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I am considering the purchase of a 1025R TLB want to use it for general projecting. I also want to use it on our deer food plots for tilling, discing etc. We do clear new brushy spots for the creation new food plots. Generally small in size say 20'x30'. Does the 1025R TLB have what it takes to remove the root balls from the brush we clear or should I be looking at a larger tractor here? On occasion there are small trees maybe 2-3" in diameter in the mix but the majority is buck brush.
 

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Welcome to GTT.

Sounds like the 1025R will be fine. Have you watched any of my videos? If not, click some of the links in my signature. I think you'll see lots of things the 1025r can do.

If 2-3 inch trees are the largest you'll need to remove, you'll be fine.

With the backhoe, you can remove 12" or even larger.

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Thankyou for the feedback here. I just realized who you were and I bet I've watch all of your videos. Truly enjoy them all.
Welcome to GTT.

Sounds like the 1025R will be fine. Have you watched any of my videos? If not, click some of the links in my signature. I think you'll see lots of things the 1025r can do.

If 2-3 inch trees are the largest you'll need to remove, you'll be fine.

With the backhoe, you can remove 12" or even larger.

Tim
 

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I agree with Tim , the 1025R will be plenty for what you want to do .
Have fun and :wgtt:
 

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I bought a 1025r FILB this spring. I've dug up some good size stumps. The more you do it the faster and better you get at it. I had a little advantage because I've dug up numerous stumps with a shovel and axe....really big ones occasionally. Use the bucket to feel and find the roots and break them individually as much as possible. Work your way around the stump. You can get off and cut the big roots or follow them out where they get smaller and break them with the hoe. You'll waste a lot of time trying to manhandle a big stump.
Tiny stumps like your talking about are usually not to hard to remove. Don't start to close to the stump.
I'm very satisfied with the performance of the backhoe.
 

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Thanks all for the feedback. I'm feeling more comfortable that the 1025r is the right machine for me.
I bought a 1025r FILB this spring. I've dug up some good size stumps. The more you do it the faster and better you get at it. I had a little advantage because I've dug up numerous stumps with a shovel and axe....really big ones occasionally. Use the bucket to feel and find the roots and break them individually as much as possible. Work your way around the stump. You can get off and cut the big roots or follow them out where they get smaller and break them with the hoe. You'll waste a lot of time trying to manhandle a big stump.
Tiny stumps like your talking about are usually not to hard to remove. Don't start to close to the stump.
I'm very satisfied with the performance of the backhoe.
 

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You said TLB, I don't have a BH and dug out what you're wanting to do with my bucket. I make a bigger hole doing it so with the BH you'll be fine. Here is a pic of a bush stump I dug out a couple weeks ago using just the bucket.
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A tooth bar will greatly help with removing the brush and smaller trees!
 

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Thats about the size root balls i plan to be getting into. This is encouraging. I think the backhoe maybe handy to have. If nothing else may be fun. Ha.
You said TLB, I don't have a BH and dug out what you're wanting to do with my bucket. I make a bigger hole doing it so with the BH you'll be fine. Here is a pic of a bush stump I dug out a couple weeks ago using just the bucket.
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Ive had my 1025R TLB three and a half years now. If I were to do it over I would get the two series. Not because the 1025 isn't adequate but because the back hoe becomes painfully slow. The BH beats the heck out of a shovel no doubt but it's movement is just not very fast once you are accustomed to running the BH
 

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It'll dig a stump, no problem.
 

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I bought my 1025R TBL and 54" MMM in November 2014, it has 400 hrs on it. I required a mower with toys :laugh: as I mow 5 acres around my property. I felt anything bigger would not do the mowing as well. Yes the BH can be a little slow at times but so it takes a little longer, unless you are a contractor does it really matter:unknown:. I like the maneuverability of the small tractor which out weighs the draw back of the speed of the BH. I love my 1025R as it does every thing I want and more than I expected when I purchased it:thumbup1gif:
Regards John
 
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