First bush pile burn 2018
Results 1 to 10 of 10
Like Tree34Likes
  • 22 Post By Zebrafive
  • 3 Post By Jim Timber
  • 3 Post By Zebrafive
  • 2 Post By Auguste
  • 1 Post By sbhooper
  • 1 Post By 9MMMAC
  • 2 Post By 356

Thread: First bush pile burn 2018

  1. Top | #1
    Zebrafive's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:05 PM
    Location
    South West Michigan
    Posts
    7,167
    Thanks
    1,521
    Thanked 597 Times in 523 Posts

    First bush pile burn 2018

    First burn of the year. Last Thursday looked like a good day to burn my brush pile. Very little wind, so not the huge flames I usually have.

    2030 and grapple did the piling and "push in" after it burnt down. Last picture is when I left about 4PM .

    I checked again just before dark and maybe 6 big pieces still smoldering. Next morning only a few coals still burning.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails DSCN7745.jpg   DSCN7744.jpg   DSCN7746.jpg   DSCN7747.jpg   DSCN7749.jpg  

    DSCN7750.jpg  
    J
    John Deere 2030 w/245SL Loader
    John Deere 6415 w/640SL Loader
    John Deere 285 50" deck Stolen May 2017
    John Deere x485 62" deck AWS
    Kawasaki Mule 2510 4x4 bought new 1996
    Ford F250 4x4 bought new 1978

  2. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. Top | #2
    rakane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Last Online
    Today @ 10:47 PM
    Location
    Warren, Oregon USA
    Posts
    453
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked 46 Times in 40 Posts
    Does the ash make good fertilizer?
    Not a gardener at all, just wondering.

    Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk

  4. Top | #3
    Jim Timber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Last Online
    08-18-2019 @ 08:55 AM
    Location
    Brainerd/Metro, MN
    Posts
    2,965
    Thanks
    25
    Thanked 239 Times in 177 Posts
    Being able to manipulate a burn pile with the loader saves a whole lotta work and singed hair.

    I burn a lot of green or mostly green wood, so I'm always tending to a raging hot spot with stone cold logs on every side of it. Now I just mash the whole thing with the loader to redistribute the cold wood.
    Levi, BigJim55 and sbhooper like this.
    5065E MFWD w/553 loader

  5. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. Top | #4
    Zebrafive's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:05 PM
    Location
    South West Michigan
    Posts
    7,167
    Thanks
    1,521
    Thanked 597 Times in 523 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by rakane View Post
    Does the ash make good fertilizer?
    Not a gardener at all, just wondering.

    Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
    No idea There is (getting smaller) an oak stump I am trying to burn away. That was 5th or 6th burn there. When all the coals are out, I start piling there again. So nothing has had a chance to grow there
    J
    John Deere 2030 w/245SL Loader
    John Deere 6415 w/640SL Loader
    John Deere 285 50" deck Stolen May 2017
    John Deere x485 62" deck AWS
    Kawasaki Mule 2510 4x4 bought new 1996
    Ford F250 4x4 bought new 1978

  7. Top | #5
    Zebrafive's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:05 PM
    Location
    South West Michigan
    Posts
    7,167
    Thanks
    1,521
    Thanked 597 Times in 523 Posts
    The stump (Oak) that I've been burning with these brush piles is still hanging in there. So I took my chainsaw to it. I got it close to being flush or below ground level. I ran out of gas for the saw, so I decided "good enough"

    One picture is stump after cutting. I do not think I was getting a true crosscut (tree blew over 7 years ago, and I've done multiple burns) so it was hard cutting. It's about 4' across left to right, left side it a little high.

    Another picture is everything I cut off it.

    Then a picture of the start of the next burn pile. Maybe the last at this spot???
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails DSCN7796.jpg   DSCN7797.jpg   DSCN7798.jpg  
    etcallhome, Bubber and BigJim55 like this.
    J
    John Deere 2030 w/245SL Loader
    John Deere 6415 w/640SL Loader
    John Deere 285 50" deck Stolen May 2017
    John Deere x485 62" deck AWS
    Kawasaki Mule 2510 4x4 bought new 1996
    Ford F250 4x4 bought new 1978

  8. Top | #6

    Join Date
    May 2018
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 10:53 AM
    Location
    Rexton NB Canada
    Posts
    449
    Thanks
    120
    Thanked 32 Times in 32 Posts
    Holy Crap Load Batman (Zebrafive). . . that is a big fire!

