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Ventrac Unveils New Model 4500 Tractor

Ventrac unveiled a new Model 4500 tractor at a recent International Dealer Sales Meeting. The sales meeting was held in Canton, Ohio where Ventrac dealerships were invited to get the first look at the new tractor. Over 10 different countries were represented in the dealership attendance, with some traveling from as far away as Japan. The meeting culminated with a hands-on demonstration held at Malone University, where dealers operated the new 4500 tractor and experienced the features and benefits of the new model. Dealers tried their hand at stump grinding, trenching, edging, tilling, mowing, aerating and, much more.

Tim Jeffries, Director of Sales, said dealers were excited about the meeting. Tim added, “It was awesome to have our dealers together for a few days. They are excited about the new benefits and features of the new tractor and the direction that Ventrac is heading.”

Ventrac Model 4500 Tractor

The New Ventrac Model 4500

 

The new 4500 is the perfect balance of building on the company’s past while redefining the future. With new powerful engine options, more safety features, enhanced technology and easy, comfortable handling, the 4500 will soon become a customer favorite in Ventrac’s lineup.

New Engine Options

New multiple engine options offer powerful performance choices in the Briggs and Stratton, Kawasaki and Kubota models. The new 4500 will provide a propane ‘green’ engine option with the Kubota WG972-GL. When adding the optional propane kit, this Bi-Fuel Ready tractor offers gas and/or propane fuel operation for fuel savings and cleaner burning emissions and can reduce your carbon footprint up to 90%.*

Ease of Use and Comfort

Ergonomically friendly controls include an easy to reach automotive style parking brake, and a conveniently located PTO belt tensioner. The relocated weight transfer lever allows operators to easily adjust for increased stability on slopes and for increased lift capacity.

The sealed electrical system protects fuses, relays and terminals from corrosion and outdoor elements. A new automotive style wire harness allows a quick ‘plug and play’ feature for ease of connecting optional tractor accessories.

The optional digital slope indicator with warning light integrates into the dash, providing easy visibility, and allows operators to continuously monitor the degree of slope operation.

The extra large premium comfort seat with adjustable slide rails will provide many hours of riding comfort for operators.

Added Features

The tractor features an enclosed muffler for greater visibility and minimized exhaust exposure. Operators of the new 4500 are kept informed of operational temperatures, oil pressure or low voltage levels with the enhanced instrumentation of the new 6-function warning gauge.

New technology can be seen in the electronic instrument panel on the newly redesigned dash. With tachometer, speedometer, fuel gauge, hour meter and temperature gauge, operators stay well informed.

A battery disconnect switch feature fully disables the electrical system and includes a fail safe disconnect.

Ventrac 4500 with the Tough Cut Mower

Features of the Ventrac 4500 include:

Multiple Engine Options
Propane “Green Industry” Engine Option
Enclosed Muffler
Enhanced Weight Transfer Lever
Pre-Wired Plug and Play Wire Harness
Fold-Down ROPS- standard
Premium Comfort Seat- standard
Optional Digital Slope Indicator integrated into dash
Advanced Electronic Instrument Panel
6 Function Warning Gauge and Alarm
Conveniently Located PTO Belt Tensioner
Onboard Diagnostic System
Sealed Electrical System
Thermostat Controlled Oil Cooler
Battery Disconnect Switch
Automotive Style Parking Brake
Universal PTO Switch
Enhanced SDLA Operator Controls
Optional Horn
3 Tire Options -Standard All Terrain Tires, or optional Turf and Bar Tires
Over 10 Accessory Options
3-Point Hitch Accessory
3-N-1 Adapter for towing and rear attachments

 

Ventrac model 4500

Showing off the new Ventrac 4500 with Power Rake and Tough Cut Deck

With the release of the new 4500 tractor, Ventrac continues to build on their solid reputation of providing durable, quality equipment that serves many industry markets.

Ventrac compact tractors and commercial grade attachments are designed and manufactured at their Orrville, Ohio facilities utilizing the latest in 3D cad software, laser-cutting technology, robotic welding and a powder paint system.

Ventrac tractors are designed with an articulating frame, front end attachments and all wheel drive traction in a compact design that offers unmatched versatility. Ventrac serves a wide variety of markets including golf course turf management, municipalities, schools, universities, snow and landscape contractors, hobby farmers, homeowners and estate owners.

Ventrac compact tractors and attachments are sold and serviced through a network of authorized dealers in the USA, Europe, and Canada including South Africa, South Korea, Chile, Japan, Sweden and more. Dealers are supported by the company’s corporate headquarters, Venture Products, Inc. in Orrville, Ohio.

For more information visit: http://ventrac.com/4500

Watch Video Introduction: http://ventrac.com/QR/4500

*source – http://www.epa.gov

New Video Helps Explain Ventrac’s Weight Transfer System

Several dealers have commented that explaining the Weight Transfer System to Ventrac operators and potential customers is difficult.  A new video addressing this has just been released, and early viewers have had very positive comments.

The Weight Transfer System can be used in several different ways, depending on the front attachment being used.  Its most important benefit is found when mowing steep slopes.  In fact, use of the Weight Transfer System is KEY to the outstanding ability of Ventrac to operate safely on slopes.  On slopes, it provides the tractor with increased traction, increased braking, and increased resistance to slipping sideways.  It can also be used to minimize the down force on scraping edges such as blades and snow blowers to reduce the tendency to scratch paved surfaces or gouge gravel driveways.  In a similar fashion, it can be used to minimize the wheel contact forces on a Blower to minimize potential turf damage.  Finally, it can be used to increase the lift capacity of the hitch when using the Slip Scoop or Excavator.

All of these situations are illustrated in the new video.  Take a look now:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjG2QnUWuT8

Ventrac Attended Launch Event for Solid Edge ST4

The Rendered Version of the MJ840 Contour Deck

Last week, two employees from Ventrac, Dan Swartz and Roscoe  Lehman traveled to Huntsville, Alabama for the Siemens Solid Edge ST4 Global Launch Event.  The Ventrac Engineering Department currently uses the Solid Edge ST3 CAD system to design equipment, such as the MJ840 Contour Mowing Deck.    Solid Edge hosted the event to introduce new users, as well as current users, to the newest ST4 version of the software.  Packed with tips and ideas, technical training and opportunities to interact with Solid Edge users from around the world, the event helped Dan and Roscoe get a better idea of what the ST4 version can do for Ventrac.  Continue Reading

Any Season is the Season for a Ventrac

With spring in full force and summer right around the corner, we are seeing how customers  rely on their Ventrac tractors and attachments to take them from season to season.   Many are armed for the upcoming warmer season with mowers, slip scoops or  blades.   We would like to feature some  lawn service owners who talk about how this mighty, durable machine takes them from removing winter snow on city sidewalks to the spring season of mowing,  mulching, moving soil and beyond.

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Ventrac Rear Discharge Mower Decks

Ventrac 4000 series tractor with rear discharge mower

Rear Discharge mower deck on Ventrac 4000 series tractor

Have you ever wondered what all the buzz is about with rear discharge mowers?   You hear good things and not so good things about how they work, what they will or will not do.  Some people just love them and others… not so much.   Let’s take a look at what a great rear discharge mower can offer.

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Ventrac Stump Grinder Enhancements For Robust Performance

Ventrac is pleased to announce new updates to the KC180 Stump Grinder

Ventrac Stump Grinder Enhancements

Ventrac KC180 Stump Grinder

attachment.   Designed for the 4000 Series tractors, the KC180 is now built with new high performance cutting teeth and a newly designed rotor.

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