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Vermeer SC852 stump grinder

SC852 Stump Cutter

SC852 Stump Cutter


With an ideal balance of power and agility, the SC852 stump cutter fits through a standard 36” gate and still deliver 85 hp (63 kW) of stump-grinding power.

Width88.9 cm (minimum transport)

Weight2023 kg

Fuel TypeDiesel

Power74 hp (55.2 kW)

Capacity23" cutter wheel

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Key features

  • A 86.4 cm wide chip blade is a standard feature with the SC852. The chip blade can easily move chips around the jobsite, reducing the need to manually relocate the chips. The blade dimensions and ground clearance are also designed for easy access through narrow gates and to travel on uneven terrain. The rounded lower edge of the blade is designed to help reduce turf damage.
  • As the boom drops from the fully raised position, the cutter wheel moves away from the machine, increasing the maximum cutting width. This increased cutting width and 4 bar linkage helps boost productivity by reducing the need to reposition the entire unit.
  • With power and torque transferred to each of the four wheels, the SC852 is able to traverse difficult and uneven ground conditions. With the differential locks disengaged, maneuverability is enhanced. In difficult ground conditions, the operator can engage the differential locks to maintain pulling power during uneven wheel traction conditions.
  • The Three Position Swingout Control Station means that in narrow jobsite conditions which restrict full extension of the control station, the unit can be operated with the control station in the intermediate position.
  • Variable Speed Control gives the operator greater control during operation, transport, and loading/unloading. High range speed at the swingout control station is 45.7 m/min for quick maneuverability around the jobsite. Low range is 30.5 m/min at the swingout controls and via the creep switch providing slower speeds for better control in confined areas.
  • In narrow jobsite conditions that restrict use of the main control station, the operator can control ground drive and steering functions from an auxiliary control station. This feature allows the operator to follow or lead the unit, through narrow and confined areas.
  • The Vermeer-exclusive Yellow Jacket Cutter System is designed to provide faster, easier serviceability, as well as extended pocket and tooth life.


General Dimensions and Weights

Length 147 inches 373.4 cm
Width Range 35 in without duals, 56 in with duals 88.9 cm without duals, 142.2 cm with duals
Height 80 inches 203.2 cm
Weight (Diesel Engine) 4460 lbs 2023 kg


Horsepower 74 hp 55 kw
Type of Fuel Diesel
Drive Type Hydrostatic, Full time 4WD w/ 4 independent motors Variable speed control
High Speed Travel 100 ft/min 39.6 m/min
Low Speed Travel 60 ft/min 18.3 m/min
Brakes Spring applied, hydraulically released Located on dual wheel planetaries

Main Frame

Frame Construction Tube and Plate Construction
Tires Front Steer Tires-20 x 8.00-10 Rear Dual Tires-23 x 8.5-14
Chip Contanment 28.2 cu ft 0.8 cu m
Steering Axle Type Oscillating two wheel steering 15 degrees of oscillation

Cutter Wheel Drive

Wheel Diameter (Without Teeth) 23 inches 58.4 cm
Wheel Thickness 1.1 inches 2.9 cm
Wheel Cut Above Ground 31 inches 78.7 cm
Wheel Cut Below Ground 25 inches 63.5 cm
Number of Teeth 26
Cutter wheel drivetrain First Stage-Hydrostatic Pump and Motor Second Stage-Driveshaft and Gearbox


Fuel Tank 13.5 gal 51.1 L


Special paint Optional
Radio Remote Control Optional
Extended Warranties Optional
Preventive Maintenance Packages Optional

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