M59, B26 grapples, backhoes, tillers, graders, diesel atv
- Jun 2, 2020
Had this red oak fall this week. Jacked up the corner of the steer/goat shed about 4’. Tree trunk 34” diameter, 120’+ tall.
While I have over 50 years of experience dealing with trees, cutting up has risks. Age like gravity that brought this tree down wins in the end.
New tool and technique helped keep me out of the danger zone. Using the hydraulic polesaw I built to break down the limbs to 10-12’ pieces. Cutting at idle speed. Took about 2 hours, 70-80 cuts. Sure didn’t miss being on the ground. Threw chain off twice and bent one bar. Largest cut about 14”. Now ready grapple the limbs and carry off to gully.