Some tasks present too great a challenge to those that welcome the opportunity to pursue a DIY approach. Stump grinding belongs on a list of such tasks that is undertaken frequently by the Tree Removal service in Palo Alto.
A stump-grinding machine is expensive.
Renting a machine is not the best solution. Most companies that rent grinders charge about $5.00 for every inch of diameter. That can come to a total of $400.Some companies charge by the hour. Yet most of those companies are ready to charge so much per day, or per week. Consequently, consumers must decide which rate system would be best for them. Moreover, with any system, the renter must pay a deposit fee.
What about the prospect for buying a grinder on sale? Would such a purchase provide a homeowner with at logical reason for not using a stump-grinding service? No, it would not; the cheapest grinder among those on sale is more than $2,500.
Even someone with lots of money could find it hard to select the ideal grinder.
The person that has gone grinder shopping must decide on the desirable rotor size.
That same consumer should be ready to ask a few questions:
–What material was used to make the grinder’s teeth?
–Have the teeth been bolted in place?
–How wide a circle can this machine cut?
–How far down into the ground can it cut?
–Does this machine come with torque protection?
A grinder should be properly outfitted.
In order to remain safe, a grinder should wear safety glasses and keep their ears safe from harm, smart grinders wear earplugs.In the absence of work boots, the chips and other debris created by the grinder’s actions could damage the average pair of shoes.
Challenges that would face anyone that tried to become a DIY expert on stump grinding.
The area where the grinding will take place has to be cleared of children and pets. That could pose a real challenge to someone with small children, or someone that lacked a run, and did not want to keep a pet indoors for many hours.
Arborists have learned how to deal with special problems, such as having limited access to the spot in which the stump has been standing in the ground. Treasured plants could surround the object that has been standing in the ground. Alternately, a rocky and steep slope might hold the object that has to be ground down.
Someone that has taken on that DIY project must deal with the chips that remain. The men working in a stump grinding service normally stand ready to help with removal of any unwanted chips. Still, those wooden chips do not have the ability to attract termites.