$320.00 per day
$975.00 per week
$2,900.00 per month


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

Length130 in330.2 cm
Width35.5 in90.2 cm
Height56.5 in143.5 cm
Overall Height Transport56.5 in143.5 cm
Weight – Engine Option One2950 lbs1338.1 kg


Make and ModelKohler KDI1903TCR Tier 4 Final
Number of Cylinders3
Gross Horsepower (Maximum)40 hp29.8 kw
Torque (Max)133 ft-lb180.3 Nm
Fuel Tank Capacity14.5 gal54.9 L
Max Fuel Consumption2.4 gph9.2 lph
Fuel TypeUltra-low sulfur diesel
Air CleanerDry type safety element and restriction indicator
Maximum Angle of Continuous Operation25 deg
Cooling Medium50/50 mix
Coolant Capacity (Engine and Radiator)1.6 gal6.2 L

Cutterwheel System

Cutterwheel Diameter without Teeth18 in45.7 cm
Cutterwheel Thickness.5 in1.3 cm
Cutterwheel Straight Line Dimension50 in127 cm
Cutterwheel Cut Above Ground24 in61 cm
Cutterwheel Cut Below Ground16 in40.6 cm
Tooth DescriptionYellow Jacket
Number of Teeth20
Number of Indexes2
Number of Pockets24
Reversible PocketsYes
Cutterwheel GuardStandard
Chip Containment3 cu ft.1 cu m

Cutterwheel Drive Components

Lower GearboxStraight bevel
Oil Type – Lower GearboxSAE 75W90 synthetic gear oil
Oil Capacity – Lower Gearbox.9 qt.9 L
DriveshaftDirect couple to hydraulic motor

Hydraulic System

Tank capacity19 gal71.9 L
Recommended Oil TypeVermeer HyPower 68
System TypeOpen loop
Filtration MethodPump suction strainer (90 micron) with return filter (6 micron)
Pump Flow at Maximum RPM24.5 gpm92.7 L/min
System relief pressure3926 psi270.7 bar
Flow ControlSmartSweep
Oil CoolerYes

Electrical System

System Voltage12.6
Battery950 CCA
Warning LightsOn display
SwitchesCutter wheel engage/disengage, trhottle up/down, ground drive speed high/ low, creep forward/reverse
ControllerVermeer ACS
DisplayMultifunctional display (MFD)
Shutdown SystemHot engine coolant temperature, low engine oil pressure, high hydraulic oil temperature


Control Station DescriptionFixed-rear (stand on)

Track Drive System

Track Frame DescriptionSkid-steer style high mount track with spring tension
Track Type7″ rubber iron core
Track Width – Retracted35.5″
Track Length on Ground40.5″
Type of Idler9″ front idler, 8″ rear idler, 4.5″ triple bogey idler
Track Drive Pump TypeGear
System Relief Pressure3626 psi
Track Drive Motor TypeGeroter
Track Brake TypeInternational wet disc
High Speed Travel3.4 mph5.4 km/h
Ground Bearing Pressure – Soft Ground5.2 psi35.9 kPa

Operator Presence System

DescriptionRear-platform switch, side-capacitive handle
Sensor TypeRear-plunger switch, side capacitive
Quantity/LocationRear-1, Side 1
Visual InterfaceRear-non, Side-indicator light