The cost of a tree stump grinder can vary from around $1,000 to over $7,000, depending on the size, type and brand of the equipment, as of 2015. Tree stump grinders typically come in three basic types, including manually propelled, lawn tractor mounted or skid steer driven.
Manually propelled tree stump grinders are usually the least expensive, although some larger models can be pricey. They are gasoline powered and have control handles used by the operator to guide and run the grinder. The vehicle-attached models typically require the lawn tractor or skid steer to have a hydraulic system with available ports and controls to install and operate the attached tree stump grinder.