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    Using my 1025 with FEL to remove a tree trunk?

    I have about a months experience using my 1025 and have moved some large rocks using my tractor and FEL. I had some trees cut down a few years ago and have the trunk still in the ground and I would like to remove them. They are about 6" to 10" and was wondering if anyone has suggestions on how to remove them using my tractor?

    The bucket doesn't have teeth. Is there an attachment or way to remove them?

    Thanks for your help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFRet View Post
    I have about a months experience using my 1025 and have moved some large rocks using my tractor and FEL. I had some trees cut down a few years ago and have the trunk still in the ground and I would like to remove them. They are about 6" to 10" and was wondering if anyone has suggestions on how to remove them using my tractor?
    The loader is the wrong tool for digging out a 6-10" stump. You will likely bend up your bucket if you try to ram it into the stump.

    The bucket doesn't have teeth. Is there an attachment or way to remove them?
    Teeth or no teeth the bucket is going to have issues with a 6-10" stump. A backhoe is the correct attachment.

    It might be better to rent a stump grinder or something rather than screw up the loader or bucket.
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    As jgayman replied don't think about using the fel with or without teeth. You'll end up bending either your bucket or fel frame.
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    Thanks I think I knew that but wanted to confirm. ... I will get a stump grinder or B

    Quote Originally Posted by etcallhome View Post
    As jgayman replied don't think about using the fel with or without teeth. You'll end up bending either your bucket or fel frame.
    I don't want to damage my fel and I think I knew it wouldn't work but having you guys confirm it helps.


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    Let us know how it comes out . Good decision not to use your tractor's fel .
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    6-10" stump forget it... rent or hire a stump grinder. This is coming from a guy who's removed thousands of stumps.
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    It depends upon the soil that the stumps are in. Chances are that you would have a real hard time, but there are some soil types where it could work. Also the height of the stump makes a difference for the amount of leverage you have available and lastly, whether or not there is a tap root headed to the center of the Earth.

    The last property we had just a few miles away was sandy loam with hard pan just 30" down. Trees were pretty easy to dig up. Here I have yet to see hard pan no matter how deep dig I deep, and while the soil is very sandy, trees are are impossible to pull out because they have tap roots that seem to go straight down for miles.
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    I've dug out a stump about 15" across on a hill. On flat land I wouldn't think twice about digging 6" or 10" stumps out, I'd just do it. I do have a tooth bar on my bucket. The FEL just makes a bigger hole when digging and a BH is better tool to do digging. I tried to dig out a 12" stump and buried my tractor and had to dig my way out. Stump is still there, on a steep hill. Even after getting 3' down the stump didn't move. I've dug out 3 or 4 6" stumps without any trouble, just leaves a bigger hole to fill back in. Don't have a BH so I use what I have.
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    6"-10" stump is nothing. I'd use the loader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFRet View Post
    I have about a months experience using my 1025 and have moved some large rocks using my tractor and FEL. I had some trees cut down a few years ago and have the trunk still in the ground and I would like to remove them. They are about 6" to 10" and was wondering if anyone has suggestions on how to remove them using my tractor?

    The bucket doesn't have teeth. Is there an attachment or way to remove them?

    Thanks for your help.
    If you need a recommendation for a stump grinder guy, this guy just did several for me last week. He did very good work, and was reasonably priced. His name is Skip, very good guy.
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