A three-point hitch stump grinder converts stumps into mulch so the remainder of the tree is several inches below the surface of the ground. Using the device eliminates stumps that are often obstacles when mowing lawns or pastures.
The three-point hitch stump grinder is an alternative to the self-contained stump grinder. The three-point model relies on the tractor to move it into place and the tractor's hydraulic system to lift and lower it while grinding stumps. While the self-contained model has its own gasoline engine to power the cutting wheel, in a three-point unit, the tractor's power take-off provides the force to turn the cutter.