Buying a Stump Grinder?
Whether you’re starting a new company and buying your first stump grinder or have been in the business for years and are upgrading or adding to your stock of equipment, there’s plenty to consider when looking for the right stump grinder for sale. As one of the leading resellers of used forestry equipment, this month we wanted to give you some notes on what to take into account when you go out shopping for your dream stump grinder…please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions, though.
One Size Doesn’t Fit All
Most people prefer a stump grinder with a slim profile as it’s easier to maneuver in the often restricted spaces you’ll be working in. Consider what kind of work you’ll be taking on and the demands of your work environment. Please do not just buy the biggest stump grinder you can find, thinking it’ll get the job done – often it’s the opposite.
How Much Power?
Generally, we would recommend you buy a stump grinder with as much power as you can afford (the value of the equipment tends to go up the more horsepower it has), but even in this you should definitely consider what kind of environment the equipment is needed for – less heavy duty stump grinders are fine for easier tasks.
Again, depending on the exact type of work you’re planning to do (there’s a big difference between digging out tree stumps from a homeowner’s suburban yard and giant forest trees), you should definitely remember to make sure your stump grinder can grind down to a minimum depth of 20 inches, regardless of your job description. Similarly, please consider the weight of your stump grinder as machinery that’s too heavy is difficult to transport and, therefore, use.
Service and Parts
Depending on your maintenance set-up, before buying a stump grinder you should consider the availability of service in your area, if you’re not planning to do it yourself, or the general availability of parts, whether you’re doing it yourself or planning to use a third party for the servicing.
New or Used?
We (obviously) recommend used equipment, and it’s what many people prefer if they want to avoid taking a loan or, in general, find a cost-effective product. But that’s not all that’s good about used equipment: when you buy the right product from a reliable company, you will get a high-quality stump grinder that’s in great condition and will serve you well for years to come, and you’ll make an environmentally conscious choice by reusing old instead of buying new