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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.:flag_of_truce:
 
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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

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 . :bigthumb:
 

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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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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.:flag_of_truce:
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.
A1 Enterprises Stump Grinding
 
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I removed about 8 stumps from my yard that ranged from about 10 to 20" diameter. Dig around the stump with the bucket. Use a saw zal with a long demo blade and cut the larger roots all the way around the stump. Take the tractor/fel and work all the way around the stump, getting under the large roots and lifting up on it. Find the side/spot where you can get it to move the best. Lift up in it as till the loader won't lift any more, then go back to work on it with the saw zal.

It can be done, just takes some patience and persistence. One stump took me nearly 4 hours to get out. And for the record, once it was out, it was all the h120 could do to lift it.
 

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I removed about 8 stumps from my yard that ranged from about 10 to 20" diameter. Dig around the stump with the bucket. Use a saw zal with a long demo blade and cut the larger roots all the way around the stump. Take the tractor/fel and work all the way around the stump, getting under the large roots and lifting up on it. Find the side/spot where you can get it to move the best. Lift up in it as till the loader won't lift any more, then go back to work on it with the saw zal.

It can be done, just takes some patience and persistence. One stump took me nearly 4 hours to get out. And for the record, once it was out, it was all the h120 could do to lift it.
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As mentioned above, a lot depends on your soil. But I've removed many by digging around the stump, cutting exposed roots with an axe and slowly working my way underneath them. Some come out in 30 minutes, some take hours and hours. It takes time and leaves one hell of a mess.
 
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As mentioned above, a lot depends on your soil. But I've removed many by digging around the stump, cutting exposed roots with an axe and slowly working my way underneath them. Some come out in 30 minutes, some take hours and hours. It takes time and leaves one hell of a mess.

Thanks I have started to do just what most are saying. I am digging it out and cutting as I go... at least I got to drive my tractor over to it :lolol:
 

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Thanks I have started to do just what most are saying. I am digging it out and cutting as I go... at least I got to drive my tractor over to it :lolol:
Always nice to have a cheering section. :lolol:
 

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I don't want to damage my fel and I think I knew it wouldn't work but having you guys confirm it helps.
I'm in the same situation trying to remove some evergreen foundation plants in front of our porch in the " remodel that never ends". My BIL, whose native name is "he with no skin in the game", wants me to wrap chain around the base of the plants, curl my bucket and use my BOGH's to attach chain to and then straight pull the bush remnants from the ground. He's forever fussing that I don't use my tractor (emphasis on mine, not his) to it's full potential. He phoned a cousin who is a landscaper who told him to have me nudge the exposed part with the FEL edge then wrap chain and pick up. When I didn't immediately jump aboard and respond, he tattled on me to his sister (my wife). I gave her the full backstory later and told her that I'll be [email protected] if I damage our equipment and/or home just to satisfy her brother's curiosity and to entertain him.

I'll stand my ground on this one; posts like this reinforce my stand,

Brian
 

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....wants me to wrap chain around the base of the plants, curl my bucket and use my BOGH's to attach chain to and then straight pull the bush remnants from the ground.
Unless you're dealing with some sort of monster sized plant, I don't see anything wrong with this. The very worst that can happen is you'll pick the back end of the tractor off the ground.

I've pulled many a foundation tree using a just tow strap and the drawbar.

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I'm in the same situation trying to remove some evergreen foundation plants in front of our porch in the " remodel that never ends". My BIL, whose native name is "he with no skin in the game", wants me to wrap chain around the base of the plants, curl my bucket and use my BOGH's to attach chain to and then straight pull the bush remnants from the ground.
Those types of shrubs usually don't have very deep roots and sometimes depending on soil type you can pull them right out like a tooth. Worse case is you'll need to rock them back and forth a bit. But overall not nearly as risky as tree stumps.
 

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Those types of shrubs usually don't have very deep roots and sometimes depending on soil type you can pull them right out like a tooth. Worse case is you'll need to rock them back and forth a bit. But overall not nearly as risky as tree stumps.
We attempted to laterally pull these bushes with a clevis/chain on my wife's Silverado. We hacked out some of the lateral roots; maybe the tap root has a bind in the clay/rocky soil. My ± 800lb. RFM is on the rear of the tractor, which would make for good ballast. Maybe I will try to do this on the next trip

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