Kirk…Mohnton, Pa. : Landscape and tree service - Wow, I
received the stump grinder a couple days ago, was immediately very
impressed. A lot of machine for the money. It was as good or better
than was represented. I ground some stumps here around the house to test
it out, and it works excellent. I’m extremely satisfied, and just called
to report, and order some spare cutter teeth.
Jonathan…N.J. : Full Tree
Service-Mercy, we have ground tons and tons of stumps with our old,
early model stump grinder. It has outlasted three tractors. We had
to up-size the driveline due to progressively bigger tractors, and now on
our German Fendt 110 H.P.!! it will really move some wood. We actually
sold the stump grinder, but the new owner has been kind enough to just let
us keep using it. As soon as he comes and takes it, we will be getting a
PRO100 or PRO150 stump grinder for the Fendt.
Jim…DeRidder, La. : Stump Grinding
Operator - For two years we tried to find out how to get a hold of you
guys, after another local tree service obtained one of the M50E’s and we
witnessed how fast it worked. He would not divulge where to get one, and
threw up a road block to our finding out easily. I bought a cheaper brand in an attempt to suffice, and found it inadequate for
commercial applications. The teeth were astronomical in price, and dull
after about four stumps. The M50E is many, many times faster and
slicker. I can’t even put a number on it, but overall it is TEN TIMES the
machinery. We’re so glad we finally found you all.
Ben…Lyme, N.H. : Old Farmstead
Restoration - Heavens, we have been through thousands of stumps.
Our conditions are brutally rocky, and tooth maintenance is critical.
Still, it is our most profitable machine, and just keeps on ticking. We
are doing lot and land clearing, stump grinding, and restoring the old New
England pastures, hay ground, woodlands, and farmsteads.
Steve…Mass. : Tree Service -
Great stump grinder machine. Undestructable. Don’t hesitate to buy.
I bought mine sight unseen, and was thrilled with that gamble outcome.
W…New Ulm, Mn. : Stump Grinding Service - I used to work
for a company making PTO Grinders. Yours is much better. It’s powerful,
fast smooth, I really like it. It contains the chips well. Strong, good
PTO Drive Shaft, Heavy Duty overall. No trouble with it. BEST CUTTER I
HAVE EVER RUN. Also it’s stable and smooth for the tractor, and
doesn’t move around. Others I’ve run are rough, and shake, and move
around. The backfill blade is really handy to move the chips around. The
telescopic extension on the stump grinder is really nice. And another
thing I like is how close you can get to obstructions, etc. I can grind
right up to the edge of buildings, foundations and such.
Elannia B…Ellis Grove, Il. : Stump
Grinding Service - I love my grinder. We were originally looking for
an ash pan, but so glad we bought the Miller PRO75. It’s the best, most
awesome stump grinder you could ever imagine. I’ve learned how to
really make it “howl”. Everybody that sees it in action, marvels. I like
how close I can get to foundations, etc. It contains the chips really
good, and leaves such little clean up. I would recommend it to anyone.
Like I said, I’ve gotten really good at operating it, and was wondering if
you’d like some video for your web site. Also, I found the company
extremely honest, forthright, and supportive. Even though we bought the
stump grinder used, one time when some pockets oddly cracked, the company
acknowledged a metallurgical defect and immediately replaced the parts
free of charge. Then, since we bought the unit used, and didn’t have the
proper manual, and missed a couple of grease points, the drive tubes got
gaulled up, and wiped out the carrier bearing. Although they are a
manufacturer, and not a repair shop, we took the machine to Millers shop,
and they restored it for no labor charge, and provided reduced priced
parts to help us get back to square one, and up and running, and making
money. With a manual, and proper maintenance, only teeth, and an
occasional set of clutch discs have been required since.
Micco Land Clearing, Micco, Fl. :
Land Development - I love that stump grinder. I use it a lot. I
upgraded from the 48 H.P. Kubota to a 75 H.P. Although it ground
excellent, and I was satisfied before, now it goes through stumps like
a hot knife through butter. I have the tractor loader and grapple
bucket, it’s the ultimate tree machine. With our sandy soil, we have a lot
of blow overs, and root balls. The Miller raises high enough to carefully
grind those kind of situations…much higher than any towable type grinder.
I charge three times the rate for those. With the tractor bucket, we can
clean up if the customer desires, and that adds 40% revenue to the job.
