Tree Stump Removal – Machine Hire vs. a Professional
You may be considering DIY when it comes to tree stump removal, our advice is to leave stump grinding to the experts, here is why!
If you have cut down trees in the past you probably have had a great sense of accomplishment, while getting to yell ‘Timber!’ at the top of your lungs, this feeling of achievement will usually fade very quickly when you are left with an unsightly and very stubborn tree stump.
If your hobby isn’t tree lopping you can hire an arborist to cut down the trees, but they typically leave the stumps behind… That is where the qualified team at Gold Coast Stump Grinders can save you a lot of time and money.
Safe Removal of Tree Stumps
We know how to stay safe when dealing with stump grinder equipment. Our team is fully trained to use tools which are potentially dangerous. And because we know the dangers, we recommend that if you are not appropriately trained and that you don’t attempt to grind the stump yourself.
Stump grinders are powerful and dangerous machines to operate, their only job is to completely destroy a tree stump. Some stumps are extremely tough and challenging to chew through without the right techniques and manpower. The amount of power used to grind a stump into wood chips is huge, you also mean that you have to be able to control the machine and take it from us that’s a lot of grunt.
Posted by Gold Coast Stump Grinders Pty ltd on Wednesday, 18 July 2018
Hire a Stump Grinder
To hire a stump grinder machine, it can cost anywhere from $200 upwards depending on how long you need it for and the size of the machine. You may find a supplier that will drop off and pick up the machine for a nominal fee otherwise you’ll need a vehicle with a trailer hitch to tow the machine, which can weigh up to 500kg or more, you will also need ramps and have to refuel the machine before returning it.
Most hire places will rent out a stump grinder on an hourly or daily basis unless you know what you are doing it is not cost-effective to learn on the job. Hiring a local stump grinder to remove your tree stumps is the time and cost-efficient option.
Stump Grinding Equipment and Expertise
Still not convinced?
When hiring a stump grinder, it is hard to find a quality machine, grinders that are hired out are generally the smaller models, with blunt blades and have been handled by many without the expertise, leaving the grinder in poor condition. And it’s not just the machine itself that you will need, in most cases, you will need protection for yourself and the surrounding environment. At Gold Coast Stump Grinders our custom-made gravel proof shielding especially designed to protect glass, cars, buildings, and people. Not to mention with years of experience in the building industry we know just where to look for pipes and other underground infrastructure, ensuring that essential utilities remain intact.
DIY tree stump removal is a colossal task that can be time-consuming, challenging and very dangerous, not only is it difficult but it can become costly. So if you have a stump grinding job that needs doing with no fuss. Call the experts at Gold Coast Stump Grinders today!