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Ive been pushing a path into our nieghboring woods for a while, getting side tracked quite a bit. Ran into old bamboo piles, grade changes, rock out croppings. Finally at the old garden area that is completely over grown. It was a large probably 200-ft by 200-ft clearing on a slope that had a path going down to the stream at the bottom of the valley. So far I have been using the bucket and bulldozing the crap out of the way and pushing it to the side. This however has left me with a dirt trail. This land is owned by a neighbor however this portion is an easement granted to the neighborhood for an old horse path. My thought was to bush hog this with the MX-6 however I'm leery what I'm going to run into back there. Stumps, fence posts, rocks etc. I would have no choice based on the slope but to back into the brush. This would leave the vegitation on the ground. The other option is to doze it out with the bucket and pull it back with the grapple to chop up with the bush hog in the clearing, but this will leave me with a bunch of raw disturbed land and I would kind of like to avoid that. Do you think I can back the rotary cutter into this debris up high and slowly to get a better feel for it? Its up to 6' tall.
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From the sounds of it I wouldn't risk finding stuff with the rotary cutter.

Since you have a grapple I'd rake it up and haul it to a place it could be burnt.
Im leaning to agree. Is there any reason to not grapple the stuff out into an open area and use the rotary cutter to mulch it down , where it could be pushed out of the way? I'm not able to burn in the People's Republic of Montgomery county
 

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Were you just finding piles of old bamboo, or were you finding growing bamboo? Bamboo is not something you want to shred, it will turn into incredibly sharp splinters that will harden and resist decomposition.
Active bamboo growing as well as old piles. We have at least gotten that separated. I heeded the advice given before and left it alone vs trying to cut it.
 

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My take is he is clearing the easement that has apparently been left unmaintained so that it can be used again.
This is correct, there are two property owners as well as myself that all adjoin on the path. It used to be walkable all the way around the main nieghboring propery. I asked the owners last year if they would like the path opened back up when I had time. Weve all been nieghbors for 38 years. The goal was to clear out 15 years of debris, let it grow back in, to become a mowable path again.
 

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Yes it is wildly overgrown with kudzu among others. Fallen trees. The trailhead is essentially gone. Not maintained since the early 2000's wheh the original owner passed and another Nieghbor purchased the property. He only maintains the side facing his original lot woth a pond. This wooded side has gone wild. I think ive been convinced just to use the loader as I have been, i will pull out all the vines into the center, chop them up and dispose of them off trail.
 
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