According to Jon Kuyers, global product manager undergound at Vermeer Corp., the introductions are a result of the company's recommitment to the rental industry, which it kicked off a year and a half ago.
SC30TX Stump Cutter
The SC30TX features a dependable electronic fuel injection (EFI) gas engine that performs well during cold-weather starts, reducing occurrence of engine flooding over comparable carbureted gas engines. Two individually controlled tracks that provide a zero turning radius. Both features married together make the SC30TX the ideal stump cutter for rental business owners and their customers, Kuyers said.
The 27-hp Kohler EFI gas engine produces torque needed for challenging ground conditions and stubborn tree stumps. Along with efficient maintenance and startability the engine provides cost effective fuel economy. Its horizontal shaft design allows for easier access and maintenance due to the elimination of drive belts. The optional AutoSweep system monitors engine speed and automatically adjusts cutter wheel sweep to reduce engine and structural stress.
Two individually controlled tracks enable a zero turning radius. Each track is operated by its own joystick for simplicity. This, along with its compact 35-in. wide footprint of and 7-in. tracks, contributes to easier maneuverability in tight spaces and reduced yard disruption.
The 16-in. cutter wheel on the SC30TX is positioned in the center of the unit for easy alignment with the stump. Vermeer-exclusive Yellow Jacket cutter system offers extended life of cutting teeth and easy maintenance. Each tooth provides two full wear cycles, while its universal design can fit any position on the cutter wheel. A chip containment curtain directs cuttings to a pile and away from the operator.
The RTX250 is a rubber-tracked, steerable pedestrian trencher that is designed for the needs of rental businesses and utility contractors.
Powered by a 27-hp Kohler electronic fuel injected (EFI) gas engine that delivers more power over competitive models to dig 8-in. wide trenches to a 48-in. depth.
Vermeer has recently introduced the Kohler EFI gas engine platform into its utility product line. It 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. In the RTX250, the EFI engine provides potentially lower cost of operation over previous pedestrian trenchers and the power recovery needed to dig difficult trenches.
This trencher uses a two-handlebar VZ steering system that allows mobility and operation without the need for numerous joysticks or significant operator training. A dedicated platform means additional counterweights are not necessary in order for the unit to trench properly and maintain proper balance.
The dedicated rubber track system is designed to minimize ground pressure. The undercarriage is designed for excellent traction in tough soil conditions while keeping speed and stability constant. The unit is 35.5 in. wide — a small footprint for maneuvering in tight areas, such as residential yards and congested jobsites.
S450TX mini skid steer
The newest member of the Vermeer mini skid steer family is well suited for rental customers, as well as landscapers and general contractors who need a compact machine that can perform various tasks. With its ability to accommodate a wide range of attachments, the S450TX is a highly versatile machine for contractors.