This is a very common question we get asked daily at Pierce Land Clearing. There are a few factors to break down and how we handle pricing. By the end of this quick article you should have a very good understanding of what to expect from our company clearing your land.

First and foremost, forestry mulching is by far the most effective and environmentally friendly way to clear your land. By mulching the brush and trees we eliminate the need for large piles to burn and offer a nutrient rich mulch for the soil. Our machines also have very wide tracks offering a low PSI on the ground reducing damage to the soil and root systems of mature trees.

When it comes to forestry mulching Pierce Land Clearing makes pricing and quoting easy. We offer the best machines on the market to get the job done right the first time.

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CMI 175 Mulching Tractor

$2500 Daily

$1500 Half Day

  • Able to clear trees up to 22 inches in diameter

  • Works well in steep and wet conditions

  • Steel tracks for increased traction (cannot be driven on pavement or over curbs)

  • Able to clear 2+ acres a day on average

  • Incredibly fine mulch that decomposes quickly

  • Travel Speed 2.5 MPH

  • 3 foot max cutting height


Komatsu PC 210 Excavator

$2000 Daily

  • Pond Construction

  • Tree Grubbing

  • Dangerous Tree Removal

  • Home Demolition

  • Digging and trenching


Barko 930B Forestry Mulcher

$3000 Daily

  • Able to clear trees of unlimited size.

  • Fast tracking and can cross pavement

  • Works well in rocky conditions

  • Able to clear 3-5+ acres per day on average

  • 12 foot reach height

  • Fine mulch that decomposes quickly

  • Travel speed of 10+ MPH


Komatsu D61 Dozer

$2000 Daily

  • Pond Construction

  • Tree Grubbing

  • Grading

  • Root Raking


Komatsu D39 EX Bulldozer

$1500 Daily

  • Pond Construction

  • Root Raking 

  • Mesquite and Cedar Removal 

  • Home Pad 

  • Driveways

  • Grading 

Which machine should I choose?

Choosing the right machine for the job is crucial, and we always help our clients pick the right machine for us to bring out. When it comes to mulching there is absolutely no comparison between a true dedicated mulcher like our CMI 175 vs a skid steer with a mulching attachment.

Why forestry mulching?

  • By eliminating the trees and brush where they stand there is not need to pile up, haul off, or burn the unwanted trees and brush.
  • Forestry mulchers on compact track loaders are able to operate on steep terrain and will disturb the land and soil much less than large dozers and wheeled loaders.
  • By leaving a nutrient rich mulch on the ground you are left with a natural erosion barrier and over time grass will begin to grow through the mulch.

How long is a “day” and what can I expect during that time?

A day begins between 8:30-9am. We generally like to meet land owners on site and take a few minutes to go over the project and goals. From there we are off to the races. Our operators are very skilled and will run the machine without breaks until around noon where they will take a 30 minute lunch break and give the machine a break. From there we finish out the day at 5pm. At that time we will meet again with the land owner and see if any additional tasks need to be completed in the last hour. Remember we are here for you, if you want that old cedar down by your shed now is the time to do it! We will usually begin loading equipment up between 4:30 and 5pm.

Are there any other fees or charges I need to be aware of?

There is a $300 mobilization fee for the mulcher, $500 for the dozer and $750 for the excavator.

What payment methods do you take and how is that handled?

We take check, cash, card, and paypal. Remember, our goal is to make this entire process as painless and convenient as possible. Give us a call, pick a machine, book a date, sit back and watch us transform your land!