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#3583850 - 02/11/14 04:29 PM need to ask a question
danny1975
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I going to start with food plots this year. I have small rocks no boulders, what about the equipment I need to get them out of there? I'm planning on doing some more places, but I might be the easiest to hire someone with a dozer lol. because of logs and high grass . This place hadn't been hunted in awhile. would it the better just to let him do it?
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#3583875 - 02/11/14 05:11 PM Re: need to ask a question [Re: danny1975]
A.Hall
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Rocks and roots best thing I've found is chisel plow on springs. Once you bring them to the surface walking the area hand removing everything
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#3583880 - 02/11/14 05:14 PM Re: need to ask a question [Re: A.Hall]
danny1975
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Ok . I'm still new to this lol. Any info appreciated
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#3585210 - 02/12/14 04:28 PM Re: need to ask a question [Re: danny1975]
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If the site has stumps/rocks, bulldoze first, taking care to not scrape the topsoil away. After dozing, or if no dozing is needed, follow A.Hall's advice--use an old-fashioned chisel plow (with flip-back springs). It will pull roots and decent sized rocks to the surface where they can either be swept up with a rock-rake, or picked up by hand.
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#3585942 - 02/13/14 08:53 AM Re: need to ask a question [Re: BSK]
danny1975
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Mostly trees laying over in some places . I can take a chain saw to that . It's not to many stumps just mostly small rocks
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#3586345 - 02/13/14 02:39 PM Re: need to ask a question [Re: danny1975]
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A strong 4-wheel-drive tractor and solid chisel plow may be able to work that ground without dozer work.
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#3586382 - 02/13/14 03:06 PM Re: need to ask a question [Re: BSK]
Ballerski
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I found that a tool called a "brother-in-law" is best to get rocks and logs out of a plot.
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#3586385 - 02/13/14 03:07 PM Re: need to ask a question [Re: Ballerski]
Ballerski
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if that tool doesn't work...there is one less person hunting that plot come deer season.
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#3588489 - 02/15/14 10:45 AM Re: need to ask a question [Re: Ballerski]
barkscraper
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I have been reclaiming old fields that have most of the trees around 2 to 3 inches but some up to 12 inches and its real thick I have been using a backhoe so i dont loose all my topsoil then i go over it with a chisel plow to remove all the roots and rocks next i have a heavy duty blade that levels and gets what i have missed This is slow but it works for me and leaves a nice field ready to lime
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