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Here are some BIG stumps to grind

Discussion in 'Recycling' started by mowingman, Jan 5, 2021.

  1. mowingman

    mowingman Senior Member

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    My buddie and I just finished clearing work on our 6th and final property for a local landowner. The one location, one month job, turned in to four and a half months and 6 properties. Here are photos of the last 2 stumps we dug up. The guy hauling them had quite a time unloading. It took both the 130G excavator and the T740 Bobcat on each stump just to get them loaded. Now, back to retirement! Rayzor small stump 1.jpg rayzor small stump 2.jpg rayzor big stump 1.jpg rayzor big stump 2.jpg
    The grinding company should have fun recycling these two.
    Jeff
     
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    Those are babies lol. Pretty big for a grinder though! We stumped a food plot for a man here in sw Ga. had some monster pine stumps. The 290 Volvo would barely get em out the hole! Also took down some giant oaks on another piece. One of those would smash your trailer lol. Not saying we’re bigger and better just elaborating. I know u had your hands full those are good size stumps. Is that a 210G? We’re stumpin 50 acres of cutover pines now for a pecan orchard. They can be really tough to get up even when wet. I thought the 850C Deere dozer we purchased would push em up. Most of them not even close. Sure u could dig around them and get em out but way too much time and effort. The 290 Volvo with stumper does really well but it to will struggle a little in some of them. Always cool to see other folks work!
     
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    This us a screen shot of one of the pine stumps before knocking the dirt off. Also before we purchased the stumper attachment for the Volvo.
     

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  4. mowingman

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    No, we have had a 130G JD excavator. After digging these, we used it and our new Bobcat CTL to lift/push the stumps on the trailer. Neither machine could handle each stump by itself. Wish we had a bigger machine, but this is all we could get at the rental house. These are about as big as they get here in north Texas. I know you have some big stumps down there.
    Jeff
     
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    Yeah one of our operators dropped a big azzz oak stump and it rolled down and hit the cab of the 290. Dented it up pretty good. Door wouldn’t open. Really pissed me off that machine didn’t have a dent in it. I’ve since pulled it out and it works fine just really hurt my feelings. Lol
     
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    Some of them pine stumps we’re probably 4’ across the top of them. Land owner couldn’t understand why it takes so long to clear an acre of them lol. Even worse they were cut as close to the ground as possible. It’s all good and can be fun at times. It’s cool to make a food plot in a pretty bottom like that. The kind of place u could sit and hunt all day just knowing u gonna kill something
     
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    Our work has all been on tracts of land in the city limits. However, we have come across 6 deer, several coyotes, and a lot of Rabbits. Of course, every tract has had some homeless people camped on it. We ran them off and left the wildlife alone as best as possible.
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    Cool stuff
     
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    Reminds me of a job I did a few years ago for a new gas main. There was a section of large loblolly pines on a slope next to the road that had to be taken out. My customer, the prime contractor on the job, used his JD 290 to dig out numerous pines that were anything from 24"- 36"+ dbh trees and flop them up on the higher flat ground for me to mulch up. It was faster than me cabling off and saw cutting the big trees and the stumps were in line with the burial location. I would start at the stump ball and eat the entire tree, then go on to the next one. We must have had 2-3 dozen of those big trees on that section. I guess I never took pics of those as I could not find photo evidence in my files.

    This big red oak was on the same job. The story was that the local road department would not touch it and they wanted it out so it was put into the gasline bid. Dirty jobs roll down hill and I was at the bottom of the totem pole so I got the job. 109 heat index that afternoon when I had to put the big bar on the Husqvarna that day.:eek: It was really nerve wracking when the first 30k lb strap broke while I was trying to winch it over after making the hinge cuts. The second strap held but I had to have a second machine help me pull it over even though the strap was 20'+ up in the tree.

    We were able to leave the stump in the ground as it was far enough away from the line location so I cut it to grade (right next to the road). This one was 5'4" at the cut. I had to have an IT28 tool carrier help me move it as my 40klb could not move that beast on its own when it started to slide back down into the road
    . It was a shame not to be able to haul or cut this wood up but there was a lot of mulch left over to feed the worms.

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    That’s a hell of a tree to mulch wow. That’s a badd azzz machine right there.
     
  11. mowingman

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    That is a bunch of mulch from one tree. We have taken some out that big, over the years. However, we have never mulched up a big one like that with a track or wheeled mulcher. The landowner has generally used a local company with big 500HP, whole tree chippers. I know what you mean about the wood. It is too bad a local sawmill would not take that tree. We have taken down a lot of Oak and Pecan trees that I thought someone would want, but, no takers.
    How long did it take you to reduce that thing to mulch?