Vermeer is expanding its line of professional tree care equipment with the addition of the new SC382 stump cutter. This powerful, compact machine comes equipped with a 37 horsepower (27.6 kW) EFI Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engine, a redesigned cutter wheel to help optimize performance, four-wheel drive and an optional blade to make cleanup more efficient. The Vermeer SC382 stump cutter boasts the power and maneuverability to take out tough stumps, making it an excellent machine for professional tree care contractors.
“The Vermeer SC382 stump cutter has a similar design to our popular SC362 model, with power and performance-enhancing features,” explained Todd Roorda, tree care, rental and landscaping sales manager at Vermeer. “It is a great machine for professionals to help maximize their productivity.”
With optimized tooth placement, the new 17 inch (43.2 cm) cutter wheel on the SC382 stump cutter is engineered to help improve chip containment and reduce material recirculation. It is designed to work up to 24 inches (61 cm) above ground and 15 inches (38.1 cm) below ground. This machine is outfitted with the Vermeer Yellow Jacket™ cutting system that features universal and reversible carbide-tipped teeth. These are designed with two cutting edges on each tooth as well as side pocket clearance to help limit pocket rubbing which can cause power loss and premature pocket wear.
The SC382 stump cutter includes two-wheel and four-wheel drive propel modes, as well as an oscillating front steering axle to maneuver through tough material and around challenging jobsites. With a machine width of just 34.5 inches (87 cm), the SC382 stump cutter is convenient to position in tight areas and will fit through many backyard gates.
This stump cutter is equipped with an operator presence system and Vermeer SmartSweep control system. The operator presence system is designed to automatically disengage and begin braking the cutter wheel when the user’s hands leave the control levers. The onboard SmartSweep system monitors engine speed and automatically adjusts to produce a smooth, consistent cutter wheel sweep rate.
An optional push blade can also be added to the SC382 stump cutter to move or level chipped material and reduce the amount of manual labor required when cleaning up the jobsite. The blade is controlled hydraulically from the operator’s station.