Do I need to hire someone to grind my stumps?
No, you can most certainly grind your own stumps as part of a DIY project. Let’s look at everything needed to complete this job without hiring someone to do it for you.
You would have to rent a stump grinder for anywhere between $100-$125 a day. Usually, the ones that are available for rent are hand-held or a walk behind model that runs off gas. Compared to a diesel machine, they provide much less horse power.
In addition to not having as much horse power, rentals usually do not come with hydraulics. Hydraulics essentially mitigate the manual labor needed to grind the stump. With no hydraulics, it means you will be manually moving the blade through the stump. This requires a lot of work.
Speaking of rentals, do you have a truck or trailer to transport your rental? If you don’t, you may have to rent a truck, borrow one from a friend or family member, or pay extra to have the rental brought to your property.
Last, but not least, if you have never performed a stump grinding, you’ll have to look up information to make sure you’re doing it correctly.
If you don’t know what you’re doing, many things can go wrong that could possibly cause bodily injury. You could also not complete the job correctly and not accomplish the goals you set out to beautify you land.
In conclusion, no, you don’t have to hire someone, but by the time you rent a machine, gas it up, figure how it works and then complete the manual labor, it’s usually more time efficient, easier and most importantly cheaper to hire someone to complete the job for you.
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