With a DR 14.5 Pro Stump Grinder you will never again have to struggle with back-breaking and time consuming methods of stump removal like digging by hand, ripping out with a tractor and chains, burning or chemicals. Tackle any stump size and just watch it disappear!
Thanks to a reliable and powerful Briggs & Stratton engine producing 7.0kW of power and carbide-tipped cutting teeth, the DR Stump Grinder can pulverise any size stump and turn it into a pile of wood chips. Compact and manoeuvrable, the DR Stump Grinder can operate almost anywhere.
The DR stump grinder is not a complicated machine. In fact, DR purposely designed it to be remarkably simple and easy to use. Just pivot the machine from side to side and shave that stump away! Simply position the DR Stump Grinder over the stump, lock the left wheel in place with your hand brake, engage the cutting head and pivot easily from side to side. That is all there is to it! You'll shave an inch or so off with each pass.
The secret to the DR stump grinder is its patented cutting head with tungsten carbide-tipped cutting teeth, which are 10 times harder than steel. In fact, carbide blades are so tough that they are used in the mining industry to drill through rock.
The cutter head is mounted vertically on the machine, allowing the cutter to work like a router - discharging chips quickly and out of the way. The eight cutting teeth are locked into the cutter head and supported by double-sealed roller bearings. Spinning at 2800rpm, these teeth take 360 bites per second!
Unlike commonly available grinders that are heavy and cumbersome, the DR Stump Grinder is light, without sacrificing strength and durability. The adjustable handlebars keep the operator comfortably in control. A simple, rugged design constructed of 12-gauge steel, with few moving parts, means this machine will be around for many years of fast stump removal.
With its mining-grade cutting head, the DR Stump Grinder is a cut above any other machine for stump removal.
|Can I remove any size tree stump?
||The Dr Stump Grinder can handle stumps of any hardness or any size footprint, but it is not designed for stumps that are more than 5" in height. Taller stumps would be cut as close to the ground as practical before grinding (the higher the strump, the longer it will take to grind).
|How long does it take to grind a stump?
||It depends entirely on the diameter and height of the stump and the density of the wood. Softwoods can be ground down faster than hardwoods. Small stumps of less that 6" in diameter can be removed in just 5-10 minutes. Larger stumps, 6-12" in diameter, may take up to 45 minutes.
|What if I hit a rock while grinding?
||The cutting teeth on the stump grinder are carbide-tipped and can cut into the hardest substance you will enounter. So, very likely, you will grind away stone surfaces before you even notice they are stone. Naturally, DR recommends that you avoid stone as it will dull the cutting teeth more quickly than wood, but it is difficult to cause permanent damage to teeth with incidental contact.
|How long will the teeth last?
||Again, it depends on the type of wood you are grinding. In general, DR found that a set of teeth will last for about 60 hours. After that, a spare set can be easily installed (see related items below).