The SC40TX is the first stump grinder on the market with a stand-on platform to drive the machine.

Compared with traditional self-propelled stump cutters, operators will be able to maneuver the machine from stump to stump faster. The SC40TX was developed to bring innovation to the 40-to-50-horsepower (29.8 to 37.3 kW) stump cutter class with applications in many markets including tree care contractors, arborists, landscape, municipality, golf courses and ground maintenance.

This machine has a hydraulic ground drive and cutter wheel, meaning there are no belts or chains to service. At 36 inches (91.4 cm) wide, the SC40TX will work well in small areas and fit through standard gates.

Features and Benefits

  • The side operator's station offers the ability to select the best angle from which to view the stump during operation and provides all control functions for cutter wheel and ground drive creep forward and reverse.
  • The exclusive SmartSweep™ control system monitors engine load and provides continuous feedback resulting in a smooth and consistent cutter wheel sweep rate.
  • The cutter wheel is equipped with Vermeer proprietary Pow-R™ plate technology which helps to lessen bounce while cutting, increase protection of cutter tooth pockets and reduce horsepower robbing chip recirculation.
  • Ground disturbance is minimized due to tracks which provide lower ground pressure and improved stability.
  • See your Vermeer dealer for comprehensive service and genuine Vermeer replacement parts.


General Dimensions and Weights
Length 130" 330.2 cm
Width 35.5" 90.2 cm
Height 56.5" 143.5 cm
Overall Height Transport 56.5" 143.5 cm
Weight - Engine Option One 2950 lbs 1338.1 kg
Engine Option One
Make and Model Kohler KDI1903TCR Tier 4 Final
Number of Cylinders 3
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 40 hp 29.8 kw
Torque (Max) 133 ft-lb 180.3 Nm
Fuel Tank Capacity 14.5 gal 54.9 L
Max Fuel Consumption 2.4 gph 9.2 lph
Fuel Type Ultra-low sulfur diesel
Air Cleaner Dry type safety element and restriction indicator
Maximum Angle of Continuous Operation 25 deg
Cooling Medium 50/50 mix
Coolant Capacity (Engine and Radiator) 1.6 gal 6.2 L
Alternator 80A
Cutterwheel System
Cutterwheel Diameter without Teeth 18" 45.7 cm
Cutterwheel Thickness 5" 12.7 cm
Cutterwheel Straight Line Dimension 50" 127 cm
Cutterwheel Cut Above Ground 24" 61 cm
Cutterwheel Cut Below Ground 16" 40.6 cm
Tooth Description Yellow Jacket
Number of Teeth 20
Number of Indexes 2
Number of Pockets 24
Reversible Pockets Yes
Cutterwheel Guard Standard
Chip Containment 3 cu ft .1 cu m
Cutterwheel Drive Components
Lower Gearbox Straight bevel
Oil Type - Lower Gearbox SAE 75W90 synthetic gear oil
Oil Capacity - Lower Gearbox .9 qt .9 L
Driveshaft Direct couple to hydraulic motor
Hydraulic System
Tank capacity 19 gal 71.9 L
Recommended Oil Type Vermeer HyPower 68
System Type Open loop
Filtration Method Pump suction strainer (90 micron) with return filter (6 micron)
Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 24.5 gpm 92.7 L/min
System relief pressure 3926 psi 270.7 bar
Flow Control SmartSweep
Oil Cooler Yes
Electrical System
System Voltage 12.6
Battery 950 CCA
Warning Lights On display
Switches Cutter wheel engage/disengage, trhottle up/down, ground drive speed high/ low, creep forward/reverse
Controller Vermeer ACS
Display Multifunctional display (MFD)
Shutdown System Hot engine coolant temperature, low engine oil pressure, high hydraulic oil temperature
Control Station Description Fixed-rear (stand on)
Track Drive System
Track Frame Description Skid-steer style high mount track with spring tension
Track Type 7" rubber iron core
Track Width - Retracted 35.5"
Track Length on Ground 40.5"
Type of Idler 9" front idler, 8" rear idler, 4.5" triple bogey idler
Track Drive Pump Type Gear
System Relief Pressure 3626 psi
Track Drive Motor Type Geroter
Track Brake Type International wet disc
High Speed Travel 3.4 mph 5.4 km/h
Ground Bearing Pressure - Soft Ground 5.2 psi 35.9 kPa
Other Options
Special Paint Optional
Extended Warranty Optional
Preventive Maintenance Optional
Operator Presence System
Description Rear-platform switch, side-capacitive handle
Sensor Type Rear-plunger switch, side capacitive
Quantity/Location Rear-1, Side 1
Visual Interface Rear-non, Side-indicator light

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