The stump grinder is finally ready for a test run!
One thing the test run showed, was that I needed a way to better tension the belts. I added tensioning screws to the bottom of the arm, which allow me to push on the pillow block bearings. You can see in the pictures above, how loose the belts are. But even with the belts loose, and starting to slip taking a heavy cut, the test run was still a total success.
For the finishing touches, I fabricated a guard for over the cutting disc, this will keep some of the flying debris at bay.
The hoses got routed and secured to the frame, to make things nice and tidy. The PTO shaft safety chains where permanently installed.
And finally, the grinder received a yellow paint job.
This will conclude the stump grinder build.
I hope that some people are inspired to build their own machine.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and I’ll get back to you.