PTX44 Ride-On Tractor

The ride-on, center-articulated PTX44 is designed for installing fiber optic, electrical, gas and irrigation services. It’s a versatile machine that meets the needs of underground utility contractors, municipalities and landscaping professionals.
 
Powered by a 46.8 hp (34.9 kW) Kubota water-cooled gasoline engine, the PTX44 has 88.7 ft-lb (120.2 Nm) of torque to plow, trench or bore.

Features and benefits

  • Features a dedicated plow [24” (60.9 cm) maximum installation depth] with the option to utilize a forward-mounted trencher [42” (106.7 cm) maximum trenching depth and 6” (15.2 cm) maximum trenching width] and/or bore attachment.
  • Electronic controls allow the operator to preset the creep speed to optimize performance on longer distance installations, enhancing productivity while helping to reduce operator fatigue.
  • The operator’s station is located at the center of the service plow directly above the machine’s articulation point, providing excellent visibility of the work area.
  • Access to hydraulic and engine oil filters does not require removal of any shielding, making service and preventive maintenance more efficient.
Weight (basic tractor, rubber tires) 2940 lbs 1333.6 kg
Weight (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 3188 lbs 1446.1 kg
Weight (basic tractor, tracks) 3840 lbs 1741.8 kg
Length (basic tractor, rubber tires) 84.8 " 215.4 cm
Length (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 84.8 " 215.4 cm
Length (basic tractor, tracks) 92.8 " 235.7 cm
Width (basic tractor, rubber tires) 48 " 121.9 cm
Width (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 60 " 152.4 cm
Width (basic tractor, tracks) 44.5 " 113 cm
Height (basic tractor, rubber tires) 89.5 " 227.3 cm
Height (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 88 " 223.5 cm
Height (basic tractor, tracks) 88.5 " 224.8 cm
Ground Clearance (rubber tires) 7.4 " 18.8 cm
Ground Clearance (rubber tires, option two) 6.4 " 16.3 cm
Ground Clearance (tracks) 6.9 " 17.5 cm
Make and Model Kubota WG1605
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 46.8 hp 34.9 kw
Maximum Torque 88.7 ft-lb 120.3 Nm
Cooling Medium Liquid
Fuel Type Gasoline
Emissions rating EPA Phase 3 and CARB LSI
Ground drive pump capacity 33.3 gpm 126.1 L/min
Ground drive pump relief 2900 psi 199.9 bar
Attachment pump capacity 24 gpm 90.8 L/min
Attachment pump relief 2900 psi 199.9 bar
Auxiliary pump capacity 10.4 gpm 39.4 L/min
Auxiliary pump relief 2500 psi 172.4 bar
Fuel Tank 12 gal 45.4 L
Hydraulic Tank 9 gal 34.1 L
Hydraulic System 11 gal 41.6 L
Coolant 1.3 gal 4.7 L
Maximum forward transport speed (high) 2.7 mph 4.3 km/h
Maximum reverse transport speed (high) 2.7 mph 4.3 km/h
Tire size 26" x 12" (66 cm x 30.5 cm)
Maximum forward transport speed (high) 2.4 mph 3.9 km/h
Maximum reverse transport speed (high) 2.4 mph 3.9 km/h
Tire size 23" x 10.5" (58.4 cm x 26.7 cm) duals
Maximum forward transport speed (high) 2.4 mph 3.9 km/h
Maximum forward creep speed (low) 127 ft/min 38.7 m/min
Front Axle Type Planetary
Rear Axle Type Planetary
Axle load rating (static, per axle) 14800 lbs 6713.2 kg
Outside Turning Diameter (Rubber Tires, Front Steer Only) 18.9 ' 5.8 m
Outside Turning Diameter (Rubber Tires Option Two, Front Steer Only) 19.9 ' 6.1 m
Service Brake Type Hydrostatic
Parking Brake Type Drum

Cut clean, flat-bottomed trenches the size you need.

Power down through the surface for efficient cable installation with minimal surface disruption.

Model Name VP44
Drive Type Hydrostatic
Weight Without Blade 650 lbs 294.8 kg
Length (Minimum Transport) 35.5 " 90.2 cm
Shaker Force (Maximum RPM) 14300 lbs 6486.4 kg
Maximum Swing Angle 30 deg
Maximum Plow Depth (Rubber Tires) 24 " 61 cm
Maximum Plow Depth (Tracks) 24 " 61 cm

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PTX44 Ride-On Tractor

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Vermeer PTX44 Ride-On Tractor - Testimonial

The ride-on, center-articulated PTX44 is designed for installing fiber optic, electrical, gas and irrigation services. It’s a versatile machine that meets the needs of underground utility contractors, municipalities and landscaping professionals.
April 08, 2015
The ride-on, center-articulated PTX44 is designed for installing fiber optic, electrical, gas and irrigation services. It’s a versatile machine that meets the needs of underground utility contractors, municipalities and landscaping professionals.

September 02, 2014
Vermeer has introduced a new ride-on service plow suited for customers who predominantly install fiber-optic lines, electrical and gas services and irrigation systems. The PTX44 service plow is designed for applications that require a ride-on machine due to factors where a walk-beside service plow would be impractical.

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