Greenteeth History


Greenteeth® - The humble beginnings.
By Kevin Green

The Greenteeth® story started with very humble beginnings in the mid 1990's in a small town in Michigan USA. Kevin Green, an established arborist, and a friend were fed up with having to remove the pocket to change the tooth on their stump grinder. So they did something about it.


They turned some steel into the shape of a Greenteeth® tooth and attached a round carbide tip. Next, they made the pockets from steel plate. Then they fitted them onto a stump cutter wheel. On a beautiful crisp, clear February morning with temperature hovering around -9°C they tried out their new invention. And wow! The chips flew, and even with frost more than half a metre deep in the ground, the new teeth cut the stump and frozen ground like butter. It worked; they had succeeded in their quest to invent a new tooth and pocket. They called their invention GREENTEETH® and introduced it to the market with square pockets. The Greenteeth® were unique as they could be turned three times to give you three sharp edges before they had to be removed for sharpening.


Then the market insisted that the pocket be made round instead of square. Shortly thereafter the pockets were made round and GREENTEETH® were accepted and sold worldwide -  USA, Canada, Europe and even Australia and New Zealand.

Next the market said the round pocket was too big and the tooth was too small. The big pockets were rubbing against the stump, robbing engine horse power. So the Greenteeth® engineers set out to redesign the tooth and pocket and after almost two years of research, design and testing the new Lo Pro® tooth and pocket were ready to go. 

The Lo Pro® pocket design has much greater clearance between the edge of the pocket and the cutter tooth so that all the engine power is used for cutting the stump instead of rubbing the pockets like on the old round pocket design. Once introduced the new Lo Pro® series worked so well that the old round pockets and small teeth were canceled due to being inferior and obsolete. Today the Lo Pro® series of GREENTEETH® is setting the standard worldwide.


Green Manufacturing are proud to have appointed Bandit Tree Equipment as their exclusive distributor for the range of GREENTEETH® Lo-Pro® teeth and pockets. They are now in stock and readily available in Australia and New Zealand through our Secure Online Store located on this website. Grab a set of Greenteeth® today and transform your stump grinder into something very special.

Please note that Greenteeth® is a registered trademark belonging to Green Manufacturing USA; Greenteeth® are 100% American made; Greenteeth® holds registered patents and/or patent pending in the U.S., Europe and Australia; and that Greenteeth® does not currently, nor will it ever have, any affiliation with Red Roo or Redteeth.