- Jan 25, 2022
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Thanks Tigwelder. I don't have a tractor or skidsteer, just a F-150 that will be well clear of this mess when I start cutting. The ice is 100% safe. I wouldn't hesitate to drive my truck on the canal.You probably can't get any equipment close? I too like the pole saw idea if the branch is small enough. My typical plan for situations such as this is to hook it to my tractor winch, and use mismatched cuts to allow it to snap when tensioned. Seeing as your intending to clear a boat path, id actually do it in the summer when 1 end was free with the assistance of a tractor, skidder etc.
Note, if your doing this in the winter, be 100% positive that ice is think enough to support you & the tree.
I took a saw out there by boat in summer and eyeballed the situation. I decided it was waaay to dangerous.