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It just got to be to much for my Ford 1900. So we had to bring in a big CAT. Especially the mesquites,
going to knock em down then poison them. Insurance is paying for much of it as a preventive measure.
Some of that mess posed a real fire hazard.

New roof, new HVAC. March 13th wind storm really did a number on us. They say it was a tornado but
I didn't see it with all the crap flying around.
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you may not want to hear it, but tractors and shredders aren't
really built for sapling and tree cutting even though a lot of
people do it. gear boxes and pto u joints cost too much to me.
get a dozer or a track mulcher to do the heavy work, then use
the tractor to stay on top of it along with some good spray like
Arsenal or RM43. a lot of the west Texas boys use diesel in a
good quality spray rig. the diesel will eat up a cheapie in no time.
i can vouch for the RM43. i sprayed a bunch of these muscadine
vines last year, and it killed 'em quick.
don't ever let mesquites get away from you. they'll eat up a
saw chain and a bar, and cost you a wallet full for good poison
to spray them with.

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you may not want to hear it, but tractors and shredders aren't
really built for sapling and tree cutting even though a lot of
people do it. gear boxes and pto u joints cost too much to me.
get a dozer or a track mulcher to do the heavy work, then use
the tractor to stay on top of it along with some good spray like
Arsenal or RM43. a lot of the west Texas boys use diesel in a
good quality spray rig. the diesel will eat up a cheapie in no time.
i can vouch for the RM43. i sprayed a bunch of these muscadine
vines last year, and it killed 'em quick.
don't ever let mesquites get away from you. they'll eat up a
saw chain and a bar, and cost you a wallet full for good poison
to spray them with.
Ranger it was an 1100 CAT Challenger .It did a job on them. In less than two hours, three acres. The mow deck was a twin blade hydraulic. And the bill was only 200 bucks.

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you may not want to hear it, but tractors and shredders aren't
really built for sapling and tree cutting even though a lot of
people do it. gear boxes and pto u joints cost too much to me.
get a dozer or a track mulcher to do the heavy work, then use
the tractor to stay on top of it along with some good spray like
Arsenal or RM43. a lot of the west Texas boys use diesel in a
good quality spray rig. the diesel will eat up a cheapie in no time.
i can vouch for the RM43. i sprayed a bunch of these muscadine
vines last year, and it killed 'em quick.
don't ever let mesquites get away from you. they'll eat up a
saw chain and a bar, and cost you a wallet full for good poison
to spray them with.
You need to use caution , with Arsenal & rm43 they are total vegetation control herbicide , if you have fruit trees or flower shrubs nearby it will stunt growth or possibly kill them . Arsenal is what the timber companies use here . They spray thousands of acres by plane . And it looks like a desert in just a few weeks . I don't know if it will work on mesquite .
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yes, what i've used those poisons on, i wanted everything in the
area of where i sprayed to die off.
i don't know, but i'd imagine there wouldn't be any flowers or
such in an area where he'd use a dozer at.
where i sprayed at is over 200 yards away from my house/shack.
herbicides are something the average joe living in a subdivision
on a small lot really shouldn't be using.
that's part of why we now have this thing with all the lawsuits
over Roundup. it wasn't really meant for household use, but for
big cotton fields to kill off the vegetation before running the
harvester through. i've seen several lawsuit commercials on the
television showing a border jumper spraying (supposedly Roundup)
with a bandanna or scarf wrapped around their face, as if that would
keep someone from inhaling poisonous overspray.

here's one-

another goofy guy with bare legs, bare arms, no mask, no gloves,
no eye protection, probably a belly full of beer, etc.

you have to use good sense as posted ^ ^ up there

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Our electrical co-op stopped mechanically mowing the right of ways , and started using Mexicans with back-pack sprayers now for the past 5 years . Each spring they come thru in a company pick up . and the co-op guy turns them loose down the power lines , and then drives a mile a head and waits until they catch up .and hop -scotch like that down the line . They came by mothers home last week and sprayed down her Azaleas . now they have one angry old woman to deal with . My father died from non- Hodgkin lymphoma in 1998 , But I am not convinced glyphosate was the cause . All the lawyers have to do is convince the jury that it does .
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It was mostly tall prairie grass and mesquites. Which are down to the root now so I'm going to spay them with something.
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Texas A&M ag department says 2 oz. Reclaim, 2 oz. Remedy, 1/4-1/2 oz. in 3 gallons of water ratio will take care of them but that's while they are growing. A&M should should be up to date on killing mesquites. I just spray the stump immediately after it's cut off with round-up. If you wait any length of time to spray then you are just wasting round-up. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Then I drill holes in the stump and apply more round-up. I had one big one that took four years to get rid of this way.
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Texas A&M ag department says 2 oz. Reclaim, 2 oz. Remedy, 1/4-1/2 oz. in 3 gallons of water ratio will take care of them but that's while they are growing. A&M should should be up to date on killing mesquites. I just spray the stump immediately after it's cut off with round-up. If you wait any length of time to spray then you are just wasting round-up. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Then I drill holes in the stump and apply more round-up. I had one big one that took four years to get rid of this way.
Thanks for the tip I've got to do something while they are still down.
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. . . . do something while they are still down.
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ that's the key ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

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