Skid Steer Stump Bucket

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by shovelracer, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
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    Anyone have a stump bucket for a skid steer? I just picked one up for a job we are doing in a few weeks and wondering what to expect. Ive always done this sort of thing with a backhoe. From what Ive seen they work OK. We have about 100 3-4" stumps and a handfull of larger 12"ers. Im guessing the smaller ones wont take much more than a dig and a pop. The bigger ones might take some work. Any tips or advice on these?
     
  2. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
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    I use a blue diamond stump bucket. Works good. Just dig under them and pop 'em up.
     
  3. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
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    Is it realistic to pop 100 3" & 6 12" stumps in less than one day, like 5-6 hours is what I figured.
     
  4. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
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    not sure what your ground is like but in s. Central texas rocky terrain it is more than possible. In fact, you could be done in about half a day. Now, if you have a tree with extensive, deep root systems, you might be looking at a few more hours but I would think a day is plenty of time to do it and get them gathered up to a pile.
     
  5. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yep its fairly rocky, but the stumps have been cut for about 3 years so most are already starting to rot out. Actually the small ones could be taken out by hand, but why work harder than I have to. Thanks
     

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