2000 - Volume #24, Issue #1, Page #19[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Elephant Brush Puller Pulls Trees By The Roots
Inventor Burt Leonard designed the brush puller to uproot scrub trees without a lot of dirt attached. It mounts on front-end loaders with a 3000-lb. lift capability or a tractor 3-pt. hitch. It requires three hydraulic outlets. The Elephant Brush-Puller has successfully uprooted an 8-in. Cedar tree 25 ft. tall. There are six hydraulic cylinders on the brush puller. Two operate the arms that close around the outside of the tree, two operate chains that compress bushy trees, and two operate rams that lift the brush from the ground with an upward lift of 60,000 lbs.
The machine will not only remove the tree or shrub effectively, but by pulling up all of the root section, it will prevent regrowth. A smaller version of the Brush-Puller is in development. The company hopes that the smaller version will work on tractors with around 45 horse power. Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Atlas Implement, 1015 N. Hwy. 6, Navasota, Texas 77868 (ph 800 598-7137).
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