Clearing brush and small trees.
Figure 11-23.Pushing over a medium-size tree.
to gain added leverage and push the tree over slowly, as
shown in figure 11-23.
As the tree falls, backup quickly to clear the rising
root mass. Lower the blade, travel forward, and dig the
roots free with a lifting and pushing action. The felled
trees are then ready to be pushed to a dismissal area.
Large trees are over 10 inches in diameter. For large
trees, the removal is slower, more difficult, and takes
more time. Approach the tree on foot and inspect it for
dead limbs that could break off and fall on the dozer,
possibly hitting the operator. Then make sure the dozer
blade contacts the tree high and centered for the most
leverage. Before pushing over a large tree, determine the
direction of the fall, which is usually in the direction of
lean. If the tree can be pushed over in the manner
described for medium trees, do so.