T1255 Direct Drive Terrain Leveler

The Vermeer T1255 Terrain Leveler direct drive attachment combines raw cutting productivity with the ability to carefully extract what you’re after. With the drive motor mounted directly to the cutter drum, it maximizes work efficiency and reduces wear costs associated with other types of transmissions. Hydraulic low-speed, high-torque motors on each side of the cutter head dish out more direct drive power for improved productivity. The direct drive attachment offers a maximum cutting depth of 21” (53.3 cm).

Features and benefits

  • Optional dust suppression system features an enclosed cutting head with two large vacuums to help reduce dust onsite.
  • SmartTEC control software displays the status of critical elements of machine performance.
  • Help improve efficiency through direct drive power while delivering more horsepower to the cutting drum.
  • Vermeer Vantage Track Extended Care Service program offers an optional 3-year/3,000-hour or 5-year/5,000-hour heavy equipment warranty on the components of the closed-loop hydrostatic system.
  • Vermeer dealers offer comprehensive service and genuine Vermeer replacement parts.
Approach Angle 15 deg
Height Range 146 (370.8 cm)
Length with 50" (127 cm) End Idler and 8 ft (2.44 m) Boom 43 ' 13.1 m
Length with 50" (127 cm) End Idler and 10 ft (3.05 m) Boom 45.5 ' 13.9 m
Length with 50" (127 cm) End Idler and 12 ft (3.66 m) Boom 48 ' 14.6 m
Length with 50" (127 cm) End Idler and 14 ft (4.27 m) Boom (with Restraint Bar) 48.8 ' 14.9 m
Length with 50" (127 cm) End Idler and 16 ft (4.88 m) Boom (with Restraint Bar) 51.3 ' 15.6 m
Length with 50" (127 cm) End Idler and 18 ft (5.49 m) Boom (with Restraint Bar) 53.8 ' 16.4 m
Weight Range 150,000 lb - 205,000 lb (68,039.9 kg - 92,986.4 kg)
Width Ranges 134" (340.4 cm)
Make and Model Caterpillar C18 ACERT Tier 3
Gross Horsepower 600 hp 447.4 kw
Rated Engine RPM 2100
Number of Cylinders 6
Fuel Tank Capacity 370 gal 1400.6 L
Operating Range 11.6 hours
Fuel Consumption at Full Load 31.8 gph 120.4 lph
Maximum Engine Operating Angle (Operating angles do not indicate safe machine operating angles) 35 deg
Air Cleaner Dry-type with precleaner
Aspiration Turbocharged and air-to-air aftercooled
Cooling Medium Liquid
Electrical System 24 Volt DC
Oil Filter Full flow
Make and Model Caterpillar C18 ACERT Tier 4 Final
Gross Horsepower 600 hp 447.4 kw
Rated Engine RPM 2000
Number of Cylinders 6
Fuel Tank Capacity 370 gal 1400.6 L
Operating Range 12.1
Fuel Consumption at Full Load 30.5 gph 115.5 lph
Maximum Engine Operating Angle (Operating angles do not indicate safe machine operating angles) 35 deg
Air Cleaner Dry-type with precleaner
Aspiration Turbocharged and air-to-air aftercooled
Cooling Medium Liquid
Electrical System 24 Volt DC
Oil Filter Full flow
Auto Self Level No
Ground Pressure Minimum 15.5 psi 106.9 kPa
Ground Pressure Maximum 21.1 psi 145.5 kPa
Tilt Track Available No
Track Drive Type Dual path hydrostatic with planetary transmission
Track Length 181.5 " 461 cm
Track Pad Type Double grouser
Track Pad Width Ranges 30" (76.2 cm)
Track Size Cat 375 Excavator
Maximum Ground Speed - Low 48.1 ft/min 14.7 m/min
Maximum Ground Speed - High 128.4 ft/min 39.1 m/min
Parking and Emergency Brake spring-applied, hydraulic release, wet disc brake
Service Brakes Hydrostatic
Belt Width 36 " 91.4 cm
Conveyor Belt Speed Range 0-814 fpm
Conveyor Belt Style Finger type
Conveyor Length 180" or 240" (457.2 cm or 609.6 cm)
Conveyor Shift Available Standard
Conveyor Shift Distance Range 60" and 125" (152.4 cm and 317.5 cm )
Conveyor Style Curved
Discharge Direction Right or left
Discharge Height Range 74" - 103" (188 cm - 261.6 cm)
Trencher Yes
Terrain Leveler Yes
Rockwheel No
Bucket Wheel No
Cab Yes
Control System TEC Plus with SmartTEC
Air Conditioner/Heater Yes
Air Suspension Seat Yes
AM/FM Stereo with Weather Band Yes
Elevating Yes
Pressurized/Filtered Air Yes
Roll Over Module (ROM) Yes
Oil Tank Capacity 210 gal 794.9 L
Oil Type HyPower 68, HyPower 100, Hy Power 1100
Pressure Setting 2500 psi 172.4 bar
Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 28.7 gpm 108.6 L/min
Pump Type pressure-and-flow-compensated (load-sensing)

The direct drive features a hydraulic low-speed motor on each side of the SEM cutter head providing more direct drive power to the cutter drum. The SEM top-down cutting allows the cutter teeth to gain penetration without using the machine’s tractive effort to drive the teeth into the minerals which increases overall material extraction productivity.

Available Yes
Weight of Terrain Leveler Attachment 77500 lbs 35153.4 kg
Weight of Tractor and Terrain Leveler Attachment 217500 lbs 98656.4 kg
Left/Right Tilt +/- 5 degrees
Maximum Cutting Depth 21 " 53.3 cm
Cutting Width 144 " 365.8 cm
Drum Speed Max (RPM) 26 rpm
Drum Speed Minimum 18 rpm
Laser Acceptable Yes
Digging Chain Size None
Drive Type Hydrostatic

The T1255 Commander® 3 direct drive Terrain Leveler® SEM with single-sided attachment packs the power you need to take on tough civil and surface mining projects. The unique attachment allows the operator to cut an 80-degree high wall and produces less noise, dust and vibration – helping mines to increase production by excavating reserves they might not otherwise get to due to drill and blast restrictions, air quality regulations or urban encroachment.

Available Yes
Weight of Terrain Leveler Attachment 115000 lbs 52163.1 kg
Weight of Tractor and Terrain Leveler Attachment 265000 lbs 120202 kg
Left/Right Tilt +/- 5 degrees
Maximum Cutting Depth 20 " 50.8 cm
Cutting Width 144 " 365.8 cm
Drum Speed Max (RPM) 24.7 rpm
Drum Speed Minimum 18 rpm
Laser Acceptable Yes
Digging Chain Size None
Drive Type Hydrostatic

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