Advanced Search

Old 05-19-2014, 11:51 AM
Bwing96 Bwing96 is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 42
First stump grinding experience

I rented a Vermeer SC 252 thinking it wouldn't take me long to do the few I had, boy was I wrong. I had 3 Bradford Pear stumps that were cut as low as I could get them. One was 24" and 2 were 18". The 2 that were 18" weren't too bad. I think I ground both of them and 1 old half rotten stump that was about 6" all I about 2 hrs. The biggest 24" stump took me 4 hrs. The motor never seemed to lug down but if you tried to take very much of a bite at all it wouldn't swing in the direction of cut. You would be lucky to cut 1/8" at a time. Sometimes it would make large shavings when cutting good but most of the time it made fine shavings or saw dust, smaller than a chainsaw would produce. I accused them of sending it out with dull teeth but they claimed they were new, which I doubt. Are the Bradford pears just tat hard too grind or is the 252 just a real POS?
Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2014, 12:38 PM
JCLawn and more's Avatar
JCLawn and more JCLawn and more is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: MI
Posts: 5,195
The teeth are made to be blunt. The harder the wood the better it cuts. In soft wood it is more of a sponge and it doesent like to cut it. Pines are a royal pita with it.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Layout Style:

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Grand View Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:00 AM.

Page generated in 0.11108 seconds with 10 queries