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Old 04-08-2021, 04:38 PM   #1
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Looking for a dependable company that does burning. I have 25 large brush/tree piles (between 5'and 10' tall) that I want burned. Land clearing companies Ive dealt with in the past have been flakes except Fred Schueling, but he's retired now, so any recommendations would be appreciated! Located north of Hondo
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Old 04-08-2021, 05:08 PM   #2
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Call your local volunteer fire department, offer a good donation and food to the guys and have them do it. It's good training for the rookies.
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Old 04-08-2021, 05:10 PM   #3
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Not sure where you’re located, but we just burn them ourselves here.
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Old 04-08-2021, 05:14 PM   #4
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I have a can of diesel and a lighter you can barrow.
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Old 04-08-2021, 05:20 PM   #5
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I didnít know this was a thing. Everyone I know just waits for the right weather and then sets them off


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Old 04-08-2021, 07:21 PM   #6
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Old 04-08-2021, 07:28 PM   #7
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Depends on where you are just burn them yourself. Make sure the county doesn't have a burn ban on. JMO.
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Old 04-08-2021, 07:48 PM   #8
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From my understanding, the problem is the person/company is responsible if they accidently set the country on fire. IDK who would take that risk
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Old 04-08-2021, 07:56 PM   #9
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If you can wait for the right weather, wet, no burn ban, light winds.
Maybe have a tractor/dozer/ skid steer or a 4wheeler with a water sprayer on site.

You actually need some type of equipment to roll them and pile them back up to burn the piles clean.
Be better if you could drag around the piles to keep the fire from walking to.

I like to burn piles, makes the country side look nice.

I don't know of anyone that will come out and burn tho.
Maybe call your Fire Dept. They were a big help.
Also, it's required to call in to your local sheriff or PD to notify them of your managed burn.
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Old 04-08-2021, 07:56 PM   #10
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What do people pay for someone to come out and burn brush piles?

I may start a side business

I have burned some huge piles and other than taking several days to burn completely up none have been a problem
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Old 04-08-2021, 08:03 PM   #11
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What do people pay for someone to come out and burn brush piles?

I may start a side business

I have burned some huge piles and other than taking several days to burn completely up none have been a problem

Let's partner up! That ain't even work, that's fun!.
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Old 04-08-2021, 08:11 PM   #12
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This is a business? I can see my business cards now, “Have Pear Burner, Will Travel.”
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Old 04-08-2021, 08:23 PM   #13
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I like to set mine on fire a little after sundown and let them burn at night.
not near as much danger to get out of control. It burns a lot slower at night
and does a better job getting everything. Not very much wind and way less chance of embers flying off and starting unwanted fires
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Old 04-08-2021, 08:25 PM   #14
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I've already burned 10 this year, but to burn the remaining piles would take me a month of doing it every day. I don't have the time to do it.

Yes, a lot of land clearing businesses offer the service of burning, but 3 of the 4 I've dealt with have not been dependable. Hence the post looking for recommendations.
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Old 04-08-2021, 08:36 PM   #15
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What do people pay for someone to come out and burn brush piles?

I may start a side business

I have burned some huge piles and other than taking several days to burn completely up none have been a problem
You would need a dozer and water truck, but rates are generally $800-$1400 day.
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Old 04-08-2021, 09:09 PM   #16
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Are they near other trees and brush? I burned 12-15 HUGE piles the same day. Piles were 10-15' tall by 20' wide. It was a little crazy looking when the sun went down.

Fires don't really get out of control unless there's lots of fuel lose by and very dry conditions.

I don't know anyone though.
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Old 04-08-2021, 09:14 PM   #17
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If ya can zoom in alittle, I think there's about 15 burning in this picture. Sure makes it nice when it turns green again. Should be able to knock them out in a few trips.
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Old 04-08-2021, 09:45 PM   #18
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if you have a farm liability policy light it up
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Old 04-08-2021, 09:51 PM   #19
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You would need a dozer and water truck, but rates are generally $800-$1400 day.
Holy cow.. im in the wrong business.
24pk, portable radio, gasoline, a match, old school aluminum lawn chairs, and some old fire stomping boots is all we needed. Could probably see our fires from the international space station. Total cost...24pk
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Old 04-09-2021, 08:30 AM   #20
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Huh......never heard of such a thing. Learn something new everyday.
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Old 04-09-2021, 09:56 AM   #21
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You would need a dozer and water truck, but rates are generally $800-$1400 day.
BT lowry ive got the dozers, trucks and water wagons lets go lol.

$1400 a day and im in.
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Old 04-09-2021, 11:02 AM   #22
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Are they near other trees and brush? I burned 12-15 HUGE piles the same day. Piles were 10-15' tall by 20' wide. It was a little crazy looking when the sun went down.

Fires don't really get out of control unless there's lots of fuel lose by and very dry conditions.

I don't know anyone though.
We have some massive piles from Laura that have just been stacked up by an excavator. Waiting for a zero wind forecast before we light it. It's gonna be hot, so we have to plow a few rings around the exterior. I'll try to post some pictures.
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Old 04-09-2021, 11:06 AM   #23
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I know!

Proof people will pay for anything
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Old 04-09-2021, 11:41 AM   #24
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Had a guy do clearing recently no where near you so cant recommend. He digs a 16 by 16ft hole in the ground with an excavator and burns everything in the hole. Acts like a chimney and gets so hot you can burn green timber in it. If you are worried about fires this is the safest way I have seen it done. Not sure if practical for you depending on how far these piles are apart.
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Old 04-09-2021, 12:47 PM   #25
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What do people pay for someone to come out and burn brush piles?

I may start a side business

I have burned some huge piles and other than taking several days to burn completely up none have been a problem
My side business is drinking beer. Want to partner up? Burn brush and drink some beer for $1400 a day???
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Old 04-09-2021, 01:12 PM   #26
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I like a little wind before I light up a big pile...makes things a bit more interesting.
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Old 04-09-2021, 02:40 PM   #27
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Who would have thought you needed a dozer and a water truck to burn some brush piles. Burned many a pile without either!

Wait for some rain rent a skid steer and light em up!
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Old 04-09-2021, 02:46 PM   #28
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Who would have thought you needed a dozer and a water truck to burn some brush piles. Burned many a pile without either!

Wait for some rain rent a skid steer and light em up!
All we ever needed was a cooler full of beer to burn piles.
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Old 04-09-2021, 05:32 PM   #29
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We use an excavator, 5 gallons of diesel, a 6 pack of beer and a few matches. We’ve burned no less than 50 in the last month alone. If the ground allows for it we prefer to dig a hole to burn them in but that’s not required by any means. It sure makes burning every last stick of wood easy though,,
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Old 04-09-2021, 06:55 PM   #30
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I like to set mine on fire a little after sundown and let them burn at night.
not near as much danger to get out of control. It burns a lot slower at night
and does a better job getting everything. Not very much wind and way less chance of embers flying off and starting unwanted fires
I had always heard that burning at night was against the law.
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Old 04-09-2021, 08:42 PM   #31
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I'll do it for a case of beer.
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Old 04-27-2021, 06:09 PM   #32
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A TBHer (brnhtown) with a land clearing company (Republic Land Management) did a great job of responsibly taking care of almost 30 piles for me on a tight timeline. They were punctual, professional, and did a good job. I would use them again and endorse them
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Old 04-27-2021, 06:24 PM   #33
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A TBHer (brnhtown) with a land clearing company (Republic Land Management) did a great job of responsibly taking care of almost 30 piles for me on a tight timeline. They were punctual, professional, and did a good job. I would use them again and endorse them
Thanks bud
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