Vermeer introduces CTX160 mini skid steer

Vermeer is expanding its line of mini skid steers with the addition of the CTX160. With a rated (SAE) operating capacity (ROC) of 725.7 kg, 56.8 l/min of auxiliary hydraulic flow and a width of 106.7 cm, the machine offers high lifting capabilities while remaining compact and easy to operate.

The CTX160 can handle jobs such as moving heavy material, working ground-engaging attachments and efficiently manoeuvring in congested operating conditions - including passing through a standard gate. It is suitable for challenging landscaping, hardscaping, rental, utility and general construction work.

According to Brett Newendorp, landscape market manager at Vermeer, the mini skid steer market continues to see a demand for machines with a higher ROC, and the CTX160 provides an ideal blend of lifting performance and compact body design. “What makes the mini skid steer loader versatile and unique among tool carriers is its ability to efficiently manouvre where larger loaders can’t,” he said. “We designed the CTX160 to give contractors a class-leading ROC in a small footprint so they get the best of both worlds. Also, it helps operators stay confident in their equipment when it is built with quality and durability in mind.”

The Vermeer CTX160 features a vertical lift path design, with a hinge-pin dump height of 225.4 cm for efficient clearance when dumping material in to a trailer or truck. The machine is powered by a 40 hp turbocharged Kohler KDI diesel engine that does not require a diesel particulate filter (DPF), helping to reduce the cost and complexity of the engine.

With a weight of 1,814.4 kg and a 22.9 cm rubber track undercarriage, the CTX160 delivers optimal traction when transporting heavy material and in harsh working environments. Its Vermeer chariot-style ride-on platform has an integrated operator presence system that disengages the loader’s ground drive and attachment motion when the operator steps off the machine. The platform also offers operator comfort and visibility.

The control station on the Vermeer CTX160 includes a single, pilot-operated joystick for smooth functionality. It has a dual auxiliary system so the operator can switch between high flow for ground-engaging attachments and low flow for optimal control. Also, the unit’s universal mounting plate fits a wide range of Vermeer-approved attachments.