Posted March 5, 2015

Vermeer's New Stump Cutter Has Ride-On Platform

Vermeer has introduced the SC40TX stump cutter, featuring a ride-on platform that lets operators maneuver from stump to stump faster providing speed, maneuverability and operator comfort. A counter-rotating track undercarriage makes it easier to reposition when cutting a stump which  benefits straight-line cutting dimensions. The tracks offer good floatation and the ability to operate in less-than-ideal ground conditions.

Vermeer SC40TX

 “The SC40TX was developed to bring innovation to the 40-to-50-horsepower 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 wide, the SC40TX will work well in small areas and fit through standard gates. The SC40TX has a 40-hp Kohler diesel  and is now available from Vermeer dealers. .

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