Our property/woods was timbered quite a few years ago. Now, there is a lot of small growth everywhere. I would like to clear out all this mess. I have a 753 Bobcat and can literally dig up each sapling,but that is a pain. I've done it many times but the work is overkill for what you're doing. So I had this idea.....
What if I made a clamp powered by a small hydraulic cylinder that was bolted to the bucket, that I could just clamp onto a sapling and pull it out of the ground? Something that would handle about 2" saplings and under. Over 2" I doubt I could just pull them out, but then it getting to where I can push them over and get under the stump.
So what do you think about a gripper/clamp type thing? The hydraulics are there on the machine.
I rather get them out of the ground instead of brush hogging them down where the stob is left behind.