Diamond Mowers’ customer, Lawson Thomas, shared his experience with Diamond’s Skid-Steer Disc Mulcher and Rotary Mower for reclaiming property and use in vegetation management.
You may notice trees and heavy brush on your property becoming unruly. Unfortunately, this overgrown vegetation can do more than just ruin your curb appeal. Additionally, if you let it pile up, it can become overwhelming to maintain.
In Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas, the eastern red-cedar (Juniperus virginiana L.) has substantially reduced livestock production and profitability by 75% in the rangelands it invades.
Originally limited to rocky bluffs and other areas where fire couldn't reach them, eastern red-cedar tree populations expanded with the introduction of European land management practices to the United States. A decrease in controlled burns allowed forests to spread, including this now-invasive species. It extended from its native Kansas to nearby states, where it overtakes prairie plant life.
There are many ways to make money with a Skid-Steer or Compact Track Loader (CTL). There is the typical "hook on a bucket and start moving dirt" type of work, or hauling rock, or just general material handling. This is the arena Skid-Steers started and has saved contractors countless trips with a wheelbarrow and shovels.
Over the years of hunting with family and friends, I have had the pleasure of hunting on both well-maintained and overgrown land. There is nothing worse than hoofing through thick brush to get to a prime location and still not getting that clear shot due to overrun brush and trees.
There are many ways to clear land - mulchers, bulldozers, excavators, chainsaws, and burning vegetation. There are advantages to each style of land clearing, but all come with their own set of unique challenge. The most popular land clearing techniques include:
Forest fires are a real and justified concern for many land and homeowners across the US. As real estate continues to expand into forests, we are increasing our exposure and risks associated with forest fire. We have the opportunity to combat this threat with preventative action and maintenance.
Diamond Mowers customer, Josh Griffin, Owner of Griffin Lawn Service in Silver Creek, MS wrote us to share his experience with his skid-steer attachments for vegetation management.
Diamond Mowers customer, Luke Terry, Owner of Custom Forestry Applications, LLC in Robinson, KS wrote us to share his experience with his skid-steer rotary mower for vegetation management and firebreak creation.