Enter: Vermeer’s largest Stump Grinder yet

For tree care professionals who have been searching for a commanding machine that can take down large stumps with ease and fit through tight jobsites that most stump grinders with this horsepower could not — your search is over.

The SC1052 stump grinder is the newest, most powerful machine in the Vermeer stump grinder line-up. While a large machine, the SC1052 can become compact when needed — allowing you to navigate through tight residential areas with ease.

For tree care and landscape business owners, rental fleet managers or anyone in between — the SC1052 is ideal at quickly taking down multiple small or mid-sized stumps or efficiently tackling robust, challenging stumps.


The SC1052 is backed by a 115 hp (85.8-kW) Origin 4.3L gas engine and an 18 gallon (68.5L) fuel tank – the choice of a gas engine made to simplify refuelling the machine.

“The Vermeer SC1052 stump grinder is the next generation of large stump grinders,” said Josh Vrieze, senior product manager for Vermeer Environmental Equipment.

With cutting capabilities up to 31 in (78.4cm) above grade and 25 in (63.5cm) below the surface, operators can experience fewer interruptions due to repositioning while working. With a 72 in (182.9cm) straight-line cutting width, the SC1052 tackles 6 ft (2m) stumps with ease. The impressive cutting power behind the SC1052 makes it an ideal fit for operations that consistently remove bigger stumps or spend the majority of their time grinding stumps.

The cylinder and linkage bar design gives operators a wide cutting range and minimises the need to reposition. The design helps to position the cutter wheel out and away from the machine as the boom drops. Repositioning the machine less means more time spent doing important work — removing stumps efficiently.


The SC1052 is equipped with innovative technology and design components to help your crew be more productive while working.

A notable feature on the SC1052 — and all new Vermeer stump grinder offerings — is the Vermeer cutting system (VCS). This feature was developed to address many challenges associated with traditional cutting systems. Instead of using a bolt to secure teeth to the cutter wheel, the VCS is equipped with a mounting and retention structure. This design helps to keep teeth from shifting in the pocket and absorb the shearing force while operating. Two-sided carbide V-profile teeth on the VCS not only helps to optimise overall cutting performance, but also helps extend the cutter wheel’s longevity due to maximised durability.

For operators looking for more productivity on the job, the SmartSweep™ control system can help reach daily grinding goals. The SmartSweep system provides constant feedback while monitoring the engine load — creating a smooth and consistent cutter wheel sweep rate.

No matter where the work is done, jobsite safety should be a top priority for operators and crew members. That’s why the operator presence system, equipped on all Vermeer stump cutters, is crucial for your crew. This feature of the control handle is intuitive — disengaging the cutter wheel and bringing it to a stop within seconds if the operator’s hands leave the control.


At just 35 in (89cm) wide without dual wheels, the SC1052 smoothly navigates through a standard 36 in (91cm) residential gate. The SC1052 is equipped with a four-wheel drive system and differential lock that enables smooth travel over uneven or challenging jobsite terrain.

An optional feature to maximise manoeuvrability on the jobsite is the wireless remote control — allowing operation of the stump grinder away from the operator’s station. Along with the enhanced visibility using a remote control can provide, it can also help the machine fit through tight gates or areas without the operator getting in the way.


Engineered for efficiency, the SC1052 features access panels for hassle-free maintenance — no tools required. To make maintenance even more convenient, the machine is beltless, meaning operators no longer need to worry about replacing machine belts.

The Vermeer SC1052 stump grinder is not just a new stump grinder — but a machine that can maximise efficiency, power and productivity on each jobsite you encounter.

For more information on the SC1052 or other Vermeer tree care, rental and landscape equipment, contact your local Vermeer Australia team at 1300 VERMEER or visit vermeeraustralia.com.au.