Clearing out your property to build a new home, barn, or just to earn some extra money is an exciting time. But it’s not one that you can do without the right equipment. After you’ve felled trees, you need a way to move them easily and efficiently. Here are a few tips to try, if you want to avoid the dangerous Japanese method of riding the logs down a hill!
Push or Pull? Fallen Tree Removal.
Depending on the size of the trees and logs involved, you may be limited when it comes to how you’re removing them. Taller trees are best pulled out with a chain, or chopped up into shorter logs that can be carried away.
Work Smarter, Not Harder
Sure, you could try to hook up your truck or lawnmower to do the job, but it’s going to take longer, if you’re able to do it at all. Many people wreck their equipment, trying to do that. Instead, use a machine that is made for it! A MAGNATRAC has enough power, compact size, gripping capabilities, and maneuverability to get the job done right the very first time!
Always Stand Uphill
When you’re working on an uneven or sloped area, make sure you’re standing uphill from the logs. It’s easy to get caught up in your chores but standing downhill from a fallen tree poses a serious safety hazard if things start rolling.
Get the Right Equipment
A small dozer is the perfect fit for tight spots when lots of trees and logs are involved. The MAGNATRAC RS1000 has 1,500 lbs of draw-bar pull, that means pulling trees and logs isn’t a chore, it’s more like fun! Or add an attachment like a log crane or electric winch, so that you can easily attach the log and pull it out of the woods!
Stack the Logs Properly
Practice good stacking methods, if your felled logs are going to be used for something like firewood or construction (and not on their way to the brush pile.) This will make sure it cures properly and stays dry, avoiding unwanted rot.