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  • #1 by HawgWild on 03 Apr 2018
  • Dynamite doesn't count. I've got 8 or 10 I'm ready to be rid of.

    TIA
  • #2 by woodrow hog call on 04 Apr 2018
  • Hire a stump grinder , or rent one and do it yourself. I have done it both ways, as well as doing the hard way(digging down enough to pull them out), if you don’t have somebody that will give you a deal for doing several, then rent one and do it yourself. How big are they and how long dead ?
  • #3 by HawgWild on 04 Apr 2018
  • The largest is > 3 feet. Most of them are Ash that have died over the past few years and been cut down. (Thank you Emerald Ash Borer) A couple are Pine and ones a Sweet Gum. I was thinking of oiling them up and burning a bag of charcoal on them. I'm just ready to get them down to yard level so I can mow.
  • #4 by FaytownHog on 04 Apr 2018
  • Probably paying someone to grind them down or renting the equipment to do so would be the fastest way. If you didn't mind waiting a year or two you could drill some holes down deep in them with a drill bit and get some stump killer and pour down the holes. Make take a year or two to rot away that way though.
  • #5 by HawgWild on 04 Apr 2018
  • I watched a You Tube video where the guy drilled holes in the stump and applied vegetable oil to it over the course of a few months. He then put a bag of charcoal on it and lit it. That night it rained and put our the coals. Next, he piled up firewood on it and burned it for a few days. I didn't find that video too educational.

    Two of the trees were cut down last fall. The rest are 4 years and older.
  • #6 by kodiakisland on 04 Apr 2018
  • I didn't say this, but an old tire filled with diesel and set on fire placed around each stump will get the job done.
  • #7 by PonderinHog on 05 Apr 2018
  • Backhoe
  • #8 by woodrow hog call on 05 Apr 2018

  • If you are around the Fort Smith area I would call South Sebastian Stump Removal, free estimates and discounts for Sr and Military.

    I rented a grinder to do five or six last year and it took up most of a day when you add in picking up and returning the machine, I will hire him to do any more I need done.
  • #9 by jrulz83 on 05 Apr 2018
  • I didn't say this, but an old tire filled with diesel and set on fire placed around each stump will get the job done.

    Captain Planet shed a tear when he read that.
  • #10 by Hogs run wild on 05 Apr 2018
  • #11 by kodiakisland on 05 Apr 2018
  • Captain Planet shed a tear when he read that.

    That's why I didn't say it.  But it does work.
  • #12 by woodrow hog call on 06 Apr 2018
  • That's why I didn't say it.  But it does work.

    It's been my experience, err I mean, I have heard that it will leave you with a big mess of little steel belt remnants, that can be a pain to get all of them picked up. If you try to bury them they can keep working their way back to the surface for a long time, so I heard.
  • #13 by DeltaBoy on 06 Apr 2018
  • We just drilled series of holes in them at least 1 foot down, make the stump top look like swiss cheese.  Mix used or new motor oil and diesel together and use about a gallon to two on each stump fill the holes and come back the next day fill them again for 3 days 
    Day 4 set a half bag of Charcoal on each one and light it off.  If they are over a foot tall we also stack dry wood around the stump and light it off too.
  • #14 by HawgWild on 06 Apr 2018
  • That seems to be a popular approach. I don’t have a big a$$ drill to drill that deep.
  • #15 by FaytownHog on 06 Apr 2018
  • That seems to be a popular approach. I don’t have a big a$$ drill to drill that deep.
    Just have to buy the bit. I don't think you need a special drill or anything.
  • #16 by oldman1015 on 06 Apr 2018
  • We just drilled series of holes in them at least 1 foot down, make the stump top look like swiss cheese.  Mix used or new motor oil and diesel together and use about a gallon to two on each stump fill the holes and come back the next day fill them again for 3 days 
    Day 4 set a half bag of Charcoal on each one and light it off.  If they are over a foot tall we also stack dry wood around the stump and light it off too.
    This is why there are no quail.
  • #17 by howie76 on 07 Apr 2018
  • I'm curious?? How does this harm quail? Never heard that befor
  • #18 by oldman1015 on 07 Apr 2018
  • I'm curious?? How does this harm quail? Never heard that befor
    I was joking.
  • #19 by DeltaBoy on 09 Apr 2018
  • That seems to be a popular approach. I don’t have a big a$$ drill to drill that deep.

    A Quality made 1/2 inch Drill will do it just fine.  You just need a 7/8 to one inch auger bit and take your time.
  • #20 by HawgWild on 10 Apr 2018
  • A Quality made 1/2 inch Drill will do it just fine.  You just need a 7/8 to one inch auger bit and take your time.

    Thanks for the tip Delta.

    So, I'm at Lowes looking at drill bits. A store guy walks up and I tell him what I'm wanting to do.

    He says, "Know what my Grand dad did? He'd chisel out a groove in the stump and fill it with rock salt. The salt would take all the moisture out of the stump and a year later he'd burn it out. But I'm guessing you don't want to wait that long."

    I told him I'd take a drill bit.

    I went with a 3/4 inch bit. I wasn't sure how well my Hitachi 18V would handle the larger bits drilling down in the Ash stumps. I can tell you that it'll quickly drain the battery pack.

    I'll see if I can't get Wayne to give you an update on his squirrel dog.  ;D

    Update: the bit shaft snapped. Guess I’ll be buying more. :'(

  • #21 by Großer Kriegschwein on 12 Apr 2018
  • I didn't say this, but an old tire filled with diesel and set on fire placed around each stump will get the job done.

    Only if you want Bawb to be doing raindances outside your property for a week.
  • #22 by twistitup on 13 Apr 2018
  • bulldozer?
  • #23 by HawgWild on 14 Apr 2018
  • Another guy told me to place a 55 gallon drum with the bottom cut out over the stump, placed on a couple of bricks to lift it off the ground. The barrel acts as a chimney and helps burn the stump out faster.
  • #24 by theFlyingHog on 14 Apr 2018
  • I vote for renting a mini ex for the weekend and buying a case of beer.

    Or these guys could do it for you. Might be a little cost prohibitive for an individual
    http://e3response.com/
  • #25 by radar on 17 Apr 2018
  • I have been told that those tires they use on dirt track race cars don't have wire in them, free at the track..
  • #26 by Großer Kriegschwein on 17 Apr 2018
  • Dig out the base and the roots.

    Drill multiple 1" holes in the stump and large roots.

    Pour old motor oil in the holes. Let sit for a week.

    Top holes off with kerosene.

    Slide barrel over the stump, fill with wood. Start fire.

    Cover the receded stump with dirt.
  • #27 by DeltaBoy on 18 Apr 2018
  • Dig out the base and the roots.

    Drill multiple 1" holes in the stump and large roots.

    Pour old motor oil in the holes. Let sit for a week.

    Top holes off with kerosene.

    Slide barrel over the stump, fill with wood. Start fire.

    Cover the receded stump with dirt.

    Done that one too. 
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