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godjwood
07-17-2009, 04:21 PM
Hi,

I recently did a clearing job where I cut down brush, about 400ft^2. There are now about 1000 1" stumps left over.

I was wondering what the best way would be to remove this.

I thought maybe the Toro Dingo Cultivator attachment, but I was informed this would not work?

I went to my local rental store and they suggested using a backhoe. and individually ripping them out.

What is everyone else's take on this?

Justin

SunState Lawn Care inc
07-17-2009, 04:31 PM
Rent a portable stump grinder it will remove a 1" stump in less then 15 seconds one swipe both ways it should be gone. Make sure you tell them you want sharp or new teeth in the machine before you rent it.

93Chevy
07-17-2009, 04:35 PM
Dig them out by hand. :weightlifter:

godjwood
07-17-2009, 04:40 PM
Rent a portable stump grinder it will remove a 1" stump in less then 15 seconds one swipe both ways it should be gone. Make sure you tell them you want sharp or new teeth in the machine before you rent it.

portable stump grinder? I dont know if they have anything like that. I would think that if they did they would have mentioned it...

Plus I think I am going to seed the area afterwards.. so this won't help to have roots underground.

SunState Lawn Care inc
07-17-2009, 04:48 PM
portable stump grinder? I dont know if they have anything like that. I would think that if they did they would have mentioned it...

Plus I think I am going to seed the area afterwards.. so this won't help to have roots underground.

They do have them Vermeer makes a 252 grinder that will do the trick. Call around to your rental shops Home depot rents them as well. If you grind them then smooth out the shavings and seed right over it why can't you do it we do it everyday down here. If you dig them you will have to bring in fill dirt and have one heck of a mess to fix grinding is much easier and neater to get ready to plant over.

fl-landscapes
07-17-2009, 06:43 PM
why waste the time grinding such small stumps? Rent a small track steer like the asv rc 30 with a root rake they will be gone in minutes. jmho

david shumaker
07-17-2009, 08:39 PM
You might be able to cut them out with some sharp loppers. I've cut large roots and saplings with loppers. Even a good pair of hand pruners will cut up to 1". Do you have to cut 100 or 1,000 small stumps?

Also, sometimes I use a sharp hatchet or axe to cut out small stumps. I chop right into the dirt.

triadpm
07-18-2009, 03:32 AM
Could you plow the area then run a york rake over it? More time more money.

hackitdown
07-18-2009, 10:39 AM
A 1" stump is pretty small, maybe rent a Kubota or a Bobcat and scrape them up with the bucket? Get them loose enough, then rake them up with a york rake.

esnipe8
07-18-2009, 05:54 PM
I agree about renting a track loader. That would be the quickest and most cost efficient in my mind.

MS_SURVEYOR
07-18-2009, 06:21 PM
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The mayor
07-18-2009, 06:40 PM
What a great time to demo a ztr

redmax fan
07-18-2009, 07:48 PM
3 guys with axes chopping into the stumps on an angle ,
hitting them like 2" below surface . probably only take 5 hours to
chop and gather the stumps . so whatever per hour times 15

SunState Lawn Care inc
07-18-2009, 11:24 PM
Find one in your area I can promise it is faster then digging them up, I would get the medium size grinder that is self propelled though the one pictured is the small one have a guy with a steel rake follow you and you will be done in no time.. http://www.sunbeltrentals.com/Equipment/equipment.aspx?itemid=0390070&catid=s364

markahurley
07-20-2009, 04:51 PM
What a great time to demo a ztr

that's hilarious. i laughed on that one. :)

stumpy09
09-03-2009, 04:40 PM
i own a vermeer sc252 grinder and a 1" stump would be better ground out then tore out all you have to do is go straight down with the head and rake it back in and ready to seed. much cheaper and more effiecient way to go. less mess in the end and easier work to level it out.

JB1
09-03-2009, 05:32 PM
get one of these, makes life easier.

Johnagain
09-03-2009, 06:27 PM
Put a blade on your weedeater and cut them off at ground level. the rest of it will rot over the winter.

1993lx172
09-03-2009, 07:01 PM
Simple, a good sturdy tow chain and your truck. Just put it in 4 low and let it roll forward a bit and it should just pop right out.

JNyz
09-03-2009, 08:53 PM
Simple, a good sturdy tow chain and your truck. Just put it in 4 low and let it roll forward a bit and it should just pop right out.

Do it that way and you will be finished before Christmas.

Take the guys advice above and use a stump grinder. The correct tool makes all the difference.

N.H.BOY
09-03-2009, 09:27 PM
If you said your seeding why not bring loam in and cover the whole area after you cut them at ground level.

integrityman
09-03-2009, 11:43 PM
Put a blade on your weedeater and cut them off at ground level. the rest of it will rot over the winter.

I have done this with a standard circular saw carbide tipped blade- I attached it to my stihl string trimmer and it is effective. Get 2-3 guys busy and it will be done in a few hours.

alanauer
07-13-2010, 06:18 PM
I use a chainsaw -- fitted with an extra-short bar with its own chain, which will be garbage at the end of the day because it will snag more than wood. Still way cheaper than a grinder, faster than a puller.

JNyz
07-13-2010, 06:50 PM
Wow, someone started this thread back up.

ajslands
07-13-2010, 06:58 PM
Dozer or skid ster w/ tracks
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ajslands
07-13-2010, 07:00 PM
Oops didn't see how old this is!
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americanlawn
07-13-2010, 07:21 PM
We bought our current home about ten years ago (2 acres). It had about 200 volunteer trees/shrubs growing throughout. Many dogwoods, volenteer maples, elms, boxelders, poison ivy, wild roses, etc. This property had been neglected for several years.

We ended hiring a stump removal guy. He spent two long days with his Vermeer portable stump grinder, and he got the job done to our satisfaction.

dslc
07-14-2010, 08:31 PM
Mini ex the smallest one they have will work. ps i just done this same job. ad in some dirt if needed then ad sod.