Vermeer entered the compact-excavator market with the 5,400-pound CX224. The middle machine in an expected line of seven models, the unit digs to depths of 8 feet 4 inches. Its boom swings 55 degrees left and 80 degrees right from the rotating house, so that the machine can dig close to jobsite obstacles. Standard equipment includes an 18-inch bucket, dozer blade, two-speed travel, rubber tracks, and ROPS canopy. A 25-hp Kubota diesel engine provides power.