Overview

The CT718 compost turner sets new standards for efficiency, productivity and ease of operation. Operator comfort and efficiency have been enhanced — including new controls, an easy-to-read control display, along with side- and rear-view cameras. Plus the main frame with a lower machine height for better transportability.

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CT718 Compost Turner in Action

CT718 2-Wheel with Tracks Option | Vermeer Recycling and Forestry Equipment

Features and Benefits

  • Read all control gauges at a glance with a new controls display style and full instrument panel.
  • Reduce horsepower consumption — Flexxaire fan pitch automatically reads the engine temperature and adjusts itself as needed.
  • Transport easier with a 12.5' (3.8 m) machine height and folding ladder.
  • Reduce the space required between the windrows with narrow tires, and the auto-height adjust feature allows for user-automated adjustment of drum height from the cab.
  • Improve operator visibility with side- and rear-view cameras.
  • Control windrow material deflection with rear curtain that can be lowered from the cab and strapped down for easier machine transport.
  • Shorten the composting cycle and increase throughput with aggressive Vermeer flails and drums that help provide proper aeration.
  • See your Vermeer dealer for comprehensive service and genuine Vermeer replacement parts.

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Specs
General Dimensions and Weights
Maximum Length (Operation) 11.9' 3.6 m
Maximum Width (Transport) 11.9' 3.6 m
Maximum Length (Transport) 300" 762 cm
Maximum Height (Transport) 12.5' 3.8 m
Weight 46500 lbs 21092 kg
Weight (cab, tracks) 53000 lbs 24040.4 kg
Engine
Make and Model CAT C15 TIER 4 Final
Number of Cylinders 6
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 540 hp 402.7 kw
Torque (Maximum) 1817 ft-lb 2463.5 Nm
Fuel Tank Capacity 200 gal 757.1 L
Max Fuel Consumption 29 gph 109.8 lph
Fuel Type Diesel
Air Cleaner Dry-type, dual element with service indicator
Oil Filter Spin-on CAT advanced efficiency engine oil filter
Recommended Oil Caterpillar DEO-ULS (Diesel Engine Oil-Ultralow Sulfur) multigrade SAE 10W-40
Oil Volume with Filter 40 qt 37.9 L
Maximum Angle of Continuous Operation 30 deg
Cooling Medium Caterpillar Extended Life Coolant (ELC) or a commercial extended life coolant that meets the Caterpillar EC-1 specification
Coolant Capacity (Engine and Radiator) 18 gal 68.1 L
Air to Boil Temperature 128 deg
Alternator 250 Amp
Fan Flexxaire 40" (101.6 cm) diameter, auto reversing, variable pitch
Clutch Type PT Tech HPTO14FX, microprocessor controlled, wet hydraulic clutch
Clutch Drive Engagement Microprocessor based clutch controller uses a series of pulsed signals to engage drum
Hydraulic System
Tank capacity 40 gal 151.4 L
Recommended Hydraulic Fluid ISO 68 (or Vermeer equivalent)
Filtration Method Return filters and suction strainers
Number of Coolers 1 - HYD / 1 – CLUTCH
Electrical System
System Voltage 24V, with two heavy duty batteries that have a total of 2800 CCA
System Protection Primary disconnect and fusible links
Ground Drive - Tracks
Ground Drive Type Independent two wheel drive short track system with 2 rear wheel casters
Track Size Steel track with 45" contact patch
Wheel Lift Cylinders 4" x 24" Stroke Welded Body with position sensors
Maximum Speed 3 mph 4.8 km/h
Processing Tunnel
Windrow Width 18' 5.5 m
Cab
Features 7" Color Display showing engine and machine information along with fault and diagnostic codes. Ignition switch, throttle control, drum engagement, fan reverse, frame height adjustment, work lights, drum speed, operator presence seat switch, 12-volt accessory outlet, auto ground speed control, dome light, signal horn, cab slide, rear platform raise, spray bar, auto machine height, finger switches for machine height, fan reverse, AM/FM/WB/Bluetooth radio, USB port, Color backup camera system with 3 cameras (LH,RH,and Rear), HVAC. Independent two wheel drive system with 2 rear wheel casters. Climate Control, High Back Seat, Cushion Trainer Seat