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Old 05-07-2018, 07:39 PM
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What does a largish skid steer with hi-flow rent for in your parts ?
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:08 PM
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What does a largish skid steer with hi-flow rent for in your parts ?
Biggest rental in the area (within 50mi) runs $675/week + trailer at $150/week. It's a Cat 262D. Which is smaller than used by the last guy that cut here some years back.
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:14 PM
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If the mulch guy has a big stationary shredder, is there a way/place where you could haul them to for him? There’s a couple outfits around here that shred/chip the stuff up for landscape mulch, they have huge units for chipping this sort of stuff.

Also, if he’s cutting them, the stumps are still there, what do you do about the stumps?


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I'd have to haul them about 1/2 mi to get anywhere near where a semi can get in. I get mine in, but just up in the yard.........I can't go beyond the pasture gate cause of a tight curve.

A good operator cuts the stumps below ground. I guess the teeth on the blades are pretty stout.

We officially start on Wednesday, so I'll try to get some video.
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:43 PM
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$65 an hour? That’s stupid cheap unless it’s a tiny machine or an idiot running it.

Are your trying to crop the ground or just pasture?

I used a mulching head on my high flow machine and it will flat ass fuck up some cedar. This is running carbide teeth which cut slow and take tons of horse but can stand some rocks. Also trying to run a track loader one handed doesn’t lend to productivity....https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EJYSIcv1cSE

When I hit the powerball I’m buying one of these:https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wbutU4DfQZ8
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:53 PM
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With the volume of trees you have I’d seriously consider getting a track hoe and making it where the tub grinder could come in. You’ll benefit from the improved road over the long run.

This is gonna take horsepower and diesel fuel.

I have a large scale tree killing war I’m waging in Missouri. I’ve cut wood and cut wood even split some of it. If I sold a cord of oak for $400 I might break even.
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Old 05-08-2018, 08:21 AM
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This is essentially what's gonna be the type of machine used.

https://youtu.be/2X_9nU9RRy4

In clean ground (I used to farm this area), they can cut below ground when there's no fear of encountering rocks.

https://youtu.be/r4XvvyVGCKs

They're worthless unless you can keep the downed trees out of the guy's way while he's cutting. Otherwise he soaks up a lot of time just trying to work around the mess.

I'm not ok with a mulcher being used. It'll leave so much shit on the ground that it will be impossible for the gurls to graze. And it'll be years before the stuff rots away to show clean ground. They're more suited to construction, or right of way clearing.

I'm gonna be discing today, then when finished......I need to do a quickie build of a bolt on choker to reduce the throat on my grapple so's it will handle smaller trees. I built it to handle 20+ footers with a big trunk to grab onto. Smaller trees will slip thru it at this point.
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Old 05-08-2018, 08:33 AM
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This one is getting good reviews at heavyequipmentforums.com

Some members do it for a living, and have tried the drum types,
as well as other configurations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbutU4DfQZ8
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