The design of Vermeer’s newest stump cutter reduces the need to reposition the entire unit during cutting operations. A four-position linkage design allows the SC852’s cutter wheel to move away from the machine as the boom drops down toward the stump. At the same time, the cutter wheel guard remains parallel with the ground, so it does not limit movement over obstacles. Powered by a turbocharged Cummins Tier-3 engine generating 85 horsepower, the Vermeer SC852 produces 224 foot-pounds of torque, and is capable of cutting heights of 31 inches above and 25 inches below grade. The straight-line cutting width at ground level is 72 inches. A machine width of 35 inches provides the SC852 with a compact footprint for maneuverability on confined jobsites.
September 28, 2010