You can be in business for yourself, if you start your own stump grinding melbourne grinding business. You can do stump grinding part time, or full time. A stump grinding machine is basically a big grinding machine that you put over a tree stump and grind it down to a pulp. It is like a big meat grinder, you hold the machine over the tree stump, and it grinds the stump into a pulp or saw dust type material.
Lots of home owners cut down trees in their yards, and it’s very difficult to dig up a tree stump, as the roots usually go way down, and all over under the ground. Most stump grinding companies, charge by the diameter. But you can charge any way you like, you can charge by the stump, so that if they have more than one stump to grind, you can give them a discount.
Call around and inquire about prices for grinding down a tree stump in your town. If you call the competition, that way you will have a pretty good idea what they are charging for your area, and then what you should charge. You can put your tree stump grinder either in the back of a pick up truck, or you can use a trailer and put it in the back also.
Make sure you have signs on your vehicle, that way people in the neighborhood can get your telephone number, so they can call you to do their tree stump grinding work. Try to network with some landscaping companies that do landscaping, but don’t offer tree stump removal. Offer them a commission for any jobs they send to you. You can also make up a flier to mail out to many lawn maintenance and landscapers, and let them know you grind stumps, and you will give them a cut, for any jobs they give to you. If just a few of them send you jobs on a regular basis, will get you a lot of jobs.
You really want to go the route of networking you stump grinding business with other landscapers, to build up your business. Later you can hire others to take the stump grinder out and grind stumps for you, while you add more stump grinders or other landscape jobs, to grow your business even more.