Brush Grubber Heavy-Duty Brush Grubber - Model# BG-08
Great little tool for pulling out small trees and saplings. I've got a lot of 4 year old brush and pines out back and have been using this tool for about a month here and there to pull trees. I use an older Massey 135 diesel and so far only had one tree that wouldn't come up, tractor stood up but tree wouldn't come up. If I had weights for the front end it would do better. Very heavy tool and well built, easy to use, never had it slip once. People complain about it's use on certain species, it's kind of common sense that some trees won't come up, different trees have different root systems. Pines will come up with almost zero effort while locust or well established oaks won't. I use a 14' - 5/16" equipment chain behind the tractor so I have plenty of distance, plus I don't have to cut the trees, just pull and drag them to the pile I've been building.
May 7, 2013
Save your Money
Tried to use with black walnut, alianthus & a few overgrown shrubs as with some other woods shreds wood a well placed chain works better, but not after the "grubber"
April 25, 2013
Heavy-Duty Brush Grubber - Model# BG-08
I've used this Brush Grubber to clear about a 1/2 an acre of Ash, Aspen, Maple, and birch from 1" - 4.5" thick and I can tell you that I'm very impressed. And I'm not easily impressed.
Cut the trees from between 3' and 4' and you shouldn't have any issues pulling the big boys out. The weight and strength of the pull vehicle does matter. I've had to start the truck up for the really stubborn trees.
Used a small tractor with chain and this thing does not let go. If it does let go it brings a good part of the tree with it.
It's heavy duty and very well built, I can imagine me getting many years of work out of this peice of hardware.,
April 23, 2013
Pulls stumps and trees really well
This product works great for me. I loaned it to my son in law and he had difficulties using it. I brought it home and it works fine. You have to have some knowledge of how to pull a stump to know where to hook it onto the tree and it works fine. Also some trees have really strong root systems, such as the mesquite tree in the South Western US. The trees grow in arid conditions and have enormous root systems to get water out of the soil. A bulldozer is the only way to get mesquite trees out safely.
April 23, 2013
Pulls Youpon (nasty, tangled brush in East Texas) easily. Even pulls the tops out of the tangles. Easy to remove from the trunk after pulling it out. Highly recommend this and a brush chipper to clean up thickets.
April 23, 2013
Great for clearing small trees and or shrubs
This tool is excellent for pulling small trees and shrubs. What my ATV was not able to pull, my pickup was! The brush grubber puts a tight grip on the tree and doesn't let go! I was able to pull trees 15 feet high with 3 - 4 inch trunks, no problem. Highly recommend this product to any do it yourselfer looking to remove brush, small trees, shrubs, etc.
October 15, 2012
i purchased the grubber to pull mesquite trees. I have come to the conclusion that mesquites have the hardest root systems to pull. the grubber would not stay on the tree it would slide up or shredd the tree. may be fine for other types of tree's but not for mesquites.
October 15, 2012
While the product is called Brush Grubber, I use mine to remove small (3 - 5 in diameter) trees. It generally pulls them out the first time. Makes a lot of little ceaders go away without the worry of them growing back as quickly then if they were just bush hogged.
Hooking it up to the tree and freeing the pulled tree are quick, but there is still work involved...less so for the person operating the tractor.
If looking to remove a large number of trees and can get a vehicle or tractor into the area, the brush grubber is a great tool. I found a slow steady pull is most effective.
October 15, 2012
Pull Stumps the Right Way - Clean and Easy
We've cut through about an acre of lakeshore property brush and small trees leaving 2"-4" stumps. I've seen the brush grubber in action before but my family was skeptical. This video is the second stump we pulled and then we took down 100 more.
We used a skid steer to pull them out and the jaws could handle most everything we had up to 4". Very easy to use. Those grip pads and jaws don't let go once you're pulling. The biggest benefit you get is that you're left with a clean break below ground which makes it easier to smooth and level your terrain. Great idea, product, and tool
August 29, 2012
The Right Tool(s) for the Job
We recently bought the land directly behind our house, and we need to "push the bush" back a bit, since the property line is only 10' behind the house. The land here has not been worked for several decades, so the bush is pretty thick, including white ash, buckthorn and cedar. While not swampy, the land is on the wet side, and is clay loam.
I bought the Heavy Duty Brush Grubber to help with clearing out this bush, and it is very much a help. With a wetter soil, the roots come out relatively easily, but I have a problem in that my tractor (Deere Model 855 - 24hp) has turf tires. The tractor has the power to pull out the saplings up to the capacity of the tool, but the tires tend to slip in the moist clay. To resolve this problem, I picked up a Pulaski axe. If I can't pull the sapling out immediately, I leave a bit of tension on it. This makes the problem lateral roots bulge at the surface of the soil. A couple of whacks with the Pulaski, and the tree comes right out. This technique leaves some of the roots still in the soil, but I'm willing to live with that.
SO - I heartily recommend the Brush Grubber for helping to clear out brush, but make sure you're ordering the right size. There's no point in getting one that's beyond the capacity of your pulling vehicle. As other reviews have pointed out, if you're using one that's too big, the spikes on the grabber pads may be too widely spaced to hold onto the trunk you're trying to pull. With the help of the Pulaski, I'm right at the limit of my pulling power, and it sure makes the job easier.
July 9, 2012