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Vermeer 725TX vs Toro TX1000 vs ??

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I saw the toro at the apf and liked the look of it.

I was there shopping for a loader.

 

told them that I was interesting in buying one but would need to make the purchase within 2 weeks - could they get a demo to me..... yes yes of course was the answer.

 

I had to chase them by phone, the relevant person didn't get back to me, chased them again, they put me off for another week, with a potential demo just a few days before I'd need delivery of the machine.

 

with nothing firm I contacted Vermeer - they got a machine to me virtually straight away, let us play with it for most of the day so I bought it.

 

a few days after the proposed demo day from the Toro guys I finally received a phone call saying that they could now get to me but it was too late.

 

the efficiency of the guys at Vermeer impressed me, in the back of my mind I couldn't help thinking Toro was taking me for a mug - thinking I was a safe bet for a sale.

either that or their ability to cope with demand had caught them napping.

 

how quickly would they deal with a problem?

 

I've had a couple of small niggles with the flail attachment we purchased for the Vermeer.

teething problems more than anything - in fairness to Vermeer and the supplier they have used these have been sorted straight away - on one occasion with a guy driving from Portsmouth to Neath to undo a replace a small valve - literally 2 minutes worth of work.

 

I think all of these sort of machines are much of a muchness - but the customer service from Vermeer has been excellent.

 

regarding the machine - brilliant, though I haven't got much experience of other machines.

ground damage can be an issue on grass.

 

we have gotten around this by having a stash of 8x4 osb boards on the trailer with the machine and placing them out at strategic positions to allow us to turn on the spot.

 

you can turn on a single board - though two together gives a little more to play with.

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also must say the versatility of these things are great,

 

I used the grab, the bucket and the pallet forks to help me in the garden to do a hand full of jobs in an hour or two that would have taken me all day otherwise.

 

the grab is great - however I must say that I used the pallet forks to move timber for some time on jobs before being able to justify the grab.

 

whatever machine you choose - If finances are limited get the pallet forks if nothing else.

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The new Vermeer CTX100 with 40hp diesel, lift capacity of 470kg to a height of 223cm and only 91cm wide (36" in old money). With a tip over of over 1.3 tons.

 

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Lift is what a skidsteer will lift to full height and is rated to lift. So the S800 will lift 381kg the new CTX100 will lift 470kg to full height. Tip over is the weight that if you lift the machine will start to tip froward, tip over. So the tip over point of the CTX is 1341kgs.It means that you can pick up just below that, and if you keep it close to the ground you can move it around. This is the same for most skidsteers.

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