At a time when the fiber market is booming but profit margins are challenged, Vermeer is continuously working to provide solutions to help contractors increase their productivity.
The VPX1255 plow is manufactured exclusively for the Vermeer RTX1250 ride-on tractor.
The productivity increases can be attributed to the plow’s design enhancements which include increasing the shaker amplitude to improve the VPX1255’s performance in tough ground conditions. In order to do this, the shaker motor was slowed down to create higher amplitude, while heavier shaker weights were installed to maintain a consistent 35,800 lb (16,238.6 kg) of shakerforce.
“Based on feedback from the market, it was evident that our utility customers wanted to increase their plowing productivity,” said Jon Kuyers, senior global product manager at Vermeer. “This technology has served the market well for many years but Vermeer felt it was time to take a step back and ask ourselves, ‘How can we get more productivity out of this existing attachment?’”
In addition to the shaker box improvements, Vermeer replaced the tamping feet with tamping wheels.
“Oftentimes, plows are used to plow in tall grass,” said Kuyers. “The new tamping wheel design helps prevent grass from building up in and around the blades, which allows contractors to be more productive.”
Finally, Vermeer is equipped with a 5-inch (12.7 cm) bore cylinder to increase the plow lift force by 56 percent over its predecessor, and has spherical roller bearings to help increase reliability.
The VPX1255 vibratory plow attachment weighs in at 3,300 lbs (1,496.8 kg), and has a 30 degree (.52 radian) max steer and swing radius.
The VPX1255 vibratory plow attachment is available now through the Vermeer global dealer network. Learn more at www.vermeer.com.
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