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  • #16
    I try to get out as much as i can because if the roots rot and there is grass there or the customer wants grass, there will be a ugly lookin, sinking spot. Also some molds from the rotting roots can transfer to the grass.

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    • #17
      I took out 2 oaks last week in a yard. Both were over 25 ft tall. Cut up, and removed them in 4 hours total. I always bid them a flat rate. I can usually guess within an hour or so how long they will take. I bidded the trees at $700, and finished an hour ahead of scheduled. Worked out ok.
      I dont do stumps. I just tell them to call a stump guy. I have never lost a job because of it. Maybe in the future if I find a good deal on a grinder or something I will offer it.
      Northern California

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      • #18
        Quote[/b] ]I dont do stumps. I just tell them to call a stump guy. I have never lost a job because of it.
        I have noticed a lot of tree companies don't offer stump removal either. Is there a reason why this is? Could you rent a stump grinder and still make money off the job if a stump grinder is too expensive to buy?
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        • #19
          I think that you can make money still.Its similar to what some companies do when you need to aerate a lawn. The machine gets rented and you add the cost into the over all cost.

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          • #20
            I sell used stumpgrinders. Hard to find good low hour units that don't need alot of work. I've owned a couple and made good money. Did 565 stumps on one golf course and 110 on another. Used it with our land clearing crew to take out stumps near lot property lines where we couldn't dig. The key is marketing the service to landscapers, tree removal, general public, builders, and golf courses. Get a machine big enough to not spend all day on one stump. I had receiver hitches on the front bumpers of my trucks so we could steer the grinder into position and move it real easy.

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            • #21
              Special GopherHaul forum deal on both used stumpgrinders I have in stock. Take either a $1000 discount or free shipping. I just installed a new $500 drive belt on the Carlton 7500. Lease financing for businesses is available from Crest Capital, Direct Capital, or Harbor.

              Visit my web site: http://www.usedstumpgrinders.com

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              • #22
                Eric,

                Thank you for this offer. You should also consider listing your used stump grinders for sale in our equipment section as well. With pictures.
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                • #23
                  Eric,

                  Do you have any advice as to how to estimate stump grinding jobs?

                  Any tricks of the trade you had learned offering this service?

                  I bet a lot of readers would like to hear your insight.
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                  • #24
                    I added a few thoughts on it in your equipment section.

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                    • #25
                      Here is the link.

                      Great thoughts Eric!

                      Thanks!

                      http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum....t=8106;
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