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 10-26-1999, 00:00 Post: 9124
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 Can you really move soil

I have a new 32 HP tractor, and wanted to do some earth moving with it. i am unsure of the capability of a tractor to grade land. Can anyone give me some real world experience with this? I want to level some large areas for a Horse Ring and a barn. It could require moving a lot of soil. My tractor is two wheel drive, and I planned to do it with a heavy box scrape. just looking for realistic expectation of a tractor this size. Tractor has front end loader also.Also, (unrelated) but I have been using my bushhog to clear the land, and am afraid I am abusing it. It seems to cut through small pine 1 to even 3 inches in diameter. What is the capability of a bushhog? Should I worry about cutting too large a tree? Any advise?






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 10-26-1999, 00:00 Post: 9134
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Jeff, sounds like you are on the right track. A tractor your size with a FEL, and the right size implements for the 3pt, is capable of doing quite a bit of earth moving. Without seeing the area's you want to level off (how big an area? how off-grade is it?), it's really hard to say whether or not it is capable of doing it in a reasonable length of time. I would venture to guess that your tractor can do the work, it just may take a lot longer than you want to spend doing it. I would suggest you locate someone who has lot of landscaping experience and ask them out to your site and get their opinion on it. If you do this, ask questions like should I really consider hiring this out to a bulldozer? A dozer may be able to do what you want done in a day or two, but it may take you and your tractor a few weeks, or even a few months in your spare time (unless you are retired). As for the bushhog, I do not think you are abusing it by cutting saplings that are 1-3" in diameter. That is what they are made for, especially the heavy duty models with slipclutches. Just be sure to drive it a little slower when you encounter the larger, thicker, heavier brush so the blades will cut through the saplings in "small bites" rather than trying to cut it all at once. Be ready to lift the bushog if something big gets caught under it!! However, I would definitely get the chainsaw out to cut anything over 3" in diameter. Good luck!!






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 Can you really move soil

I agree! The question is not whether your tractor can do it, but how long you want to take to do the job. I find it is better to hire someone with a big machine to do in a day what takes me weeks....or longer. There is a lot of work in the clean up and the smaller tractor excels there. As for the bush hog, most have pivoting blades..






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