CEE provides exceptional land clearing capabilities. Our grapple rake, severe duty ripper*, and patent-pending screening bucket can clear land better and faster for building or farming applications. In addition, we manufacture and offer John Deere 8850 Repower kits.
Because our roots are in farming, we have extensive technical knowledge and hands-on experience operating and maintaining equipment. The products we offer were conceptualized and developed on the family farm to eliminate the tedium of what seemed to be never ending chores. These innovative products and services address tasks where solutions have not yet been established or are not economically justified with the equipment presently available for small to medium size operations.
The productivity and reliability of these products have been proven and are worthy to offer to others as products designed specifically for one’s own machine, equipment for rental/lease or as a custom service.
Roll’n Rock Bucket
The need for a better method to separate rocks from topsoil came from removing hedgerows. Stone fences and rock stockpiles in the hedgerows presented a dilemma — how to remove rocks without taking vast amounts of topsoil.
Using an excavator to bury the rocks doesn’t address the problem of separating out topsoil and leaves the next generation dealing with with them again once the frost brings them back to the surface.
CEEQUIP's solution to this is a rotating skeleton bucket. The bucket is robust enough to use for excavation and topsoil quickly separates from the rocks and debris as the bucket is rotated. Topsoil can then be stockpiled or spread. Debris is loaded into a truck for immediate site removal.
The machine/bucket can be sized for small landscaping projects to large construction sites. The loader/bucket can also be used to pick rocks from your planting field; loaded onto a truck for immediate removal.
Screening bucket for loaders & excavators…¾ yd to 6 yd
topsoil separation from rocks & debris for land clearing & rock picking
material separation for recycling & construction site clean-up
360° continuous rotation – trommel type screening action
Simple/robust design… minimal number of moving parts
Turntable bearings/hydraulic motors utilized throughout industry on excavators, cranes, man lifts with proven reliability
integrated construction with quick change screen panels - interchange panels for screening in stages
modular design with rotating mechanism quick-coupled to bucket assembly - interchange bucket assemblies for screening in stages
choice of cutting edge… straight, spade nose, bucket teeth, tines/teeth
Overall a loader grapple rake is the most effective attachment for land clearing. A wide swath is cleared in a single pass and the debris can then be grappled and raised above the ground to avoid scraping up valuable top soil as is done when dozing along the surface. To further enhance the productivity of the grapple rake our duplex design incorporates secondary teeth on the grapple providing a single rake with two different shank spacings.
A coarse spacing of the primary shanks with the grapple raised
A fine spacing with the grapple lowered with the secondary shanks positioned in the spacing between the primary shanks.
The coarse spacing enables more dirt to pass through the shanks in the initial clearing/raking operation resulting in cleaner debris. The fine rake can then be used in secondary raking for clean-up of smaller debris minimizing and often eliminating the need for manual labor.
Grapple rake for loaders & excavators…¾ yd to 6 yd
Coarse rake/fine rake/grapple rake - combined functions in a single attachment
coarse spacing of primary teeth w/ grapple raised
fine spacing of primary/secondary teeth w/grapple lowered
secondary teeth attached to grapple fill in gaps between primary teeth
improve machine productivity by increasing attachment versatility
coarse/fine rake in single unit for separating/sorting & clean-up
root rake/finishing rake in single unit for land clearing/ripping & clean-up
self cleaning of lodged debris in teeth by simply raising grapple
anti-rollover mechanical stop… ripping force not governed by hydraulic capability of tilt cylinders
Severe Duty Ripper & Severe Duty Trailer Ripper
Ground Clearing Apparatus U.S. Patent No. 7,913,431
Severe Duty Ripper: In our land clearing service the attachment that gets the most use is the severe duty grapple ripper. It was built with each shank being able to withstand the loader’s breakout force. It’s large width however inhibits it’s ability to remove stubborn stumps and large trees. A two shank ripper addresses this issue by enabling breakout forces to be concentrated in a small width. This permits deeper penetration and tearing of the roots securing roots and large trees in the ground. This attachment gives a wheel loader immense capability, with it’s speed and maneuverability making it the preferred machine for land clearing.
Severe Duty Trailer Ripper: A vital step in land clearing is the removal of sub-surface debris, such as roots and rocks. Left untouched debris beneath the surface can result in damage to tillage and planting equipment and reduce the moisture holding capability of the soil. A multi-shank ripper pulled by a large high hp 4WD tractor can speed this operation considerably. We offer a trailer ripper built with the strength to deal with anything encountered beneath the surface for years of trouble free service. Its applications are not limited to just land clearing. It can also be used to break-up hard pan in fields already being cultivated with conditions too harsh for lighter duty rippers/sub-soilers and to break-up heavy soils prior to utilizing pull pans built lighter than construction grade scrapers utilized throughout construction.
Overview/Specifications for Severe Duty Ripper:
Ripper for wheel loaders…3 yd to 6 yd
highly portable & proficient
easy transport with rubber tired machine
excellent maneuverability & visibility
concentrates loader break-out force to shanks for massive ripping power
applications in land clearing & demolition
large tree & stump removal – roots & all
sub-surface rocks & boulders brought to surface for removal
break-up sub-soil/hard pan
break-up stone foundations
spacing between shanks - anti-rollover mechanical stop…ripping force not governed by hydraulic capability of tilt cylinders
Overview/Specifications for Severe Duty Trailer Ripper:
Severe Duty Trailer Ripper
Multi-Shank Unit – Virtually Indestructible
>10,000 lbs operating weight
24” max penetration
43” shank spacing
Custom Services: Land Clearing & Severe Duty Tillage
CEE offers the custom services of complete land clearing and severe duty tillage utilizing the equipment developed and used in our own farming operation. The wheel loader is our choice of equipment for clearing land. We’ve utilized track machines and found them to be slower, more difficult to transport from site to site and higher in maintenance. The main advantage they offer is traction in adverse conditions, which directly correlate to poor land clearing conditions and dramatically increased costs. We utilize a large 30 ton machine with different attachments for optimal productivity in varying conditions to tackle and complete large jobs when conditions are favorable.
The same equipment utilized for land clearing is directly applicable to severe duty tillage. In the past we purchased a new subsoiler for custom tillage work, which only survived 3 years. We then built a ripper able to withstand the harsh rocky conditions of this area. We utilize this equipment for custom tillage or offer it as a rental unit for those preferring to provide their own tractor and operator.
Complete Clearing of Large Acreage…Removal Above & Below Surface - Removed: trees - stumps - roots - brush - Brought to surface: boulders - rocks - roots - Material raked/windrowed/stockpiled - Wood: process wood…harvest lumber/fire wood...chip roots/brush/branches...burn stockpiles Benefits: