maybe the OP's)
total ripping out will lead to erosion problems.

That is why I built my brush cutter, when I was just rooting them with the
skid steer (got pretty good with just the bucket) I started working
towards the hill, and did some grubbing in late fall.

Because of the late time of year, nothing grew in it's place to stop the
spring rains, and I had some erosion.

Wacking the trees down close to the ground, leaves the roots to retain
the soil until some grass/weeds can get going.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:29 PM
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I found that a few expensive rear tractor tires were not worth the punji sticks left from mowing and had more uses for the dozer than I could have ever imagined.
I totally agree about the punji sticks. Replacing tractor tires will run into more money than you're trying to save. Something with steel tracks is what you need.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:53 PM
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The areas where I want to use his are areas bordering my road, driveway and pad. I can't really drive on then due to the grade change, which is why I want to back into them, move a bit and back into it again.
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Old 12-08-2017, 05:37 PM
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Buy another gearbox to turn it 90 degrees, mount the brush hog
on the side.

--OR--

mount a hydraulic motor on it and bolt it anyplace you need it.

I don't know what tractor you have, does it have a front loader ?
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:32 PM
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Walker, you may want to look at the trailer type brush cutter. Back in the day we had a 7' unit. Hooked it to our Oliver 66. That thing had enough power to cut 4" trees down. Deck had 45's on each side that were close enough to end of blades to work effectively. If you have a sticker issue, i'd look at getting the tires foam filled.
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:49 AM
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Renting one might be an option?
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Old 12-09-2017, 10:28 AM
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You could use Roundup, then burn the next year.
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Old 12-09-2017, 10:51 AM
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No burning up there, it's in the middle of the forest. It gets pretty dry in the summer, fires make everyone a little edgy as we had a few man (idiot) made forest fires roll through in the last decade.
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