If you're landscaping your property and have patches of land on which there's a lot of wild vegetation growing, it's best to have this vegetation removed by an excavator operator instead of removing it by hand. Here are two reasons why.
The vegetation clearing process will go much faster
Vegetation clearing is arguably one of the least exciting, but most essential, parts of landscaping an overgrown outdoor area. One reason to hire an excavator operator to do this for you is that the vegetation will be removed much more quickly than it would if you cleared it by hand. Manually uprooting well-established shrubs, weeds and other vegetation not only takes a lot of physical effort but also lots of time. Even if you have landscaping tools that you can use for this manual work, it would be impossible for you to clear the vegetation as quickly as someone with an excavator could.
The force exerted on the soil and vegetation by an excavator, coupled with the sharpness of its bucket and the large volume of vegetation this container can hold, means that the person operating this machinery could potentially clear a very densely-overgrown piece of land in a few hours. Depending on the size of the land from which you need to have vegetation removed, you might even be able to begin working on landscaping the cleared land later on the same day that the excavator operator clears it.
It'll be safer
Another good reason to have the vegetation cleared from your land by an excavator operator is that it will be safer than doing it manually with landscaping tools. The reason for this is that any area of land where vegetation has been left to grow for a relatively long time is likely to have a range of insects and snakes in it. If you manually clear this vegetation, you'll need to wade through the weeds and other plants and plunge your hands down to the roots of this vegetation to pull it up.
This could result in you scaring any insects or snakes that are in this area, which could then result in one or more of them biting you. If this were to happen, you might not be able to proceed with the remaining land-clearing or the subsequent landscaping work until you had healed. If, however, the vegetation is removed by an excavator operator, who will be safely elevated above the ground in their machinery, this task can be done without anyone being hurt.
Contact a professional for more information about vegetation clearing.