Whenever anybody sees the rig in action, they say oh my gosh…that thing’s
a monster. I see a lot of cheapo units down here, especially on skidsteers,
but yours is a far far superior, heavy duty, truly professional piece of
machinery. We average $150.00 per hour grinding stumps, and it is the most
profitable investment I’ve ever made.
Mike H…Union City, Tn. : Full Tree
Service - Well, of course you know I’ve since went with the
PRO150…but, buddy, I really used that PRO75T stump grinder, and just keep
it around. I really worked it hard, I suppose, for 5-6 years. Other
than minor repairs, it has been an excellent machine. I’ll tell you
how much I used it, I wore completely through the intermediate plate in
the housing just from chips circulation through there. I just patched it
with some 3/8” plate. It’s been a real money maker. You remember “Punkin”
I brought up there to buy a PRO75T stump grinder also…he just can’t
believe it. He says, I should have done this years ago.
Buddy O…Corrigan, Tx. : Stump
Grinding Contractor - You know I’ll put this stump grinder up
against any of the competitive machines out there. As you know, stump
grinding rates are very competitive here in Texas. A tractor mounted one
is so much faster than a towable or self propelled grinder…it’s the only
way to make good money, day in/day out. And of the tractor mounted ones,
the Miller is by far and away the best. I’ve run them all, and yours is
way faster, smoother, and very low cost to operate. Now, you have to know
how to operate it, and keep it greased for maximum life. It is a very high
performance, precision piece of machinery. So many times we have gone
onto a job, or storm site, and just embarrassed other folks there with
their cheap (and sometimes not so cheap) lesser stump grinders. Texas
yellow pine is one of the toughest woods to grind. Your wheel tooth
pattern works very well in these conditions. I can grind a stump the size
of a number two wash tub in about 90 seconds…and that’s going about 8
inches deep, and providing a good job at a fair and square price for the
customer. I’d be glad to tell anybody how they’re the best. I’ve had
two…and you know my son and law runs a PRO100 PTO Stump Grinder part time
down here too.
Buell P…Bonnie Dune, Ca. : Tree
Service Operator- I love this tool. I have it on a J.D. 4700 with
loader and grapple bucket. It is an essential tool for the tree work we do
out here. I have great respect and thankfulness for the factory support
and technical information supplied by phone, which allows us to do
maintenance and repairs ourselves quick and cheap without the cost and
time working with a dealer. The stump grinder is constructed very
“modular” like tinker toys, can be taken apart, worked on, and put back
together very easily if necessary. Our repairs run about 1-2% of gross
earnings…that is, for every $100,000 of income, the machine requires about
1,000-2,000 in parts to keep it shaped up.
B…Mulberry, In. : Farmer and Part Time Stump Grinder-
Definitely the best Return on Investment of any equipment we’ve purchased
for the farm. I only grind every once in awhile, but the machine has
paid for itself many times over, and is a great part time income
generator. Plus, I like the stump grinding process, and working with
the customers. I have it on a 100 H.P. Case I.H. tractor. The Constant
Velocity Driveline makes it very smooth, and less wear and tear on the
tractor than say a bush hog mower. I have had it many years, and no
failures…only teeth and pockets.
Tom J…Franklinton, La. : Retired
Marine and Oil Rig Engineer- My son and I operate the grinder for part
time income. We have it on a Case/David Bradley 90 H.P. tractor. This
is the finest piece of short line equipment I have ever seen. I’ve
been around a lot of sophisticated equipment in my career, and am very
impressed with the design and workmanship of the PRO100 stump grinder. Our
local dealer was promoting the little shaving bust stumper, and we are
sooo glad we didn’t go that direction. We see others struggling with those
things down here…trying to do hurricane clean up and such. Our PRO100
stump grinder is so smooth, powerful, easy on the tractor, and fast it
impresses everyone who sees it. It’s a very profitable part time
income, and I’d recommend this brand way above all others.
Steve…Alden Pines Country Club, Fl. :
Golf Course- After the 2004 Hurricane virtually “flattened” Pine
Island, we purchased a PRO100 stump grinder to grind thousands of stumps
on our golf course. The PRO100 works awesome on our 90 H.P. J.D.
tractor…which we already had for other golf course work. The 1000 RPM PTO
driveline is truly industrial. No failures (other than a couple pair of
slip clutch discs) have occurred even after a massive amount of grinding.
