GLOBAL Recycling is well known for offering the Bandit range of stump grinders, which for some time was led by the ZT1844. However, advancements have led to the compact Bandit SG-40 taking over as the company’s best seller.

The SG-40 is described as a highly productive grinder that packs power plus portability, aggressively tracking down and sweeping away stumps with ease.

A newly designed spindle and hub assembly promotes a long-lasting lifetime of oscillating motion and a new swing geometry extends the cutter-wheel grinding width to 47 inches. With that type of coverage area, you’re sure to spend more time grinding at the stump rather than repositioning, says Global Recycling.

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Sales consultant Dean Embling said: “The Bandit SG-40 has been our bestselling model now for four years in succession, it is well positioned in the marketplace and is competitively priced. What was already our best seller has been refined to make a good machine even better. This has been achieved with constructive feedback from the customers which has in turn fed back to the manufacturer who has listened to what the end user wants.”

Features include an improved centre of gravity, sealed slew bearing, a new track-tensioning system, three-position swing-out operator console, and 18-inch diameter cutter wheel.

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• The new Bobcat SG60 has been seen in action recently tackling stumps on the prestigious Real Club de Golf de La Coruña (also known as ‘A Zapateira’) in Spain.

The A Zapateira course offers more than 50 hectares to enjoy the sport of golf, merging open areas with rows of trees and several picturesque lakes. With the passage of time and because of inclement weather, some of the many trees on the golf course have been felled and have deteriorated, creating a problem for players and the course management team alike. Talleres Turquino, the Cambre-based authorised Bobcat dealer for the local area, has provided a new solution to the problem, removing the remains of damaged trees with a powerful Bobcat SG60 stump grinder attachment mounted on a Bobcat S550 skid-steer loader.

Ruben Lorente, manager of Talleres Turquino, said: “For this task we needed a powerful attachment capable of removing tree stumps efficiently and quickly. It is not a simple job. Most stump cutters are mounted on auger or hydraulic shear systems, both of which are much slower.

“Thanks to the power of Bobcat stump grinder attachments, operators can remove many different sizes and types of wood much more comfortably, 70 per cent faster, more effectively and with a higher quality finish.”

There are three Bobcat stump grinder attachments to choose from – the SG30, SG60 and the SGX60. The work group on the attachments is mounted at an angle of 90 degrees to the operator for excellent visibility of the cutting area, giving them the same wide view as a pull-behind stump grinder. The swing cylinder design generates an impressive arc, allowing the operator to cut large stumps without repositioning the attachment.

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• After retailing the FAE range of attachments including mulchers, tillers and stone cutters across the UK since late 2017, Jas P Wilson was recently appointed sole UK supplier of PrimeTech tracked carriers.

Founded in 1989 in North East of Italy, FAE is a leading force in the design and production of high quality machinery for the land-clearing sector. This extensive range of machines proved an excellent addition to Wilson’s, offering the high-quality machinery which their customers are accustomed to. The excavator, skid steer and tractor-based models have shown themselves to be highly reliable and powerful. The addition of the PrimeTech tracked carrier option will further increase Wilson’s capability to provide a precise fit to meet the needs of their customers.

PrimeTech units allow owners to fit and utilise a range of FAE attachments on a purpose-built base vehicle capable of meeting the high demands of forestry work. Attachment options include mulchers, tillers, stone crushers, dozer blades and stump grinders.

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