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Hi all, looking at a different stump grinder. Currently only have a cheap rock machinery one with a 14hp Kohler engine and I've had a new wheel fabricated so it has 500 series greenteeth on it. Just sick of wrestling with the thing at the end of a long day as it doesn't pivot above the wheels. Currently looking at a new FSI b22 or a used Bandit 2250n, mainly domestic jobs, typically rows of Conifer stumps 12-24 inch diameter. I know they are totally different machines but just looking for an easier way of grinding, opinions greatly appreciated as I'm on my second week of trying to decide ?

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6 minutes ago, Shaunpaul said:

Throwing another choice into the mix isn’t helping ?

It is a good choice tho, cracking machines with matching backup. They also hold there value second hand if you want to upgrade again in the future. 

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Does the Rock one still work ok? If it does and you keep it for those narrow access jobs then you could go up a size as a first grinder, something hydraulic like a Bandit ZT1844 or wheeled Rayco etc. Just the job for a row of stumps up to 24".

I'm enjoying hiring at the minute as the hire place is nearby, so I have Predator 360, 460 and 38X tracked in the fleet. Low insurance cost (hired in plant), low maintenance, low security headache, right machine for the job every time.

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The bandit zt has finished being imported as they have refined it and global are waiting on delivery and the price has gone up was told the other day which is a shame. Lucky you have a hire place as there is no one near me so have to buy my machines

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10 hours ago, Shaunpaul said:

Hi all, looking at a different stump grinder. Currently only have a cheap rock machinery one with a 14hp Kohler engine and I've had a new wheel fabricated so it has 500 series greenteeth on it. Just sick of wrestling with the thing at the end of a long day as it doesn't pivot above the wheels. Currently looking at a new FSI b22 or a used Bandit 2250n, mainly domestic jobs, typically rows of Conifer stumps 12-24 inch diameter. I know they are totally different machines but just looking for an easier way of grinding, opinions greatly appreciated as I'm on my second week of trying to decide ?

The FSI B20 pivots also but isn't self propelled. A few grand cheaper than the B22.

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10 hours ago, allseasons said:

Have a 460 for sale under a year old and less than 40hours on clock if anyone interested well
Looked after too

Mate has a 460, but it doesn't have an hour clock on it?.?

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