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Stump Pullin' *Update with something added ;)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Chevy305, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    So I attempted to pull some stumps out in my backyard...

    Well all I managed to is ruin my grass and pinch a hard brake line on my rear end. :mad:

    Any tips from anyone that has got more experience in this subject?
     
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  2. MuddinManny

    MuddinManny Banned

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    Hahaha,

    Sorry to hear you ruined your tossed salad and ended up with hemorroids! Try some of this:

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    :haha::haha::haha:
     
  3. MuddinManny

    MuddinManny Banned

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    Okay, Okay, seriously.....

    I can understand you ruining your lawn but how in the heck did you manage to pinch your rear hard brake line? Standing by to help.

    Manny
     
  4. 1979chevystepside

    1979chevystepside Registered Member

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    my best guess...he was pullin from the axle lol
     
  5. stevos67k20

    stevos67k20 1/2 ton status

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    press the skinny pedal a little harder. attach the chain rope at top of stump for the most leverage. or you could just admit that pulling a stup form the ground is basically impossible with a lifted 4x4. you need a super low center of gravity and perfect contidions. ive pulled down sheds with my truck before but it was the optimal situation to do so. utilize all leverage possible
     
  6. MacMadeMetals

    MacMadeMetals Newbie

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    call someone with a stump grinder.:eek1:
     
  7. stevos67k20

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    now we're talkin!:D
     
  8. Jason4x4

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    dig down around the base of the tree.
     
  9. Chevy305

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    Ya I was pulling from the axel with a chain... Probably not my best idea...

    I wasn't hitting the gas too hard because I know my MTZs like to dig down into dirt. Kind of a moot point though... :doah:

    What exactly are "perfect conditions"?

    I didn't really have a better attachment point because I don't trust my rear bumper with that kind of strain on it. But now I guess I need some Preperation H to fix my brake line? :confused: :haha:
     
  10. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Thats my next coarse of action... :doah:

    Pics will be posted tomorrow...
     
  11. stevos67k20

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    i was mainly talking about the leverage if the trees stump was 4 or 5 feet high, you just tie it at the top and it will rip right out. somemore nice conditions would be traction, soil condition, the rotten-ness of the stump. it would be hard to pull any tree out of the ground unless everything was working for you. and that never happens in reality.
     
  12. muddybuddy

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    pulling trees what?:D

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  13. gator688

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    What kind of tree and how big is the stump? Depending on variety and size of stump you might do more damage to your truck than the stump. Also is it fresh cut or old, makes a big difference.
     
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    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    you aren't for real pulling from your diff are you?

    Be sure you lemme know how that works out for you...................:doah:
     
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    You are gonna have to dig around it a bit and cut some of the longer horizontal roots before you can even really do any good. Dig out around it, dig more on the side in the direction of pull, expose a large root on the opposite side of direction of pull and wrap the chain under said root and around the stump, begin pulling. Have someone watching the progress, when movement stops let it roll back just a little and then keep some tension on it. Have the spotter point out the area causing the problem and then cut/dig through that root until you can get to the tap root. Once you get all the roots on the opposite side of the truck cut you should be able to peel it out of the ground mostly.
     
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    These look like pretty excellent conditions...(remember this),
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    or these conditions might work.
    [​IMG]:D:D:D

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    I haven't researched myself but someone told me they cut the stump as close to the ground as possible and then dril holes in the top of it. Here is where the research comes in. They said they use a stump killer. It is liquid form and you just pour it over the top of it. It kills it in a month or two and you just dig it out..

    I dunno.... Might be for real.
     
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    You can do that but use diesel and burn it out. It will smolder for a while (few weeks sometimes depending on the size).
     
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    I can't believe no one has suggested the most fun method yet.

    Drill out the big holes in the top and fill em up with your favorite incindiary compound.

    Assuming its not close to your house. Does anyone make a rig with a pulley on the end of it that will translate the horizontal force your truck pulling makes to a vertical force to lift the stump?

    Then you could fasten the chain with some big lag bolts to one side, set up the pulley and yank it straight up.
     
  20. MuddinManny

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    Glenn,

    Never, ever, ever chain something to your axles! :eek1: You can do serious damage not only to the axle, but if that axle starts getting pulled out from underneath, you can do serious frame damage. Muddybuddy had it best that if you are going to move with your truck, utilize a receiver shackle and a tow strap. Low center of gravity is important too, so try to get it as low as possible. You've spent too much $$$ on your rig to be pullin' stumps like that.

    I hope you get it fixed, and no other damage insued.

    Manny
     

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