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#1    EllJay

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 09:42 AM

Putting old-school lumberjacks out of business.

This is almost ridiculous - but insanely effective.
You could take on a whole forest in one afternoon.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 10:36 AM

Poor wee trees.  :(


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 12:00 PM

I can see this being useful in areas where trees are too close to houses or powerlines to be cut down by a team of people and might be safer in some ways.
I am thinking it might hasten clean up after hurricanes, tornadoes or tropical storms too.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 12:23 PM

Now if only there was a use for all of that saw dust...


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 02:07 PM

Wow. Resources well wasted.

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 03:27 PM

These have been around for at least a couple years. They are supposed to be for areas where felling trees isn't always possible, like along roadways or ravines, or to pick out one bad/dead tree among a bunch of live trees. Like if you had one Ash Borer infected tree among non-infected trees, you could shred the tree down then remove the shred a bit more easily and with less time then cutting the tree down, removing the sections, and then shredding the sections for disposal. Or like Ryu said, they could be used for safer and easier post storm cleanup.
There are different versions of these too- this one happens to be a whole tree mulcher. There are also ones just for topping trees along power lines, and others for chewing bush and smaller trees for clearing along road and railways.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 03:33 PM

I guess if all you want is dirt covered wood chips you could do that.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 04:26 PM

Another pretty powerful cutter is the one seen in James Bond: The World is Not Enough. They use these to clear power line corridors from trees that grows near them.
Makes it a bit easier when you have some 100 miles of power line corridors to clear.>>

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 10:30 PM

Excellent. Let's not just recklessly cut down the trees, we'll make sure there are no useful resources produced.

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 10:44 PM

We live in the woods and there are times when trees have to come down because they are dangerous and this would be very helpful, leaving little damage to surrounding trees. You can forget about trying to give the wood away, because people say they want it or need it, but they aren't willing to come out and get it unless it is convenient. We even cut the wood up and split it, to the specs of their fireplace, and they still won't pick it up.

Been there, done that, for way too many years.

Edited by Michelle, 04 July 2014 - 11:14 PM.


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:31 PM

All I could think of was how committed I'd have to be if I wanted to be a tree-hugger facing that...thing.


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 09:35 PM

View PostPeter B, on 05 July 2014 - 12:31 PM, said:

All I could think of was how committed I'd have to be if I wanted to be a tree-hugger facing that...thing.

Yeah, one would have to be a Woody Woodpecker on steroids to match that.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:57 PM

Awesome! They should use it on a cow, instance mince meat!!

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 06:48 AM

Imagine if there were any animals in the tree...


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 07:40 PM

View PostJVG, on 04 July 2014 - 12:23 PM, said:

Now if only there was a use for all of that saw dust...
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there is JVG....
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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pykrete
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Edited by shrooma, 09 July 2014 - 07:41 PM.

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