Vermeer CTX160

The Vermeer CTX160 mini skid steer is the newest and largest machine in the Vermeer mini skid steer lineup. With heavy lifting capabilities and compact footprint, the CTX160 is well-suited for a landscape contractor. When moving pallets or other material around a jobsite, the tractive efforts and controllability can help the operator feel confident maneuvering around tight spaces on the job. Plus, it’s backed by a 3-year/3,000-hour limited warranty on the loader arms.

Features and benefits

  • Providing power for a variety of applications, the 40 hp (29.8 kW) Kohler diesel engine makes the CTX160 a tool capable of tackling jobsite challenges. This Tier 4 Final unit runs on a DOC only, which can reduce maintenance and repairs.
  • This unit is designed to get through standard residential gates and into tight access areas. With 9” (conversion) tracks the CTX160 is 42” (106.7 cm) in total width, offering maximized traction and low ground pressure (psi).
  • The CTX160 dual hydraulic system is capable of providing 16.7 gpm (63.2 L/min) of hydraulic flow, powering demanding attachments. Low flow offers 9.4 gpm (28 L/min) to give maximum control.
  • The multifunctional display allows the operator to continuously monitor machine readouts and diagnostics. It provides visibility to machine information such as engine codes and warnings.
  • The pilot-operated ground drive enables the operator to maintain smooth control of the joystick.
  • The platform keeps users out of mud and debris while the operator presence system suspends ground drive and attachment motion if the operator steps off the machine.
  • The dual auxiliary hydraulic control offers the ability to use a wide variety of attachments. For example, the low-flow side is ideal for running a grapple while the high-flow side gives you optimized speed for a trencher or a tiller.
  • The CTX160 is equipped with industry-leading lift capacities allowing it to efficiently lift and transport materials on tough jobsites.
  • The universal mounting plate allows the operator to easily hook up various Vermeer authorized attachments.
  • With a vertical geometry, this machine has a lift capacity of 1600 lb (725 kg). This allows for a hinge pin height of 88.75” (225.4 cm) and is capable of pushing the load further away from the machine for adequate dumping into a truck.


Design Stand-on/Track drive  
Length with Standard Bucket 116 in 294.6 cm
Length without Standard Bucket 92.5 in 235 cm
Width with 9" (22.9 cm) Tracks 42 in 106.7 cm
Height 59 in 149.9 cm
Height (to Hinge Pin) 88.8 in 225.4 cm
Ground Clearance 6.8 in 17.1 cm
Weight (Standard Bucket, 40HP (29.8 kW) Diesel Engine, 9" (22.9 cm) Tracks) 4115 lbs 1866.5 kg
Weight (No Bucket, 40 HP (29.8 kW) Diesel Engine, 9" (22.9 cm) Tracks) 4000 lbs 1814.4 kg
Make and Model Kohler KDI 1903  
Fuel Type Diesel  
Fuel Tank Capacity 14.5 gal 54.9 L
Gross Horsepower 40 hp 29.8 kw
Cooling System Liquid  
Maximum Angle of Inclination 30 deg  
Rated Operating Capacity (SAE) 1600 lbs 725.7 kg
Travel Speed 4.4 mph 7.1 km/h
Steering Dual axis, pilot-operated joystick  
Lift Dual axis, common bucket lever  
Curl Dual axis, common bucket lever  
Hydraulic Aux System Flow 16.7 gpm 63.2 L/min
Hydraulic System Low Flow [40 HP (29.8 kW)] 9.4 gpm 35.6 L/min
Hydraulic System Pressure 3045 psi 209.9 bar
Tank capacity 12 gal 45.4 L