You Could Be The Only Kid On The Block With One Of These!!

All non-Cub/Cadet/IH/Farmall/Case tractor and machinery discussions.

Moderator: Team Cub

Forum rules
Notice: For sale and wanted posts are not allowed in this forum. Please use our free classifieds or one of our site sponsors for your tractor and parts needs.
User avatar
ricky racer
5+ Years
5+ Years
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 3692
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:40 pm
Zip Code: 49120
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Niles / Buchanan, Michigan

You Could Be The Only Kid On The Block With One Of These!!

Postby ricky racer » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:25 pm

1929 Farmall Regular
1935 John Deere B
1937 John Deere A
1941 John Deere H
1952 John Deere B
1953 Farmall Cub

Jackman
10+ Years
10+ Years
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 1816
Joined: Mon May 15, 2006 4:26 am
Zip Code: 000000
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: You Could Be The Only Kid On The Block With One Of These

Postby Jackman » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:23 pm

What is it :?

Jim Becker
Team Cub
Team Cub
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 12153
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2003 2:59 pm
Zip Code: 55319
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: MN

Re: You Could Be The Only Kid On The Block With One Of These

Postby Jim Becker » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:41 pm

Hedger -- it is used to trim large trees in an orchard or grove. Here is a page that should make it reasonably clear:
http://www.eneinc.com/Mechanical_Pruning.asp

Jackman
10+ Years
10+ Years
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 1816
Joined: Mon May 15, 2006 4:26 am
Zip Code: 000000
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: You Could Be The Only Kid On The Block With One Of These

Postby Jackman » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:35 am

Neat I could really trim some time off my shrub trimming with one of those :wink:

User avatar
John *.?-!.* cub owner
Team Cub Guide
Team Cub Guide
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 21531
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2003 2:09 pm
Zip Code: 63664
Tractors Owned: 47, 48, 49 cub plus Wagner loader & other attachments. 41 Farmall H.
Location: Mo, Potosi

Re: You Could Be The Only Kid On The Block With One Of These

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:35 am

Jackman wrote:Neat I could really trim some time off my shrub trimming with one of those :wink:
A Brush Hog will cut your time even more. :lol:

I used to work in the maintenance department at our local hospital. There was a concrete bordered grass median about 5 feet wide between the in and out going lanes of the drive, and some of the staff decided it would look nice to have some small shrubs in that grass median. This was before the days of weed wackers, power hedge trimmers, etc. and due to the space the only way to mow around them was to hold the push mower on 2 wheels going on each side, plus the grass around them had to be trimmed with clippers, in addition to them being a favorite place for a lot of slobs driving on or out to throw their trash. Needless to say, we on the maintenance crew did NOT like them. The 2nd winter I was there we had such a big snow that the little cub with no weights or chains could not handle it, and the county brought one of their trucks in to move snow. Trying to get all the snow moved they also took out all the pretty bushes in the median with the snow plow. everybody said they would come back, but they never recovered. It may have had something to do with that Woods 59 running over the spot where they were. :wink:
If you are not part of the solution,
you are part of the problem!!!

Eugene
Team Cub Mentor
Team Cub Mentor
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 15051
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:52 pm
Zip Code: 65051
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Mo. Linn

Re: You Could Be The Only Kid On The Block With One Of These

Postby Eugene » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:13 am

Seen electric power company use one mounted on a large high lift type machine to trim trees around power lines. Not sure what the State and county use, but from the appearance of trimmed trees along the right of way, something similar.
I have an excuse. CRS.

Jason (IL)
10+ Years
10+ Years
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 906
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2003 10:44 pm
Zip Code: 60936
Tractors Owned: 47 Cub SN 8664
48 Cub
50 Demo
54 Cub
55 Cub
2-56 Cub
55 LOBOY SN 876
57 LOBOY
2- 60 LOBOY
54 Super M
42 H
57 300LP
57 450
Cub Cadet 123
Cub Cadet 149
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Gibson City, IL

Re: You Could Be The Only Kid On The Block With One Of These

Postby Jason (IL) » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:29 am

That is pretty neat, never knew of such a thing.

