2016 - Volume #40, Issue #1, Page #42[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Kind Of Stump Grinder
“This is kind of a different approach,” says Kyle Schofield, product specialist for the Lebanon, Ohio, based company specializing in forestry mulching equipment and other attachments. “It’s not a wheel grinder with high rpm’s that shoots chips all over the place.”
Instead of speed, Stumpex uses weight (1,500 lbs.) and higher torque (30,000 ft.-lbs.) and a low 7 to 17 rpm durable AR500 steel blade cutter bit. It requires a skidsteer with 20 to 42 gpm hydraulics and fits on a quick-tach, but is also secured with bolts.
That makes it much safer, Schofield says, reducing flying debris, so it works well for municipalities in populated areas, for example. Because most of the chips stay in the hole, cleanup is also faster.
The design greatly reduces maintenance - just greasing and sharpening with a wheel grinder every 1,000 stumps. Because of its slow speed, rocks are pushed aside and not as likely to dull the cutter bit.
“It’s meant for bigger stumps,” Schofield says, and can remove up to a 28-in. dia. stump as quickly as 3 min. Larger stumps require multiple borings.
Call Fecon dealers for pricing of the Stumpex. Markets include landowners, municipalities, golf courses, people in the tree service industry and others.
Check out Fecon’s website to see a video of Stumpex in action.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Fecon Inc., 3460 Grant Dr., Lebanon, Ohio 45036 (ph 800 528-3113; www.fecon.com).
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