STEEL PRICES RISE:
The carbon steel market is poised to grow by 699.35 MT during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of almost 8% during the forecast period." (Source: Business Wire)
This is what we are seeing all across the industry; day after day new emails from vendor's telling us that their prices are rising, every order we make for materials needs to be revised because the last price is no longer valid, and for good reason. The cost of steel materials has been steadily increasing throughout 2020, and it unfortunately has not slowed into 2021. The reduced capacities of companies in this industry due to Covid-19 health and safety regulations continues to have an impact. As a result, we are forced to increase our list pricing for 2021 and add a steel surcharge to off-set the rising costs that is projected to continue this year. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have on our close and prospective customers. We we will do what we can to keep our prices low when the opportunities are found, but right now we are left with little options.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
JORDEN LEIB, VICE PRESIDENT OF SKID STEER SOLUTIONS
Eterra Vortex Excavator Stump Grinder Attachment
The Vortex Stump Grinder, efficiently removes obstructive tree stumps. This advanced attachment features a high torque radial piston motor, connected to a sturdy direct drive system, enhancing power and cutting efficacy even in extreme conditions.
Note: a case drain is required to operate this attachment.
The Vortex is complete with a rubber guard that efficiently curtails wood chip spray, addressing previous feedback and enhancing operator satisfaction. The upgraded guard is larger and features a rounded edge, effectively capturing more debris.
Two models of the Vortex Stump Grinder are available: the V27, with a 27” diameter cutting wheel and 18-30 GPM standard flow rate, and the V31, with a 31” diameter cutting wheel and a high flow rate of 30-45 GPM.
The radial piston motor and the direct drive system, critical parts of the drive system, convert nearly 95% of the hydraulic flow's energy into horsepower for stump grinding. Its unique anti-cavitation feature eliminates the need for a check valve, reducing potential failure points. The direct drive system employs an oil-bathed enclosed hub, eliminating the need for operator intervention regarding external couplers or greasing. The housing of the grinder is tough grade 50 steel, complemented by Eterra’s heavy-duty universal Excavator mounting plate. The design includes a footrest and a replaceable fiber-reinforced rubber guard, designed to minimize chip spray and withstand debris impact without intrusion into the grinder.
- Designed with a non-symmetrical wheel to increase operator's visibility
- Equipped with a radial piston motor
- Lead tooth is protected by a rock guard which is designed to take the initial hit and protect the leading tooth
- No electrical is required to operate the attachment, it uses your machines hydraulics
- 12 Teeth, 3 Rock Guards
- High Visibility Wheel
- 12 Teeth, 3 Rock Guard
- Oil-bathed enclosed hub configuration
- Vortex Excavator Stump Grinder
- Universal Excavator Mounting Plate
- Hydraulic hoses
- Flat faced couplers
- Case drain line and coupler
- Owner's manual