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#5857507 - 07/31/15 06:01 PM tall brush - what to do?
Aggie Angler 99 Offline
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Registered: 01/15/08
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Like most, our shooting lanes and clearings historically overgrown. Besides a brush hog, does anyone have ideas how to chop/cut this stuff down? Is a brush hog my only option?!? What are the best rental options? I'm in Young County.
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#5857512 - 07/31/15 06:03 PM Re: tall brush - what to do? [Re: Aggie Angler 99]
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Spray it to kill it first. Solves the regrowth after shredding.
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#5857589 - 07/31/15 06:48 PM Re: tall brush - what to do? [Re: Aggie Angler 99]
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A shredder (brush hog is a brand of shredder btW) is your best, most effective option if it is high enough to bother you. No description to how much area you are talking about, but if it is just a 100 yard lane or 2, that would easily be a less than hr job. Wouldn't take long at all.
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#5857592 - 07/31/15 06:52 PM Re: tall brush - what to do? [Re: Aggie Angler 99]
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I can get someone out to mow it in young county if that's what you want let me know I'll get you numbers.
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#5858304 - 08/01/15 09:28 AM Re: tall brush - what to do? [Re: Aggie Angler 99]
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Registered: 12/14/08
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My guys had been working on lanes by hand and a small tractor/bush hog for years. When I signed on three years ago I hauled my tractor out on work weekend. Those guys stood there agape while I drove right through and made nice wide shooting lanes in 30 minutes. Took out all the mesquite and prickly pear in a heartbeat. Drove back to camp and had me a nice honey-do list of tractor chores. Didn't get off that tractor all weekend.

It'll be out there in September. I drive 79 to Throckmorton. Is your place near 79?
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#5858351 - 08/01/15 10:25 AM Re: tall brush - what to do? [Re: Aggie Angler 99]
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#5859738 - 08/02/15 12:26 PM Re: tall brush - what to do? [Re: Aggie Angler 99]
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We're off 114. Thanks for the replies. I think we're going to talk to our rancher about options.
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#5859784 - 08/02/15 12:53 PM Re: tall brush - what to do? [Re: Aggie Angler 99]
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I run 114 to Olney. If you're close enough to be convenient I could swing by.
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#5859900 - 08/02/15 02:45 PM Re: tall brush - what to do? [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Spray it to kill it first. Solves the regrowth after shredding.


This.

Or spray immediately after shredding.
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#5864329 - 08/05/15 10:34 AM Re: tall brush - what to do? [Re: Aggie Angler 99]
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Registered: 11/20/13
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I have a similar need to clear some tall grass and saplings on a small scale. I am thinking a Stihl FS 130 Trimmer + a shredder blade or a saw blade.

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#5864352 - 08/05/15 10:55 AM Re: tall brush - what to do? [Re: Aggie Angler 99]
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Registered: 01/05/10
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Before we got our shredder we used a DR Field and Brush mower from the local rental place. It took a while, but it got done.

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#5864430 - 08/05/15 11:45 AM Re: tall brush - what to do? [Re: Aggie Angler 99]
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I'm thinking that none of y'all have ever run a good sized tractor (50+ HP) with a big old bush hog behind it, and a good sized FEL in front. If I can run it over, it gets mowed down, if I can't run it over, I can knock it down with the FEL, then crush it and mow it, or move it aside to rot, and I'll get it next year. I don't have to worry about regrowth because the new growth is gone next mow job.

I guess that mowing all these years has given me long term perspective. It gets better every time you mow it, until it is in good shape and easy to mow. I've been maintaining the same property for almost 20 years, and it looks much better now than it did when I got the job.

Rent a good sized tractor with a Bush Hog & FEL, and don't kill yourself learning to use it. SEAT BELT & ROLL CAGE
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#5864928 - 08/05/15 05:25 PM Re: tall brush - what to do? [Re: Aggie Angler 99]
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Registered: 11/23/05
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Cast, Tell this city boy what a FEL is.
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#5864930 - 08/05/15 05:26 PM Re: tall brush - what to do? [Re: Aggie Angler 99]
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Registered: 12/06/12
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Loc: Wichita Co.
Front end loader.

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#5864934 - 08/05/15 05:28 PM Re: tall brush - what to do? [Re: Aggie Angler 99]
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Thanks JTS, Didn't try to figure out the initials.
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