IN Japan, a nation revered for its stringent safety regulations, manufacturer Dipperfox has introduced a groundbreaking cost-efficiency method in stump removal.

Traditionally, the process required high-speed grinders accompanied by large crews, sometimes up to 20 people, to maintain the extensive safety zones necessary for controlling flying debris.

This precaution is particularly crucial in Japan’s densely populated areas, where safety cannot be compromised.

Such extensive manpower requirements had previously pushed the cost of removing a single stump to around €1,000. This included not just operators but also a sizeable contingent of safety personnel and clean-up crews tasked with managing the resultant debris.

Enter Dipperfox, which has dramatically transformed this labour-intensive landscape. By employing Dipperfox stump grinders, the need for large crews has been significantly reduced, often from as many as 20 people down to just three.

This drastic reduction in manpower not only significantly cuts down operational costs but also boosts efficiency, making it easier for companies to compete in bids and tenders.