new in East Tennessee
Tagged: clearing land
owner forums are a great asset for anything, I hope that this one is still alive and kicking.
I expect to be a new owner in October. I was wondering if there are any Struck owners around East Tennessee. I am in Jellico but can drive pretty far to see one.
We have a 100 acres of raw mountain wilderness with old logging roads that need attention and reclaiming. It is very rocky and steep. I think the RS1000 with the trip dump bucket and blade would be great for the roads. I would also like to clear some land and wonder if the RS is heavy enough to push over trees and pull stumps.
Any advice is appreciated.
Hey Chris, I have the MH8000, and I have re-done my whole shop yard with it and dug many trench and carved washes with the blade. My experience would lean you towards needing a bigger machine than the rs1000. I have even thought of selling mine and getting the diesel version coming out. I wouldn’t want anything smaller than the mh8000 to do any dirt moving on any sort of hills.
I also got paid to clean up a house site, which I made some forks for my bucket and cleared a lot of timber. If you need to move wood I don’t think that smaller machine will help you get too much done. The 8000 has about 850lb lifting. And tree weight adds up quick. Hope this helps.
Hi Chris- I live in middle TN and am seriously thinking about the MH series for the same reasons you are. Have you bought yet? Not a lot of owner info out there that’s not dated. Also would love to see one in person first- or at least talk to an owner. Any info would be appreciated.
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