Stump grinding

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by eaglesongs, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. eaglesongs

    eaglesongs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Approximately how long does it take to grind stumps (if I were to rent a stump grinder)?


    I have 17 stumps, most about 18-24 in (pine) that I need to get rid of. I am just wondering how long it would take me if I rented a stump grinder. If it's going to take too long, then it's not worth it (not saving much $$ over getting it done professionally).

    Any help?

    Thanks,
    -ME :confused:
     
  2. Big Joe

    Big Joe LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 4

    Lets just say you would be better off having someone with a bigger machine come in and grind them for you. I had 40 stumps to grind and thought about renting a machine also. Then I talked to a friend of mine that has a big stump grinder, not one of those small ones from a rental shop....He made no work of it at all...I could not imagine how long it would have taken me with a small machine....Sometimes it just doesnt pay to try and do it yourself....Just my thoughts....Joe
     
  3. wjb123

    wjb123 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    What Big Joe said.

    I tried it myself and it just wasn't worth it. It was too expensive to rent a crappy machine. It was difficult to control and took a lot out of me. I was sore for days.

    Next time I needed stump grinding I called a pro. It took him a fraction of the time and didn't cost much more than doing it myself.
     
  4. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    Forget it if you cant get the big grinder you will pay more for rental then you would hiring someone.
     
  5. eaglesongs

    eaglesongs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Thanks, it seems everyone is in agreement...
    However, I'm pretty sure the grinder I would be renting is one of the big ones (requires a trailer hitch)... I would get it from the same place I got a 12-inch chipper.

    It's $175/day. My friend, who has done this before, thinks we can do all 17 in 2 days. How much would a pro charge to do it?

    -ME
     
  6. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    You mite want to check the tree site.
     

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