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Old 01-16-2019, 10:24 PM
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Location: Wainwright, Alberta
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What sort of a root system on these stumps? I’ve taken out stumps twice that size easily with the two ton mini ex I had, and had stumps that size fight every inch of the way with the 15 ton excavator. Tough, fibrous roots that go deep are worse, than soft, fanned out roots for example.

Soil also makes a difference. Softer sandy soil makes for easy digging, but roots pull out more instead of breaking. Harder soils are harder to dig, but often allow stumps to come out with less work because the roots will break off.

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