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.”
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.
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.
A battery disconnect switch feature fully disables the electrical system and includes a fail safe disconnect.
Features of the Ventrac 4500 include:
Multiple Engine Options
Propane “Green Industry” Engine Option
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
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
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
Our video crew took a trip this past fall to once again visit the Pete Dye Course at French Lick, located in French Lick, Indiana. The maintenance of this beautiful course is headed by superintendent, Russ Apple, along with his dedicated crew. They keep a tight ship on how this course is properly maintained and our film team wanted to see how they handled their annual fall cleanup with the help of Ventrac.
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:
To be a professional athlete, it takes hard work and dedication. It takes toughness and durability to reach peak performance. Preparation requires research and study to stay on top of the game. Former New York Giants Super Bowl XXV Quarterback, Jeff Hostetler, knows all about what it takes. We recently spoke with Jeff at his home, where he talked with us about his professional career and how he maintains his home and property with a Ventrac tractor.
Ever wonder just how many things you can do with a Ventrac? Well…wonder no more! Our newest videos will give you plenty of inspiration and more ideas than you could ever dream of. For Jack Wiley, of Moline, Illinois, having over 35 attachments for his Ventrac is normal. While most people might consider mowing a chore….it is his passion…his hobby….something he absolutely loves. Jack loves his Ventrac and how easy the tractor allows him to do more than he ever thought possible. Operating his tractor is an every day occurrence. Enjoy the videos!
Slope Mowing with Ventrac – Jack Wiley explains why Ventrac all wheel drive compact articulating tractors excel on slopes. Wiley explains why Ventrac is safer and causes less turf damage on slopes than other tractors. This clip also explains safety requirements for slope operation. Wiley is a retired engineer and currently resides in Moline, IL where he manages his property with slopes up to 28 degrees.
More Than a Mower – Jack Wiley describes how he uses his Ventrac for much more than mowing steep grades. Wiley owns over 35 attachments that he uses with his Ventrac. “It is a hobby,” Wiley says. “It’s a passion. I’m a tractor guy.” Wiley is a retired engineer and currently resides in Moline, IL where he manages his property and helps out his neighbors, church, and a nearby wetland preserve.
To see these and more recent Ventrac video releases, visit the Ventrac Compact Tractors YouTube Channel or click on the links above.
What do you do when your backyard resembles an overgrown weedy jungle!? Get a Ventrac Tractor and Tough Cut Mower to do the work! An awesome new video has just been released on YouTube highlighting the Ventrac tough cut mower deck and tractor doing some serious action. Although this video demonstrates a homeowner use, there are multiple commercial/municipality applications that really benefit from using the Tough Cut mower deck. Golf courses, parks, cities, townships and state agencies have grassy areas not mowed on a regular basis that need knocked down from time to time and the Tough Cut is a perfect solution.
What happens when seven Ventrac tractors and a group of Ventrac salesmen are put together? It becomes an exciting and interesting time of safety and educational training, testing, demos and just plain hands-on fun with Ventrac tractors and attachments. The salespersons gathered together for their continuous training days to learn as much as possible how Ventrac tractors perform. The salesmen spent their training days running the tractors through the paces and tested them to limits that wouldn’t normally be done on a day to day basis. The information and experience gained will serve as a valuable tool to assist customers with finding the right piece of equipment that will meet their individual needs.
The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, Missouri is located near the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The park was established to commemorate several historical events and is maintained by the National Park Service. With its beautiful pristine lawns sloping down towards the Mississippi River, this 91 acre memorial park sits on the site of the original city of St. Louis and consists of the Old Courthouse; the Museum of Westward Expansion and probably the most well known icon of the city, The Gateway Arch. The Gateway Arch towers over the city of St. Louis as a reflective symbol of the western expansion of the country during the nineteenth century. Standing at 630 feet, this stainless steel structure is a marvel of modern engineering.
The seven Steiner brothers of Orrville, Ohio, recently took a road trip to St. Louis and while there, they visited the grounds crew that so immaculately maintain the National Park area and to see how they use Ventrac tractors, which are designed and manufactured by the Steiner brothers. They met with Jim Jacobs, Gardener Supervisor, and his crew, to catch a glimpse of just how they keep the park in its amazing state all year round.
“As a homeowner who suffered trying to take care of over 4 acres of hilly terrain, I have found my one tractor solution to take care of my property at last!” These words come straight from Brian Stein of Pennsylvania….another happy Ventrac customer! Brian maintains approximately 4 acres of hillside property and here is his story.
An exciting newly designed website has just been launched. The new website at www.ventrac.com has dynamic new features as well as additional product information, Ventrac Advantage pages, loads of new video and outstanding photo galleries.