Rayco Manufacturing. Wooster, Ohio, has debuted two stump cutter models, the RG55 and RG80, and the TRG stump cutter trailer. These are the first new product introductions for Rayco since the company was acquired by Morbark LLC, Winn, Michigan, in November 2017.
An update to the popular RG45 stump cutter, Rayco says the RG55 features a 53.4-horsepower (40 kilowatt) Kubota Gasoline engine, for an increase of 9 horsepower with a power curve on par or higher than diesel models. The RG55 also provides increased travel speeds and complies with California Air Resources Board (CARB) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations in all 50 states, according to the company.
“The RG55 stump cutter puts together all the same great features customers loved about the RG45 in a compact, lightweight stump cutter,” Casey Gross, Morbark director of tree care products, says.
Rayco says the RG55 also features large cutting dimensions and visibility and protection of the swing-out
control station. For travel through gates, the control station swings in line. Wide floatation tires and 4-wheel drive is designed to allow the RG55 to maintain traction in challenging conditions. A wide hydraulic backfill blade saves time during clean up.
The RG80 stump cutter features an 85-horsepower (63 kilowatt) Ford engine and a hydrostatic cutter wheel drive to let the operator vary cutter wheel revolutions per minute (rpm) independent of engine speed. Built to replace the RG70, the RG80 is designed with a high power to weight ratio, low ground pressure and a low center of gravity for increased stability. True 4-wheel drive means no independent wheel slip. The propel system features high and low travel speeds plus an integrated “creep mode” for precise handling while cutting. Another key feature is the Magnetek wireless remote control that is sealed against dust, water and other elements and made to withstand shock.
“The RG80 packs a lot of power and pairs it with precision controls for the operator,” Gross says.
Both models are available with the custom Rayco TRG trailer. The TRG replaces the TRSJRW/TRSJRWB and TR100 trailers. The new model holds all Rayco stump cutters up to the RG80 and features a heavier axle and wider platform, as well as a TorFlex suspension and electric brakes. The stump cutter is held to the trailer with simple and secure pins.
“All of these new products highlight Morbark’s and Rayco’s commitment to our customers,” Gross says. “We’re continuously innovating and focused on providing the best performance and production for our customers.”