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Best Stump Cutter We've Ever Seen
North Dakota inventor Richard Rocheleau, of Rugby, stopped by FARM SHOW's headquarters the other day to demonstrate the slickest stump cutter-grinder we've ever seen.
Without repositioning the towing pickup, the operator can hydraulically move the 28-in. dia. cutting blade right or left (up to 72 in.) and forward or backward (up to 72 in.).
"It's the only machine on the market designed to reach in or around fences, standing trees, buildings, ditches or other obstacles to get at hard-to-reach stumps," says Rocheleau. "Because of its flexible `reach' in all directions, it'll remove stumps up to 72 in. in dia., or clusters of stumps within a 72-in. dia. circle, in one setting. It'll dig down to a maximum depth of 2 ft. below ground level and will snake in any direction to follow and grub out surface roots, leaving only a 2-in. wide scar."
Other key features include:
•All-hydraulic operation - no chains or belts. Power is provided by a 65 hp Hercules engine.
•  Cutting-grinding blade, equipped with 32 tungsten carbide teeth, never needs sharpening.
•  The cutter-grinder is mounted on a torsion ride axle, allowing it to be towed down main roads at regular highway speeds.
-The cutting blade can be raised up to 5 ft. above ground level, allowing it to knock down and grub out tall stumps and hedges.
-Designed for custom stump removal, it sells for right at $18,000, with engine. Rocheleau, who has built and sold 15 ma-chines to date, plans to develop "how to" blueprints for persons interested in building the stump cutter-grinder themselves.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Richard Rocheleau, P.O. Box 111, Rugby, N. Dak. 58368 (ph 701 776-6150).

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1990 - Volume #14, Issue #1