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Old 12-23-2017, 12:20 PM   #1
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Vermeer Stump Grinder For Stump Removal


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There are 9 stumps, averaging about 16" across, several inches off ground on the rear lot. Most have been weathered well over a year. Wood type unknown.

Vermeer states "Maximum Angle of Continuous Operation " at 25 degrees - we should be just under.

Would it be reasonable to do all these in a day, taken a half foot below surface? Is this a commercial grinder?

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Haven't ground stumps in a while, but I had 6 or 8 to do, and they were about 36" diameter. Older version of that one you posted.

If I remember correctly, it was only one day. Maybe two. Really helpful, I know.

Stump-grinding is slow, steady, tedious work. Not difficult. Just slow.


I'd guess one day with that machine.




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One 36" dia is = to 5 at 16" dia in area.
Based on that, I'd guess 1 day would be very doable.
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Looking at:

Vermeer SC30TX
25 HP Kohler
16" cutterwheel diameter (toothless)

There are 9 stumps, averaging about 16" across, several inches off ground on the rear lot. Most have been weathered well over a year. Wood type unknown.

Vermeer states "Maximum Angle of Continuous Operation " at 25 degrees - we should be just under.

Would it be reasonable to do all these in a day, taken a half foot below surface? Is this a commercial grinder?

I had like 50+ ground out a couple months ago. Excavator wanted $1500 to pull them and place in a pile. Stump grinder was about $500 and all I had left was some wood chips that got mixed in with the top soil when they stripped it.
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Stump-grinding is slow, steady, tedious work. Not difficult. Just slow.

I'd guess one day with that machine.
Don't you just basically monitor the machine while it does its thing? Move it around in different angles? Stand there amazed at what it can do.

Need to let the ground freeze before I track it down over our rear area where the action is. It's that slope, around 20 to 25 % (percent is less that degrees, of course) Otherwise might tear up the lawn...

Okay to sink the teeth in frozen earth?

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Don't you just basically monitor the machine while it does its thing? Move it around in different angles? Stand there amazed at what it can do.
More or less, but there's no real autopilot per se. You have to hang on to the controls. And stand there hour after hour while your amazement degenerates into boredom. The fun factor goes away much more quickly in freezing cold or swelteringly hot weather.
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More or less, but there's no real autopilot per se. You have to hang on to the controls. And stand there hour after hour while your amazement degenerates into boredom. The fun factor goes away much more quickly in freezing cold or swelteringly hot weather.
Glad you pointed that out. Some steamy hot herbal it is then!

I'd much rather take: how long can you stand ... over ... how long can you hold your hands over your head, doing ceiling work, any day.

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Don't you just basically monitor the machine while it does its thing? Move it around in different angles? Stand there amazed at what it can do.

Need to let the ground freeze before I track it down over our rear area where the action is. It's that slope, around 20 to 25 % (percent is less that degrees, of course) Otherwise might tear up the lawn...

Okay to sink the teeth in frozen earth?


Uh...Not the one I used. I had to move the controls and all. There is an up/down and a side-to-side, and of course throttle. You actually have to swing the arm and grinding wheel through the grinding process.

But I dunno, maybe they have one where you control it from your BlueITwitWhatever, while sitting in your living room.




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I'd encourage you to stop by your favorite rental place and see if they'll hook you up with the next guy who rents one of those machines, so you can go to his site and see how it all actually works. I can pretty much guarantee you'll get a chance to do some hands-on.
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...But I dunno, maybe they have one where you control it from your BlueITwitWhatever, while sitting in your living room.
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