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 Cutting in new tracks. How do you do it? 
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TRAIL YOBBO

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Post Cutting in new tracks. How do you do it?
Hi Guys,

I have started to cut a single trail into some non usable land on my property there is a lot of lantana vines and weeds. Is there a easy way to cut it in? yesterday I went bush bashing on my bike which was fun but I don't think the track will stay/last very long as I just pushed it over. I dont have access to a tractor and bob cat And im a bit tight on cash so hiring one is out of the question.

Could you let me know how you have cut in new track before. How do all the tracks and beerburrum get cut in/made?

I used my Iphone yesterday to measure the the length of the track and its about 1k at the moment I dont think it will get much bigger.


Sun 08 Apr, 2012 9:34 am
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TRAIL GURU

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Post Re: Cutting in new tracks. How do you do it?
When I use to cut a track in for the kids to ride.
They just kept riding around it and wore it in.


Sun 08 Apr, 2012 10:03 am
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Post Re: Cutting in new tracks. How do you do it?
Host a beginners ride there and have 50 bikes do laps of it all day :)

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Sun 08 Apr, 2012 11:48 am
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TRAIL YOBBO

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Post Re: Cutting in new tracks. How do you do it?
:D I would but i have enough space for everyone to park :o


Sun 08 Apr, 2012 12:39 pm
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TRAIL BOSS

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Post Re: Cutting in new tracks. How do you do it?
all you need is someone to ride half a dozen times around it on a big bore two or four stroke as they dig the groundup whereas smaller bikes take longer to churn the soil i am sure you can find someone in your area willing to do this for you icon_salut


Sun 08 Apr, 2012 1:14 pm
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TRAIL BOSS

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Post Re: Cutting in new tracks. How do you do it?
ROUND UP angry5 ! that"ll clear it !


Sun 08 Apr, 2012 2:30 pm
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TRAIL BOSS

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Post Re: Cutting in new tracks. How do you do it?
ROUND UP angry5 ! that"ll clear it !


Sun 08 Apr, 2012 2:30 pm
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TRAIL BOSS

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Post Re: Cutting in new tracks. How do you do it?
How the hell did that happen ! dontknow


Sun 08 Apr, 2012 2:31 pm
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TRAIL BOSS

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Post Re: Cutting in new tracks. How do you do it?
so what your saying is roundup twice eh? hello2


Sun 08 Apr, 2012 4:19 pm
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Post Re: Cutting in new tracks. How do you do it?
with lantana spraying roundup on it is just as likely to kill off a patch 5 meters away from where you want to ride than on your track. just keep riding on it


Sun 08 Apr, 2012 5:27 pm
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TRAIL YOBBO

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Post Re: Cutting in new tracks. How do you do it?
I had a good go at it today.

Hit the long grass and the edge of the lantana with the whipper snipper, then used Long handle Branch Cutters to get to the base of the lantana once Cut I folded it back on its self. next weekend I think I'll hit it with the round up.

Ill take some photos tomorrow to show you the progress. I have already extended it from what i had after riding it yesterday. :wav

Not sure if ill get out of 2nd very tight and windy.


Sun 08 Apr, 2012 6:36 pm
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Post Re: Cutting in new tracks. How do you do it?
8-) First post so thought I'd try and be helpful, I always use a machete and elbow grease. Take a stroll in the bush and cut off anything overhanging at ground level. Once completed once bikes seem to keep it clear from then on. Surprising how relaxing few hours cutting stuff with a machete can be :D


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Post Re: Cutting in new tracks. How do you do it?
you need to keep pruning it apparantly....

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Mon 28 May, 2012 4:32 pm
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TRAIL BOSS

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Post Re: Cutting in new tracks. How do you do it?
Don't nuke the lantana!

I have left all my lantana on my home track. Keeps the track looking green and tight. You just snap any branches back as they grow out into your line.
Round up will not only kill the lantana but has a tendency to kill in a 5 meter radius, leaving a path of death through your block.

Just put up with the pain of manually clearing track then ride it. This will result in a tight green track. Just remember most tracks at Beerburrum etc were fire roads until the bush/ lantana grew back in

Have fun.

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TRAIL YOBBO

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Post Re: Cutting in new tracks. How do you do it?
I have loop track on my farm which is about 3 or 4 kilometres. I have a ride on to keep the grass down and just walk it every now and again with the cane knife and chop anything starting to overhang or come out too far. That, and I ride it a few times a week which keeps everything in check.


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