BEDFORDSHIRE-based tree care and ground maintenance company Garden Knights is seeing a boost in productivity after investing in the SG-40 stump grinder from Bandit Industries.

Founded five years ago by friends Nicholas Martin and Andrew Henry, Garden Knights started out doing maintenance work before expanding into arb by gaining qualifications and equipment. The company has been carrying out stump grinding for around three years, starting with a small Carlton OX and then moving onto the Bandit Industries HB20, before deciding that a tracked grinder was needed to help boost productivity.

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After speaking with Dean Embling, sales consultant at Global Recycling Solutions, the choice was made to invest in the Bandit Industries SG-40 stump grinder.

Dean commented: “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 bestseller has been refined to make a good machine even better. This has been achieved with constructive feedback from customers, which is in turn fed back to the manufacturer who has listened to what the end user wants.”

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Described as a highly productive grinder that packs power plus portability, the SG-40 is said to aggressively track down and sweep 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.

The SG-40 features an improved centre of gravity, sealed slew bearing, new track-tensioning system, a three-position swing-out operator console and an 18-inch diameter cutter wheel.

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Nicholas said: “We found the machine is so easy to use, meaning it’s easier to go for longer, and with it being on the tracks and small width, it’s pretty good at getting into so many different places. Since having the SG-40, it means that we can separate into teams, so someone can go off and stump grind all day and the other team is out doing extra work.”

For further information, contact the Global Recycling Solutions sales office on 01476 568384, option 1 or e-mail:

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