Inventor mowing down obstacles

By Wendy Nugent, Newton Now Rural Newton resident Gerrel Shirk can cut down a tree with a 10-inch-wide trunk in a quarter of a second, even before the tree knows what hit it. He does that with a giant saw he invented, which he attaches to a skid steer, and it can go 20 feet in the air. He uses it to trim hedgerows horizontally

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