Stump removal

gzecc Posted By gzecc, Jun 10, 2013 at 5:17 PM

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  1. gzecc

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    Finally got some equipment in to pull most of the stumps. Rain made it a little miserable. Machine made it look easy.
     

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  2. NH_Wood

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    Yep, that'll do it! Looks like fun even with the rain! Cheers!
     
  3. Jack Fate

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    gee some of us have equipment;)

    AND THEN some really have equipment !!!

    HEY with that stuff do you even need a saw :eek:
     
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    Gonna have a big bon fire with the stumps ?
     
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    I wish. My wifes company is helping us clean up the mess after that b*!#h Sandy.
     
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    Smart move.
    Last couple days of rain made it even easier for the machine.
    Heck I'm surprised they didn't pop out on their own after Fridays monsoon.
     
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    that's the same question I have. Once you remove the stumps, unless you have a place on your property to put them or bury them, what are you to do with them? I have a couple on my neighbors property I'd like to remove, but where in the heck do I take them? I thought about power washing the dirt off of them, cutting them up, puttin' them through the splitter and stacking them with the uglies.......as twisted and knarly as they are, I'm sure they'd make great firewood. But I'm betting there's lots of stones and such buried in those stumps as well.....
     
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    Its good to have friends with farms and burn piles.
     
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    Amazing what having the right tool for the job can do.
     
  10. Jags

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    After the last stump I pulled created a hole that I could bury my Jeep in, took 1.5 years to burn up and generally was just a giant pain, I told myself, no more. Next one will be ground out.
     
  11. Ashful

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    Pulling them is a clean way to go, if you have a place to dump them. Burning big green stumps is a PITA, either in place or on a burn pile.

    I had six ground out this spring, and even that leaves a mess of large woodchips mixed with dirt. I dumped most of it in my splitting area, hoping the dirt would wash down, leaving the chips as a good surface for stacking and splitting. Results were mixed. Can't leave those stump grinder chips where they are, if you want to grow grass there.
     
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    In my opinion, moving those chips is a whole lot easier to deal with than a 15,000 pound stump.
     
  13. SIERRADMAX

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    I had my stumps hauled away. $300 for a 30 yard dumpster packed full. Check with some gravel yards. Some places might grind them into mulch and offer roll-off containers.
     
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    Not when you have an excavator like the one gzecc borrowed above!
     
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    True dat.
     
  16. mellow

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    Some people have all the fun while doing work.
     
  17. Highbeam

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    I've done it a few ways. Grinding is fine if all you want is lawn. If you plan to work that area by grading, farming, or even building something then you want it gone. Pop the stump out. Usually stumps push the surrounding dirt into a sort of hump so knocking that hump flat requires a deep grind.

    Getting rid of them is another issue. Hate to admit it but that same excavator can dig a deep hole really fast and you can fit a lot of stumps in that hole. Yes, it will settle over time but that's why you replace the excavated dirt on top of the buried stumps to make a berm. Put this stump pit in an area that will never be built on.
     
  18. Jack Fate

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    gee thanks I guess there is one up side to this 10 wooded acres in the country , besides ALL THE MOWING & STICK REMOVAL lol;lol
     
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