With care and caution, the machine will grind 4-5 feet high, which is
ideal for the blow overs, root balls, and partially uprooted trees. The
tractor mounted concept allows great, fast access, and fantastic
stump-to-stump times. We paid for the machine, through cost avoidance
of hiring the stump grinding, in about one week. It even grinds the
“rock hard” Australian Pine we have down here…which many grinders won’t.
Mike J…Ft. Valley, Ga. : Almond
Grower- I tell you…every nut grower farm could use one of these stump
grinders. We have ground tons of Almond stumps with ease. And Almond is
not an easy wood to grind. We really have put the machine through it’s
paces, and had no problems with it in about four years. It’s smooth,
powerful, very productive, and easy on the tractor with the constant
velocity joints, and well engineered drive line.
M. Builders…Statesboro, Ga. : Land
Development- Wow, the tractor mounted PRO100 PTO Stump Grinder on an
old cheap Ford tractor is really the hot set-up. Our land is not flat,
and the tractor mounted stump grinder navigates the terrain much better
than engine driven machines, and allows us to clean up mountain land,
build roads, and generally improve the land for home building. The
machine has been amazingly reliable, and I’d be glad to recommend this
stump grinder to anyone.
H…Union City, Tn. : Full Tree Service Operator- While I
was concerned about the size of the PRO150 PTO Stump Grinder on my 95 H.P.
J.D., it handles it well. I like the big stump grinder. It is just
awesome. 2-3 tree guys that have seen it all think it’s outrageous. It
will out grind ANY STUMP GRINDER I’ve seen in the 15 years I’ve been in
the tree business. If you have anybody that wants a reference, send
them my way, I’ll recommend it straightaway. It’s way more grinder than
any of those cheap ones coming out these days, there’s no way you could
use one of the cheap pto stump grinders in a commercial operation.
Joe Redline Tree Service…River Falls, Wi.
: Full Tree Service and Land Clearing- I love the PRO150 stump
grinder. We have it mounted on a Ford 9030 Bi-Directional Tractor. We can
stump a couple acres a day with the combination. It will keep up with a
225 H.P. Forestry Tractor mounted grinder and costs a hundred thousand
dollars less!! Yes, I’d recommend it, it’s an amazing piece of
Doug W…St. Louis, Mo. : Farmer and
Part Time Stump Grinding Service- After five years with virtually no
maintenance, and the machine still operating flawlessly…we traded it in
for another new one. We grind with one of our farm tractors, a 966
International. During the time of our first PRO150, we made $50,000
extra income grinding stumps, by grinding approximately one day a month!!
I’d recommend the stump grinder to anyone, except a potential competitor
within 50 miles or so .
Jr. N…Wooster, Oh. : Stump Grinding
Operator - Boy, I have to tell you…I am having a blast grinding
stumps. The whole business is new to me, but just amazingly profitable.
Compared to the rigors and thin margins we are accustomed to in farming,
the stump grinding side line is extremely profitable. The PRO150 is a
monster. Wherever I go people gather and are astounded with the
effectiveness of the PTO Stump Grinder . Now, you have to feed and
care for it with grease and tooth maintenance, provide a good deal for the
customer, and be a good operator…but, doing that, it provides as much
hourly income as a $200,000 excavator!! We are right on track with the
Companies rule of thumb of 1-2% of earnings for repairs and maintenance.
This combined with the rate of return on the original investment, makes it
the most profitable piece of machinery me or my farm neighbors have ever
seen. The Miller stump grinders are basically a work of art in the
parts used and the Craftsmanship seen in the fit and finish, it would be
the only choice for the mechanically fanatical type of person.
Tim P…N. Canton, Oh. : Clear Cut
Land Clearing - We own the original “unit #1” PRO150 Stump Grinding
Attachment. It was purchased in 1995, and is still running strong today.
And this is in the land clearing industry. We tried some other brands long
ago, but they were not even close to the Miller PRO150 PTO Stump Grinder.
We’ve beat it up so bad, we’ve had to replace parts from time to time, but
the unit is easy to work on, and parts are fairly priced. I’ll tell you
how much we have used this machine, is that we wore out two of the
standard production wheels. Not that they were soft or anything…they
lasted a good long while, and have no complaints. Since we have gone to
the Sandvik Dura Disk from New River Mfg. here in Canton, Oh. This disk
really is the icing on the cake. Our production rates have jumped 30-40%,
and tooth maintenance has been cut in half. Don’t get me wrong, the
standard production wheel is great, as is the rest of the machine.
