When the new 56RX stump grinder came onto the market, James Jackman of Treeline Services, couldn’t wait to get his hands on the sought-after machine many arborists have been talking about.
Working in the south east of England since 1985, Treeline has been covering all aspects of tree surgery, making them one of the largest independent group of tree surgeons in the area, it’s no surprise that they needed one of the most powerful stump grinders on the market.
The radio controlled tracked Predator 56RX offers narrow access, high performance and capability for the big jobs, making it the perfect machine for Treeline’s operations. With a width of only 31 inches, the 56RX delivers serious results when tough access arises. The variable tracks quickly extend up to 46 inches, allowing for stability on rough terrain and inclines.
James said: “We have just purchased the all new predator 56RX from Predator, we previously had the 50RX and was very impressed with its power and maneuverability for a big machine. Its retractable tracks make it possible to get through most gateways which is always an advantage when competing on cost and timeframes for work.
“When it came to upgrading our 56RX it was a straight forward decision for my company to get another Predator machine. The Predator team is very accommodating, putting together a great part exchange deal for us. the whole process very easy.”
With a rear hydraulic PTO that caters to a variety of attachments including a powerful forestry mulcher and a seven-tonne winch, this machine quickly turns from grinding to a versatile clearance tool.
“The 56RX seems to have a lot of power with the most noticeable increase being a lot more low-end torque and the feedback from my operators of this machine has been nothing but positive with the machine being quieter and easier to maintain.”
At the touch of a button the variable tracks extend from 31 to 46 inches, allowing for excellent stability on rough sites and inclines, according to Predator. Combined with radio control and rugged tracks, this machine will handle any contract.