Jim Becker
Team Cub
Team Cub
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 12153
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2003 2:59 pm
Zip Code: 55319
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: MN

Re: You Could Be The Only Kid On The Block With One Of These

Postby Jim Becker » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:25 pm

Here is a pretty good picture of a hedger in use on citrus. As far as I know, the practice started with citrus fruit although now it is used with all sorts of tree crops. In this picture, what is being done is actually called topping. Hedging is when you trim off the sides. They are often done together but some times growers may choose to only do one or the other.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bassia09/4989026447/

User avatar
John *.?-!.* cub owner
Team Cub Guide
Team Cub Guide
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 21531
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2003 2:09 pm
Zip Code: 63664
Tractors Owned: 47, 48, 49 cub plus Wagner loader & other attachments. 41 Farmall H.
Location: Mo, Potosi

Re: You Could Be The Only Kid On The Block With One Of These

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:03 pm

Eugene wrote:Seen electric power company use one mounted on a large high lift type machine to trim trees around power lines. Not sure what the State and county use, but from the appearance of trimmed trees along the right of way, something similar.
Don't know if they still use one, but local county highway department used to have a flail mower mounted on an arm to cut along roadways. Could start at the top and take a tree all the way to the ground. sure looked awful afterward though.
If you are not part of the solution,
you are part of the problem!!!

User avatar
twotone
5+ Years
5+ Years
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 1116
Joined: Sat May 14, 2011 6:09 pm
Zip Code: 15132
Tractors Owned: 53 F Cub
73 F Cub
53 Super A With Snow/Grader Blade
193 Plow With Colter And Jointer
144 Cultivators
22 Mower
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Versailles,Pa.

Re: You Could Be The Only Kid On The Block With One Of These

Postby twotone » Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:09 am

I've seen railroads clear the right of way with what looks like looks a huge bush hog on a hydraulic arm that can move any which way. Don't be near it when they're working with it!
Know Your Cub, And Your Cub Will Know You.

Tom

outdoors4evr
5+ Years
5+ Years
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 991
Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:44 pm
Zip Code: 48423
Tractors Owned: 184
Location: Davison, MI

Re: You Could Be The Only Kid On The Block With One Of These

Postby outdoors4evr » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:48 am

That thing looks like an accident waiting for a victim.
184 w/ Creeper & 3-Point
IH 3160a Mower
IH Model 15 Tiller

Billy Fussell
5+ Years
5+ Years
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 678
Joined: Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:28 am
Zip Code: 75959
Location: Tx., Milam

Re: You Could Be The Only Kid On The Block With One Of These

Postby Billy Fussell » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:32 am

I saw a video on youtube where the power company used a saw assembly simular to that one to trim the right of way on transmission lines. It was suspended from a helocopter and trimed the limbs off the trees. It was used in the mountains where access by normal means was restricted.

Billy

User avatar
John *.?-!.* cub owner
Team Cub Guide
Team Cub Guide
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 21531
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2003 2:09 pm
Zip Code: 63664
Tractors Owned: 47, 48, 49 cub plus Wagner loader & other attachments. 41 Farmall H.
Location: Mo, Potosi

Re: You Could Be The Only Kid On The Block With One Of These

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:05 am

I have seen one of those helicopter rigs parked at a local motel overnight while they were trimming south of here. I wanted to get a closer look at it, but figured they did not appreciate people being around it.
If you are not part of the solution,
you are part of the problem!!!

User avatar
Barnyard
Team Cub
Team Cub
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 19943
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:39 pm
Zip Code: 45030
Tractors Owned: At This Time
40 Farmall Cubs (Round Hood)
2 Farmall Cub (Square Hood)
2 IH Cubs (Square Hood)
5 Lo-Boys (Round Hood)
2 Lo-Boys (Square Hood)
2 Farmall 404's
1 Farmall H
1 Ferguson 20
1 Cub Cadet 125
1 Kubota B-7100
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: OH, New Haven (Hamilton County)

Re: You Could Be The Only Kid On The Block With One Of These

Postby Barnyard » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:34 am

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt -

Circle of Safety

Gary Dotson
Team Cub Mentor
Team Cub Mentor
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 2747
Joined: Thu Aug 03, 2006 6:20 am
Zip Code: 43358
Tractors Owned: 48 Cub Diesel (Cubota)
53 Cockshutt 20 restored (Shooter)
52 Cockshutt 20 unrestored
47 Leader "B" (Herckie)
49 Leader "D" (Princess)
49 Leader "D" very rough
48 Leader "D" unrestored
Kubota B6200E
Kubota B6200HST
Kubota B8200HST-D
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: OH West Mansfield

Re: You Could Be The Only Kid On The Block With One Of These

Postby Gary Dotson » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:12 am

There's a power line South of my house, a month or so ago I saw a copter flying along the line with something hanging from it. It wasn't close enough to tell right away what it was but I found out later that it was one of these rigs. Pretty Neat!


Return to “Other Tractors and Machinery”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests