The new Vermeer SPX25 vibratory plough is designed for fast and efficient cable / fibre and irrigation system installation. It features a full-function remote control that provides the operator with a 360-degree view of the jobsite, helping to avoid potential obstacles and an unobstructed view of the product being installed. The SPX25 is compact, powerful and built with tracks to minimize ground disturbance.
“For applications like installing cable or fibre-to-the home, contractors can face several challenges like narrow gates, fences and common backyard obstacles,” explained Ed Savage, product manager at Vermeer. “The SPX25 plough minimizes those concerns. We’ve eliminated the need for operators to run the machine from behind, which means they can stand in whatever location gives them the best view. This design has also allowed us to make the plough even more compact for excellent performance in tight areas.”
The plough is powered by a 25hp (18.6kW) Kohler gas engine, offering ample power for installing small pipes and cables at depths up to 12 inches (30.5cm) and for boring underneath driveways and sidewalks using the optional Porta Bore attachment. The dual rubber tracks, with a ground pressure of 3.7 psi (.3 bar), delivers great floatation in soft ground conditions and helps reduce jobsite restoration after an install. The lightweight plough offers a quick transport speed of 3.7 mph (6km/h) and is equipped with a pivot-mounted plough that has a 55-degree swing angle that automatically adjusts when turning.