Bandit Industries introduces its new Model 2550XP self-propelled stump grinder, available with up to 44 hp. Featuring beltless hydrostatic direct-drive, the Model 2550XP sets new standards for stump grinder production, reliability, chip containment and low maintenance, the maker says. Compared to similar stump grinders with traditional belt drive, the Model 2550XP typically has a lower cost of ownership through reduced maintenance needs and less downtime.
“The Model 2550XP is a high-production stump grinder that has the power to go after large-scale projects or big stumps,” said Jason Morey, Bandit small equipment sales manager. “Companies that spend a lot of time grinding stumps will really enjoy this machine, as it can get just about anywhere, tackle just about any sized stump, and it powers through them in no time. It also operates just as smooth as our smaller 2250XP, and of course with no belts there is far less downtime for maintenance.”
The reduced maintenance comes from the high-power hydrostatic motor used to directly power the cutter wheel with virtually no parasitic power loss. This eliminates the need for a clutch, jackshaft, drive belt, belt tensioning system, and the many sheaves and bearings associated with those components. This also allows the engine to be mounted lower and at the rear of the machine for better balance. An optional four-wheel drive system is available for exceptional all-terrain traction, and with standard flotation tires the Model 2550XP can traverse delicate landscaping. Engine options range from 35- or 38-hp gasoline engines, or a pair of Kubota diesels with either 35 or 44 hp.
The 2550XP offers a 50-inch swing arc to cover a broad area, reducing the need to reposition the machine at the stump. It cuts to a maximum depth of 13.5 inches and features rubber chip curtains on both the operator's console and the machine itself to aid in chip containment. A standard swing-out operator's station provides the controls for the drive system, cutter wheel swing, and up/down movements of the cutter head, while also positioning the operator at a clear viewing angle to the grinding action. www.banditchippers.com