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Vermeer S450TX tracked mini loader

S450TX Mini Skid Steer Loader

S450TX Mini Skid Steer Loader


The S450TX features a 226.8 kg SAE-rated operating capacity and a tipping capacity of 648.6 kg, so it is well-suited to both the needs of the rental customer and landscape contractor.

Width90.8 cm (No Bucket)

Weight1043.3 kg (No Bucket)

Fuel TypeDiesel

Power24.8 hp (18.5 kW)

Capacity226.8 kg Rated Operating (SAE), 648.6 kg Tipping

Case Study

Ginger Landscaping

Brisbane, QLD

S450TX Mini Skid Steer Loader

Streamlining landscaping work for small businesses

With a large amount of fencing work and materials needed on site, Tony Kelly, owner of Ginger Landscaping, decided to invest in a piece of equipment that would speed up the process.

Posted Wednesday, August 12, 2020 in Case Studies:
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Key features

  • The 24.8hp (18.2kW) Kubota diesel and 27hp (19.9kW) Kohler EFI petrol engines both provide excellent torque characteristics, and coupled with a four-pump hydraulic system provide the performance and efficiency you need to operate power-hungry attachments.
  • Single joystick ground drive control offers a smooth range of motion without balancing the engagement of two separate controls. The handgrip enables the operator to maintain a secure grip while providing good joystick control.
  • Protective steel wings with cushioning increase operator comfort and support, providing a surface to brace against while working in uneven terrain.
  • The dedicated spring-cushioned operator platform keeps the operator out of the mud and debris
  • The S450TX has both a wide [9 inch (22.9 cm)] track and narrow [7 inch (17.8 cm)] track available. The 7 inch (17.8 cm) track offers the customer a narrow footprint that can easily access traditional 36” (91.4 cm) gate entrances, while the 9 inch (22.9 cm) track offers reduced ground pressure for increased flotation.
  • Rear panel provides access to important components such as the radiator, electrical system and hydraulic valves for routine maintenance and service.
  • The undercarriage features a high track-mounted sprocket, reducing premature wear/tear on sprocket from rocky soil conditions, while the ADI cast sprocket is heat-treated for longer life. The higher mounting and heat treating allow for a longer-lived sprocket and lower cost of operation.

S450TX Mini Skid Steer Loader Videos

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

How narrow is this machine? Will it fit through a standard pedestrian gate?

The S450TX Mini Loader comes with either a 9 inch or 7 inch track option. At it's narrowest configuration, with the 7 inch tracks and no attachment, it measures 90.8 cm wide and will fit through most standard residential side gates.

What hydraulic flow is available for attachments?

The S450TX is capable of providing 12.5 gpm (47.3 L/min) of hydraulic flow.

What is the tipping capacity of the S450TX?

With a 79.4 kg operator, the tipping capacity of the S450TX is 648.6 kg and has a rated operating capacity of 226.8 kg.

Do I need a licence to operate this type of machine?

No. A short video on how to operate the common Vermeer mini loader controls can be viewed here.

What sort of daily maintenance does this machine require?

All daily maintenance tips are outlined in the Maintenance Manual and include:

  • Check engine oil & coolant levels
  • Check fuel level
  • Check hydraulic fluid
  • Check air cleaner

At the end of the day it is recommended to:

  • Fill fuel tanks
  • Grease the machine after it is shut down
  • Check tracks for rips & tears and track tension

What is the best way to transport this machine?

The best way to transport a mini loader is on a truck or trailer that meets the ADR and weight requirements for the load. See our contractor packages for some great examples that combine a trailer with a range of attachments.

Where can I take my Vermeer mini loader for maintenance or to purchase spare parts and consumables?

Vermeer Australia has dealerships locations with workshop and parts warehousing facilities in Townsville, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide that service the east coast of Australia and the Oceania region.

General Dimensions and Weights

Design Ride-on / track-drive
Length (With Standard Bucket) 95.4 inches 242.3 cm
Length (Without Standard Bucket) 75.4 inches 191.5 cm
Width (With Standard Bucket) 42 inches 106.7 cm
Width (Without Standard Bucket) 35.8 inches 90.8 cm
Height 53.4 inches 135.6 cm
Height (to Hinge Pin) 72 inches 182.9 cm
Ground Clearance 6.5 inches 16.5 cm
Weight (Standard Bucket, Diesel Engine) 2430 lbs 1102.2 kg
Weight (No Bucket, Diesel Engine) 2300 lbs 1043.3 kg


Make and Model Kubota D902
Fuel Type Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity 7.5 gal 28.4 L
Gross Horsepower 24.8 hp 18.5 kw
Cooling System Liquid

Track Performance

Rated Operating Capacity (SAE) 500 lbs 226.8 kg
Tipping Capacity (With 175 lb [79.38 kg] operator) 1430 lbs 648.6 kg
Travel Speed 3.5 mph 5.6 km/h
Ground Pressure (Narrow Tracks) 4 psi 27.6 kPa
Ground Pressure (Wide Tracks) 3.1 psi 21.4 kPa

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic System Flow 12.5 gpm 47.3 L/min
Hydraulic System Pressure 2950 psi 203.4 bar
Tank capacity 8 gal 30.3 L

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