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# Posted: 2 Aug 2019 00:26
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Helle everyone.
I have about a half acre of brush Im going to clear but im unsure how to do it besides attacking each one with a shovel.
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# Posted: 2 Aug 2019 00:46
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This picture is a little misleading it looks much smaller in person

deercula
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# Posted: 2 Aug 2019 01:44
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https://pullerbear.com/index.html

Brettny
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# Posted: 2 Aug 2019 06:45
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Much smaller? I would put my lawnmower all the way up and mow it. Thats not what we would call brush on the east coast.

sparky30_06
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# Posted: 2 Aug 2019 06:59
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your going to need at least a D9 dozer for brush like that!!!!!

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# Posted: 6 Aug 2019 00:28
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It's probably around a quarter acre. The live sage could probably be mowed but the dead stuff on the ground is much thicker.

A guy quoted 1500 to clear it, but that's more than I want to spend.

DaveBell
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# Posted: 6 Aug 2019 03:54
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Rent a backhoe for $300 a day + $100 delivery/pickup.

Just
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# Posted: 6 Aug 2019 10:30
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If you distroy it you should replace it with somthing or it will erode, looks arid maybe best left alone.

NorthRick
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# Posted: 6 Aug 2019 15:18
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What's the reason for clearing it? Do you just need it mowed or completely gone?

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# Posted: 7 Aug 2019 10:30
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Quoting: NorthRick
What's the reason for clearing it?

I was hoping to build my first cabin there, something small to gain expierance on. We have a little meadow higher up I'm saving for a larger cottage.

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# Posted: 7 Aug 2019 10:34
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Quoting: Just
If you distroy it you should replace it with somthing or it will erode, looks arid maybe best left alone.

That's interesting, I was just planning to cover most of it with gravel. Also build a small guest cabin.

Could you tell me more about erosion? What could I expect if I didn't replace the vegetation?

NorthRick
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# Posted: 7 Aug 2019 14:32
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Quoting: DaveBell
Rent a backhoe for $300 a day + $100 delivery/pickup.


I'd go this route if you are planning to build on top of the cleared area. Get a small excavator with a thumb on the bucket and a blade on the front. Dig up each bush and pile them off to the side. Then blade the area smooth.

Have the gravel brought in and smooth it out. Then start your build.

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