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Grinding the Stumps

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 13 January 2020 in Business & Industry.

The blade spins and reduces a stump to fluffy wood chips in short order. The operator sweeps the blade back and forth across the side of the stump hydraulically. Here, the operator had just cut the stump a bit lower, with a chainsaw, and was trying to nudge the piece out of the way. Before grinding, he put up a sheet of plywood to protect from the possibility of thrown rocks or other projectiles.

Tree Removal 2019
Olympia, WA, USA

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By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

We follow with interest all the stages of the felling of a tree and what is done with its branches and trunk. It is very interesting

13 Jan 2020 6:37am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Fortunately, such a machine is focused. It facilitates removal of stocks.

13 Jan 2020 7:10am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Interesting equipment in use here.

13 Jan 2020 7:17am

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

It must be a hard work. Wonderful capture.

13 Jan 2020 7:18am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Cet équipement rend la tâche moins pénible

13 Jan 2020 7:33am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Le bois n'a donc pas été récupéré ? Quel dommage !
Bonne journée Steve

13 Jan 2020 7:38am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

No shortage of kit here !

13 Jan 2020 7:39am

JPA from Paris, France

beau matériel!! amts

13 Jan 2020 9:28am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

It looks interesting to do so.

13 Jan 2020 9:33am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Just the right machine for this job Steve.

13 Jan 2020 9:39am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


13 Jan 2020 9:40am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une fameuse machine .Belle photo !

13 Jan 2020 11:33am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

That is quite the machine.

13 Jan 2020 12:39pm

willy from Belgium

il est bien équipé Steve

un reportage intéressant

bon début de semaine

13 Jan 2020 12:52pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Equipment that makes this very easy! Great series from start to finish.

13 Jan 2020 1:02pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Removing that tree was quite a bit of work !!

13 Jan 2020 1:20pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

what an impressive piece of equipment

13 Jan 2020 3:41pm

Don from Spokane, United States

This is an excellent action shot of this remarkable machine. It's looks very efficient and somewhat dangerous too.

13 Jan 2020 3:55pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great capture ofhis work . I can easily imagine what would happen if the blade sawed a rock...

13 Jan 2020 4:45pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like seeing this viewpoint of the action

13 Jan 2020 7:38pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Amazing series.

13 Jan 2020 8:19pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

A lot of cool equipment used!

13 Jan 2020 8:59pm

Rose from United States

That is the way to do!

13 Jan 2020 9:51pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Modern machinery equipment makes quick work of jobs that used to take a lot of time and work.

13 Jan 2020 11:01pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

An interesting scene. Those machines do such an efficient job.

14 Jan 2020 12:00am

Sam from Chennai, India

Very interesting process. Great shot and nicely presented. Excellent series. :)

14 Jan 2020 6:27am

Diana from Olympia, United States


15 Jan 2020 12:16am