Vermeer has introduced the SC40TX stump cutter, featuring a first-of-its-kind ride-on platform providing speed, maneuverability and operator comfort.
The SC40TX is the first stump cutter on the market with a stand-on platform to drive the machine. Compared with traditional self-propelled stump grinders, operators will be able to maneuver the machine from stump to stump faster.
A counter-rotating track undercarriage also enhances maneuverability by making it easier to reposition when cutting a stump which greatly benefits straight-line cutting dimensions. The tracks also offer good floatation and the ability to operate in less-than-ideal ground conditions.
“The SC40TX was developed to bring innovation to the 40-to-50-horsepower (29.8 to 37.3 kW) stump cutter class,” said Mike Rector, tree care/rental and landscape solutions specialist for Vermeer. “The machine has applications in many markets including tree care contractors, arborists, landscape, municipality, golf courses and ground maintenance.”
The SC40TX has a hydraulic ground drive and cutter wheel, meaning there are no belts or chains to service.
While other stump cutters may give operators the choice of standing at a swing-out control station on the side of the machine or using a remote control, the SC40TX features two dedicated positions from which to operate the machine.
There is the traditional location on the side of the machine, while operators also can choose to stand on the platform on the back of the machine, which is ideal when space is tight and allows for easier repositioning of the machine as needed.
At 36 inches (91.4 cm) wide, the SC40TX will work well in small areas and fit through standard gates. The SC40TX has a 40-horsepower (29.8 kW) Kohler diesel engine.
The SC40TX is now available through the Vermeer global dealer network.