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Pto Tractor Stumper

Discussion in 'Commercial Tree Care and Climbing' started by CLEARVIEW TREE, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. Marquis

    Marquis ArboristSite Operative

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    PTO stumper

    I run a J/D 955, 35hp tractor with a Shaver Stumpbuster, absolutely love it! I too cringe at the thought of buying a self propelled machine now. I've done some stumps for the local snowmobile clubs up here in Maine, much easier to drive my 4 wheel drive tractor a mile up the trail, than to walk behind a self propelled for an hour. I've had no problems with it, just very expensive to replace teeth on it. I am having them sharpened, but will have to go with a new set next year.
     
  2. CLEARVIEW TREE

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    shaver stump buster?

    So you like the shaver marquis? I've heard they are nice units. Yeah i like the mobility of the tractor. Back a couple months ago i had like 29 stumps to do for Sevierville Pks and rec. The coordinator said "yeah just take your time, guess you'll be up for a couple days huh?" The stumps were in like 3 groups of like 10 each ranging in size from 12"-20" and each group was a half mile apart. They were mostly pines and a few hardwoods. well needless to say we had them done in a 9 hr day in 30deg weather and that's drive time too! If i'd used a walk behind it would've taken another day or so.Walkers do get thru gates, and tractors really can't but the tractor is far,far,far more versatile. Wouldn't have it any other way man.:clap: :cheers:
     
  3. Marquis

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    shaver

    yeah, Clearview, I do like the stumbuster alot. I had been renting a walk behind, non self-propelled, never again! I have the smaller unit, for tractors 15 - 35hp. Like I said, my J/D is 34hp, no probs at all. So quick and easy to use, drop the 3pt hitch and then just run the grinder off of the valve bank on my fender. That's the only thing, you need an extra couple valves if don't already have them. I like being able to turn the tractor around and pick up the grindings with my bucket, since I put nice dirt and seed back in the whole to complete the job. Looks better than a pile of shavings if you ask me.
     
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    Yep man they are handy units to have. Good luck out there.
     
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    Miller Pro75T vs Baumalight 3P34 stump ginder

    I'm trying to deside between a Baumalight 3P34 stump grinder and a Miller Pro75T stump grinder. Any input would be helpful.
     
  6. GarethVW

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    I think these have their merits. But I do have some questions about them. I currently have a 65 hp tow behind stumpgrinder if I want comparable grinding times I would imagine I would need a tractor with 65 pto hp. That is a big tractor to bring to jobs, not really turf friendly, and takes up a lot of room to haul. I would be willing to sacrifice a little speed but not too much (who really likes to spend forever on stumps?) Do you guys thing that pto stump grinders are just as fast giving comparable hp?
     
  7. OLD MAN GRINDER

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    I had a kubota l4400 38pto hp with a shaver sc25, it did a great job, but after about a year and a half it tore up the pto, 3000.00 in damage, had to fight with kubota to get it covered they said tractor was not designed for the grinder, but after calling in zone manager and explaining that they put it on tractor and also installed controls, they should have told me then that it would be hard on the pto, he agreed and they covered repairs but i lost faith in it after that and went to a sc252, then a bandit 2150 and now an all hyd bandit 2550 38 hp, there is absolutely no comparison between pto grinder and the bandit, the bandit is far superior and believe me i know what i am talking about i did thousands of stumps with the pto grinder, the only way i would ever go back to pto would be 65hp and up and a miller grinder, the self prop will go places the tractor could never go, no worries with sprinkler systems, etc, no more pto grinder for me but i am glad it is working for u and hope it continues...

    Bob....:cheers:
     
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    Sorry guys, old thread i did not look at the date right away...

    Bob....:cheers:
     
  9. KiwiBro

    KiwiBro Mill 'em. Nails be damned.

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    Resurrecting this thread BC am looking into the same baumalight model and any others. Really like how the miller will travel out and back to reduce the amount of times havecto raise 3ph and reposition tractor. But I think miller is gone?

    Any other options for a 75hp tractor?
     
  10. GarethVW

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    The Miller design was bought by another company. I have a Miller pro 75t with the Sanvic wheel option. It is quite the grinder! I run it off of a 75 horsepower New Holland tractor.

    After running it for a number of years I believe I have upgraded and replaced everything that is going to break on it. It is nice to bring one machine to the job that will easily move 2500lb logs, push over trees, and grind stumps. I have turf tires on the tractor and it is actually very, very gentle on lawns.

    I have more recently replaced the Miller grinder with a Carlton self-propelled unit primarily because hauling the tractor and grinder around takes up a large trailer. However, I do believe that it is the way to go if you want to put money into something more diverse than just a stump grinder.
     
  11. KiwiBro

    KiwiBro Mill 'em. Nails be damned.

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    Thanks. Looks like Arborwolf bought Miller and Diamond Mowers bought Arborwolf. Or something along those lines. But Diamond only have the skid steer model on their website.
     

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