Purchase used stump grinders from sites such as eBay, Craigslist, Equipment Trader and Machinio. As with buying any used item, it is important to inspect the stump grinder in person if possible and to conduct as much research about the item and the seller before committing to a purchase.
The condition of a stump grinder is the most important factor to consider when looking at used models. A stump grinder that is in bad shape, broken or missing certain components is likely to need extensive repairs and maintenance and might pose a safety risk. Whenever possible, buyers should meet with the seller to inspect the unit in person and see exactly how it runs. Testing out the stump grinder allows the buyer to identify any possible flaws with the machine and to either negotiate for a lower price or decide to walk away from the sale.
After conducting research about different models of stump grinders to compare features and durability, buyers should research the seller. Sites such as eBay allow buyers to review the past transactions of a seller and look for the recurrence of complaints about product quality, while sites such as Craigslist protect the identity and sales records of its sellers.