In a message dated 29/11/2007 16:05:36 GMT Standard Time,
We have a number of small narrow woodlands to thin this winter. There will
be a fair amount of timber to come out but the woods are too small to geta
normal size tractor & trailer in.
How big are the trees Mike? We've done a couple of jobs where long thin
woodlands (essentially rows of trees alongside footpaths between back to back
housing developemnts) have had largeish trees taken down. By and large the
get abandoned after the tracked chipper has been in and chipped everything
chippable. Sometimes we've reversed a proper tractor along the footpath and
dragged stuff out. If you can fabricate an 'arch' arrangement for the
link-arms of the tractor that will just lift the butt clear of the ground
avoid wreaking too much havoc, but I have to say some of these land-locked
plots create trouble that is often only overcome with wheelbarrows or
unfeasibly large fires in confined spaces.
A proper PITA, not helped by planners/developers failing to see into the
future and retaining backland trees that will only get bigger and provide
for all around.
I've occasionally seen these Quad bike arrangements but they're only a step
up from a wheelbarrow AFAICT. those powered wheelbarrow (on tracks) things
look vaguely handy but I've never seen fit to buy one. Dunno if the local
shop might have em? Some hire places have ludicrously small dumpers these
days, with a high discharge device to boot (so they can empty into a skip).
PS. I've got a booklet somewhere called "the farm tractor in the small wood"
or something like that, if I notice it anywhere I'll get the ISBNo. Some of
these guys have ingenious ideas.
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