stump grinding

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Guthrie&Co, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Messages: 784

    I have a job to do and it consists of one stump to grind out. the rental is 165 a day. what would be an apropriate price for just one stump? then soil filled and seed.
  2. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    I think you'd be better subbing it out. If I were a customer I wouldn't even pay the rental charge for one stump! Around $50 is a good price.
  3. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Messages: 784

    thats kinda what i was thinking
  4. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Messages: 784

    I just called a few grinding services and i am going to ssub it out. one guys says he can do it for aroud 50 bucks
  5. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    How big is this stump? Most stumps can be ground out within a half hour, Matt has done many stumps in less than an hour. He'll take the rental back, and get charged for an hours use. Two hours tops, don't they rent it hourly? They do around here, $20 bucks an hour for rental.
  6. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,889

    what size stump? around here its a buck an inch, 1.50 is the way i figure with clean up and depends on the hole for top soil pricing.
    minimium price is 50 bucks, more for a long drive to get to it.
    if i can't make a good profit, I won't do it, stump grinders are a high maintiance machines.
  7. start2finish

    start2finish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 497

    i agree 2.00 an inch subbed out. but be sure to specify you need the stump ground deep. Some guys will shave off the top and maybe an inch or two. This will not work to plant grass over. 6-8 inches is usually typical.
  8. climber

    climber LawnSite Member
    Messages: 247

    It all depends on size. Up here in the north east we charge by the inch.
    ($1.50) We measure the diameter at the largest point. And also how tall the stump is, if it needs cut down more. And lastly if the grindings stay or go. Hope I helped

  9. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,508

    My Stump Guy Charges Me 1.00 An Inch No Clean Up

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