Vermeer SC602 stump cutter makes short work of big projects


Courtesy of Vermeer

The Vermeer SC602 stump cutter is designed to provide tree-care contractors with power and innovative features to make short work of major stump removal projects.

The SC602 stump cutter features a Caterpillar C2.2T Tier 4i (stage IIIB) diesel engine that produces 60 hp (44.7 kW) and 142 ft-lb (192.5 Nm) of torque to power through the toughest stump-cutting jobs. A 12-gallon (45.4 L) capacity fuel tank helps reduce the number of fuel refills in the field.

The patented AutoSweep system monitors engine speed and automatically adjusts the cutter wheel sweep rate to maximize productivity and reduce premature wear. A direct driveline powers the cutter wheel, eliminating the need for belt-drive maintenance. The drive system gearboxes are connected by a driveshaft with U-joints, eliminating side loads and prolonging seal and motor-component life. The cutter wheel can achieve cutting heights of 24 inches (61 cm) above ground and 19 inches (48.3 cm) below grade.

This towable unit features a tongue that can extend up to 60 inches (152.4 cm), allowing for less repositioning around the jobsite and increased productivity. Other features include a large 49- cubic-foot (1.4 m3) chip containment system, which results in less cleanup and easier backfill of the hole after the stump-cutting job is complete.

The SC602 stump cutter also offers the Yellow Jacket™ cutter system, which features a universal tooth that can accommodate all cutting positions on the cutter wheel. Plus, it offers easy serviceability and extended tooth and pocket life.

A swing-out operator station provides an improved vantage point for the operator to monitor machine’s cutting action. An optional remote control — with neck strap and joystick controls — allows the operator to maneuver around the stump cutter up to 100 feet (30.5 m) away from the machine.

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