RTX550 Ride-On Tractor

with trencher, vibratory plow and rockwheel attachment options

With your choice of rubber tires or a quad-track system, the RTX550 is equipped for most terrains. And with a wide selection of attachment options such as a trencher, vibratory plow and rockwheel, it’s also equipped for most job applications. An integrated system display is user-friendly, and a 65-hp (48.5 kW) Cummins diesel engine delivers all the power you need.

Features and benefits

With two rubber tire options or a quad track system configuration, the RTX550 is a versatile answer to many of your utility installation jobsite challenges. With a wide selection of attachment options such as a trencher, vibratory plow and rockwheel, it’s also equipped for most job applications. An integrated system display is user-friendly, and the 65-hp (48.5 kW) Cummins Tier 4i (EU Stage IIIB) or 67-hp (50 kW) Deutz Tier 4 Final engine option delivers all the power you need.  

  • An integrated system display allows the operator to easily monitor important machine functions, while the capability to monitor percentage of hydrostatic capacity use is especially useful when training new operators.
  • The TrenchSense™ electronic control system can react faster than the operator to prevent engine stall/stop when difficult digging conditions are encountered. By eliminating the need to return controls to neutral and restart, productivity can be increased, and the whole sequence occurs within seconds.
  • Common controls across the RTX lineup help the operator become more efficient and productive.
  • The RTX550 is available in three ground drive configurations: a standard 31” (78.7 cm) tire option, a 35” (88.9 cm) tire option for enhanced flotation and quad tracks for reduced surface damage and increased tractive effort.
  • See your Vermeer dealer for comprehensive service and genuine Vermeer replacement parts.
Weight (basic tractor, rubber tires) 5600 lbs 2540.1 kg
Weight (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 5870 lbs 2662.6 kg
Weight (basic tractor, tracks) 7800 lbs 3538 kg
Length (basic tractor, rubber tires) 123.6 " 313.9 cm
Length (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 124.8 " 317 cm
Length (basic tractor, tracks) 130.8 " 332.2 cm
Width (basic tractor, rubber tires) 72.4 " 183.9 cm
Width (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 77.6 " 197.1 cm
Width (basic tractor, tracks) 75.8 " 192.5 cm
Height (basic tractor, rubber tires) 96.8 " 245.9 cm
Height (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 98.2 " 249.4 cm
Height (basic tractor, tracks) 100.2 " 254.5 cm
Ground Clearance (rubber tires) 8.8 " 22.4 cm
Ground Clearance (rubber tires, option two) 10.2 " 25.9 cm
Ground Clearance (tracks) 12.2 " 31 cm
Angle of approach (basic tractor, rubber tires) 20 deg
Angle of approach (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 23 deg
Angle of approach (basic tractor, tracks) 30 deg
Make and Model Deutz TD2.9
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 67 hp 50 kw
Maximum Torque 173 ft-lb 234.6 Nm
Number of Cylinders 4
Cooling Medium Liquid
Fuel Type Diesel
Emissions rating Tier 4 Final
Guaranteed sound power (CE-rating) 109 dB(A)
Noise Level at Operator's Ear 90 dB(A)
Make and Model Cummins B3.3
Maximum Torque 158 ft-lb 214.2 Nm
Number of Cylinders 4
Cooling Medium Liquid
Fuel Type Diesel
Emissions rating Tier 4i (EI Stage IIIA)
Guaranteed sound power (CE-rating) 108 dB(A)
Noise Level at Operator's Ear 90 dB(A)
Ground drive pump capacity 31 gpm 117.3 L/min
Ground drive pump relief 4350 psi 299.9 bar
Attachment pump capacity 31 gpm 117.3 L/min
Attachment pump relief 5080 psi 350.3 bar
Auxiliary pump capacity 11.6 gpm 43.9 L/min
Auxiliary pump relief 2500 psi 172.4 bar
Fuel Tank 27 gal 102.2 L
Hydraulic Tank 18 gal 68.1 L
Hydraulic System 20 gal 75.7 L
Coolant 3 gal 11.4 L
Maximum forward transport speed (high) 5.6 mph 9 km/h
Maximum reverse transport speed (high) 5.6 mph 9 km/h
Tire size 31" (78.7 cm)
Maximum forward transport speed (high) 6.1 mph 9.8 km/h
Maximum reverse transport speed (high) 6.1 mph 9.8 km/h
Tire size 35" (88.9 cm)
Maximum forward transport speed (high) 4.1 mph 6.6 km/h
Maximum reverse transport speed (high) 4.1 mph 6.6 km/h
Front Axle Type Steerable planetary
Rear Axle Type Steerable planetary with gear box
Axle load rating (static, per axle) 11250 lbs 5102.9 kg
Outside Turning Diameter (Rubber Tires, Front Steer Only) 29.8 ' 9.1 m
Outside Turning Diameter (Rubber Tires Option Two, Front Steer Only) 30.3 ' 9.2 m
Outside turning diameter (tracks, front steer only) 31.7 '
Outside Turning Diameter (Rubber Tires, Front and Rear Steer) 18.8 ' 5.7 m
Outside Turning Diameter (Rubber Tires Option Two, Front and Rear Steer) 19.8 ' 6 m
Outside turning diameter (tracks, front and rear steer) 20.1 '
Service Brake Type Wet disc
Parking Brake Type Spring-applied hydraulic release
System Voltage 12 Volt
Battery CCA Rating 950
Battery Group Class 29H-VHD
Display DP10

