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J.R. Services
03-30-2011, 07:23 PM
Got a job coming up, approximately 25 northern white cedars, 15ft tall. I plan on cutting them all down, leaving about 2ft of stump, chipping all of the branches etc... then my question is what should I use to remove the stumps, mid sized excavator, terramite, or full size backhoe? They want the stumps actually removed because they want to put up a fence. Thanks for the help

knox gsl
03-30-2011, 07:34 PM
Any of those will work, but I would use the terramite, less turf damage.

waters lawn care
03-30-2011, 07:53 PM
Excavator with thumb. Then you clean root ball off and put a lot of dirt back in stump hole.
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J.R. Services
03-30-2011, 09:59 PM
I'm just not 100% convinced the terramite will have enough balls to pull them up, according to the property owners, they believe that the burlap was never properly removed and that the trees are root bound, so if they are correct the stumps should pop right out

Get Some...
03-31-2011, 12:21 PM
Excavator with thumb. Then you clean root ball off and put a lot of dirt back in stump hole.
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Thumb is the only way to go.....

betmr
04-01-2011, 09:25 AM
We use a backhoe, with a sling, on the boom bucket. We try to pull the whole plant. The sling is like a choker, and when the branches get in the way, it can really bite in. Then we cut the tree down very low, for chipping. Then role and chop on the root ball, to remove the dirt. Quick and clean.

Mark Oomkes
04-01-2011, 09:34 AM
Dynamite

or

C4

GordonCBP
04-01-2011, 11:48 AM
Dynamite

or

C4

:laugh: That would do the job... now you might need some more dirt to fill the crater or the customer has the choice for an in-ground pool!

godzilla
04-02-2011, 09:43 PM
I'm not sure what the conditions are that you are working in, but I've never had a problem with just using a grinder on cedar.