Being an arborist has its challenges, one of the biggest being able to access areas hard to reach, with small and narrow entrances.
After the tree has gone, perhaps due to disease, safety or simply being in the wrong place – the stump remains and access with a grinder is required. With many arborists offering stump grinding as a service, it’s essential to be able to tackle jobs that arise, that’s why Thor’s Trees purchased two Predator 360 stump grinders.
At under 660mm wide, Thor’s Trees can service with ease, especially houses that are shoulder to shoulder and have difficult access.
The Predator 360 boasts a cutting depth of 355mm and a weight of only 145kg, meaning this machine is going places. In addition, with its fold-over handle, lifting eyes and handles to the front and rear, you can transport it in practically any truck, ute or trailer.
Its central pivot turns a job that should be hard work into something that can be repeated over and over again without tiring the operator.
Lawrence Thor, Managing Director of Thor’s Trees said, “I chose Predator as they’re the best on the market, they have a great reputation and their customer service (through Hansa Products – the local distributor) is excellent.
Lawrence mentioned that the investment was a great choice with a quick ROI compared to hiring one.
“In terms of ROI we managed to pay off the Predator 360 stump grinder in three months thanks to the accessibility to many jobs it enables.”
The manoeuvrable, well built, efficient, powerful machine with a US patented multi-tip cutting system as standard is approximately 30 per cent more efficient than the same machine with finger teeth.
“It has a great swing for such a compact grinder, at 812mm or sixty degrees, it’s unmatched by any other stump grinder on the market.”
Taking on projects of all sizes, Thor’s Trees offers a wide range of services across tree surgery, maintenance, tree felling and removal. The team work with a variety of clients from domestic, through to private and public sector partners, including estate agents, property management, planning development firms, and local schools.
The Predator 360 is the smallest pedestrian grinder available through local distributors Hansa Products. With small handheld grinder attachments, pedestrian models, as well as larger remote-controlled models up to 65hp on offer, there is bound to be a Predator suitable for every stump that need grinding.
For more information visit www.hansaproducts.com.au– Hansa Products are the sole distributor of Predator Grinders in Australia and New Zealand.