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Old 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!
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:04 PM
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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]

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Old 11-24-2012, 06:04 PM
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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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Old 11-24-2012, 06:52 PM
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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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Old 11-24-2012, 07:01 PM
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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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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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Old 11-24-2012, 07:45 PM
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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.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:05 PM
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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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Old 11-24-2012, 08:37 PM
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Stump grinding's make a backfilled hole feel like a waterbed. Trust me on this, use soil, throw the stump grinding's away.
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