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Old 05-26-2019, 02:33 PM
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hello folks,ive got some overgrown trails to clear at our camp.due to the fact that im getting older and having a sore back,ive been racking my brain to find an easier way.gone are the days when I go gonzo on them with my chainsaw and brush cutter.so ive been trying to figure out a way to mount a saw on the front of my honda foreman or the argo avenger.was looking at some videos of a dr atv mounted tree cutter,but that thing has danger written all over it.was just wondering if any of you gents have built something similar to what im thinking of.trees are all softwood and range from sapling size to 4-5 inch in diameter.

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Old 05-26-2019, 03:44 PM
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Welcome to the forum. I can't help you with your question, but I will follow along on your adventure, if you do in fact end up building one of these.
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Old 05-26-2019, 05:04 PM
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An ATV of any kind is too small and not maneuverable enough for any type of tree cutting. Suggest you get a young buck to do the clearing for you.
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Old 05-26-2019, 05:26 PM
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I saw on somewhere that looked like two sharpened discs that was said to be able to mount to an atv it wasn’t powered just used forward momentum to cut


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Old 05-26-2019, 07:03 PM
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what keeps the tree from falling back on you mounted (squashed) on the ATV ?

that's got Ambulance ride written all over it ???

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Old 05-26-2019, 07:29 PM
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I'd look into renting a forestry mulcher. You sit in a nice airconditioned cab and have at it.

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Old 05-26-2019, 07:47 PM
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I'd look into renting a forestry mulcher. You sit in a nice airconditioned cab and have at it.

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yupper,that would be the cats butt.damn things run about 1400 bux to rent for a weekend.

this sucker looks kinda cool https://www.farmshow.com/a_article.php?aid=15877

this sucker looks time consuming http://www.theperfecttreesaw.com/

and this one looks really dangerous https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqASfcTVVtU
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Old 05-26-2019, 10:08 PM
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Actually I have run the HAVA-ROCK on a TD6 dozer . Not as slow as you would think .Small learning curve .
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Old 05-27-2019, 06:45 AM
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Well.....you can always build something.....

Now that HF sells a 22hp vertical shaft engine, you might be able to
make a "tow behind extreme more" a "push infront"

Use saw blades, instead of brush hog blades.

However, to keep them sharp (and cutting) you need to set them 4"-6"
above the surrounding grade.

The will leave the stumps sticking up, and those are really nasty on tires (and ankles)

If you had some real horsepower, you could do as mentioned (several times)
above, and root, thrash, or flail it all to mulch, right down to the ground (and a wee bit under)

Money or Time...take your pick.

Also, what capabilities do you have for fabrication ?
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Old 05-27-2019, 10:42 PM
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Buy a $500 pre 2000 Ford Explorer and disconnect the airbags. Have a few spares on hand and have at it. They will take out up to an 8” hickory.
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