We didn't arrange to have our tree stump removed last fall because we were feeling broke and in any case the specialists that removed the tree don't do stumping.
We asked around and discovered that due to the positioning of the stump in relation to our fences and our hedge a special machine was recommended. Today the special machine came and ate our stump. It took two hours. It was noisy and loud and now we have a LOT of mulch in the backyard.