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Hi, I'm Tom Parent for DR Power Equipment. When you clear new areas of your property, you probably plan this part pretty well.
You know, when you take a tree down, it needs to be limbed, cut up, and carted off before you can move on to the next part of your project.
But, once that's done, you just may stumble upon a problem you hadn't given much thought to...an ugly stump! Right where you had envisioned a new flower garden, an expanded lawn, or a newly opened view.
The fact is, many of us just live with stumps, because getting rid of them has always meant choosing between back-breaking work, or very expensive alternatives.
Until now, that is! After years of refinement here at DR Power Equipment, we've finally gotten to the root of the problem with the all-new, DR Stump Grinder!
The DR Stump Grinder is fast, easy to use, and the most affordable solution to stump removal you can find!
In fact, with typical stump grinder rentals going for around $200/day, and commercial removal services running much, much higher, the DR Stump Grinder can pay for itself in a matter of hours...maybe even on day one!
Let's have a go at a 28" oak stump so I can show you just what I mean!
The first thing you'll notice is how convenient this machine is to transport. That's because it's mounted on big knobby, high-flotation tires that will go just about anywhere.
Once you have the machine in place, operating it couldn't be easier.
Lock one wheel with the hand brake...
Engage the cutter head...
And move the machine back and forth using the fixed wheel as a pivot point.
This movement works the cutter head back and forth across the stump's surface.
The cutter head is the business end of this machine, so let's take a closer look.
The 10-1/2" diameter head is armed with 8 replaceable cutting teeth, tipped with mining grade tungsten carbide...the same material used for drilling through bedrock.
The teeth are mounted in pairs, and each tooth locks into one of 3 grinding positions.
When the surface gets dulled in one position, you simply rotate the tooth to the next position, and you've got a new sharp edge to work with.
When all 3 edges are worn, replacing the whole tooth is quick and easy.
As the clutch is engaged, the head builds to a speed of over 2700rpm, generating tremendous rotational inertia.
Making over 360 bites per second, the teeth shave away the surface of the stump...taking about an inch or so with every pass.
The cutter head is housed in a protective steel shroud that shows exactly where the teeth are making contact, and protects the operator from thrown debris.
As you can see, the work moves along at a good pace.
This stump was reduced to wood chips in just 40 minutes.
And, after cleaning up...
You can get on to the finishing touches.
The DR Stump Grinder really is the easiest, fastest, and most affordable solution to stump removal. It will take on stumps of any size—no matter how hard—and your property will look better than ever!
The DR Stump Grinder is available in 2 models: the 6HP PREMIER, in manual start, and the 9HP PRO, available in manual or electric-start.
Each are equipped with world class Subaru engines that are among the first to use automotive-style overhead cam technology.
Subaru warranties the 9HP engine for a full 5 years in both commercial and residential use...
While the 6HP engine carries a 1 year warranty for commercial applications and a 3 year warranty for residential use.
Both models feature rugged steel construction, but are lightweight enough for anyone to maneuver. The 6HP is just 129 pounds, and the 9HP is 143 pounds.
ALL models feature rugged steel construction, but are lightweight enough for anyone to maneuver. The 6HP is just 129 pounds, and the 9HP is 143 pounds.
A unique flip-up belt cover protects the belt and pulleys, but flips out of the way for easy access.
And a self-adjusting belt tensioner eliminates the need for operator adjustment.
The life of cutting teeth will vary with conditions, but typically after 45-60 hours of stump grinding, a fresh set should be installed.