The Vermeer SC552 stump cutter is designed to enhance cutting and has the ability to maneuver through tough jobsite conditions. A unique four-bar linkage allows the cutter wheel to move away from the machine as the boom drops down toward the stump, reducing the need to reposition the entire unit. This machine can achieve cutting heights of 31” (78.7 cm) above ground and 25” (63.5 cm) below grade. The four wheel drive and variable speed control gives the SC552 traction in difficult ground conditions and, an optional remote provides propel, boom and steering function control. Chips can be easily moved on the jobsite with the standard 34” (86.4 cm) wide front-mounted chip blade.

Features and Benefits

  • Get into tight spots with side-mounted controls that are easy to reach, and an auxiliary control station that lets the operator lead or follow the machine through narrow confines. 
  • Reduce maintenance time through features like hinged doors and removable panels that give you easy access to service pumps.
  • See your Vermeer dealer for comprehensive service and genuine Vermeer replacement parts.


General Dimensions and Weights
Length 147" 373.4 cm
Width 35" 88.9 cm
Height 76.5" 194.3 cm
Weight - Engine Option One 4000 lbs 1814.4 kg
Width with Dual Wheel Option (Additional) 56" 142.2 cm
Engine Option One
Make and Model Kohler KDI 1903
Number of Cylinders 3
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 56 hp 41.8 kw
Torque (Max) 165 ft-lb 223.7 Nm
Fuel Tank Capacity 14.5 gal 54.9 L
Max Fuel Consumption 2.4 gph 9.2 lph
Fuel Type Diesel
Air Cleaner Dry type safety element and restriction indicator
Oil Filter Cartridge Style
Recommended Oil SAE 10W30 Low SAPS - ACEA E6-E9
Oil Volume with Filter 9.4 qt 8.9 L
Maximum Angle of Continuous Operation 30 deg
Cooling Medium Liquid
Coolant Capacity (Engine and Radiator) 1.7 gal 6.2 L
Alternator 100 amp
Fan Suction
Clutch Type Hydrostatic Transmission
Cutterwheel System
Cutterwheel Diameter without Teeth 23" 58.4 cm
Cutterwheel Thickness 1.1" 2.9 cm
Cutterwheel Speed 1124 rpm
Cutterwheel Straight Line Dimension 72" 182.9 cm
Cutterwheel Cut Above Ground 31" 78.7 cm
Cutterwheel Cut Below Ground 25" 63.5 cm
Tooth Description Yellow Jacket Cutting System
Number of Teeth 26
Number of Indexes 2 per tooth
Number of Pockets 26
Reversible Pockets Yes- standard
Cutterwheel Guard Standard
Chip Containment 28.2 cu ft .8 cu m
Cutterwheel Drive Components
Lower Gearbox 90 degree
Oil Type - Lower Gearbox Syn 75W90
Oil Capacity - Lower Gearbox 1.6 qt 1.5 L
Driveshaft Standard
Driveshaft - U Joints 2 standard with double lip seals
Hydraulic System
Tank capacity 17 gal 64.4 L
Recommended Oil Type Vermeer HyPower 68
System Type 2 closed loops and 1 open
Filtration Method Suction strainers, one charge pump filter and one 3 micron return filter
Directional Control Electric over hydraulic
Oil Cooler Standard
Electrical System
System Voltage 12 Volt
Battery 950 CCA
Deluxe Gauges DP05 Display - Fuel,Hour Meter, Selectible
Warning Lights Low oil pressure, high engine temperature, alternator/charging, wait to start glow plug indicator, high and low hydraulic temp, ACS controller function lights- various functions shown on controller
Switches Two-speed ground drive, blade, steering, differential propel lock, SmartSweep settings, cutterwheel engage/disengage, creep, propel system joystick and boom controls joystick
Controller Vermeer ACS
Shutdown System High coolant temperature, low oil pressure and high hydraulic oil temperature
Radio Remote Control Functions include: propel forward/reverse; boom up/down, boom left/right, steering left/right, blade up/down, SmartSweep settings, travel speed high/low, differential lock, throttle
Frame Description Welded tube and plate steel
Control Station Description Swing out control station with three available positions plus auxiliary control station
Operator Vision Shield Description Abrasion resistant coated polycarbonate, 3/16" thick
Toolbox Description Standard
Steerable Axle Type Two wheels, hydraulic
Degree of Oscillation 15 deg
Turning Radius 105 deg
Axle/Suspension Steerable axle type
Tires - Standard Rear:Duals, 23x8.5-14
Wheels - Standard Rear: 14" x 6" (35.56 cm x 15.24 cm)
Brake Type Spring applied, hydraulic release at planetary drives and hydrostatic braking (closed loop)
Option One
Chip Blade Dimension Standard - 34 inches wide, 13.75 inches tall
Blade Travel Above Ground 14" 35.6 cm
Bumper .75" (1.9 cm) plate
Remote Control Option
Radio Remote Control Optional
Remote Functions Engine stop, throttle, cutter wheel engage, swing, raise/lower, propel, creep, smartsweep
Remote Display LED
Remote Range 300'
Other Options
Special Paint Optional
Extended Warranty 2 years/ 2000 hours or 3 years/3000 hours
Preventive Maintenance Optional
Operator Presence System
Description Capacitive Handles - Swing/Raise & Lower
Sensor Type Capacitive Handles
Quantity/Location 2 - Swing Out Station
Visual Interface Indicator Light/Display

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