Vermeer intros CTX160 stand-on observe loader: Extra energy in a still-small package deal

Vermeer debuted its newest addition to its line of mini skid steers, the CTX160, through the 2019 GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky.

In keeping with Brett Newendorp, panorama advertising supervisor with Vermeer, clients wished the power to elevate extra with their machines however wished an analogous footprint because the CTX100.

In response, Vermeer created the CTX160, which has 60 % extra working capability than the CTX100 and is only one ½ inch wider and fewer than six inches longer than the CTX100. The CTX160 has a rated working capability of 1,600 kilos with a width of 42 inches. This width permits it to nonetheless match by way of a regular gate.

To attain this extra working capability, Vermeer moved the machine’s weight down and extra in direction of the middle. The mini skid steer is powered by a 40-horsepower turbocharged Kohler KDI diesel engine that doesn’t require a diesel particulate filter (DPF).

This mini skid steer mannequin weighs 4,000 kilos and has a 9-inch rubber observe undercarriage, offering optimum traction when working in harsh environments. After listening to clients desired a capability to maneuver faster, Vermeer added new floor drive motors within the CTX160 which might be extra responsive. Operators can now transfer backwards and forwards and aspect to aspect with far more ease.

The operator platform has been up to date as properly with a a lot better journey, in response to Newendorp. The chariot-style ride-on platform has an built-in operator presence system that disengages the loader’s floor drive and attachment movement when the operator steps off the machine.

Vermeer CTX160

Photograph: Jill Odom

The management station on the CTX160 features a single, pilot-operated joystick for clean performance. It has a twin auxiliary system so the operator can change between excessive move for ground-engaging attachments and low move for optimum management.

Vermeer has additionally elevated the skid steer’s hydraulic move to 16.7 gallons per minute. The machine has a common mounting plate that matches a variety of Vermeer-approved attachments.

The CTX160 has a vertical elevate design offering a greater middle of gravity for the machine. It has a hinge-pin dump peak of 88.75 inches, permitting it to have sufficient clearance when dumping materials right into a trailer or truck.

With this added energy and maneuverability, skilled landscapers can nonetheless work in tight residential areas and not have to separate pallets and might run bigger attachments.

“What makes the mini skid steer loader versatile and distinctive amongst instrument carriers is its means to effectively maneuver the place bigger loaders can’t,” Newendorp says. “We designed the CTX160 to offer contractors a class-leading ROC in a small footprint so that they get the very best of each worlds. Additionally, it helps operators keep assured of their gear when it’s constructed with high quality and sturdiness in thoughts.”

Newendorp says as panorama websites turn out to be smaller and panorama contractors regularly should work in additional confined areas, mini skid steers are being added to fleets and turning into mainstays within the trade.

Not solely are mini skid steers best for working in cramped backyards, however in addition they assist landscapers benefit from the labor they’ve, boosting their effectivity.

Newendorp says all of Vermeer’s merchandise are designed with the client in thoughts and so they all the time wish to perceive what their clients’ issues are and work present the answer with their machines.

The Vermeer CTX160 is backed by a 3-year/3,000-hour restricted guarantee on the loader arms.

Newendorp says one of many primary parts that units Vermeer aside is its service, due to its vendor community. For extra details about the CTX160, go to Vermeer.com or contact your native Vermeer vendor.