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Old 04-02-2018, 09:33 AM   #1
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Curious what everyone uses to clear back roadways where the mesquite and brush have closed in on my ranch-roads. Was thinking of hiring someone w a mulcher. Do the skid steers do a good job and are they better due to cheaper cost or should I go the route of one of the big units ? Any idea on cost per hour and how much distance they can cover on a daily basis ?
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Old 04-02-2018, 09:34 AM   #2
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Old 04-02-2018, 09:47 AM   #3
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Curious what everyone uses to clear back roadways where the mesquite and brush have closed in on my ranch-roads. Was thinking of hiring someone w a mulcher. Do the skid steers do a good job and are they better due to cheaper cost or should I go the route of one of the big units ? Any idea on cost per hour and how much distance they can cover on a daily basis ?
I would probably use a dozer to clear roads and hope to roll up/out the bud zone of the mesquites. If you just shred/mulch them all you will do is create a bunch of multi-stemmed little monsters with a ridiculous root system.
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Old 04-02-2018, 10:25 AM   #4
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:07 PM   #5
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Thanks for suggestions, I want to be able to shred the sides of road in the future so not sure on Dozer or aerator unless they total clear. Seems like it would take forever w a dozer. I have Elm, and Hackberry mixed in I dont want to destroy and I figured the best route is mulching. They are expensive, a large mulcher w a 8' plus drum runs $250 Hr and can do about a mile a day I'm told.
Wonder how much a Dozer can clear in a day ?
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Old 04-02-2018, 10:19 PM   #6
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Skid steer with tracks with a schreder is the only way to go
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Old 04-03-2018, 12:09 AM   #7
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If a chainsaw wonít work, this will.

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Old 04-03-2018, 12:11 AM   #8
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I’ve got a buddy that owns/operates a mulching company. He runs the skid steer with a mulcher and will come back over his work and spray to kill everything. He also runs a dozer. If you want his number, shoot me a PM.
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Old 04-03-2018, 12:26 AM   #9
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I want one of those!
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Old 04-03-2018, 12:27 AM   #10
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My dad bought one this month after spending around 10k worth of dozer work the last 12 months. I think itís a mid to late 1990ís model but for 19k we can do everything we need to on 500 acres.


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Old 04-03-2018, 09:04 AM   #11
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So Peyton how much you think you can clear in a day w that if you were only clearing 6' off the side of road ?
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Old 04-03-2018, 09:34 AM   #12
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The mulches are awesome. I had 5 acres done in my backyard a few years ago. I have to mow it twice a year to keep it looking good.
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Old 04-03-2018, 03:11 PM   #13
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So Peyton how much you think you can clear in a day w that if you were only clearing 6' off the side of road ?


Depends on the type and thickness of brush, how clean you want it, cleaning around big trees, etc.
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Old 04-03-2018, 05:21 PM   #14
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Skid steer with mulcher is the way to go. You can get in smaller spots and be a lot more selective. You also won’t have piles of brush.
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Old 04-19-2018, 02:50 PM   #15
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Old 04-19-2018, 03:09 PM   #16
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