Dozer or Skid/Track Steer

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  1. Mennoniteman

    Mennoniteman Well-Known Member

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    I've used many sizes of machines and extra weight and horsepower always comes in handy for land clearing. I've done quite a bit of land clearing with a Kubota 75SVL 75 HP track machine and they can pop out 6" and smaller trees very efficiently, and are a great rental machine to put in small food plots in smaller timber and brushy areas,, but are a bit small for a mulching head in heavy stuff. The only good reasons for going with these smaller machines are operating cost and trailer towing weight if you are moving it a lot with a pickup truck.
     
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    Mennoniteman Well-Known Member

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    I'm always impressed with your pictures of the work you have accomplished with your dozer and they prove once again that horsepower is worthless unless you can put it to the ground. With your extra weight and steel grousers you could easily win a pushing contest with the biggest rubber tracked CTL on the market. Probably the thing that amazes me the most is that you are also moving it around with your pickup truck.
     
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    I “can” and “have” moved it up to 100 miles at one time with my 3/4 ton Cummins Ram but now I pull it around with an F800 I bought cheap...I have a job 60 miles away that is beginning next that I didn’t want to do but a real good friend and highway Patrol officer is wanting it done. I am driving up tomorrow to look it over to see what he needs done and I told him I had to have at least 8 hours of work to even head that way. After that one I have one 5 miles up the road and then a 20 miler...

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  4. howboutthemdawgs

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    I have 299 d xhp. It’s 110 hp. Don’t know how the minimum hp I need, but I know the max I have! It’s been a beast. I don’t have a mulching head or brush cutter but I wanted to option to run one if I want to.
    You certainly don’t need something that big. I have a buddy with an svl 75. He does plenty of work with it. But he doesn’t have high flow so that obviously impacts his attachment options.
     
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    After speaking with a few operators, it sounds like I might be better off going with a skid steer tree saw over a tree shear. Being that I have mostly cedars, they mentioned it is easier to use the saw vs fighting the lower limbs to get close enough for the tree shears.
     

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