Vermeer S450TX Mini Skid Steer Now Available with Gas Engine

11/6/2012

Vermeer completes its family of mini skid steers with the addition of the S450TX. A 500-pound SAE-rated operating capacity with a 1,430-pound tipping capacity gives the S450TX a lot of muscle for its size. Vermeer has incorporated a four-pump hydraulic system, which provides performance and efficiency when powering attachments. A single pilot-operated joystick is now integrated into the S450TX platform, which makes the machine easy to maneuver and operate in comparison to manual control systems. The operator can also experience a smooth range of operation without having to balance the engagement of two separate controls.

The S450TX offers the customer the ability to customize the machine with the choice of engine and track options. The 24.8 hp Kubota diesel engine and 27 hp Kohler EFI gas engine both provide excellent torque performance and are designed for those who use attachments requiring greater engine torque.

A 27 hp Kohler EFI gas engine has a number of benefits (as compared to conventional carbureted engines), such as lower fuel consumption, easier maintenance, improved starting due to the elimination of the choke and cleaner emissions. A narrow 7-inch track provides a smaller machine footprint for tight work areas. The standard 9-inch-wide track offers reduced ground pressure for increased flotation and stability.

The S450TX is designed with a spring-cushioned platform that keeps operators out of the mud and debris. The platform features cushioning on the front and side for additional support when working in rough terrain. An operator presence system suspends ground drive and attachment motion if the operator steps off the machine. LED lighting for warning lights offers excellent visibility and longevity. With a rear panel and side shields for greater service access, S450TX operators are offered quicker maintenance.

For more information on Vermeer products and services, visit the company's website at www.vermeer.com or email Vermeer at salesinfo@vermeer.com.