Friday, 20 January 2017
Big Green Monster
Martin came home last night, an extra long week end for him on the ranch, he brought with him a big green monster.
A fork lift was used to get it on his pick up, we now had the problem of getting it off and it weighs in at 195kg, there was no way we were going to lift it off between us, my maximum lift is 30kg.
Martin is good at problem solving, the pick up was backed up to a sturdy tree, he fixed a pulley in place
Rope was fastened to the tractor through the pulley and attached to the green monster, Martin backed the tractor up enough for it to raise said monster up off the bed of the truck, and with the tractor taking the strain
I drove the pick up away slowly, monster was now unloaded
using the linkage it was driven down the field, connected up and put to work
Big green monster is a PTO driven chipper, we can now clear the mountains of brush we are accumulating from reclaiming the hedges. A great bit of equipment that will be of great use to us time and time again.
The wood chips are all getting used in the growing area, to cover all the pathways, as a mulch in the fruit cage and anywhere else I want it.
within a couple of hours working together we filled 3 bags with wood chips and that was from the smallest pile of brush.
There is still mountains of the stuff.
Its been a glorious blue sky sunny day, we sat in the sunshine and had bacon rolls for lunch, it was hard to believe its January.