With Stump Grinders Size Matters.
Stump grinders come in many shapes and sizes as the particular job they have to do may vary. Smaller stump grinders are the perfect piece of equipment for suburban back yards and can be easily manoeuvred around garden settings and the other plants in the average suburban garden.
Larger stump grinders are often used in forestry or agriculture to clear vast swathes of land that has been clear felled and many large tree stumps remain. These monstrous machines are custom built to demolish acres of tree stumps in a very short time.
The Hurricane Stump Grinder.
The Hurricane stump grinder made by Carlton in Melbourne Australia is one of the larger stump grinders in the country. The Hurricane TRX series boasts a 250 Horse Power diesel turbo engine that drives a 36 inch cutting blade armed with 64 teeth. It weighs in at over 5.6 tonnes and has a circular sweep of 19 feet. One of the greatest features of this tree devouring machine is that is driven through a remote control device that operates at up to 1500 feet away from the unit itself. You can survey the area that the Hurricane is working on from a vantage point and guide it remotely to exactly where it needs to be. Also given the huge amount of debris and earth that the machine kicks up as it is devouring tree stumps, the operator can pilot the Hurricane from a safe distance, unaffected by the masses of mulch that this hydraulic hydra spits out.
The Galotrax 800 Razorback Stump Grinder.
This French built dedicated forestry mulcher has to be seen to be believed. It tears through vegetation with a 765 Horse power engine and weighs in at a little over 26 tonnes. The huge drum is a little under 3 meters in width and is bristling with sharpened teeth designed to rip tree trunks clean from the earth. The cab is completely secure with polycarbonate anti-projection windows and is controlled by a single person. The controls for all the hydraulic actions are through a single joystick for ease of operations. The Galotrax razorback not only shreds tree stumps but can crush stone and mulch forests with ease.
The Bucket Mouth Stump Grinder.
The Bucket Mouth TSG 1000 is the behemoth of all stump grinders. It is driven by a 970 Horse Power turbo diesel engine and it is reputed to have single handedly cleared 30,000 hectares of forest in New Zealand. Recently one was purchased by the South African Forestry Department to reclaim land for agriculture. It can turn over topsoil and dig shredded mulch deep into the ground, revivifying earth for crops. In fact the TSG 1000 will mulch down to 30 cm below ground. The great advantage of this machine is the sheer power that it can generate. No tree stump can withstand the force that this massive mulcher makes available. The Bucket Mouth is also Australian designed and this massive mulch making beast is made to tear through tree stumps like wet paper.