For those who consider themselves DIY’ers, you will probably want to rent your own stump grinder or invest in buying one. If you know you won’t have to do this but one time, then renting a grinder for the day is the best way to go. But if you are one who does this often, then you need to consider purchasing your own grinder. Before you make your decision to rent or buy, it is wise to consider the cost of each option—especially if you are planning on doing this as a business. A professional stump grinding service will want to invest in a grinder that will more than pay for itself.
If you are willing to pay between $150 – $200 per day to rent a stump grinder, then you will do like most homeowners do and take this option. If you are doing this as a business, then you will want to purchase one so you can do frequent work, or you can hire someone else as a sub-contractor to do your stump grinding jobs.
Your choice in stump grinding services should be one that is carefully researched. That means, you shouldn’t just pick the first service you come across without doing any research on their prices. So, shop around and look at the prices of various companies to see which one fits your budget and provides the service you need. The following are some tidbits to consider when hiring a professional to remove your stumps:
Hourly rates are often provided when the project covers a vast expanse of land. You will have to do some research to find out which service has the best rate for larger projects.
Discounts are often offered when your project requires the removal of two or more stumps, but you won’t know unless you ask about discount offers.
Check to see if the cost of removing the wood chips after the stump is ground is included in the price. Also, see if there is an extra cost for mileage if the company charges for having to travel a certain distance to get to you.