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Tree vaporizer

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by begreen, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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  2. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

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    that's slow compared to a whole tree chipper... you hear them around here.. the 1000hp diesel wailing... then Hrmphhhhhhhhhhhhh! whole tree chipped in literally less than 10 secs. I wouldn't want to be anywhere near that excavator mulcher thingie in operation..... it might even throw debris as far as Morbark's big tub grinder
  3. D8Chumley

    D8Chumley Minister of Fire

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    Thats pretty B.A.! I'd like to try that, looks like one of those attachments that would be fun for about a half hour
  4. jillybeansisme

    jillybeansisme Member

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    Wow! So much for that tree!
  5. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    That is one of the nastiest pieces of equipment I have ever seen._g
  6. KindredSpiritzz

    KindredSpiritzz Feeling the Heat

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    except for a few limited applications it doesnt seem very practical for a whole lot. Cool to watch tho.
  7. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Not much firewood left over. :eek:
  8. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    They mount these to bobcats and call them forestry mulchers. Actually a fairly common device with relatively low cost of entry. They "mow" the forest after a harvest or to clear powerlines and lots. The trash on the ground rots away over time and is low enough to maintain with a regular brush hog.

    It's a pretty low impact method for converting forest to pasture.
  9. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    This looks to me like a better use of the same machine.

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