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  • Ask your local hire centres to see what they have, smallest I have seen was 58cm wide.
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    A Kubota micro digger (often on most hire company's fleets) will get through that width ?

  • THanks fellas. It is more about what size excavator would get the bamboo out?
  • I would think any digger would do the job.

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      If it's really thick and matted and so big that you can't dig around it like a stump, then you will struggle, and a micro just won't touch it.

      We have a ripper tooth on a 1.9t machine and that struggles sometimes. If you're going to try, get a micro with the smallest bucket (nobody hires them with rippers unfortunately) and get a stone cutter with a carbide root cutting blade. Use this to cut the bamboo root mass into strips and you might have a chance.

      • Thanks very much Ben. Will get onto it!

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    One of my neighbours have purchased a house with leylandii down the side of the house that need removing, there was a substantial 360 excavator onsite to landscape the rear garden and the driver tried giving a root a tug. That wasn't viable as it could barely move one of the smaller stumps and it would have lifted the public footpath paving as well.

    Can you excavate the whole area where the roots have spread or are they under paving and other immovable features?

    Andy
    • Thanks for you time Andy, alot of the are is under paving that I am going to take up, as it has pushed it all up. 

  • Stump grinder?

  • How much bamboo are you talking? I removed a few m2 of thick deep matted stuff in my new garden last year by hand with a mattock. It was a grind but I got there.

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