A stump grinder (or stump cutter) is a gardening machine used to remove tree stumps by turning them into small chips or mulch with a cutting wheel.
The price for hiring a stump grinder depends on its engine power and cutting capacity above and below ground.
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A stump grinder (or stump cutter) is a gardening machine used to remove tree stumps by turning stumps into small chips or mulch, typically accomplished by the use of a rotating disc with teeth. With a stump grinder, tree stumps can be reduced to ground level and below, without having to dig them out or treat them with chemicals. Removing tree stumps has several advantages, e.g. it improves aesthetics and safety, and ensures the rest of your gardens is not infected by fungi and mould that might accumulate on stumps.
The key characteristics of a stump grinder are:
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If hiring a stump grinder is not an option, there are several methods to remove a stump without grinder:
When using a stump grinder it is recommended to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). Recommended safety equipment for a stump grinder consists of the following: protection goggles, safety shoes, ear protection and hand protection.
Guide written by Tomas Mertens (Master of Engineering at KU Leuven)