That is certainly my issue.Thats my problem. I have a lot of large (not huge) stumps on my property to get rid of. The last one I took out left a massive crater in the yard. Had to pull it outta the hole with my truck and then had a difficult time moving it to an out of the way destination with the kubota. It looks like the ripper wouldnt disturb the area as much as my bucket. Then I also have very rocky ground. Anyone use a ripper in very rocky terrain?
I want to avoid creating an open pit mine whenever I remove a large stump.
My Kubota loader is rated to lift 3,000 lbs, so moving a stump after removal is not a problem.
Grinding might be the best option for me, and while that will dispose of the stumps, it will also create a bill for grinding stumps (I do not want to buy a grinder).
A stout ripper may not be quite as easy to use, but I will have no grinding bill, and will have a ripper tool, that can be readily sold to another Kubota TLB owner, if I so choose.
I do not have ANY rocks, but certainly would expect a ripper to work well in rocky ground.