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I may be wrong (probably am :001_rolleyes:) but surely if you can get a tracked grinder up the bank then you could do the same with a small digger, be it a 1.5 tonner or even a micro-digger?

 

Should you decide to do it manually then it may be worth considering a lever operated chain hoist rather than a tirfor type as they can be much quicker to set up. George Taylor Lifting do a sensible range and you can order one with a longer chain length than standard.

 

George Taylor & Company : GT Lever Hoist Heavy Duty MKII

 

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Talk about complicating a job.

Get a tracked grinder in (preferably operated by someone who won't bend you over), get them ground out, pay them.

 

 

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Talk about complicating a job.

Get a tracked grinder in (preferably operated by someone who won't bend you over), get them ground out, pay them.

 

 

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Talk about complicating a job.

Get a tracked grinder in (preferably operated by someone who won't bend you over), get them ground out, pay them.

 

 

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Agreed, the original quote the OP mentioned was ridiculous unless there is something we don't know about. If it is a clean run once up on the bank no piles of bricks everywhere then your looking at £400-£500 (give or take) for a days grinding.

 

 

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You want a team of huskies, two pulleys, a transgender Inuit and some pickled beetroot.

I see that working but why the beetroot, though they were more a pickles cabbage sort of unit

 

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Plan B is I pay a guy to come in with a tracked stump grinder …. but when I asked he wanted around £1200 cash to do this' date=' and I still had to cut all trees down to ground level first.[/quote']

 

Its common to have the trees down before the stump grinder comes in:confused1:

 

What ever you do the trees need to come down quick or you may find yourself with a nesting bird problem. Leave 4 or 5 feet trunks though to give you options:thumbup:

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Hello – my first post – be gentle.

 

I have around a 50m long double row of staggered Leylandi – around 80 of them, with trunks up to 8” diam.

I want to remove all of these so a decent hedge can be planted.

My plan is to cut them down to about 4’ high bare trunk, and with some shaking back & forth to loosen (maybe digging around base) pull out with a Tirfor.

There are a lot of large mixed species trees parallel to the Leylandii hedge with substantial trunks to provide suitable anchor strap points.

What size Tirfor do I need ?

I see 3 main sizes that I could get hold of

500Kg

800Kg

1.6T

I think all use 11mm rope, if I went any larger it would mean 16mm rope and all get heavy to manhandle into place.

Anybody experienced with using a Tirfor ……. What size do I need, and how easy do Leylandii stumps come out.

 

Also will a horizontal pull work, or do I need to put in a vertical bar to make the pull upwards … sorry if description not to good – something like this

 

Plan B is I pay a guy to come in with a tracked stump grinder …. but when I asked he wanted around £1200 cash to do this, and I still had to cut all trees down to ground level first.

From reading your posts I'm guessing treework isn't what you do everyday? Why don't you just get a price for getting them removed completely, start to finish. Would make a much quicker job and probably a couple of days. Cheaper to i would of thought.

 

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For a pedestrian machine - how deep (below ground) will it remove stumps?

 

and yes I am now going to give the whole job out - cut, remove & grind out.

I'll just take care of replanting.

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