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GroundHog MAX Work on the Fall Remote Food Plot
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This past weekend I spent a couple of hours out in the woods with my main objective being to get the soil for the fall, remote food plot disked up and prepared to be seeded.  I set out with the GroundHog MAX and a 4-wheeler to get the job done and I had a blast riding this thing around the envisioned food plot.

The area where we are trying to install the fall, remote food plot is back deep in the woods, but it has had crops on it before?though none in recent years.  So the soil was not extremely dense, but it wasn?t ready like we wanted it to be.  The area had grass and weeds on it and when we came in last weekend we took the soil sample for the area and then sprayed some Roundup as seen in the previous videos.  When I returned back to the food plot you could tell that the Roundup was going to work as many of the weeds had started turning darker colors already.  This was a good sign as we are trying to get the weeds out! 

I got the 4-wheeler off the truck and then had to ?attach the MAX?.  To do this, I simply carried a wooden block and drove up on it and locked the brakes once I get on top of the block. The 4-wheeler was then elevated a little off the ground and provided just enough clearance to attach the GroundHog MAX to the ATV.  I pulled out the pen, slid the GroundHog MAX into place, put the pen back and then got ready to roll.

Normally we go out in groups working on the land, but on this day I had to soldier up by myself and get it done as my counterparts were unable to assist.  So, I did the work and documentation both (which took me a little bit longer than normal).  I got the cameras and tripod ready and shot some different angles and videos.  By the end, the video camera and tripod were extremely dirty not to mention how dirty I got.  I had dirt everywhere on me!
We haven?t had much rain recently so the dirt, especially on one end of the plot, was really dry.  This resulted in a lot of dust being thrown up in the air while I was riding.  You can easily see it in the video below.  When I got through working I went to the truck and saw where my face was covered in orange from the dust of the clay-like soil.  I washed my face in some watered-down, diet coke that I had leftover from earlier that morning.  It was not the best feeling, but it got the job done and helped me regain sight!  My face, shirt, and pants were just as orange as the soil was.  Though, it does feel good to get out and work when often times I?m sitting behind a computer, so I didn?t mind it too much. 

I rode the 4-wheeler in circles, figure-8?s, diagonally, and in straight lines trying to churn up the dirt in every way possible.  It seems that the GroundHog Max churns up the ground a little better when riding in circles or figure-8?s, but then again that could be because the 4-wheeler I was using is a 2 wheel drive ATV.  When you have a 4x4 ATV you have the muscle to put the MAX a little bit deeper in the ground, but since the ATV I was using didn?t have the cc?s necessary to pull through deeper dirt, I just made a few more passes and it still worked fine.

I probably rode the GroundHog MAX for around 1.5 to 2 hours and I?d say that I rode it way longer than I really needed to simply because I was having so much fun!  After a while I had the top-soil so loosened up that I began sliding around and it felt as if I was playing bumper cars at the beach or something.  It was really fun to get out there and ride.

All in all, I got the job done, had a lot of fun, got extremely dirty, and got the soil disked up and ready.  We?ll now wait a week or so and go back in to see if any weeds have germinated from being disked under the dirt.  If this is the case, we?ll spray again and then we should be ready to plant.

Again, I was very impressed with how the GroundHog MAX performed.  The winner of the Big Buck Competition is going to be one happy camper!

See the video of me riding the GroundHog MAX in circles and attempting to talk over music below

Regards,

Clint
 
 




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