Feb 28, Using the Bobcat E50 mini excavator and a chain saw to cut down a big tree close to the customers house. Like what you see? Check out The Dirt Ninja on Faceb. Jul 18, A twenty ton excavator has the ability to take down most any tree in a pretty timely fashion a thirty ton dozer not so much. Trees almost always push easiest when pushed from the direction they are leaning.
They also push easiest with the roots severed on the side from which you are pushing. Mar 02, Three guys were clearing trees in a wooded area in front of a home. A rubber tire back hoe was being used to push over trees. These guys were not tree guys, but the operator had many years experience with the machine.
Note: If you want a video tutorial on the process below, review this simple guide from Heavy Metal Learning on YouTube.
As one guy starts cutting the tree at the base the operator positions the raised boom against the dead tree. Jan 30, For what I've used it for I think an excavator around the 10k size is best for all around tree work it can pick up a decent size log and has the power and reach to push lg trees over.
It can be pulled with a pick up. Jan 30, #22Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins. Nov 30, The easiest choice is to fell the tree in the direction it would naturally fall due to slope, overhang and wind direction. Felling in another direction requires a special technique, more effort, and is sometimes just impossible. In the following video, you can learn proper methods for creating different notches and techniques for maintaining a correct hinge so that you will fell a tree safely and comfortably.