Senior MTF Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Eastford Connecticut
Re: Getting rid of stumps
I took out a massive oak stump a couple years ago, about 36 inch dia.
Like Obscured said, I sectioned the stump with a chainsaw.
I had a HUGE hole dug around the stump to break/cut the roots.
I also used a dewalt 20v sawzall with a pruning blade on some roots, an axe, lots of sharpened chains for the chainsaw, as soon as a chain got dull I swapped it out...I think that when I got my HF chainsaw sharpener.
There were alot of large TAP roots off roots.
Thee roots had grown around a very large rock also, but that came out early in the battle.
Cleaned out the nooks and crannies with an old paint brush, long cold chisels, pry bar, crow bars to get stones out.
Some times I had to partially fill the hole in to get a good position for the Back Hoe.
When I finally broke the stump free, I had to dig a ramp to drag it out of the hole.
I get to burn that tree in the wood stove next season.
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