Best Attachments for Your Tree and Stump Removal Service
When removing a tree, most people simply grind the top of the stump with a stump grinder to get rid of it. However, doing so only removes the top part of the stump. It does not fully remove the roots of the tree that go all the way down into the ground. As a result, an uneven surface may remain, and the tree may even grow back. To fully remove the tree’s remains, here are some of the best attachments for your tree and stump removal service.
Attachments for Removing Large Tree Stumps
An Auger With a Stump-Shaving Bit
Before digging the stump of a large tree out, you’ll want to take measures to make the process as easy as possible. To expedite the stump removal process, it’s a good idea to break the stump up using an auger with a stump-shaving bit. As its name suggests, a stump-shaver can help cut a stump up and essentially shave it into small chips of wood.
While you could also use a stump grinder for this application, a stump-shaver produces less dust, operates more quickly, and is less expensive. When considering such advantages, it is clear why a stump-shaver is one of the best attachments for your tree and stump removal service.
After using a stump shaver to shave down the stump of the tree as much as possible, only the roots of the tree will remain. To remove the residual roots, one of the best attachments to use is a stump bucket. The stump bucket will allow you to easily dig up the remaining stump and roots around the removed tree. Once the roots have been dug up, you could then come back in with a root rake skid steer grapple bucket attachment and rake up all the pre-pulled up roots and remaining stump so you can easily load them into your truck and finish the job. Upon doing so, the tree will be completely removed.
Attachments for Removing Small Trees
If the tree that you need to remove is smaller—around four or five inches in diameter—and the roots don’t go down as deep, the removal process is far less complex. In such a case, the only attachment you may require is a post-puller. With this attachment, you can simply grab the tree and pull it up using the machine, effectively yanking the tree right out of the ground.
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