Land clearing work is varied in its scope and size. Terrain, density of the vegetation, soil stability, moisture, species to be treated, environmental concerns and obstacles to work around are some of the considerations when choosing the right machine for the application. The required finish and the needed production rates can also be a factor when determining the correct tool for the job. The truth is there are a lot of choices and not one machine is always right for every job.
Clearing the land, whether it is for commercial or residential construction or for esthetics and grounds maintenance can present challenges. The successful land clearing contractor will usually approach the job with a variety of units including tracked mulching machines, excavator mulchers and skid steer tractors equipped with mulching attachments as well as other tools to handle the many tasks found on the average land clearing site.
Commercial or large acreage jobs could require the high production capabilities of the more powerful large tracked mulching tractors. For wet or swampy conditions low ground pressure mulching tractors would fit the bill. These tractors are used by successful high production land clearing contractors in a variety of climates and in extreme ground conditions.
Residential or urban interface projects could utilize smaller and lighter tracked mulching tractors effectively on softer ground conditions or where more detailed work is needed. A variety of undercarriage specifications help keep the machine moving and can reduce the ground disturbance while offering the production rates needed.