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What is the best protective screen for stump grinding?

Discussion in 'Business Management' started by Philip4465, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. Philip4465

    Philip4465 New Member

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    I was just wondering what type of protective screen people use with their stump grinder? I currently use plywood sheets of various sizes but these can be heavy especially when wet and walking any distance! I know that you can buy protective screens, is there anything available that may be, could be rolled up, that uses minimal storage space? Any thoughts appreciated, thanking you.
     
  2. Moparmyway

    Moparmyway Its just a saw

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    Just plywood for me ............. everything else has had objects thrown through them
     
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    hoagies n grinders ArboristSite Lurker

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    I use silt fencing with plywood toward most vulnerable places like sliding glass doors or cars or close windows. But I was at the vermeer dealer the other day and saw some they had for sale I think it was called arbor fence, don't know how good it does.
     
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    jefflovstrom It was a beautiful day!

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    I use that same screen by Tri-Guard. It is a bit heavy but very manageable. It is very well made and I can't imagine something going through the screen other than the cutter wheel. Ha! I keep mine behind the seat of my extended cab work truck and use it on about 10%, or less, of my jobs. I used to use plywood sheets but this is much better and much easier.
     
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    Stein makes one too (at TreeStuff). $30 less, then you can always get 5% off. Last month they had 15% off Stein products...I bought it then, but haven't put it together yet, so can't offer a review. It is not light weight!
     
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    I ve actually changed to plywood only 1/2" cut in 3rds and hinged so it folds up easy and can stand on its own this works great and is not that heavy. I can also put it up against a wall or object and if i grind a bit of the plywood who cares but i save the property damage and the teeth on my machine. Best part is it cost me about $20 a screen with hinge.
     
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