PELLA, Iowa, – The new Vermeer SPX25 vibratory plow is designed for cable/fiber and irrigation system installation. It features a full-function remote control that gives the operator a 360-degree view of the jobsite to avoid potential obstacles and an unobstructed view of the product being installed. The SPX25 vibratory plow is compact and built with tracks to minimize ground disturbance.
“For applications like installing cable or fiber-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 plow 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 plow even more compact for excellent performance in tight areas.”
The Vermeer SPX25 vibratory plow is powered by a 25 hp (18.6 kW) Kohler gas engine for installing small pipes and cables at depths up to 12 inches (30.5 cm) 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) on the Vermeer SPX25 plow allows for floatation in soft ground conditions and helps reduce jobsite restoration after an install. The lightweight plow offers a transport speed of 3.7 mph (6 km/h).
The SPX25 unit is equipped with a pivot-mounted plow that has a 55-degree swing angle that automatically adjusts when turning.
An optional reel carrier can be mounted to the machine. Contractors also have the option of adding a weight kit for added traction when working in hard ground conditions.