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I have a job to remove a 10ft Pampass Grass. Quite a big one. Problem is the stuff just blocks my chipper. Does anyone have any experience of removing these including rootball. Cannot stump grind as it's planted right next to a services manhole. Can they be dug out easily?:confused1:

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I have a job to remove a 10ft Pampass Grass. Quite a big one. Problem is the stuff just blocks my chipper. Does anyone have any experience of removing these including rootball. Cannot stump grind as it's planted right next to a services manhole. Can they be dug out easily?:confused1:

 

If its possible, burn the rubbish. If not, cut all the lose growth with a hedge cutter and bag it up (its very light). Cut the dense middle into blocks with a saw or hedge cutter. The roots are quite easy to dig out with a mattock.

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tie a rope around the grass ultra tight, running bowline / timber hitch style, into a big tight bundle.

 

cut it off at the base with the 66 (may find the odd toad or tennis ball). and stick your bundle on the back of the truck - put on bonfire at the yard.

 

stump grind out as best you can. alternativley use a herbicide for moncotyldons.

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tie a rope around the grass ultra tight, running bowline / timber hitch style, into a big tight bundle.

 

cut it off at the base with the 66 (may find the odd toad or tennis ball). and stick your bundle on the back of the truck - put on bonfire at the yard.

 

stump grind out as best you can. alternativley use a herbicide for moncotyldons.

What an EXCELLENT bit of advice. Hitting 50 on monday and would have never thought of that!

 

Cheers

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Got a client looking for a large Pampas, shame you arnt in the Suffolk/Norfolk area, if anyone else in my area has one to dispose of let me know.

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tie a rope around the grass ultra tight, running bowline / timber hitch style, into a big tight bundle.

 

 

attach other end to truck after a bit of digging and pull, bash soil of chuck in truck then dispose of.........................

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Deffiently tie them up, as tight as you can! If your digging it out, dont cut it off as you need all the leverage you can get. Dont bother trying to chip it, burnings the only way.

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We got rid of two yesterday, not quite 10 footers, though.

Cut them down as far as possible, then whilst one person pulled the root up, the other cut/dug underneath it, with a skinny, post digging spade. We then chucked it on the back of t'tranny.

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We got rid of two yesterday, not quite 10 footers, though.

Cut them down as far as possible, then whilst one person pulled the root up, the other cut/dug underneath it, with a skinny, post digging spade. We then chucked it on the back of t'tranny.

 

have you disposed of them alex?

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