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Vermeer has a new forestry tractor

Sept. 3, 2014— Vermeer has launched a new line of forestry equipment with the introduction of the FT100 forestry tractor equipped with an above-ground mulcher. The FT100 is designed for tree care and land-clearing contractors who work mostly in residential and municipal clearing applications.

"The forestry tractor line is a natural fit for Vermeer as it aligns well with markets we currently serve — pipeline, wood waste recycling and tree care," said Jeff Bradley, product manager for Vermeer recycling and forestry segment. "Offering this line allows us to continue to support current customers who operate in these markets by providing reliable machines that can handle the tough environments our customers work in, along with the added confidence of being fully supported by our global Vermeer dealer network."

The FT100 forestry tractor is a 111-horsepower (82 kW) Tier 4 Interim (Stage IIIB) skid steer loader with a forestry mulcher attachment. The hydraulic system on the FT100 optimizes the horsepower delivered to the mulching head and provides improved hydraulic component life by utilizing a higher flow with less pressure.

The above-ground mulcher attachment features a ringed rotor design for controlled depth of cut. The ringed rotor has 18 disks with 17 interchangeable tips to help achieve smaller, consistent-sized chips compared to non-ringed rotors. Four different tip options allow the ringed rotor configuration to be adjusted to match several different applications and environmental conditions.

The fully enclosed cab protects the operator from outside dust and wood particles while the FT100 is in operation. The cab is pressurized and circulates filtered air for operator comfort. A rearview camera with in-cab monitor comes standard, providing added visibility to enhance maneuverability.

The FT100 forestry tractor is now available through the Vermeer global dealer network.

For more information on Vermeer products and services, visit the company's website at www.vermeer.com or email Vermeer at salesinfo@vermeer.com