Chippers & Stumpers for Rent

United Rentals’ lineup of chipper and stump grinder rental options is made up of rugged and reliable land clearing equipment designed for chopping and mulching brush, tree limbs or trunks. With a variety of diameters and accessories, brush chippers, mulchers and stumpers are handy for projects of any size. Whether you need commercial forestry equipment or need to clean up your own property, United Rentals has walk-behind gas-powered wood chipper rentals for smaller jobs and towable chippers, stump grinders and brush mulchers for larger jobs. For stumpers and wood chippers for rent, enter your location to see prices and availability near you.

FAQs About Chippers & Stumpers

What's the difference between a chipper and a shredder?

  • A chipper — also known as a mulcher, brush chipper or wood chipper — is typically used to break up brush or branches from trees into manageable chunks for mulch. A shredder breaks up leaves and brush for composting or recycling purposes.

What should I look for in a wood chipper?

  • The materials you are breaking up and the size of the job are the primary considerations when choosing equipment. A gas-powered or towable chipper is for heavy-duty jobs, such as large branches. Stumpers are also heavy-duty equipment, but they are used for tree stumps with large diameters. An electric chipper or shredder would be enough for smaller jobs like clearing small branches and leaves. Remember to always consult the owners manual before operation as this machinery can be dangerous. For tips on avoiding unfortunate accidents, look no further than our wood chipper safety article.

What size stump grinder do I need?

  • Before choosing to rent a stump grinder, you should have an idea of the number and size of the stumps you need to break up. We offer several compact walk-behind stump grinders for rent for smaller, less demanding projects and more robust ride-on stump grinders perfect for heavy-duty stumping applications. For additional assistance in selecting the right stump grinder rental for you, please reach out to a United Rentals representative who will be happy to help.

How long does it take to grind a stump with a stump grinder?

  • A stump grinder is a piece of heavy equipment that grinds the stump and main roots below the tree into wood chips. However, the time it takes to grind a stump depends on the size of the stump, the location and the weather. It can take anywhere from 15 minutes to several hours. For more information on which stump grinder is right for your project, and any other lawn equipment rental inquiries, please contact a United Rentals representative.

Stump Grinder
Cat Class Code
290-4450

Brush Chipper, 12 in. Branch Diameter

  • Maximum 12" branch diameter
  • Welded construction with heavy-duty components
  • Heavy duty cutting wheels
  • Processes large amounts of brush and small trees
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Wood Chipper Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
290-4325

Brush Chipper, 6 in. Branch Diameter

  • 25 horsepower
  • Automatic self-feeding system
  • Heavy-duty cutting wheels
  • Processes large amounts of brush and small trees
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Cat Class Code
290-4400

Brush Chipper, 9 in.

  • Accomodates branches up to 9" in diameter
  • Innovative self-feeding system improves productivity
  • 37 horsepower
  • Autofeed automatic self-feeding system increases efficiency
  • Uses: Ideal for reducing yard waste for commercial use, landscaping and personal applications
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Cat Class Code
290-4950

Compact Stump Grinder

  • 14" diameter blade
  • Carbide-tipped teeth
  • Cutting depth up to 12"
  • Easy to operate
  • Uses: Ideal for removing tree stumps left behind after trees have been cut down
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stump grinder pack shot
Cat Class Code
290-4955

Stump Grinder 35hp Hydraulic

Stump Grinder Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
290-4925

Stump Grinder, 11-14 hp

  • Cutting depth up to 13" below, and up to 25" above ground
  • Cutting width of 40"
  • Quickly cuts further into stumps without repositioning
Cat Class Code
290-4900

Stump Grinder, 34 HP

  • Operator presence handle disengages the cutter wheel if the operator lets go of the controls
  • Hydraulic ground drive system
  • Compact and powerful
  • Self-propelled
  • Uses: Ideal for removing tree stumps left behind after trees have been cut down
  • Add this stump grinder to your cart now