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hi fellas what are the pro and cons of using a digger instead of stump grinding what would the price comparison be for example on a 12-18 inch stump be cheers

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hi fellas what are the pro and cons of using a digger instead of stump grinding what would the price comparison be for example on a 12-18 inch stump be cheers

 

well if you dig them out you have to get rid of the stumps, were as if u grind them out it turns them into mulch to fill the hole back in with :thumbup:

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About 90£ for a 3 tonne digger and you have to fill the hole in and get rid of the stump , but diggers are alot of fun and a useful tool if you know what your doing

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I can rent a mini digger for £60 a day and a self propelled grinder for £150 Most cases i will get the stump ginder in. This week ive got some laurel to come out and remove the stumps so digger it is. Diggers can do a fine job but you will need to sort the hole out.

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Stump grinders are all well and good, but if you need to do a proper job that requires no maintenance after you have left then you have got to bring soil onto the site to replace the same volume as the stump was anyway and take away the mulched remnants of the stump, or it rots away causing the ground to drop ware the stump was after 6 months to 1 years requiring further maintenance, especially in the case of formal lawns etc. ;)

 

There is no point in proclaiming stump grinders to be the total all in one “silver bullet” and it can sometimes be quicker, easer and less messy with a digger.

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they're different jobs, diggers are for real removal to make way for construction and th elike grinding is just to get it below th esoil to have a flower bed over the top. Big stumps need big machine sif they're flush cut I wouldn;t particularly want to go at a 18" stump with anything less than a 5 ton machine and that'd take a fair while even with that, and a 5t machine wont fit in your average back garden without a crane. So for most arb jobs, stump grinder every time. Micro diggers that can get through gates do not compare speed wise against similar grinders, also you then have a hole to fill etc etc, depends what the customer wants out of it, but a grinder will nearly always be the most practical option.

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