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IncaHeat
11-24-2012, 06:00 PM
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I have 8 stumps on on this property, none more than 20 inches diameter. I have not done stump removal in the past. Tried to pull out one of the smaller ones with a 4runner. It budged some but didn't work.

What are some ideas that I could use, since I am new to stump removal? Help is much appreciated, thanks guys!

Patriot Services
11-24-2012, 06:04 PM
First cut as low you can without dirting the chain. Second rent a commercial stump grinder, not the small one either.
You will still have dig out a part where it loks loke the fence posts will go. What were you thinking in price?size=1]Posted via Mobile Device[/size]

White Gardens
11-24-2012, 06:04 PM
Don't try to pull them. You never know what kind of utility or otherwise is in the sub grade.

Get the property marked and use a stump grinder.



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IncaHeat
11-24-2012, 06:52 PM
This job is at my gf's house, so free, haha. But we got paid 5000 to chop up the trees, and figured we would be able to remove them with ease.

Time wiser per stump, what should I expect? What is the down side of pulling out other than under ground wire potential? Thanks.
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Patriot Services
11-24-2012, 07:01 PM
You are kind of close to the foundation there. You might get more than you bargained for. I think your understimating how deep those roots go and how far out.
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White Gardens
11-24-2012, 07:02 PM
This job is at my gf's house, so free, haha. But we got paid 5000 to chop up the trees, and figured we would be able to remove them with ease.

Time wiser per stump, what should I expect? What is the down side of pulling out other than under ground wire potential? Thanks.
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Sub grade degregation, long roots pulling out and tearing up the sidewalk behind it, etc..... Too many things that can go wrong.

If you really want to, and because they aren't really that big, go buy about three extra chains for your saw, dig around the stumps the best you can and just cut them off at the ground.

Just make sure your not inhibiting exhaust flow from the saw potentially burning it up.

But honestly, if you got 5 K for that work, a days rental for a stump grinder shouldn't hit you that bad at all.


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White Gardens
11-24-2012, 07:03 PM
You are kind of close to the foundation there. You might get more than you bargained for.
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agrostis
11-24-2012, 07:45 PM
Your shouldn't even be thinking of pulling those stump's out. That's a stump grinder job, no question. Cut the stump's low, grind those thing's deep, don't use the grinding's for backfill, get a big enough machine, that shoudn't take 45 min. a stump.

IncaHeat
11-24-2012, 08:05 PM
Your shouldn't even be thinking of pulling those stump's out. That's a stump grinder job, no question. Cut the stump's low, grind those thing's deep, don't use the grinding's for backfill, get a big enough machine, that shoudn't take 45 min. a stump.

I forgot to mention that this trees are cedar. Why not use the shavings for backfill?
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agrostis
11-24-2012, 08:37 PM
Stump grinding's make a backfilled hole feel like a waterbed. Trust me on this, use soil, throw the stump grinding's away.

jsslawncare
11-24-2012, 10:42 PM
This solve's everything!

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=390529&highlight=burning+stumps

patrick6411
11-24-2012, 10:43 PM
Most of the time you do not have to worry about utilities being under them, at lest gas or water lines in my part of the country. But like another poster started above you will and must worry about damaging the driveway or sidewalk behind them pulling them out. Rent a stump grinder for a day and know them out, shouldn’t take you long at all. Use dirt as a filler and use the shavings as compost or throw them away.

Patriot Services
11-25-2012, 09:52 AM
This solve's everything!

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=390529&highlight=burning+stumps

Yep, will have the whole house burnt to ground and you can build a shiny new McMansion.:usflag: