Stump Grinding

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by RandyAndSons, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. RandyAndSons

    RandyAndSons LawnSite Member
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    Hello all i was wondering how much work is there in stump grinding i own a Lawn Care Business right now and was wanting to get in to stump grinding.
    Is it worth going out and geting a stump grinder and starting up in this type of Business. :eek:
     
  2. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,535

    Why not advertise and see what response you get. Rent a unit if you need to. but I would not go out and spend $10.000.00+ to test a market.
    In my area there are already too many guys doing it for next to nothing to invest in it. If I come across the need I will just rent but I do not push to do it. It will only be part of another job.
     
  3. RandyAndSons

    RandyAndSons LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for your input.
     
  4. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Even though there are already alot of guys in your area doing it, there is still room for another. Advertise and see how it goes, there is alot of money to be made in stump grinding.
     
  5. work_it

    work_it LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 976

    Agreed, there is a lot of money to be made in that area. There's a company here called Just Stumps and they're busy 9 hours a day 6 days a week. You just never know; test the market and see what you come up with. By renting you will also learn the pros and cons of each machine so when you're ready to buy a grinder you'll know what to look for.
     
  6. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,535


    There's a company here called Just Stumps and they're busy 9 hours a day 6 days a week.

    Also what do you want to do. Mow 6 days a week or grind 6 days a week.
    Or 3 and 3 and have thousands of dollars of equipment siting idle while you do the other.
    This business is already very equipment intensive. why make it worse?
     

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