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    Super Member MossflowerWoods's Avatar
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    Default Woods TSG-50 Stump Grinder operation question

    Guys & Gals,

    OK, I've had the TSG-50 since Sept or Oct and I've ground a variety of soft and hard stumps, small and large.

    Today I hit I think the smallest two black walnut stumps. I hit the fruitwoods over the weekend.

    The ground is not exactly level, and my operators manual is not clear on this either, so I'm going to ask my fellow TBN folks, a number of whom have the same grinder as I do...

    My dealer mounted the TSG-50 for me the day he delivered it, and I have not needed to bush-hog, so I have not changed it out yet.

    What I have seen twice now is when the stump actually is bigger under the ground than above, due to spreading shallow roots, this I think is when I see it most, but there is a point where the grinder will go deeper, but what happens is it jacks up the 3pt hitch and looks like it is twisting the "frame" of the TSG-50.

    I always stop and move the tractor and attack from another angle, but I suspect there is another problem.

    #1 - has anyone else seen this?

    So the other thing I suspect is that the TSG-50 when fully lowered is not "square". My toplink seems too short, and when the TSG-50 is fully lowered it leans towards the tractor, and I think this is messing up my geometry, and causing the TSG-50 to actually "bottom out" in the hole it is grinding.

    So, #2 - Am I crazy? Should I adjust the toplink to make the "frame" straight up and down when lowered or not?

    I will try to take pics tomorrow to illustrate my points I am curious about.

    If you have run one of these, and you have advice for me, please let me have it!

    Be well,
    David
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    Managing 51 Acres of Virginia hills with ponds & streams, mature market timber, riding trails, empty pasture, long gravel drive, veggie garden, & yard.

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    Default Re: Woods TSG-50 Stump Grinder operation question

    I have a grinder like this.....but I do not understand your problems. Pictures?

    When my grinder is resting on the ground, the frame is pretty much perpendicular to the ground (ie 90 degrees). Is yours leaning in or out? I would adjust your top link to minimize the "lean".
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    Default Re: Woods TSG-50 Stump Grinder operation question

    Quote Originally Posted by foggy1111 View Post
    I have a grinder like this.....but I do not understand your problems. Pictures?

    When my grinder is resting on the ground, the frame is pretty much perpendicular to the ground (ie 90 degrees). Is yours leaning in or out? I would adjust your top link to minimize the "lean".
    Foggy,

    THANK YOU! Yes, mine is leaning towards the tractor! See pic.

    The problem, as best as I can describe it, is after I get just a few inches below the ground, as I go to lower it a bit more for the next pas, it jacks up the frame and twists the 3 pt and scares the @#$% out of me and I raise the grinder because it does not look or feel right. I KNOW the grinder can go deeper, the piston still has play.

    I will adjust the top link and see what happens next time I guess.

    Thanks for replying,
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    Managing 51 Acres of Virginia hills with ponds & streams, mature market timber, riding trails, empty pasture, long gravel drive, veggie garden, & yard.

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