    I am about 1/3 mile from the fire station and they would never let me make a fire that big

    Burn ring is 5 ft in diameter and the pile cannot be much more than three feet high before one of their trucks rolls by

    My house was built in 1850 and there are three other old ones within a 1/2 mile. A fire a few years ago took out three that were built in the 1870s and the town is always keeping a close eye on the old homes around my home, wanting to preserve some of the town's heritage. So I should not be complaining.

    Last week I built a fire and three fire volunteers came over and we had a hot dog roast and a good laugh.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC_1003.jpg 
Views:	4 
Size:	90.4 KB 
ID:	621402

    This is an ongoing restoration. Picture taken before I started all of the landscaping and tree planting.
    Last edited by Auguste; 05-29-2018 at 08:00 AM.
    etcallhome and 356 like this.
    Auguste . . . a blue collar guy working in a white collar world
    Rexton, New Brunswick, Canada

    JD Tractor aka Bucky
    2018 1025r ~ New in April 2018

    Accessories ~ Front End Loader ~ Backhoe ~ Mid-Mounter Mower ~ Box Blade ~ Fork Lift ~
    Roto Tiller ~ Chipper ~ Mulch Kit ~ Sub-soil Conditioner ~ Ballast Box ~ Plug Aerator ~
    Thatcherator ~ iMatch Quick Hitch ~ Landscape rake

    Modifications Completed by Me ~ LED lights on roll bar ~ Mirrors ~ Shortened Rollbar to fit in Garage

  9. Top | #7
    sbhooper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Last Online
    07-08-2018 @ 04:33 PM
    Location
    Nebraska
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by rakane View Post
    Does the ash make good fertilizer?
    Not a gardener at all, just wondering.

    Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
    I am going to say no. I dumped a bunch of furnace ash, where my garden is now and it was a disaster for a couple years.
    etcallhome likes this.
    John Deere 3038e w/loader, six-foot rear blade, four-foot rotary mower
    International 656 w/grapple bucket
    Kawasaki Mule FX Pro
    Northstar 37-ton log splitter
    Stihl 441 w/muffler mod
    Stihl 361 w/muffler mod
    Stihl 260 w/muffler mod
    Stihl 250

  10. Top | #8

    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Last Online
    09-03-2019 @ 11:10 AM
    Location
    SWVA
    Posts
    281
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 26 Times in 16 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by sbhooper View Post
    I am going to say no. I dumped a bunch of furnace ash, where my garden is now and it was a disaster for a couple years.
    Might have been a bit too much. Ash is alkaline, so some plants will like it, some won't.

    My burn pile was maybe 50% of yours and I rototilled it into my garden plot @ 20'x50' Lots of charcoal, pieces the size of a broken sugar cube. Plants are doing fine, but it's super rainy, too.
    etcallhome likes this.

  11. Top | #9
    356
    356 is offline
    356's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Last Online
    08-17-2019 @ 07:22 PM
    Location
    Northwest Missouri
    Posts
    763
    Thanks
    57
    Thanked 181 Times in 119 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by rakane View Post
    Does the ash make good fertilizer?
    Not a gardener at all, just wondering.

    Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
    Wood ash in moderation makes a good soil amendment. Here is a good link.
    etcallhome and rakane like this.
    JD 3025E | D160 loader | JD 413 Rotary Cutter | Behlen 7' grader blade | JD cultivator | Farm King PHD w/12" auger | Titan Ballast Box | 61" Pirhana bar | JD Sod Buster | Titan Pallet Fork w/receiver | Edge Tamers with Extensions | 5' King Kutter Rotary Tiller
    JD Z-Trac 335E with hitch and bumper kit | JD 8 cu ft cart
    JD D-100 Lawn Tractor w 42" deck | 10 cu ft HF cart
    1948 Ford 8N l 6' tooth harrow l Kawasaki Mule XC-SE
    Weather KMOLAWSO17 It's always sunny...unless it is not

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to 356 For This Useful Post:

    rakane (06-01-2018)

  13. Top | #10
    Georgia_Johndeere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Last Online
    09-10-2019 @ 06:39 PM
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    191
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked 20 Times in 18 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by rakane View Post
    Does the ash make good fertilizer?
    Not a gardener at all, just wondering.

    Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
    Depends on what you are growing. Ash is alkaline, "negative acid". Some plants need more acid the thrive, while others need nutural based soil to thrive.
    -J.R.
    5065E MFWD
    D140 Lawn Mower / R1 rear tires / Ribs front

  14. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •