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Removing the roots of a beech hedge

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The boss in her infinite wisdom chopped down her beech hedge leaving 100 - 150 stumps that are up to 5 inches in diameter, Most are in the 2-4 inch range. What stump grinder would you recommend to deal with these? Or is it a job for a professional?

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JCS

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Up to 5" dia Beech - forget doing that by hand!

 

We use 1.5t steel tracked with ripper tooth for that spec. job and 7.5t steel tracked for anything larger.

 

Done plenty 2ft dia. with 7.5t.

 

Larger stumps removed need additional infill of course, but the machine is there to tidy up the site and track in.

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Not sure what 'mess' an exacator would leave that a grinder wouldn't. 

 

This was a fairly well established conifer with around 6inch plus trunks. 

 

Mud behind it was there anyway and was graded off a bit nicer. Grass hardly touched. 

 

All removed with ripper tooth. 

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Not sure what 'mess' an exacator would leave that a grinder wouldn't. 

 

This was a fairly well established conifer with around 6inch plus trunks. 

 

Mud behind it was there anyway and was graded off a bit nicer. Grass hardly touched. 

 

All removed with ripper tooth. 

20201123_101434.thumb.jpg.75a58acbc07fe8b0e6370cb622901933.jpg

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11 hours ago, Lowestoft Firewood said:

Not sure what 'mess' an exacator would leave that a grinder wouldn't. 

 

This was a fairly well established conifer with around 6inch plus trunks. 

 

Mud behind it was there anyway and was graded off a bit nicer. Grass hardly touched. 

 

All removed with ripper tooth. 

20201123_101434.thumb.jpg.75a58acbc07fe8b0e6370cb622901933.jpg

I would agree for the whole job but in this instance the top has already gone so David and his long day would leave little mess and no roots to get rid of.

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Just had a similar job done with a laurel hedge that was 50` long and 8` wide x 8` high, the fencing contractor used a mini digger and chipper to dispose of the lot. The only thing I have left to do is remove (I guess by hand) the root tendrills that are left it was a 2man x 3 day job and that included installing the fence

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5 minutes ago, Lazurus said:

Just had a similar job done with a laurel hedge that was 50` long and 8` wide x 8` high, the fencing contractor used a mini digger and chipper to dispose of the lot. The only thing I have left to do is remove (I guess by hand) the root tendrills that are left it was a 2man x 3 day job and that included installing the fence

Well he can't have liked his chipper blades that much then...

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