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Chip off the old block

LC/DBM HorsePower - January 2013
As Springtime rolls just around the corner, landscape contractors will need to get rid of trees on properties they maintain. For those tree care experts, splitters, chippers and stump grinders could do the trick. For your convenience this equipment has been arranged by category and cost.

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Rayco Manufacturing Vermeer Mackissic
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Shaver Manufacturing CEAttachments The Toro Co.
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Ventrac U.S. Pride Products Dosko
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Gravely(R)



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Rayco Manufacturing
Model No.: RC1824 - 18" capacity brush chipper
Engine: Cummins QSB4.5, diese
Chipping Capacity: 18" diameter
Feed Opening: 19" x 24"
Horsepower: 160 HP
Dimensions: 116" H x 192" L x 92.75" W
Weight: 9,140 lbs.
Special Features: Given a powerful feed system to pull in brush, limbs and logs easier, with less trimming. Dual, horizontal feed wheels are offset to minimize material kick-up. A 24-inch diameter top feed wheel is powered by a planetary drive motor and easily climbs over large logs without operator assistance.
Warranty: 1 year parts/labor
Cost: $67,350
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Vermeer
Model No.: BC900XL Brush Chipper
Engine: Kohler Command CH100
Feed Opening: Infeed table width 48"
Horsepower: 40 HP
Dimensions: 101.5" H x 140.4" L x 79.5" W
Weight: 2,920 lbs.
Special Features: Protect your engine with the SmartFeed system, which monitors engine speed and stops or reverses the feed rollers if needed. Provides operator safety with the patented bottom feed stop bar. The four-position upper feed control bar with dual stop positions and forward / reverse feed positions mounts over the feed table and enables the operator to stop the feed rollers and select forward or reverse operations.
Warranty: 1 year/1,000 hours limited
Cost: $18,000 to $21,000
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Mackissic
Model No.: 12PT1100
Engine: Briggs & Stratton Gross Torque OHV
Chipping or Grinding Capacity: 3-1/2"
Feed Opening: 12-1/4" x 8"
Horsepower: 11.5 HP
Dimensions: 44" H x 55" L x 37" W
Special Features: The 12P models feature a wide opening hopper that allows for processing bushels of material fast and efficiently. The 12P will handle leaves, small brush, stalks, grass, and yard and garden debris. The hopper has a blowback shield to minimize throwback or unprocessed material. When the material is easily processed, the blowback shield can be opened up for easier and faster loading.
Warranty: 2 yrs. consumer/90 day commercial
Cost: $1,899
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Shaver Manufacturing
Model No.: SC-25
Engine: Drive system PTO with slip clutch
Chipping or Grinding Capacity: Maximum cutting depth 10" below ground
Feed Opening: Cat. I 3-point mount
Horsepower: 15 to 35 HP
Dimensions: Cutting Wheel 3/4"
Weight: 832 lbs.
Special Features: StumpBuster is built for lower horsepower tractors. The unit can easily whittle away stumps up to 24-inches high. With a 55 degree cutting arc, the SC-25's 24-inch-diameter cutting wheel can grind down a 45-inch-diameter stump into a 10-inch hole in minutes.
Warranty: 1 year
Cost: $6,169
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CEAttachments
Model No.: EDGE SGS24 self-feeding stump grinder
Chipping or Grinding Capacity: Stumps up to 30" wide and deep as 10" below ground in minutes
Horsepower: Requires only 12-22 gpm
Dimensions: 24" diameter cutting wheel with 36 carbide steel grinding teeth. Compact for transport and storage.
Weight: 742 lbs.
Special Features: Unique hinged-pivot, self-feeding design without the need for a separate electric control box makes this model easy to use. Easy to hook up and remove from any skid steer or track loader with a universal mount. Economical and efficient.
Warranty: 1 year
Cost: $6,100
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The Toro Co.
Model No.: Stump Grindersp
Engine: Honda GX390
Chipping or Grinding Capacity: Cutting depth 11" below grade
Feed Opening:: Cutting height 14" above grade
Horsepower: 13 HP
Dimensions: 29.5" W x 76" x L x 42" H
Weight: 240 lbs.
Special Features: Well balanced and easy to operate; Quadrublade cutter blades easily accessed for replacement; lift handles for easy loading; Pro-Sharp blade sharpening services available. Rubber gaskets positioned between handle and frame reduces vibration resulting in less operator fatigue.
Warranty: 1 year/1,000 operating hours
Cost:$4,248
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Ventrac
Model No.: KC180 Stump Grinder
Engine: Mounted on the 4000 Series tractor
Chipping or Grinding Capacity: 16 Carbide Cutters (3-sided replaceable)
Feed Opening: Cutting depth below ground level 6"
Horsepower: Cutter head speed of 900 rpm
Dimensions: 19" H x 33" L x 28.5" W
Weight: 170 lbs.
Special Features: Heavy-duty carbide cutters provide extended and effective performance in spite of dirt, stones, and debris in work area. It creates an agile, powerful and turf friendly mobile unit for lawns, golf courses, parks, and municipalities.
Warranty: Commercial 2 years
Cost: $3,150
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U.S. Pride Products
Model No.: H.F. 100
Engine: Hydrolic drive
Chipping or Grinding Capacity: Log Splitter
Feed Opening: No size limitation
Dimensions: 44" H x 48" L x 24" W
Weight: 350 lbs.
Special Features: Cone log splitter has no size limitations as it splits logs from the side and is faster as there is no return stroke and no need to position or lift logs.
Warranty: 1 year
Cost: $3,995
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Dosko
Model No.: 2000LS-H
Engine:Honda GX160 cc
Chipping or Grinding Capacity: Splitting capacity - 25" long, 16" Diameter
Feed Opening: 25"
Horsepower: 4.8 HP @ 3,600 rpm
Dimensions: 45" H x 75" L x 38" W
Weight: 623 lbs.
Special Features: Splits both directions, high capacity 12 gallon hydraulic oil reserve, towable
Warranty: 2 years limited
Cost: $2,599
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Gravely(R).
Model No.: 27-ton Log Splitter
Engine: Subaru(R)
Chipping or Grinding Capacity: 25-inch log capacity
Feed Opening: 4.5-inch bore position
Horsepower: 169cc engine (displacement)
Dimensions: 64.75" H x 86.25" L x 38.25" W
Weight: 521 lbs.
Special Features: Critical components and hoses are located at the front of the machine reducing the likelihood of damage from dropped logs. A work table and log cradle are standard features for productivity and ease of use, eliminating the need to set logs on the ground or having logs drop to the ground.
Warranty: 3 years limited
Cost: $1,919






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