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Stump GrinderAn old, rotten tree stump can be an eyesore, and can also cause problems when you are trying to plant flowers or replace shrubs on your property. Additionally, the roots of the stump may push up the cement of your sidewalk or cause damage to your home’s foundation. At Eagle Rentals in Statesville & Troutman, NC, we offer stump grinder rentals, so you can do some renovations and upgrades to your yard. Hiring a tree removal company to take out trees, roots, or stumps can be very expensive, so you can save quite a bit of money by doing it yourself. However, when it comes to handling heavy machinery, you should always follow instructions and follow all safety precautions carefully.

Another great option to save money on removing stumps is to share the rental with a friend or neighbor. If both of you have stumps to remove, you can share the cost and use it on the same day. When you rent from Eagle Rentals, we will give you detailed instructions about how to use it properly, so you can stay safe. You should always wear protective gear to cover your eyes and hands, and you may want to use a mask to cover your nose and mouth.

In addition to the stump grinder, you will also need some other equipment to remove a stump from the ground. You may need to use a chain saw to cut the stump as low to the ground as possible before using the stump grinder, and you should also make sure to remove any rocks or other debris around the stump. Stump grinders weigh about half a ton, so you will need a trailer to bring it home, or you can arrange for delivery.