The Vermeer FT100 now has an above-ground mulcher attachment, making the compact forestry tractor a solid choice for residential work as well as clearing vegetation before installing utilities.
The FT100 runs on a 111-horsepower Perkins E3TA Tier 4i engine. Its doors allow easy access for engine maintenance.
The Vermeer tractor features two independent torsion axles, suspending each track frame, along with four independent wheel carriages per track. The 15 inches of ground clearance helps the FT100 navigate difficult terrain. The operator can monitor the surroundings with a display that shows machine performance data, as well as a rearview camera for maneuvering.
The mulcher has a ringed rotor that is 18 inches in diameter and has 18 disks and 17 tip mounts that control the depth of the cut and also guide materials into the cutting path. The tips are interchangeable, from clad-faced planar to impact-resistant tips, enabling the operator to customize performance to the site without having to rebalance the drum.
With a 7-inch reach below grade, the push bar provides better control at directing materials into the rotor. The dual-bolt system that is used to retain the cutter tips requires less torque than single-bolt systems and can be torqued with a wrench small enough to be stored in the cab.