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Author Topic: Can a stump grinder be used on rounds?  (Read 860 times)

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Offline rholaway

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Can a stump grinder be used on rounds?
« on: February 03, 2019, 04:27:37 PM »
I recently cut down 8 large eucalyptus trees and have all of the logs cut down to 1-2 ft rounds ranging from 24-55 diameter. I am planning to split about 30% of them for firewood, but with several hundred rounds on the property, I am looking for other cost-effective options to get rid of them. Short of a tub grinder or big Mobark chipper, is it possible to use a stump grinder to ground down freestanding rounds?

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Re: Can a stump grinder be used on rounds?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2019, 10:19:40 PM »
Its highly unlikely you will be able to use a stump grinder to grind portions of a log...or anything that isnt securely clamped to the ground. 

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Re: Can a stump grinder be used on rounds?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2019, 05:38:06 PM »
First, welcome to the forum!
 Second, I don't think this is an advisable thing to do. I have not tried it with mine, nor would I try. But if you do give it a go, please take a video so we can see how it turned out.
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Re: Can a stump grinder be used on rounds?
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2019, 09:33:07 PM »
I don't think he liked the answers he got, hasn't been back since. I just didn't want to see him get hurt.
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Re: Can a stump grinder be used on rounds?
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2019, 11:40:38 AM »
I just hope he didn't try it with horrible results. It sounds dangerous to me, especially since stump grinders are pulling pretty much towards the operator.
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