Brush Grubber Heavy-Duty Brush Grubber - Model# BG-08
This little Grubber does what nothing else does. I have several sizes of the Brush Grubber chains, but they don't really grip on to small trees and brush. The chains most often slip right off over the top of those small nuisance shrubs and trees no matter how aggressive those V-grabbers on the links look, and no matter how many times you wrap the chain around the tree.
I usually pull these small trees by using the front lift on my tractor. This model #BG-08 really does the job. It rarely slips off the spot where I place it. I only have to hook it up to the tree one time then actuate the hydraulic lift. It saves me all sorts of time because I only have to hitch up and pull one time.
I wish this smaller model grubber had handles on it like its bigger brothers so as to make it easier to pull the gripper arms apart when setting it on the tree. The spring is powerful.
July 30, 2014
Good product for the right job
Works well except as previously posted on pine trees, where it first strips the bark then slides on the slippery core. Another previous post had the good advice to tug in several directions if you can't get it on the first pull. Well built, not sorry I purchased it but didn't use it as much as I expected because we have a lot of pines.
June 16, 2014
Works as advertised
This grubber really works well on anything 1" diameter and larger. It is a bit of a struggle to get the jaws open until you figure out how to push on the loop end as you spread the jaws. A slow and persistent pull rips roots and all from looser (damp) soil.
On the small diameter stuff 3/4" or less it tends to strip the bark and slip. I found on clumps of stems, the chain that is designed for this grubber when used as a choker also does a good job of uprooting brush. They are a good buy and do what I need done.
The job is easier with two people. Saves getting on and off the tractor (or in and out of your vehicle) every time. And it really beats digging with a shovel or a grub hoe to get rid of those unwanted smaller trees and bigger shrubs.
May 31, 2014
Brush Grubber & Chain
The Brush Grubber works as claimed. When doing small trees I would recommend topping the trees to avoid getting whipped with the tops when pulling. It would also be helpful to have a second person to assist so you're not getting on and off the mule, ATV or whatever you're pulling with, some of the brush takes a couple of tries.
May 30, 2014
Brush Grubber Review
Did not work as expected. I had hoped to pull out small trees, the kind that are too big to pull by hand, but not big enough to pull out with a chain.
This product did the same thing that happens when I wrap a chain around a small tree. That is, it just breaks the bark layer and slips, not pulling the tree out.
Tried this on a 1.5" tree, and a 2" tree, both just had the bark come loose.
This doesn't transfer enough force to squeezing, which is what I was hoping it would do.
May 26, 2014
This product is to difficult for a woman or a young man to open and place on a small tree really strong spring. The clamp should have handles on the outside of the jaws so that it could be opened with out putting your hands or fingers inside the clamp. I'm returning
May 5, 2014
This is a terrific product. I used it to pull out 50 plus year old junipers and boxwood bushes with very deep root systems. I used the winch on the front of my Cruiser. Be sure to wear heavy gloves (the teeth do bite) and heavy boots (dropping it on foot will hurt).
April 21, 2014
Ready to grub
This is an extremely well built product that I hope will withstand years of use and abuse.
February 4, 2014
This is a very durable and well built product. I have used it to pull small sapplings and once you have it clamped on the trunk, it does not let go. Awesome gripping power. I'm only limited by the size of my 4-wheeler - (350 Griz) but I can do quite a bit of tree pulling anyhow. It's actually kind of fun to use!
February 4, 2014
works better than expected....heavy duty, rugged materials of construction.
only wish it had handles like the larger models.
February 4, 2014