Anyone offer stump grinding?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Prestige-Lawncare, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. Prestige-Lawncare

    Prestige-Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 753

    Anyone on here offer stump grinding as a service? I met a guy last summer who used to mow all the time ... now he spends more then half his time grinding stumps and removing overgrown flowerbeds for people.

    RICHIE K LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 647

    New this year we now offer stump grinding, tree removal, topping, trimming and bucket truck service
  3. dcgreenspro

    dcgreenspro LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Posts: 688

    my buddy does that and has since scaled down his maintenance side. He makes serious bank off of stump removal. He definetly isn't the cheapest guy around, but then again, he also removes te chips and brings in topsoil and eithier reseeds or sods.
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    No but it's an idea, while the price of the grinder slows most of us down.
    There's one or two guys around here, that's literally all they do (yup, just stump grinding).

    That's the way it's supposed to be done.
    I keep trying to tell some of the local guys around here, but it appears they'd rather lowball and do a crappy job.
  5. kkls2006

    kkls2006 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 141

    We offer stump grinding,although the tree companies seem to get most of the work, We manage to get about 25-50 stumps a year on average. It's all done with 2 SG25's that fit on our skidsteers and run of the Hydraulics.
  6. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,201

    I will be buying one this year when things get going again. I get calls all the time to take out trees for people and then they ask me who I know that can take out stumps. I'm tired of passing work off to someone else that we could be doing. We have a couple businesses in this area that have the big stump machines but I'm looking into getting one of those portable stump cutters that you can get into backyards with, they are around $3,500 - $5,000 for commercial models and I think that will be a wise investment on my part.
  7. PowersTree

    PowersTree LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    Dont top trees. If you are going to get into tree service learn a litlle about it.
  8. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,113

    I offer stump grinding, I just rent a machine as I get the jobs to keep costs down while I don't get many stump jobs
  9. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,662

    Bought one a year ago. Am doing more of that work and phasing out the lawn maint. business.
  10. AlleganyLawnCare

    AlleganyLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 180

    How much do you charge per stump?

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