Stump grinding is the process of grinding up the stump to remove it from a tree, but it can also be done on shrubs, grass, and trees. It may seem a simple task, but there are several details that must be considered before the job is started. The main aspects that need to be understood are the equipment needed, how to do the grinding, safety precautions, and the proper procedure for each type of stump. Safety precautions are important because a hammer can be hazardous if handled improperly. Also, it takes time to properly grind up a stump and it does not always get the job done the way it should be done.
DescriptionStump grinding is the process of grinding up the stump to move it out of an area where it belongs. Usually, it takes a tree removal machine to perform this task because it would be difficult for a person to manually accomplish it without one. Stump grinders may be as large as an 18-wheeler or as small as a lawnmower. All accomplish their work by using a high-speed rotating disk with sharp teeth that drills into the stump until it is removed in small bits.
Equipment Typically, stump grinding equipment consists of two parts: the grinder and the blade. The grinder resembles a small saw with a blade attached at the end. Most companies charge more for this part because it is harder to sharpen and requires frequent sharpening. Some companies charge less because they use an electric-powered tool instead of a blade. Blade types vary, but most blades are diamond-tipped. Most companies charge more because it requires more than one person to operate the grinder and blade at the same time.
Blade type depends on the type of stump grinding method. For example, when using laser tree stump removal, the operator places the laser signal device on the stump and then uses the blade to grind it. This process is done very quickly compared to manual stump grinding. Because the laser signal device emits light, it can only be viewed from a distance of about fifty feet.
A number of companies manufacture and sell a variety of hand-held and power grinders. Each type has its own unique characteristics and advantages. Grader machines are the most popular type of stump grinding equipment. These machines are available in several different models and price ranges. Handheld grinders are smaller and portable and more affordable than larger and more expensive power grinders.
When it comes to mulching, a power pole or a rotating brush is normally used. Power poles are usually more suited for small tree stumps because they can grind deeper into the mulch in a shorter period of time. A rotating brush can also be used to remove smaller stumps but is not ideal for tree stump grinding. The reason is that it can scratch paint chips off of the mulch and may not be suitable for use with pine and cedar.
When it comes to stump grinding, power grinding is the only type that is typically used by Tree Removal. Power grinders are much more suited for complete stump removal jobs because they can grind the entire stump from end to end and can work in any surrounding terrain. These are also much easier to use than other types of equipment. They can grind right into the mulch or onto the surface of the ground and are very durable. The only disadvantage to using a power grinder for stump removal is that it takes longer to finish than other types of equipment.
Although there are several types of stump grinding equipment on the market, choosing the appropriate one for the job depends a great deal on the amount of effort that will be involved in cutting the tree stump. If the job requires simply grinding some of the exposed areas, it would be appropriate to choose a handheld grinder. However, if the entire tree needs to be removed, a larger machine would be more desirable to cut through all of the tree stumps with relative ease.