However, for brutal, continuous land clearing, the Dura Disk is an
H…Eugene, Or. : Full Tree Service Owner/Operator- We
originally tried a cheaper brand before trying the Miller
PRO75SS skid steer stump grinder. The ‘75SS is ten times the machine,
with about three times the production rates. It functions well and is
one heck of a machine. It’s slick with the full x-y-z cutter head range of
motion and back fill blade. Once you get the knack of operating, it’s the
fastest way I know of to tackle the kind of jobs we see out here. We
average several thousand dollars per day, when we grind hard all day.
We run it on an ASV RC-100 rubber tracked crawler/loader. With the
potent variable displacement piston pump of the ASV, the Miller Stump
Grinder will small and medium stumps in less than two minutes. I’d
definitely recommend this grinder. The Company turned out to be fantastic
to deal with too. The grinder was damaged in transit on a commercial
carrier out here to Oregon. The Company immediately expressed repair parts
out to us, and worried about payment and damage claims later. It got me
running without missing a beat. Then, they went to bat for me with the
freight company, and I got a very fair settlement for the damage. I have
nothing but good to say about the Miller product and Company.
Dale W…Philadelphia, Ms. : Stump
Grinding Contractor- We originally had the O.E.M. stump grinder for
our Cat 268B. However we were extremely disappointed. The PRO75SS Stump
Grinder is the Big Daddy…it is five times as good as the other grinder.
What was disappointing was that the 268B Loader has among the highest
rated, if not the highest rated High Flow Hydraulics in the industry, at
78.3 Hydraulic H.P. However, once I went to the Miller ‘75SS, I felt like
I was getting all the loader had to offer. And I was satisfied. That’s
not easy, since I’ve been grinding stumps commercially for 25 years, and
know what’s what in that business.
Trumble B…Sheffield, Ma. : Full
Line Tree Service- What a “weapon”! That’s it in a nutshell. We’re
running our stump grinder on the ASV Posi Track RC100, and it is, of
course, renowned as the ultimate tool carrier for running power
attachments in the tree service business. After about a day of practice,
you become an expert. I don’t see why a tree service would use any
other kind of stump grinder. We’ve seen other brands out here in the
North East, and they all are a joke. I’d recommend the Miller PRO75SS skid
steer stump grinder for any serious stump grinding application.
Bill D…Rockford, Il. : Right of Way
Contractor, Brush and Stump Mulching- We operate a couple of Bobcat
Skidsteer Loaders for Brush Mulching and Stump Grinding. The stump grinder
is used on our T250. With 57 Hydraulic H.P. we elected to go with the
PRO75SSP. The combination produces very satisfying productivity. We can
match job completion rates of 60-70 H.P. engine driven grinders. The speed
and handiness of the stump grinder are unmatched. The stump grinder used
very efficient and cool running hydraulics. The T250 has the capability to
monitor hydraulic oil temperature on the overhead diagnostic module, and
the temperature with stump grinder operation run about 160 deg. F. That’s
amazing for this kind of machinery, and gives me great confidence in both
the skidsteer and stump grinder. I am totally satisfied with the stump
grinder, and how it works on the T250.
Dennis S…New Caney, Tx. : Tree
Service and Stump Grinding Operation- Well, you can tell I like the
Miller Stump Grinders…I’ve had three of them. Originally, I did land
clearing with a PRO150 on a Ford 9030 Bi-Directional tractor. Then, I
decided I liked residential tree work better overall, so ran a PRO75T on a
Kubota tractor. Finally, I bought an ASV Posi Track model RC-100, and
Miller PRO75 SS stump grinder. Thankfully, the ASV has very strong
hydraulics, and the ‘75SS has whatever is in there that makes it extremely
efficient. In other words, it is the ONLY skidsteer stump grinder with
enough power for professional tree work. We grind a lot of stumps in a
hurry with this machine. I would highly recommend it, when fitted on any
skidsteer with strong high flow hydraulics. The factory will tell you
straight if you have enough hydraulics, you can trust them not to “sell”
you something you won’t be satisfied with.
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