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

Model Name VP550
Drive Type Hydrostatic
Weight Without Blade 1500 lbs 680.4 kg
Length (Minimum Transport) 74.3 " 188.7 cm
Shaker Force (Maximum RPM) 10700 lbs 4853.4 kg
Maximum Plow Steer Angle 30 deg
Maximum Swing Angle 30 deg
Maximum Plow Depth (Rubber Tires) 24 " 61 cm
Maximum Plow Depth (Tracks) 30 " 76.2 cm

Built tough to work in 6” (15.2 cm) wide, 26” (66 cm) depths.

Model Name RW526
Drive Type Hydrostatic
Weight (Without Teeth and Segments) 2480 lbs 1124.9 kg
Length (Minimum Transport) 84.6 " 214.9 cm
Ground Clearance (Maximum Transport) 22 " 55.9 cm
Wheel Diameter 66.3 " 168.3 cm
Maximum Cutting Depth 26 " 66 cm
Maximum Cutting Width 6 " 15.2 cm
Minimum Cutting Width 4 " 10.2 cm

Flexible trenching or plowing option in one attachment.

Model Name PT550
Drive Type Hydrostatic
Length (Minimum Transport) 86 " 218.4 cm
Shaker Force (Maximum RPM) 11300 lbs 5125.6 kg
Maximum Plow Depth 30 " 76.2 cm
Maximum Trench Depth 60 " 152.4 cm
Maximum Trench Width 8 " 20.3 cm
Minimum Trench Width 5 " 12.7 cm

 

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

Model Name TR455
Drive Type Hydrostatic
Weight (48 " (121.92 cm) boom, no chain) 1210 lbs 548.8 kg
Length (Minimum Transport) 76 " 193 cm
Maximum Trench Depth 60 " 152.4 cm
Maximum Trench Width 12 " 30.5 cm

Trench in confined spaces with a sliding offset design that lets you work closely along guard rails, curbs and buildings.

Model Name SO455
Drive Type Hydrostatic
Weight (48 " (121.92 cm) boom, no chain) 1520 lbs 689.5 kg
Length (Minimum Transport) 81.7 " 207.5 cm
Maximum Trench Depth 60 " 152.4 cm
Maximum Trench Width 12 " 30.5 cm
Maximum offset 24 " 61 cm

Cut cost effective trenches that doesn’t interfere with existing underground utilities.

Weight 560 lbs 254 kg
Length 69.4 " 176.3 cm
Wheel Diameter 35.1 " 89.2 cm
Minimum Cutting Width .8 " 1.9 cm
Maximum Cutting Width 2.3 " 5.7 cm
Minimum Cutting Depth 8 " 20.3 cm
Maximum Cutting Depth 12 " 30.5 cm
Cutting Teeth Type Yellow Jacket, Shark, Rotary

Cut cost effective trenches that doesn’t interfere with existing underground utilities.

Weight 560 lbs 254 kg
Length 73.3 " 186.2 cm
Wheel Diameter 43.1 " 109.5 cm
Minimum Cutting Width 1.3 " 3.2 cm
Maximum Cutting Width 2.3 " 5.7 cm
Minimum Cutting Depth 12 " 30.5 cm
Maximum Cutting Depth 16 " 40.6 cm
Cutting Teeth Type Yellow Jacket, Shark, Rotary

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RTX550 ride-on tractor backfill blade attachment at work.
February 08, 2010
RTX550 ride-on tractor backfill blade attachment at work.

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