Stump grinding... ??

Discussion in 'Tree Climbing, Pruning, Felling' started by On a call, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. Nji911

    Nji911 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    About $5 an inch around here...
     
  2. Mtrprts

    Mtrprts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    I can tell you for sure, people charging 50-75 minimum won't be in business long. My grinder is 75k
     
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  3. Tonset

    Tonset LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    I use torpedo wedge, splitting maul, and axe on small ones. 30" TNT baby!
     
  4. shifty98

    shifty98 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Indiana
    Messages: 274

    I feel way too expensive after reading this thread. I charge $120 minimum and basically $20 per inch of diameter.
     
  5. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,147

    Not too much if the check clears.
     
  6. OP
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    On a call

    On a call LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,690

    Compare it to digging out the stump :)

    Tell the customer....do what you like and hand them a shovel
     
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  7. OP
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    On a call

    On a call LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,690

    Just make sure you have a few extra ones :). In case you come up to a hard head .
     
  8. shifty98

    shifty98 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Indiana
    Messages: 274

    That's what I tell my parents when they ask my prices. It's not too expensive if people can afford it and I keep getting calls.
     
  9. K c m

    K c m LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That’s the ticket right there. I run a small toro and it can chew up a 28” wide stump in about 25 min. That was $70.00. Smaller say arborvitaes i bundle together. And bigge(4’ wide stumps) yep i said 4’ I’ll quote the job for 2-3 hours on the $70/hour scale.
     
  10. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Messages: 6,183

    I have been in the lawn business for 13 years but have always focused on lawn health, seeding and aeration etc.

    We got our first stump grinder (Toro STX26) just to see how much work we could get. We are growing our stump side pretty fast and wanted to see what units you guys recommend. We are wanting a larger unit but will keep our STX.

    I would really like one on tracks and with a remote control. Looking at Carlton or Vermeer. What do you guys use and what do you like best?

    Thanks
     

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