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Title: Power grubbers : Section 8.2.3, US Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual
Authors: Environmental Impact Research Program (U.S.)
Doerr, T. B. (Ted Bachman)
Keywords: Power grubbers
Transplanter buckets
Site preparation
Crawler tractors
Brush control
Habitat improvement
Environmental management
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; EL-86-44.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: An equipment report on power grubbers is provided as Section 8.2.3 of the US Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual. The report is designed to assist the Corps District or project biologist with the selection and use of types of equipment and materials available for habitat development and manipulation. Topics covered include description, operation, maintenance, limitations, and availability. Power grubbers are crawler tractors with specially designed blades that uproot trees and shrubs individually by cutting the roots underground and lifting or pushing over the plant. The grubber implement itself is a short, stout blade mounted between two heavy supports attached to a power source. Single-tree transplanter buckets are also used for grubbing. Management objectives for using power grubbers are stated, and benefits to wildlife habitat are discussed. The design and assembly of equipment are described and illustrated, and general specifications are provided. Methods of operation are described, and maintenance and safety requirements are given. Appropriate cautions and limitations are discussed.
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