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 hp (27.6 kW) Briggs & Stratton Vanguard EFI gas 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 features the power and maneuverability to take out medium-sized stumps, making it a machine for professional tree care contractors and rental companies.

 “The Vermeer SC382 stump cutter has a similar design as our popular SC362 model, with power and performance-enhancing features,” says 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 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 above ground and 15 inches below ground. The redesigned cutter wheel is outfitted with the Vermeer Yellow Jacket cutter system that features universal and reversible carbide-tipped teeth with two cutting edges on each tooth and side pocket clearance to help limit pocket rubbing that 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, 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 AutoSweep 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 AutoSweep 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.

The unit will be displayed at the ARA Show at Booth 6521.