Stump Grinding Rates

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by NCSULandscaper, Mar 16, 2003.

  1. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
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    Whats the going rate for stump grinding? Have a small job where 3 12-14" pine stumps need to be ground.
     
  2. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
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    Depends on the stumps, exposed roots, quantity at one location, accessibility, location of property. I will not go to a house for less than $125.00. :cool:
     
  3. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
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    Its in an area where i will have to rent a grinder small enough that i can pull by hand, area not big enough and too wet for a towable grinder.
     
  4. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
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    How big are the stumps, and how many? I hope they are not too big, or else you will be there all day with a manual grinder.
     
  5. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
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    All day for 3- 12" stumps?

    Charge a minimum of $50 per stump and go from there. I had a guy charge me for a stump that I cut a tree down, $75 and it took him 30 minutes. It was a pretty big stump.

    If you don't have a stump grinder, get someone else to do it. It aint worth it. Just be sure to get your finder's fee.
     
  6. fblandscape

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    From what I gather... down your way it would cost $80 or rough about there to grind the three of them. That is (3) 13" stumps at $2 per inch. Are you measuring the trunk flare too, or just the log?
     
  7. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
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    3,-12"-14" stumps with a manual grinder? You better believe you will be there for a while! To get them into the ground good, you are looking at least 3 hours. :D
     
  8. fblandscape

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    I dunno... if I was you I would just find somebody with a Vermeer 50TX and be done with it. Not enough money for the cost, unless you are going to get a bunch more work lined up. A 252 would get those down below ground level easily within an hour, provided that they are not far apart.
     
  9. menchhofer

    menchhofer LawnSite Member
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    Manual grinder for pine stumps will take a while.

    You need to get with someone who has a portable, self propelled grinder instead of a towed model.

    $125 for all three sounds about right.
     
  10. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
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    Really?

    The one that he used was similar to the one at the link below. It took him no longer than 30 minutes. I can not see anyone taking all day on 3 small stumps. There is a difference between 3 hrs and all day. I say they would only take a little over an hour. If you are grinding roots, then add an extra hour. But like I said, if you don't own one, then get someone to do it and get your referal fee.



    http://www.tracmaster.co.uk/images/Stump/C5002.jpg

    Just my .02
     

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