Best way to lower the cost on stump grinding services is before getting estimates remove anything blocking total access for a large stump grinder to gain access to a stump and grind it. Things to look for is rocks, metal gravel, concrete anything other than the stump and dirt and some grass should be moved. These objects can cause damage to the stump grinding wheel / teeth and other objects around so its best to removal anything other than the tree stump.
This will greatly reduce the cost to having a stump grinder move them or worry about the damage these items can cause.
this video shows an average size of most stump grinders, so before calling its best to clear a path for a machine to access it.
today i went and did a stump out in Virginia beach for another tree company took all of 15 mins a very tiny stump but i do have special upgrades to this stump grinder and take alot better care of mine vs a rental place, but after completing that job received another lead estimate.
i had to give an estimate and gave the best price i could possibly do really wanted to pickup on the work but this tree stump was going to be very hard to access it and it was covered in rocks and cement and the tree roots covered the yard , i was talking the entire yard and the main reason he called because the roots got so bad that the neighbors garage cement slab it was on was damaged due to this tree and the garage was then torn down due to the damages. Main thing is if it is hard to reach and covered in rocks no stump grinding company will touch it or they will have to charge more.
Nobody works for free , but this will lower the costs of all the quotes you get.
fits through 36 inch gates.