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.
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.