It will save a lot but 3 to 5 inches is getting on the large side, at least for mine. Mine chops it up pretty fine. I run my loader bucket about 8 inches to a foot off the ground and knock stuff over in front of me. Just watch the sidewalls on the tires...sapling stumps make pretty good tire spears. I leave my blades on the dull side so it shatters them rather than cutting them clean. Good luck and go slow/be safe!