I searched this site for information on Brush Grubbers. My questions aren't specifically geared towards Brush Grubbers themselves, but more towards my tractors capacity for using this or a similar product(s). I have a X738 and I am wondering about it's realistic pulling and tugging capacity. In particular, I will be clearing out some of my acreage this spring and I have a lot of Buckthorn (typically not a deep rooted tree). Most of it is relatively small (<3" diameter). I cannot get a full size vehicle into this area. A tractor or a skid steer are my only options.
I plan on hooking up a Brush Grubber or choker to my Heavy Hitch (low to the ground) with a shackle and pulling. I'll also use front weights to try to keep the front tires on the ground.
Should my tractor be able to handle stumps up to 3" in diameter? If yes, should I use it or find another option?