CT718 Compost Turner

Get consistent results in less time with the CT718 compost turner. Featuring a large 44”/111.76 cm drum to mix and aerate more material with each rotation, the CT718 allows operators to program a constant load to maximize efficiency.  Process up to 5,000 tons (4535.9 metric tons) per hour. Caterpillar C15 Tier 3 engine provides 540 hp/402.68 kw of power. Synchronous poly-belt drum drive system and heavy-duty construction helps deliver long machine life with less maintenance.

Features and benefits

  • Enhances operator productivity through a climate-controlled cab with a fully adjustable suspension seat and joystick controls.
  • Spend less time traveling between windrows with ground speed up to 4 mph.
  • Steer straight ahead easily with the handy trim control knob.
  • See your Vermeer dealer for comprehensive service and genuine Vermeer replacement parts.
Make and Model Caterpillar C15 Tier 3
Number of Cylinders 6
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 540 hp 402.7 kw
Torque (Maximum) 1817 ft-lb 2463.5 Nm
Fuel Tank Capacity 155 gal 586.7 L
Max Fuel Consumption 29 gph 109.8 lph
Fuel Type Diesel
Air Cleaner Dry-type, dual element with service indicator
Oil Filter Spin-on Caterpillar advanced efficiency engine oil filter
Recommended Oil Caterpillar DEO-ULS (Diesel Engine Oil-Ultralow Sulfur) multigrade SAE 15W-40
Oil Volume with Filter 43.9 qt 41.5 L
Maximum Angle of Continuous Operation 30 deg
Cooling Medium Caterpillar Extended Life Coolant (ELC) or a commercial extended life coolant that meets the Caterpillar EC-1 specification
Coolant Capacity (Engine and Radiator) 18 gal 68.1 L
Air to Boil Temperature 117 deg
Alternator 145 Amp
Fan Flexxaire 40" (101.6 cm) diameter, auto reversing
Clutch Type PT Tech HPTO14FX, microprocessor controlled, wet hydrualic clutch
Clutch Drive Engagement Microprocessor based clutch controller uses a series of pulsed signals to engage drum
Tank capacity 61 gal 230.9 L
Recommended Hydraulic Fluid ISO 68 (or Vermeer equivalent)
Filtration Method Return filter and suction strainer
Clutch Hydraulic Fluid Capacity 15 gal 56.8 L
Recommended Clutch Hydraulic Fluid Mobile 424 (or Vermeer equivalent)
System Voltage 12V, with two heavy-duty batteries that have a total of 2800 cca
System Protection Primary disconnect and fusible links
Mainframe Constructed of 8" x 6" x .4" (20.3 cm x 15.2 cm x 1 cm) and 6" x 6" x .25" (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm x .6 cm) steel tube with continuous welding
Operating Height Adjustment The machine's operating height is adjusted on each front wheel with independently operated hydraulic cylinders and on the rear wheels with a pair of jointly operated hydraulic cylinders from 0 " to 18 " (0 to 45.7 cm) above ground.
Ground Drive Type Independent four wheel drive system
Windrow Height 7 ' 2.1 m
Windrow Width 18 ' 5.5 m
Tunnel Lining Fully lined 0.25 " (0.6 cm) steel plate
Rubber Skirting Curtains (thickness) 0.4 " 1 cm
Drum Cylinder 0.75 " (1.9 cm) thick, 18 ' (5.5 m) in length and 16 " (40.6 cm) in diameter
Drum Diameter (including flails) 44 " 111.8 cm
Drum Shaft Diameter 6 " 15.2 cm
Double Roller Main Drum Bearings 6 " 15.2 cm
Number of Flails 102
Flail Dimensions .75 " x 4 " x 11.625 " (1.9 cm x 10.2 cm x 29.5 cm)
Drive System First Reduction Poly-synchronous chain drive
Drive System Second Reduction Poly-synchronous chain drive
Width 64 " 162.6 cm
Retraction 13 " 33 cm
Display Type LCD and LED indicator lights
Gauges Murphy Powerview with monitors - engine RPM, coolant temperature, oil pressure, volts, engine hours, fuel level, engine load and engine fault codes
Controls Ignition switch, throttle control, drum engagement, fan reverse, frame height adjustment, work lights, drum speed, operator presence seat switch, 12-volt accessory outlet, auto ground speed control, dome light, signal horn and dual joy sticks
Load Controller Designed to respond to changes in drum speed, slowing the machine's forward rate of travel if it encounters loads greater than the set point, without input from the operator
Two-Wheel Drive System Maximum speed of 2.5 mph (4 k/hr)
Hard-surfacing Flails Yes
Stainless Steel Processing Tunnel No
Spray Bar Attachment Yes
Cold Weather Engine Package Yes


CT718 Compost Turner - full track option | Vermeer Recycling Equipment

The CT718 compost turner sets new standards for efficiency, productivity and ease of operation. Operator comfort and efficiency have been enhanced — including new controls, an easy-to-read control display, along with side- and rear-view cameras. Plus the main frame with a lower machine height for better transportability.


CT718 Compost Turner