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Stump Grinder Expands Attachment Line
John Deere continues to expand its Worksite Pro attachments lineup with the addition of the SS30 model Stump Shredder. Ideal for landscaping and construction job sites, the new shredder removes stumps from 203 mm (8 inches) to 711 mm (28 inches) in one pass. Larger stumps are easily removed with multiple bores. The stump shredder is optimized for the new mid- and large-frame G-Series skid steers (320G, 324G, 330G and 332G) and mid- and large-frame G-Series compact track loaders (325G, 331G and 333G).
“Our shredder was engineered to be a powerful, indispensable tool for tree stump removal,” said Jessica Hill, global program manager, attachments. “It’s is a unique offering to the market that was created to keep operators safer and more productive.”
The stump shredder is designed with a low-speed, high-torque auger planetary drive that shreds tree stumps with reduced incidence of high-speed flying debris when compared to conventional stump grinders. Despite its slower operating speeds, stump removal is also faster than conventional grinders. Site cleanup is easy thanks to the small, contained chip pile produced by the attachment.
For superior ease of operation, the shredder’s hardened pilot cone draws the auger into the stump while 19 mm (0.75 inch) thick, AR500 steel blades efficiently cut the stump. With the SS30 model, operators can bore up to 508 mm (20 inches) into the ground to remove stump feeder roots. The stump shredder was also built to provide customers with cost and time savings. Carbide tool replacement parts are not needed for the attachment, and maintenance is only required every 1,000 stumps, yielding lower operating costs and maximum uptime.
The new stump shredder attachment is backed by John Deere parts, service and warranty coverage.