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    great big toy

    There is a great big, very noisy toy in my yard right now.
    Go ahead, guess for a while.
    Pics later.
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    Snow blower?

    Wood shredder?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    Snow blower?

    Wood shredder?
    Woodmizer!
    There's usually more than one way to do it...
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    Close, but no roses.
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    big remote control toy

    Since last year's ice storm, I have had this big stump in the yard. Several suggestions on how to get rid of it proved impractical. Finally, the idea of a stump grinder came along. Called this guy who was recommended. He showed up with this big remote control monster. It is controlled just like a toy truck. Looked strange moving around with no driver. Did an excellent job in short time. The backside has a pusher blade that was used to push dirt into the hole to level. The little pile you see is mulch the operator suggested I use later to level the spot after it settles. He said this is a $55,000.00 machine. Except for the conversation afterwards, he was finished in well under an hour.
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    Never seen one, thanks for posting the pics Frank.

    How much did he charge you if I may ask?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    Never seen one, thanks for posting the pics Frank.

    How much did he charge you if I may ask?
    He charged $100.00. That big stump and a smaller one on my driveway.
    Bargain, in my opinion.
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    We have quite a few "tree trimming outfits" in our area, along with chippers, bucket trucks and saws, they have stump grinders, but all I have ever seen hook to a pickup like a trailer, you back it into place then it can move side to side and up and down, back also on its own rails. Never saw one like you pictured, would have bet it cost more than you stated. I had one ground near my drive, graveled over and it is part of the parking spaces we use daily, no problems. Mine was a hundred bucks also and as you stated, money well spent.
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    $100 don't sound like nearly enough, I guess it's a fairly competitive market.
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