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NorthStar Stump Grinder - 390cc Honda GX390 Engine

Item# 296020
"The NorthStar Stump Grinder is not only engineered to be one of the fastest, safest portable stump grinders available, it's also designed with easy-to-use features for increased productivity and efficiency. A unique side-discharge frame removes cuttings out and away from the machine, allowing smooth forward advancement with less downtime to clear debris from grinding area. Heavy-duty Gates banded belt and idler bearings ensure superior performance, increased engine and bearing life, smoother running belts with less vibration, and reduced downtime and maintenance. Tow it to the jobsite on 15 x 4.80 x 8 tires included and the optional towing package sold separately. Engine Honda GX390, Product Type Stump grinder, Walk or Pull Walk, Tire Size in. 15 x 4.80 x 8, Compatible With Item Number s 296022, Engine Type Recoil. Powerful and dependable Honda GX390 engine 14in. dia. x 3/8in. thick cutting wheel with 8 long life carbide-tipped teeth Grinds stumps 20in. above grade or 16in. below grade Protective steel cutting head housing protects operator from thrown debris Precision-hardened Dodge bearings Heavy-duty Gates banded belt reduces vibration, prevents rollover and ensures equal tension Noram 1800 series centrifugal clutch for maximum torque efficiency and less slip and greater operating range Replaceable shoes and springs Easily maneuvers through narrow paths, walkways and gates Large 15 x 4.80 x 8 tires roll over all terrain, including wood chips, and allow the unit to be towed Replaceable shoes and springs"
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Great buy

January 12, 2015
from Houston, TX
I just purchased this stump grinder a month ago and used it for a week on a piece of property our family is clearing. took out over 100 stumps and could not be more pleased. Most of the trees are cedar mixed with a few oak and the stumps ranged in size from 5-6" to 24" The smaller stumps were taken out in very quickly (less than 5 minutes) while the largest took about 20 minutes. I haven't used a stump grinder before so don't have anything to really compare with but I can't imagine a Dosko or some of the other brands working any better. This thing was a beast. I expect the more I use it, the more proficient I'll become. It is a bit heavy so if you're moving it around hills or uneven terrain (as I did), I'd recommend the tow attachment. This was easy to put together, straight forward to use and so far I'd recommend this to anyone.
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