T1255 Chain Drive Surface Miner

The T1255 Terrain Leveler™ chain drive surface miner combines high productivity with precision, on-grade excavation of both floor and vertical walls.

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Overview

Efficiently conduct surface mining extraction; remove ground surface; or create a smooth, level area for site preparation, road construction or soil remediation with the T1255 Terrain Leveler chain drive attachment.

Horsepower
600 hp (447 kW)
Categories
Terrain Leveler Surface Miners

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KEY FEATURES

A clear view of the work in progress, tilting cutter-drums, heavy-duty motors and excellent cutting depths and widths, combined with Vermeer reliability and support, make the T1255 unit is ideal for your surface-mining, highway removal, over-burden removal, site preparation, and soil remediation projects.

  • Top down cutting produces larger product size with less fines, or more usable product. It allows more horsepower to go towards cutting the rock and less into moving the tractor, resulting in greater productivity.
  • The patented drum tilt system allows the machine to control grade in both the lateral and longitudinal directions in a single pass. This gives the Terrain Leveler the ability to take on jobs that were not possible in the past. The tilt also offers the ability to utilize laser or GPS for grade control.
  • The benefit of the drum wider than the tractor allows a vertical wall to be cut. In mining applications, this allows more product to be excavated with the Vermeer T1255 Terrain Leveler.

On-board Dust Suppression System by Vermeer

Vermeer’s range of T1255 Terrain Leveler™ Surface Miners are compatible with the On-board Dust Suppression System by Vermeer. This additional feature is a must-have for all hard-rock and tunnelling job sites as it increases productivity and reduces overhead costs. The On-board Dust Suppression System by Vermeer:

  • Is hydraulically driven and features and left and right unit, which become part of the machine.
  • Reduces the need for an external power source or operator which in turn reduces the amount of diesel consumption, emissions and labour costs.
  • Uses a baghouse filtration system which requires minimal maintenance which will save time and costs.
  • Features superior manoeuvrability which means you can continue to work in confined or closed-in spaces.
  • Is also compatible with the T1255 Chain Drive Surface Miner which means you can use this system while cutting high walls.

MACHINE SPECIFICATIONS

Transport Dimensions
Approach Angle 15 deg
Height Range 146 (370.8 cm)
Weight Range 150,000 lb – 205,000 lb (68,039.9 kg – 92,986.4 kg)
Width Ranges 134 inches (340.4 cm)
Engine Option One
Make and Model Caterpillar C18 ACERT Tier 3
Gross Horsepower 600 hp 447.4 kw
Rated Engine RPM 2100
Number of Cylinders 6
Fuel Tank Capacity 370 gal 1400.6 L
Operating Range 11.6 hours
Fuel Consumption at Full Load 31.8 gph 120.4 lph
Maximum Engine Operating Angle (Operating angles do not indicate safe machine operating angles) 35 deg
Air Cleaner Dry-type with precleaner
Aspiration Turbocharged and air-to-air aftercooled
Cooling Medium Liquid
Electrical System 24 Volt DC
Oil Filter Full flow
Engine Option Two
Make and Model Caterpillar C18 ACERT Tier 4 Final
Gross Horsepower 600 hp 447.4 kw
Rated Engine RPM 2000
Number of Cylinders 6
Fuel Tank Capacity 370 gal 1400.6 L
Operating Range 12.1
Fuel Consumption at Full Load 30.5 gph 115.5 lph
Maximum Engine Operating Angle (Operating angles do not indicate safe machine operating angles) 35 deg
Air Cleaner Dry-type with precleaner
Aspiration Turbocharged and air-to-air aftercooled
Cooling Medium Liquid
Electrical System 24 Volt DC
Oil Filter Full flow
Tracks
Auto Self Level No
Ground Pressure Minimum 15.5 psi 106.9 kPa
Ground Pressure Maximum 21.1 psi 145.5 kPa
Tilt Track Available No
Track Drive Type Dual path hydrostatic with planetary transmission
Track Length 181.5 inches 461 cm
Track Pad Type Double grouser
Track Pad Width Ranges 30 inches (76.2 cm)
Track Size Cat 375 Excavator
Maximum Ground Speed – Low 48.1 ft/min 14.7 m/min
Maximum Ground Speed – High 128.4 ft/min 39.1 m/min
Parking and Emergency Brake spring-applied, hydraulic release, wet disc brake
Service Brakes Hydrostatic
Attachments
Trencher Yes
Terrain Leveler Yes
Rockwheel No
Bucket Wheel No
Cab
Cab Yes
Control System TEC Plus with SmartTEC
Air Conditioner/Heater Yes
Air Suspension Seat Yes
AM/FM Stereo with Weather Band Yes
Elevating Yes
Pressurized/Filtered Air Yes
Roll Over Module (ROM) Yes
Hydraulic System
Oil Tank Capacity 210 gal 794.9 L
Oil Type HyPower 68, HyPower 100, Hy Power 1100
Pressure Setting 2500 psi 172.4 bar
Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 28.7 gpm 108.6 L/min
Pump Type pressure-and-flow-compensated (load-sensing)