Man uses his SUV to attempt tree stump removal
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Nothing hammers home this line of thinking quite like the gentleman in the video below who tried to remove a tree stump with his SUV. Can he remove a tree stump by tying a strap from the stump to his SUV and stepping on the gas? You bet. Should he? Well, watching what happens after he frees the tree stump from the earth tells us everything we need to know.
The driver of the vehicle, who the YouTube video title calls Paul, had other options. The average cost for remove tree removal service can range anywhere from $500 to $1000, but the average price of a professional stump removal service is around $165. Instead, Paul opts for the yank-out-of-the-ground approach which sent the stump hurdling towards his SUV before smashing the rear windshield.
Carsdirect.com states that front and rear windshields are the most expensive to replace, averaging around $300. In other words, almost double what Paul would have paid to have the stump professionally removed. The YouTube video, which was posted on Jun. 7, 2015, also shows that in all likelihood there was body damage to the top of Paul's SUV as well.
The video of Paul removing this tree stump with his SUV has already amassed over two million views, so we can only hope people will learn from Paul's mistake.