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Can you wench out a stump?

Discussion in 'Tree Climbing, Pruning, Felling' started by birddseedd, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,111

    Iv gotta do a few stumps near the house. I was first going to try hooking them to the truck and see if i can pull them out. iv done this before when the roots were simply too tough.

    Can i put a wench on the front of the truck and that work? what size wench would be suitable. they arnt too expensive from harbor freight.
     
  2. RedSox4Life

    RedSox4Life LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,891

    When it comes to wenches, the bigger the better. The bigger ones can usually cook better.











    Also....you could try an engine lift.
     
  3. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,160

    Ya. Keep the wench at home. Don't use the truck it kills the tranny. Try a winch maybe ?
     
  4. 1977212

    1977212 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 302

    Put a packing blanket ontop of the chain to prevent it from hitting the truck if it kicks back.
     
  5. grasshogging

    grasshogging LawnSite Member
    Messages: 222

    Depending on how big it is, your more than likely wasting your time with a winch especially one from harbor freight, your just asking for disappointment and probally missing up some other stuff. You can rent a small stump grinder for about the same price of you could hire somebody to grind it, you can burn it down, or put stump on it. Most stumps couldn't be pulled up with a D9 dozer.
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  6. OP
    OP
    birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,111

    A lotof these are too close tof the house to grind up. I was hoping a which would do it so I could keep the tool. A dump grinder costs nearly 200. Tree folks grind for 60th around here. Renting makes it pretty hard to be competitive on this job.
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  7. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,159

    Sub it out and add 25% to the customer.
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  8. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Silver Member
    from NWI....
    Messages: 2,533

    Yea buy a WINCH. Spending more money on junk that you don't need. Then cry broke even more.
    What great business sense.
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  9. OP
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    birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,111

    My wife asks why you are such a jerk.

    I just want to explain that I have 500 to 700 bucks worth of stumps to do and if a winch will do it, it will be cheaper than renting a stump grinder. but I don't know if it will do it well, so I ask

    Apparently asking is too much of a bother for you. Why do you bother. Or do you just like causing trouble?
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  10. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Silver Member
    from NWI....
    Messages: 2,533

    What's the rental rate if the stump grinder?

    Gotta bring your wife into your posts? Pathetic
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