Who is dealing with Huge Sandy Stumps?

Discussion in 'Tree Climbing, Pruning, Felling' started by scott martoccia, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. scott martoccia

    scott martoccia LawnSite Member
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    If so how are you dealing with giant uprooted tree stumps? Grinder can't get on top of it. Anyone tried grinding while using small excavator to assist ?
     
  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Guys by me are just using big excavators and payloaders if they are uprooted
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  3. Pietro

    Pietro LawnSite Senior Member
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    All my treework was "cut at the stump". I wont deal with em. There was so much work, if the client wanted the stump out, id pass on the work,.
     
  4. shooterm

    shooterm LawnSite Senior Member
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    Should be a municpal dumb site taking the stumps. They stockpile them and tubgrind them. Every clean up job I've been at had this in some form. You cant deal with them at a storm level with a stump grinder.
     
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  5. Dually00-00

    Dually00-00 LawnSite Member
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    I dig them out and remove most of the dirt and rocks from the stump , so it doesen't damage tub grinders . Depending on where I dump them they have been charging anywhere from 35$ to 100$ for a s/a dump truck load. One place was charging 100$ per stump. This is one I dug up and replanted.:laugh:
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  6. scott martoccia

    scott martoccia LawnSite Member
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    Nice! The ones I am having problems with are giant and uprooted. Too heavy to lift with Cat 304 mini excavator. I am thinking about trying a carbide chainsaw chain to hack into smaller pieces.
     
  7. Dually00-00

    Dually00-00 LawnSite Member
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    Do you have a thumb for your 304 cat ?
     
  8. scott martoccia

    scott martoccia LawnSite Member
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    Yes
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