Wanted to post the time and material to add a plot for folks thinking about it.
The Link to timelapse movie shows the entire process.
I'm curious, I have a recently logged gum tree grove of stumps. Probably 100 8-10" stumps. How long did it take to grind out a stump with the rented grinder?
I'm debating doing it myself vs paying a a$$ load of money to get a excevator in there.
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BTP, figure 8-10 solid hours, sweetgum is a softwood and it'll be easy on the grinder. We did 2-2 1/2 shifts on the grinder and it went really well. Def get a self propelled. the one I got had tracks and that was a subtle blessing.
Didn’t take very long for some deer to show up. What was the rental costs on the grinder?How deep did you grind the stumps? What types of trees did you cut down? Looking forward to see how it turns out for ya!
well here we go again LoL - this is the size type price
Then lookup YouTube videos - that's what I did.
40 HP track diesel stump grinder. Holmesrental are great folks, One day Sat Rental, I pay yo have them drop off and pick up, means dropoff Sat AM, they come pickup Monday AM.
That Beast ate a number of 20+ Sugar Maples up to 26", LOTS of wild cherry to 30" no oaks or hickroy.
NOTICE the PPE we had on - YOU NEED THIS!
Was a blast and had fun thru hard work. Opened up a Old Buck Magnet in a very desirable location, about $500 for Seed, Rental, Lime and buttload of sweat equity.
Pro Tips: Cut the stumps as close to the ground as possible. Two edged sword, takes longer to cut and resharpen blades / less time with the grinder. sometimes significant time.
The pic below is a exact plot, the width and orientation 20 yards and N-S, are exactly what I'm been blogging in this forum from 2017. Located here - http://www.bowsite.com/DB/forums/thread.cfm?forum=4&threadid=462057&MESSAGES=76&FF=4
I will hinge cut about 30 yards at the NW corner as that's the most likely avenue of approach by the deer.
As stated all annuals this fall and plan to frost seed and add another 1000# pellitized lime this spring. Frost seed a mix of perennial, inoculated Birdsfoot trefoil, red and white clover and chicory.