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    Success! Been grumbling about removing a dozen big juniper bushes from the back of the house. 4 to 6 feet wide each. Nasty old things. Too steep to get the tractor in there. I was fretting about chainsaws and digging. Then I had the inspiration. Engine hoist. Junipers are no match for a 5 ton bottle jack. Hauled the hoist out out of the shop, hooked up some chain and just yanked them out of the ground, nice and neat.

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    I used a high lift jack, some chain and a lot of sweat removing 3 eucalyptus and 1 orange trees roots a couple years ago in preparation for my pool. My nosey neighbor told me I would never get them out without a backhoe. The popping sound that the roots made when they snapped was pretty impressive

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    • #3
      The popping sound that the roots made when they snapped was pretty impressive
      I know what you mean. I use explosives. It lifts them real well, not even a tiny bead of sweat...
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      • #4
        evan, did you make your own ? ?

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        • #5
          I had the opposite problem a few years ago - I had to get a small tree (but way too heavy to move by hand) that was being transplanted, off a trailer, up a bank and into its new hole, with no machinery available. Fortunately I had a chain block and another tree some way off, so was able to do the whole job in about 10 minutes, no worries. The chain block was being used for a horizontal pull, which it wasn't too happy about, but it worked.

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          • #6
            evan, did you make your own
            What, explosives? No, that's illegal.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Evan
              I know what you mean. I use explosives. It lifts them real well, not even a tiny bead of sweat...
              lmao sounds like a better way top do it, unfortunately city life frowns on it.

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              • #8
                So does the current regulatory climate. You can't just walk in and buy stumping powder anymore. It used to be that you didn't need a license to buy, transport or use 20% dynamite, black powder or other low yield explosives like ANFO.

                Now I have a stump grinder.
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                • #9
                  You have to buy ANFO in Canada?
                  Just got my head together
                  now my body's falling apart

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                  • #10
                    What do you do? Steal the ingredients?

                    They track bulk nitrate sales.
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