The hydrostatic RT650 Ride On Trencher, available from Vermeer , gives contractors, utilities and municipalities the manoeuvrability of a riding trencher combined with the cutting power to penetrate tough surfaces.
The RT650 features automotive style steering, a servo controlled ground drive system and standard planetary axles.
The RT650 is a powerful package, giving higher horsepower in the same footprint of other 50 - 60HP class machines. Simplicity was also an important design criteria, as evidenced by the limited electronics on the machine.
A 76HP F4L2011 Deutz engine powers the utility trencher/plow designed for cable, water, gas, electric and irrigation installations. It offers a 58" (147cm) wheel base and radial piston hydraulic motors on all trencher attachments.
For greater ease of operation and higher productivity, the swivel operator platform was designed for better ergonomics and all attachment controls on the RT650 trenchers operator station are located within easy reach on the right hand side.
The RT650's attachment options include a centre mounted trencher, hydraulic sliding offset trencher, vibratory plow and backhoe.
Standard backhoe remote controls permit the operator to precisely reposition the machine without leaving the backhoe operators station.
A 20 gallon hydraulic fluid tank increases oil dwell time, which allows for more efficient oil cooling and longer component life. The RT650's tight turning radius with steerable rear axle provides good manoeuvrability in confined work areas.