pine tree stumps?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by bobbyg18, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. bobbyg18

    bobbyg18 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 166

    potential job, i have 8 stumps to pop up...can i do this w/ a bobcat S185, i also have a mini hoe attachment to undermine and dig around the stumps...the stumps are about 20" in diameter....i have popped stumps before, but im wondering how strong pine tree root systems are...not sure if i want to take this on...thanks
  2. TonyG

    TonyG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    Bobby I don't see where you should be overly concerned with these shallowed rooted stumps. They don't travel deep, they spread wide and will require you to patiently pluck them free. I'm thinking an hourly rate might protect you here as opposed to a blanket estimate?
  3. Wayne242

    Wayne242 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Ya i agree with the above on this one. As for the roots there not that strong on a 20" round pine tree, and your equipments will work fine.

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