Stump Removal FAQs

How much will it cost?

Our prices start from $45, the price will depend on the size of the stump and ease of access. We provide a free no obligation on site quote and in most cases if accepted we can do the job on the spot. Simply give as call to arrange a suitable time.

Any tips on reducing the costs?

Make sure the stump is cut as low to the ground as possible, as a result we do not have to grind as much. Note that we always carry a chainsaw and may reduce the height of the stump before starting anyway.

Not all stumps need to be ground down to 75cm below the surface. If you only need to re-grass you may only want to go down 20 – 30cm.

We always try to leave the area as tidy as possible. This generally means raking the wood chips and dirt into a pile, however if you’re prepared to do this let us know as it can save us quite a bit of time on larger jobs.

Make sure the area is free of obstacles, this may include stones, pipes, branches etc.

Are you insured?

Yes we have public liability insurance to the sum of $2,000,000.

What specialist machines do you use?

Our 4 machines can be seen below, they allow us to tackle stumps of any size and location. Our 2018 Rayco 74hp is powered by a massive 3.8L Cummins engine that generates peak torque of 400 NM. Compared to the competition, there is nothing that can match it.

Our Alpine Magnum grinder is great for tackling tight spots such as raised garden beds.

Our Rayco 25hp walk behind grinder. Generally used when access is a issue.

Our Rayco 35 is a great mid sized grinder which can tackle stumps of all sizes. The soft tyres are easy on the lawn and the backfill blade makes cleaning up easy.

Our 3.8 litre Rayco 74 tracked stump grinder. With a huge 71cm cutting wheel and a 2 metre swing, we use on large stumps, shelter-belts and land clearing jobs.

Do I need to be home?

Provided we can access the property and have a clear description of the job you do not need to be home.

Can the area be replanted?

Yes, in most cases the area can be replanted. Please note that the wood chips and sawdust left over from the stump are rich in carbon, as the wood breaks down it will absorb the nitrogen from the surrounding soil. We recommend removing as much waste as possible before replanting or using a nitrogen rich fertiliser.

Will the machinery rip up the lawn?

No, we take precautions to reduce the impact. Our wheeled grinders both use soft tyres which helps to reduce impact on your lawn.

How soon can we do the job?

We can generally do within 24 hours of receiving the call.

Removing small stumps in paddock

Grinding a monster redwood in Rotorua

Removal of stumps on a kiwifruit orchard.

How big a stump can you grind?

Provided we can access it, we can grind/remove it.

What depth do you grind to?

We can grind to a massive 75cm below the surface ensuring the stump is completely removed. In most cases this will not be required, we will discuss the grinding depth with you when providing the quote.

Do I have to clean up?

No, the site will be left tidy.

Can you supply topsoil and re-grass?

Yes we can do this, additional fees may apply.

How close can you get to a structure?

We get between 5 and 10cm with our larger machines and can get within 1 – 2cm with our smaller hand held grinder. We can tackle stumps within tight locations such as around swimming pools or within raised gardens.

How can I pay?

We accept cash, cheque, internet banking and EFTPOS.

Need a quote ASAP?

Call Paul on 021 083 41852 for a free no obligation onsite quote. Most jobs can be done on the spot!

Customer Feedback

Excellent! I called Paul late on Friday afternoon and he arrived as requested at 8am on Saturday morning. Quick 1 hour job, no problems with recommending.


Craig – Otumoetai

Bay Stump Removal were doing some work for the neighbour when I approached. Price agreed on the spot and 2 stumps removed including clean up within 40 minutes. Great service.


Hayden- Welcome Bay