Knowing Your Equipment 02/26/2012
Land clearing is crucial to removing rocks, trees, shrubs, and other debris. The work of land clearing is generally completed by a professional contractor or the land owner. Along with removing unnecessary debris from your land, there are simple tools you need to have in order to do the job efficiently. Whether it's clearing space for a garden, or clearing several acres for an apartment or shopping complex, you will need the right tools. The following is a list of basic, and not so basic, tools to complete your project.
Hand tools are the simplest of the land clearing equipment you'll need. They usually include tools for gardening and yard work. These tools include: loppers, pruners, hand saws, shovels, pick axes, rakes, and hoes. Each tool has a specific use, so be sure you are using the proper hand tool in order to do the job right.
Contractors use bulldozers to clear large pieces of land. They are the most commonly used pieces of equipment. There are several attachments to bulldozers to do many jobs at one time during the land clearing process. Some of those are: root plows to remove shrubs and bushes, and heavy-duty rakes to remove small trees, large rocks and stumps.
Excavators are large pieces of equipment and are used for large jobs. Just like the bulldozer, excavators can be used with attachments so the machine can be used in two jobs at one time. A grapple is an attachment that aids in the excavators ability to reach, grab and remove small trees, brush and logs. Other attachments include: stump pullers and heavy-duty rakes.
If you have a large or small land clearing project, your first and only choice to get the job done right the first time, every time, is TB Contracting. Call them today for a free estimate. (678) 333-6561
Going Green With Land Clearing 02/26/2012
Environmentally Friendly Mulching
The words “land clearing” and “environmentally friendly” don't normally go hand-in-hnad. In this day and age, however, with modern technology and greener equipment, the processes of drastic altering a landscape is having a less harmful effect on the environment.
There can be dozens of reasons why someone would need to have their piece of land cleared out. Perhaps there is overgrown brush or trees need to be removed in order to build. Maybe a pipeline or utility line needs to be placed underground. There could also be the need for fencing, pasture reclamation, surveying, wildlife habitat restoration, or simply real estate development. Because of the new uses of more environmentally friendly equipment and methods, all of these can be done without causing harm to our eco-system.
One of the newest pieces of equipment that is being used for pipeline installation is a commercial forestry mulcher. The benefits for its use are tremendous for our environment. When you consider the use of large, heavy machinery to dig and move the ground, you probably get a vision of deep rutting that is left behind. With a forestry mulcher, however, this ground damage does not happen. A forestry mulcher moves smoothly along the land on an evenly distributed level with less pressure than traditional machines. Because of this evenness, the rutting is reduced exponentially and aids in soil retention and ground water run-off.
When the mulcher moves the ground around, it leaves behind an organic mulch that helps with soil retention and allows for the regrowth of natural vegetation. When this is done, burning and haul-away becomes unnecessary. Hauling takes more from natural resources and burning can create a fire hazard. When you naturally mulch, you are left with a cover of organic material.
Using a commercial forestry mulcher ensures that the land remains largely intact and is much better for the environment. Commercial forestry mulchers are even safer when digging for pipelines. There is less chance of causing a break in the pipe, which could cause insurmountable damage to the land. This could also have a serious impact on the animals and plant life in and around the area.
It's best to hire a professional who is experienced in environmentally friendly land clearing methods. They have the machinery and equipment that is designed for low-impact forestry mulching, which will quickly and efficiently clear your land with environmentally responsible methods.
Your only choice when considering clearing your land is TB Contracting. Contact them today for a free estimate on eco-friendly land clearing. (678) 333-6561
Land Clearing and Disaster Clean-Up! 02/22/2012
Land clearing is not usually a do-it-yourself (DIY) job. Some people try to tackle clearing land on their own with some hand tools and a chain saw but then realize that the job is much bigger than they thought.
Others realize that they need a bulldozer and bit more help but don’t have the budget to hire a crew that is geared for larger jobs or to pay a minimum fee regardless of how small their project is.
Then there are clearing jobs that are huge projects that require several crews and a variety of heavy equipment. Months in advance, the bidding is done and preparation is needed for these larger jobs.
Obviously, land clearing projects are usually not something that can be done over the weekend for those who think that they can tackle clearing land during the “spare time”. Regardless of the size of the project, our company has been tackling these jobs with professionalism and knowledge since 1978.
From clearing and burning one acre to working on interstate highways, we have the experience, the crew, the equipment, the knowledge, and passion to get the job done.
Based in North Carolina, we work locally, regionally, or nationally. Land clearing… it’s worth having U.S. Land Clearing to bid your job or project professionally and affordably.
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