I used the 140 with backhoe to get between a 1 and 5 foot radius around the main tree stump. Tree was too close to the well, the propane tank, the shop drain exit, and the leantoo part of the shop building. The roots were everywhere and sprouting trees up where it couldn't easily be mowed. Previous owners didn't do anything about the extra growth. So this past winter I cut the tree down and now am attempting to remove the rest of the stump so it doesn't attempt to keep growing.
One-how to I get the dang thing out? I have a B John Deere with 45 loader on it and it only wiggles it a couple inches. It is wet clay with standing water 1 foot below the surface. The roots were shallow less then 2 feet up to where I was digging. I did dig the circle around it down through the roots with the help of a sawzal and axe.
If I can't pull/dig the stump out do I just flush cut with a chainsaw and bury over or will the thing keep coming back to life growing more trees/roots? Is there something I can do to prevent it from growing? It is about 8 feet from my well which is about 40 feet deep so poison isn't an option really.
I haven't investigated yet but I am pretty sure it is the reason my drain for the shop doesn't work (water sits in the catch pan for the drain for many hours before emptying. Seems like it fills the pipe a good ways before getting to that point but then doesn't drain down so it is toward the end of the pipe it got plugged. Not the actual end though since I could see it open to the world-mostly.