tub grinder rental?

Discussion in 'Rental Equipment' started by sven1277, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Does anyone know of any in the northeast? I am in CT and have a good size pile to get rid of. New fire marshal is very strict and won't allow this one to burn. It would be too much hassle to rent a regular chipper. Thanks.
  2. WorldsStrongestLandscaper

    WorldsStrongestLandscaper LawnSite Member
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  3. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    I will take a pic tomorrow.
  4. Kepple Services

    Kepple Services LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    We own a tub grinder and I can tell you that no one will rent you one. You can look for a contract grinder to come to you and grind for you. Depending on the material you may get a reduced rate if it is a saleable end product. The operational costs are to high to rent one out for someone. To hire someone will run you around $450-$500 an hour and that does not include the support equipment, meaning loaders to push the material to, and away from the grinder.
  5. RedSox4Life

    RedSox4Life LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,755

    Still cleaning up from the Halloween weekend storm?
  6. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    I usually burn every winter. We were too busy plowing last year. Now there's 2 year's worth of brush and crap in it with some random pallets, etc.
  7. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,813

    how much is the fine if you get caught burning? Might pencil out to just get fined. I usually burn in light rain and no one can see the smoke.
  8. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,251

    I agree may be cheaper to take the fine, and easier. I also burn on Saturday and Sunday as we all know government workers are at home and are not to concerned about things then. I have found the best way to deal with this is to get it hot and get it over with, the hotter the flame the less smoke. Also consider doing it at night when no one can see the smoke.
  9. Lawn Pawn

    Lawn Pawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from zone 3
    Messages: 568

    The Public Works here rents one in the Fall with an operator and it's over $700 an hour.

    Really seems paying a fine might be the way to go!
  10. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    Nothing like spending 30k for the day.

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