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grass disaster
03-27-2012, 05:38 PM
i have a personal project of removing about 10 medium (12-15") stumps and 2 large (24"??) ones

thinking of renting a 50 series excavator. my father in law is a machine operator.

i can rent the hoe and trailer for $300. for 8hrs of use. prob throw the father-in-law $100 for operating

will this machine be big enough for the job? my dads 1ton diesel should pull it no prob.


i also thought about hiring it out but dont think anyone will touch it for $400.

please advise

grass disaster
03-27-2012, 09:24 PM
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CHRIS92789
03-28-2012, 09:01 AM
why not just rent a stump grinder...I have been using them around me for the last few weeks and we cut down about 10 trees at one persons house. (None of which were dieing) and each stump was between 20- 27 inches across. It took about 3 hours to grind all the stumps. The cost of the stump grinder was 250.00. Around me you can also rent the toro dingo with stummp grinder attachment in the front. for the same price.

grass disaster
03-28-2012, 10:14 AM
why not just rent a stump grinder...I have been using them around me for the last few weeks and we cut down about 10 trees at one persons house. (None of which were dieing) and each stump was between 20- 27 inches across. It took about 3 hours to grind all the stumps. The cost of the stump grinder was 250.00. Around me you can also rent the toro dingo with stummp grinder attachment in the front. for the same price.

i have a couple of big mounds of dirt too i'd like leveled off. that i wouldnt be able to move with the skid. so i thought this would be the way to go.

grass disaster
03-28-2012, 01:46 PM
They have a couple wackers with about 40hp. Also have a volvo 48 all that I can trailor for $300 a day (8hrs use).

Are these big enough?
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CHRIS92789
03-28-2012, 06:23 PM
Yeah. I think that would do the job.

GQLL
03-28-2012, 07:07 PM
It will do it but you just have to dig all the way around and make sure the roots get cut. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjOUietdYHg&feature=relmfu
here is a video of a member using his e50 so you know it can be done

grass disaster
03-28-2012, 08:48 PM
That thumb looks handy. Do they all have that?
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grass disaster
03-28-2012, 09:57 PM
here is what they have for $300 a day.

no thumb which i see would be nice. i want to build a little boulder wall and i could see how that would come in handy

http://www.machinerytrader.com/listingsdetail/detail.aspx?OHID=7170820&dlr=1&pcid=401842

CHRIS92789
03-29-2012, 10:27 AM
You will just have to reall dig around the stump, then that should lift it out no problem!