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The most widely used stump harvesting system in the UK is a tracked excavator with a purpose built head for destumping. The head is used to pull stumps out of the ground, and then split and shake them in an attempt to remove soil:
The processed stumps are temporarily placed in adjacent ‘wind-rows’:
The stumps are then extracted by forwarder to road side for storage before being taken by truck to be chipped and burned:
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