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    Age Old Quesion: BXPanded Piranha vs Heavy Hitch Tooth Bar

    I've browsed the forums for 2-3 months now and haven't come to a solid conclusion of which is better for my task. Below are some pictures of what I need to do. I have a lot of brush, overgrowth, and dead trees to cleanup in about 2 acres of land. I don't have any kind of bar on my bucket on my 1025R TLB. I have already been pushing down up 8" black locust trees with this SCUT, but need more with ripping out the root balls and stumps all over my land.

    The other tasks, not pictured, are 1) getting rid of humps and dips in my yard to prevent water pooling, especially up near the house. I plan to get a box blade to help with that as well. 2) I need a 80x90 pad leveled out for a building next spring, as well as a service drive up to it. So to save money on having a bulldozer come out, I was thinking of tackling it myself, or at least getting a lot of it done myself to reduce the costs.

    I've read that the Piranha is great for brush, maybe for some light digging. So maybe this is my better choice? But I've seen the Heavy Hitch online in some videos, digging away at stuff. As for the stumps, I'm thinking my best bet may be the backhoe to dig them out, or burn them, or both (because who doesn't like burning stuff?). Pay no attention to the pirate ship project lol...

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    Last edited by jkohnz; 11-12-2017 at 10:01 AM.
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    Harbor Freight quick hitch (it only cost $80!)
    Everything Attachments 54" XTreme Duty Compact Box Blade
    Titan Attachments 42" pallet forks

    Then there's my little ol 2008 x304

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    I recently purchased the HH tooth bar, Iíve never used the piranha so canít compare. From what Iíve seen so far the HH is a remarkable all purpose tooth bar, Iíve even dug out shrubs and large bushes with it. It really digs in a variety of soil, and as we all know, these little tractors just donít have the weight to push, so any advantage you can give is definitely worth it.
    As for your stumps I agree, the backhoe is the right tool for that task.


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    Either one

    I think you are safe with either one. A backhoe is the ticket for the stumps unless you use a burn ring or just like burning stuff. Soak them good with diesel for a few days, stack some dry wood around them and light them off. Locust will burn for a long time and the roots will burn underground so make sure you consider that. Considering all the neighboring woods, I'd try to time it right before a rain or snow event just so you don't have to babysit burning stumps. Light them off, play with them a little (marshmellows, dogs anyone) and then when the precip starts you can head to the house.

    Definitely cheaper than the backhoe but maybe not quite as much fun. Course there's always other alternatives. ANFO and a cap comes to mind but the neighbors might get curious or furious depending on how excitable they are.

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    Thanks for the advice on the stumps. My backhoe is going to get a lot of use over the next year or so, digging all those up.

    2017 1025R-TLB
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    BXPanded Piranha Tooth Bar
    Harbor Freight quick hitch (it only cost $80!)
    Everything Attachments 54" XTreme Duty Compact Box Blade
    Titan Attachments 42" pallet forks

    Then there's my little ol 2008 x304

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    me-i'm partial to the tooth bar-cause i had my boy weld me one up. never used the other.
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    I have the piranha tooth bar and it does very good in my sandy soil. I don't know how well it would do in rocky soil though. It rips out everything I run over with it including the roots.
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    I have mostly clay about a foot down.
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    Then there's my little ol 2008 x304

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    You sir can be the person to actually answer that age old question.

    Most of us just have one or the other so our opinions are just based on what we have.


    Buy both.

    Then after you have used both of them for various tasks you can report back your findings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtgt View Post
    You sir can be the person to actually answer that age old question.

    Most of us just have one or the other so our opinions are just based on what we have.


    Buy both.

    Then after you have used both of them for various tasks you can report back your findings.

    Haha, I like it good reply rtgt


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    County Line- 48" Tiller & middle buster
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    Quote Originally Posted by rtgt View Post
    You sir can be the person to actually answer that age old question.

    Most of us just have one or the other so our opinions are just based on what we have.


    Buy both.

    Then after you have used both of them for various tasks you can report back your findings.

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    Lol, I've considered it, honestly. But, I have only had this tractor since June, and have only had the land for a little over a year and a half. City boy lol. Maybe they should each send me one to do a comparison YouTube video on....
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    2017 1025R-TLB
    49" H120 FEL
    60D MMM
    John Deere ballast box
    BXPanded Piranha Tooth Bar
    Harbor Freight quick hitch (it only cost $80!)
    Everything Attachments 54" XTreme Duty Compact Box Blade
    Titan Attachments 42" pallet forks

    Then there's my little ol 2008 x304

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