Land Clearing is Not a Job for Amateurs

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At the risk of sounding like self-serving alarmists, we nonetheless state that land clearing is not a job for amateurs, and we will state why we say that in this article.  We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing, serving the Greater Fort Worth area with outstanding acreage mowing, bush hogging, HOA mowing, ranch mowing, and farm mowing. Call us when the job is too big for you to handle, and what you need is a professional job done.

We are professionals, and as such, we are fully-trained to handle land clearing.

So, why should land clearing be handled by those trained for it?

Land clearing is a dangerous job

Chain saws, bulldozers, brush hogs, front loaders, there are dangerous tools/machines.  It might be an eye-opener if you read the same statistics we see about accidents each year happening when property owners attempt to operate equipment they are not trained for operating.

The number of accidents is in the tens-of-thousands.  And let’s not talk about the deaths.

Can you operate a tractor you rented at a farm implement store? Yes! Can you operate it safely?  Not likely.  But let’s set aside discussions about large equipment like bulldozers for a moment.  The number of home injuries causes by chainsaws is mind-staggering and alarming. Every weekend warrior with a hankerin’ for loud noises and mayhem can start up a chainsaw, and they do, but chainsaws wreak havoc across the United States each year, they are obviously dangerous, and they need proper training, which is the topic of the next subsection of this article.

Land clearing requires training to correctly do the job

Professional land clearing services are manned by trained professionals. They are certified and state-approved on heavy equipment.  They know proper first aid techniques in case of accidents.  And still, accidents happen even with the professionals.

There is a very good reason why the pros carry liability insurance, like the $1,000,000 general liability insurance we carry at Keith’s Tractor Mowing.  The jobs we perform are dangerous, even for those of us who are properly trained.

Is it possible to do without training?

Reluctantly, we answer in the affirmative to this question. Yes, it is possible to do land clearing without training, but the old adage applies nicely here: just because you can does not mean you should.

Setting accidents aside for a moment, land clearing requires special training and knowledge.  One needs to understand different soils. One needs to understand the principles of drainage and soil erosion.  These important elements are not learned on YouTube. They are learned through proper training, and they are found in land clearing companies.

We understand why retail outlets rent large machinery to property owners, but we simply cannot sign off with our approval of the practice.

Bottom line: if you are trained for land clearing, great.  If not, don’t!

A final word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing

Keith’s Tractor Mowing is a trusted name in the Fort Worth/Tarrant County area, trusted by homeowners, farmers, ranchers, pipeline companies, and municipalities looking for right-of-way work done properly and professionally. Call us for a quote, anywhere within a seventy-five mile radius of downtown Fort Worth.