If you have land that needs to be cleared, then it is important that you obtain the right equipment for that purpose. You might think that clearing away unwanted vegetation is a simple process, but there are aspects to land clearing which can make it surprisingly complex. If you try to work with equipment which is not right for the job, you could easily create unnecessary expense and perhaps delays to later stages of the project.
Should you choose a chipper or a mulcher?
Your choice of land-clearing equipment will be dictated by the state of the land you want to clear. If you want to clear brush, then you may be tempted to use a chipper which you already have on hand. You could carry out land clearing with a wood chipper, but it is far from the most efficient way to do so. If you want to operate a chipper, then you will need at least one person to cut down trees and trim them to a suitable size for the chipper. You will need other workers to feed the cut tree limbs into the chipper and someone else to actually operate the chipper. Compare this approach to what can be done with a mulcher. With a mechanical mulcher, all of the clearing work can be done by one person sitting in the mulcher cab. Working alone, they can clear the same area more quickly than a team of men using a chipper to do the work.
Which mulching attachments should you choose?
There are a large number of mulching attachments available for land clearing, and your choice will be based partly on exactly what you want to clear and partly on what equipment you already have at your disposal. Every mulching attachment has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, and it may be helpful to talk through your choices with an experienced sales person who will be able to suggest the most suitable choice. Think about not just the diameters of the limbs you want to clear but also the type of wood with which you will be working. You will need to match the cutting teeth on your mulcher to the wood in order to achieve the best results. Don't make the mistake of assuming that harder woods will be harder to grind. In most cases, it is the pliable nature of softwoods that presents the tougher grinding challenge.
For more information, contact a company that provides land clearing services in your area.