T555III Trencher

Equipped for tough trenching jobs around the world, the T555III tractor is powered by a smooth-running 185 hp (138 kW) John Deere PowerTech E Tier 3 or Tier 4 Final diesel engine. The T555III utilizes SmartTEC software, available on all Vermeer TEC® Plus computer-aided control system-equipped machines, which helps optimize productivity with real-time machine control prompts.  The T555III tractor is available with a 4', 5', 6' or 8' (1.2 m, 1.5 m, 1.8 m or 2.4 m) trencher boom capable of trenching widths up to 24” (61 cm). The tractor is also available with a hydrostatic rockwheel attachment which is able to cut depths up to 36" (91.4 cm) in some of the toughest rock conditions.

Features and benefits

  • Minimizes turf damage and improves stability with self-leveling tracks that distribute weight evenly.
  • Digs a vertical trench on hills and slopes up to 10° when equipped with the auto-tilt track option.
  • Easy maintenance and quick access to engine and pump drive.
  • Improves machine function monitoring with the exclusive Vermeer SmartTEC electronic control system.
  • See your Vermeer dealer for comprehensive service and genuine Vermeer replacement parts.
Approach Angle 17 deg
Height Range 118" (299.7 cm)
Length with 20" (50.8 cm) End Idler and 4 ft (1.22 m) Boom 21 ' 6.4 m
Length with 20" (50.8 cm) End Idler and 6 ft (1.83 m) Boom 23 ' 7 m
Length with 20" (50.8 cm) End Idler and 8 ft (2.44 m) Boom 25 ' 7.6 m
Length with 40" (101.6 cm) End Idler and 4 ft (1.22 m) Boom 21 ' 6.4 m
Length with 40" (101.6 cm) End Idler and 5 ft (1.52 m) Boom 22 ' 6.7 m
Length with 40" (101.6 cm) End Idler and 6 ft (1.83 m) Boom 23 ' 7 m
Weight Range 28,000 lb - 36,500 lb (12,700.6 kg - 16,329.3 kg)
Width Ranges 97" - 102" (246.4 cm - 259.1 cm)
Make and Model John Deere 6068H Tier 3
Gross Horsepower 185 hp 138 kw
Rated Engine RPM 2400
Number of Cylinders 6
Fuel Tank Capacity 110 gal 416.4 L
Operating Range 11.8 hours
Fuel Consumption at Full Load 9.3 gph 35.2 lph
Maximum Engine Operating Angle (Operating angles do not indicate safe machine operating angles) 25 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
Make and Model John Deere 6068HFC08 Tier 4 Final
Gross Horsepower 185 hp 138 kw
Rated Engine RPM 2400
Number of Cylinders 6
Fuel Tank Capacity 110 gal 416.4 L
Operating Range 11.8
Fuel Consumption at Full Load 9.3 gph 35.2 lph
Maximum Engine Operating Angle (Operating angles do not indicate safe machine operating angles) 25 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
Auto Self Level Yes
Ground Pressure Minimum 5.4 psi 37.2 kPa
Ground Pressure Maximum 8.4 psi 57.9 kPa
Tilt Track Available Yes
Tilt Track Max Angle 10 degrees
Track Drive Type Dual path hydrostatic with planetary transmission
Track Length 105.5 " 268 cm
Track Pad Type Single, triple or rubber grouser
Track Pad Width Ranges 15", 20" or 24" (38.1 cm, 5038 cm or 61 cm)
Track Size FL6
Maximum Ground Speed - Low 194 ft/min 59.1 m/min
Maximum Ground Speed - High 248 ft/min 75.6 m/min
Parking and Emergency Brake spring-applied, hydraulic release, wet disc brake
Service Brakes Hydrostatic
Belt Width 24 " 61 cm
Conveyor Belt Speed Range 823 fpm (250.9 m/min)
Conveyor Belt Style Cleated with sidewall
Conveyor Length 94" or 140" (238.8 cm or 355.6 cm)
Conveyor Shift Available Yes
Conveyor Shift Distance Range 27" (68.6 cm)
Conveyor Style Flat
Discharge Direction Right or left
Discharge Height Range 43.5" (110.5 cm) or 45.5” (115.6 cm)
Trencher Yes
Terrain Leveler No
Rockwheel Yes
Bucket Wheel No
Cab Yes
Control System TEC® Plus computer-aided control system with SmartTEC
Air Conditioner/Heater Yes
Air Suspension Seat No
AM/FM Stereo with Weather Band Yes
Elevating No
Pressurized/Filtered Air Yes
Roll Over Module (ROM) No
ROPS Standard
Oil Tank Capacity 80 gal 302.8 L
Oil Type Vermeer HyPower 68 or Vermeer HyPower 100
Pressure Setting 2500 psi 172.4 bar
Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 27.2 gpm 103 L/min
Pump Type pressure-and-flow-compensated (load-sensing)

Cuts through rock, concrete and other tough surfaces.

Weight of Attachment 1100 lbs 499 kg
Weight of Tractor and Rockwheel Attachment 36500 lbs 16556.1 kg
Maximum Cutting Depth 36 " 91.4 cm
Cutting Width 4.8 " and 6 " (12.1 cm and 15.2 cm)
Drive Type Hydrostatic, one pump, one motor
Maximum Wheel Speed - Low 1112 ft/min 338.9 m/min
Maximum Wheel Speed - High 2225 ft/min 678.2 m/min

Cut clean trenches.

Boom Depth Options 4 ', 5 ', 6 ', or 8 ' (1.2 m, 1.5 m, 1.8 m, or 2.4 m)
Sectionalized Boom Yes; on 20 " (50.8 cm) End Idler only
Boom Top Rollers Yes; on 40 " (101.6 cm) End Idler only
Minimum Chain Speed 429 ft/min 130.8 m/min
Maximum Chain Speed 730 ft/min 222.5 m/min
Cutting Width 6 ", 8 ", 10 ", 14 ", 18 ", or 24 " (15.2 cm, 20.3 cm, 25.4 cm, 35.6 cm, 45.7 cm, or 61 cm)
Digging Chain Size 2109K or 7600K
Idler Diameter 20 " or 40 " (50.8 cm or 101.6 cm)
Trencher Drive Type Hydrostatic, one pump, one motor
Maximum Digging Depth 96 " 243.8 cm
Maximum Cutting Width 24 " 61 cm

Images

T555III Rockwheel Attachment 3

VIDEOS

T555 Commander 3 Video

Trencher attachment
February 13, 2010
Trencher attachment

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