Looking for some knowledge from the experienced folk.
We just got a L2501 with a BH77 backhoe a few weeks ago and I want to start pulling small diameter trees out with a Brush Grubber.
Where can I attach a chain to the back hoe, safely?
I've tried 2 Brush Grubber products without much success. The first I forgot the name of, but it was made to attach with an adapter to the loader bucket. I bolted it to the back of the backhoe bucket so I could curl the bucket to grab the stem and then pull it out. Since I couldn't see the jaw, it took some 'feeling' to grab the tree. Then, the bucket curl was capable of breaking the tree. Eventually, I bent the thing and broke the bolts before abandoning that method. The other issue using the backhoe is you have to reposition the tractor so often, which is inconvenient.
Then I bought a heavy duty BrushGrubber to use instead of wrapping a chain around the trees. It was hard to place so that it wouldn't slip off, so I went back to wrapping the chain. I posted about that on here.
Depending on the tree and ground condition, on small trees (~1-2") you can ease the loader edge under them and curl the bucket to pop them out. I use my straight edge, but a saw-tooth edge would work better.
For larger trees, up to 4 or 5", I wrap a chain around it and hook it to the loader's SSQA plate and pull it. You might do a similar thing with the hoe.
If you search on here with 'grubber', you'll find considerable experience.
Edit: Pulling Trees