Certain jobs are more difficult than others, and when it comes to your skid steer loader, this is a tool that is capable of removing tough overgrowth and dense brush. But, what happens if you need to remove a tree from a piece of property? Is your skid steer capable of doing the job?
As a reliable piece of equipment, a skid steer can in fact remove a stump from your job site – it just takes a little more work to get the job done. Let’s take a closer look at what is involved in skid steer stump removal, so you can tackle this problem in no time.
How Can My Skid Steer Remove a Stump?
Tree stumps can delay plenty of job sites. Typically, big stumps have to be bypassed by your machine and take time away from your work. Instead of bypassing the problem, you can address it head-on with the right skid steer attachments.
In order for your skid steer to remove a stump, it takes the right kind of attachment to get the job done. In most cases, multiple attachments are required before you’re able to remove the stump.
If you’re working on dense farmland or a commercial property site, the first step to removing the stump is clearing the area. Depending on the type of growth, the Annihilator, our new forestry disc mulcher would be suitable for the job, or the brush mower, or the Terminator brush cutter.
Once you clear the area, it’s a matter of revealing the earth, so you can start removing the stump. By using the root and grapple brush to remove loose earth and debris, you’ll be able to remove the small stumps in no time.
In most cases, a skid steer stump bucket, or stump grinder, would be ideal for removing medium-sized stumps. However, if you need a skid steer attachment that can remove larger sized trees, that can be more challenging. In most instances, these attachments are suitable for small trees. The proper equipment can get the job done, however, it might not be the most effective form of tree removal.
If you need the job done quickly, and don’t have a stump bucket on hand, use your skid steer to prep and clear your land in a flash. Follow up with a powerful device, such as our tree slayer, to tackle those pesky stumps. They have incredible mulching teeth, capable of grinding small stumps down to ground level. Unlike most construction equipment, the tree slayer has what it takes to go the distance.
When it comes to keeping an operation efficient, sometimes we have to alternate our equipment. At the end of the day, it’s about getting effective results, so you can get back to what matters.
What Else is My Skid Steer Capable of?
Not all equipment was built the same, but a skid steer is capable of clearing, removing, and restoring your job site so you can get back to work. Whether you need to clear land, have a machine with a strong lift capacity, or fill the holes left behind by your stump removal, a skid steer is capable of doing just about everything.
If you’re new to the world of skid steers and need to familiarize yourself with this machine, we have a few additional resources that can help you become a skid steer expert: