There are two options you have to remove stumps from your property. If you want to do it yourself, you rent a stump grinder or you can hire a local company to come out and do it for you. For most people, if they do it themselves, renting a small stump grinder will not cost that much for the day. However if you’re not a professional and you have multiple or large stumps, then it's probably best to leave it to the professionals.
Stump Grinding Costs
Most homeowners don't want a stump sticking out of the ground after tree removal. Not only is it ugly but it is tedious to mow around it all the time. There are a number of ways to remove a stump, but grinding it is the preferred way. Prices vary depending if you hire a professional tree service company or you do it yourself.
Should You Rent Or Buy A Tree Stump Grinder?
Your options if you do the work yourself is to rent a tree stump grinder or buy one.Your choice will make more sense depending on how often you need a grinder. If it's a one time deal, then renting makes more economic sense while if you plan on providing a professional service, then figuring out how many jobs it takes to make it worth your while to buy a tree stump grinder. Once it’s paid for itself, then each additional job will be a net profit minus any maintenance issues that arise. Renting a grinder costs between $150-$200 per day so most homeowners choose this route. Professionals either buy a grinder if they have enough work or sub-subcontract it when the jobs come up.
Things To Consider When Buying A Stump Grinder
If you are renting a stump grinder, you just need something that gets the job done. If you’re going to buy one however, it's important that it has all the available features you want. Things to consider when buying include:
If you decide to hire a company to grind your stumps for you, you should call around and ask questions to guage their experience. Different companies charge different rates, and you can save a lot by doing some price shopping. For example: