The SC552 and SC852 help operators complete stump removal projects more efficiently

Vermeer unveiled its SC552 stump cutter and reintroduced its SC852 stump cutter at the 2015 Tree Care Industry Expo in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania earlier this month.

The SC552 has a 23-inch cutter wheel diameter and a 56-hp Kohler diesel Tier-4 Final engine, for a maximum cutter wheel speed of 1,124 rpm. For even greater productivity the SC852 features a 23-inch cutter wheel powered by a Deutz Tier-4 Final 74-hp engine, for a maximum cutter wheel speed of 930 rpm.  Both the SC552 and SC852 are equipped with control handles for the boom swing and boom raise/lower function that are intended to help protect the operator and enhance operator safety.

“The market needs high horsepower stump cutters to help remove mature tree stumps and complete high-volume stump removal jobs, and the SC552 and SC852 can help meet this need,” said Todd Roorda, tree care, rental and landscape sales manager at Vermeer. “Contractors can complete stump removal projects faster with the SC552 and SC852 than with smaller machines, enabling them to do more jobs per week.”

The SC552 and SC852 are both equipped with an operator presence system. Control handles for the boom swing and boom raise/lower are equipped with an operator presence handle design that provides capacitance-sensing capability. This user-friendly system is intended to help protect the operator and enhance op
erator safety.

Both machines feature the Vermeer SmartSweep control system, which monitors engine load and provides continuous feedback to automatically adjust the cutter wheel speed. This helps increase productivity and efficiency at the stump, while decreasing wear and tear on the machine.

The SC552 and SC852 also have cutter wheels equipped with the Vermeer-exclusive Yellow Jacket cutter system. It features universal and reversible carbide-tipped teeth with two cutting edges on each tooth and more side pocket clearance, which limits the pocket rubbing that can cause power loss and premature pocket wear.

For increased accessibility, both the SC552 and SC852 have outside dual wheels that can be removed to pass through a 36-inch gate for backyard, and other hard-to-reach stump grinding projects.

Visit Vermeer.com for more information.

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