Often, the terrain is rugged, the workplace is remote, and the lead time is short. The contractor shall be required to use a tracked forestry shredder and shredder head with hydraulic capabilities to grind (down to the ground) trees and shrubs from a size of 1 to 12 potentially in diameter at chest height (DBH), including species that will include, but are not limited to, sweet gum, tallow, elm, willow, pine, oak, and maple. To present the best possible offer, contractors need to have a clear idea of what exactly the job entails, and that often means getting answers to questions that cover several different areas. Since shredding machines make it easy to clear the ground of unwanted trees and shrubs with minimal disturbance to any desirable soil or characteristics, it has the ability to manage vegetation on large areas.
A contractor who knows the level of dealer support they have and who is committed to having spare parts on hand and keeping up with maintenance can present a safer offer. The estimated total area of areas to be mulched will include 8 wide areas along both sides of Old River roads (approximately 10 miles), as indicated on the attached map and within logging covers, as indicated on the attached map. If the material is not mulched and left along the right of way, Bradley recommends that contractors look for a market for it. You will be better prepared to compare apples to apples in the process of clearing and tendering lots and land.
Some of these contingency plans require having additional machine parts on hand, in particular wear elements such as tips for a shredder head when using a forestry grinder, as a way to potentially reduce project delays. A forestry tractor has an operator on a machine that covers vegetation and usually has less support equipment than traditional methods. Depending on the amount of land being cleaned in a day, the level of material to be cut and the complexity of the project (avoiding certain objects or areas), or the density, forest mulch can often be cleared, all factors in the number of acres that can be cleaned daily. Depending on the type of wood, the amount of mulch and the condition of the soil, you will notice changes day by day.
Speaking of processing material, what will happen with debris cleaned is another question that the contractor must answer before bidding on a job. When comparing these prices to other methods of clearing land, mulching has a considerably lower price.