The walk-beside, center-articulated PTX40 plow/trencher is designed for installing fiber optic, electrical, gas and irrigation services.

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Powered by a 46.8 hp (34.9 kW) Kubota liquid-cooled gasoline engine, the PTX40 provides maneuverability, increased traction and power over its predecessor LM42 for plowing and trenching applications.

The walk-beside, center-articulated PTX40 plow/trencher is designed for installing fiber optic, electrical, gas and irrigation services.

Powered by a 46.8 hp (34.9 kW) Kubota liquid-cooled gasoline engine, the PTX40 provides maneuverability, increased traction and power over its predecessor LM42 for plowing and trenching applications.

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Features & Benefits

Machine versatility

Utilized for irrigation and utility installations, the versatile PTX40 is a plow/trencher with a dedicated plow depth of up to 24 in (61 cm), a trench depth of up to 42 in (106.7 cm) and a width of 4–6 in (10.2–15.2 cm). The optional bore attachment has a maximum torque of 620 ft-lb (840.6 Nm).

Remote control

When plowing or in transport mode, remote control operation offers flexibility in congested areas, providing the operator both fingertip control and smooth machine handling. The remote control functionality provides adjustability for the operator to maintain visibility to the work area and machine operation from a variety of viewpoints. When trenching, the operator controls utilize a tether that connects the machine and remote control.

Serviceability

Access to required service points, as well as fuel, hydraulic oil, engine oil and air filters, does not require removal of any shielding which increases efficiency of machine service and simplifies daily maintenance.

Compact footprint

At 40.2 in (102.1 cm) wide and only 55 in (139.7 cm) high, the PTX40 is small enough to navigate smaller jobsites where larger machines can’t fit.

Specifications

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  • General Dimensions and Weights

    • Weight (basic tractor, rubber tires) 2740 lbs 1242.8 kg
    • Weight (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 2780 lbs 1261 kg
    • Weight (basic tractor, rubber tires, option three) 3028 lbs 1373.5 kg
    • Weight (basic tractor, tracks) 3680 lbs 1669.2 kg
    • Length (basic tractor, rubber tires) 84.8 in 215.4 cm
    • Length (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 84.8 in 215.4 cm
    • Length (basic tractor, rubber tires, option three) 84.8 in 215.4 cm
    • Length (basic tractor, tracks) 92.8 in 235.7 cm
    • Width (basic tractor, rubber tires) 40.2 in 102.1 cm
    • Width (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 48 in 121.9 cm
    • Width (basic tractor, rubber tires, option three) 60 in 152.4 cm
    • Width (basic tractor, tracks) 43.3 in 110 cm
    • Height (basic tractor, rubber tires) 55 in 139.7 cm
    • Height (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 56.5 in 143.5 cm
    • Height (basic tractor, rubber tires, option three) 55 in 139.7 cm
    • Height (basic tractor, tracks) 55.5 in 141 cm
    • Wheel Base (Centerline of Axles) 48 in 121.9 cm
    • Tread Width with Rubber Tires (Centerline to Centerline) 30.3 in 77 cm
    • Tread Width with Rubber Tires Option Two (Centerline to Centerline) 39 in 99.1 cm
    • Tread width with rubber tires option three (centerline to centerline) 36 in 91.4 cm
    • Tread Width with Rubber Tracks (Centerline to Centerline) 32.3 in 82 cm
    • Ground Clearance (rubber tires, option two) 6.4 in 16.3 cm
    • Ground clearance (rubber tires, option three) 7.9 in 20.1 cm
    • Ground Clearance (tracks) 6.9 in 17.5 cm
    • Angle of approach (basic tractor, rubber tires) 32 deg
    • Angle of approach (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 37 deg
  • Engine Option One

    • Make and Model Kubota WG1605
    • Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 46.8 hp 34.9 kw
    • Maximum Torque 88.7 ft-lb 120.3 Nm
    • Number of Cylinders 4
    • Cooling Medium Liquid-cooled
    • Maximum Operating Angle (Fore/Aft)* 30 deg
    • Maximum Operating Angle (Left/Right)* 30 deg
    • Fuel Type Gasoline
    • Emissions rating EPA phase 3 and CARB LSI
  • Ground Drive - Rubber Tire

    • Maximum forward transport speed (high) 2.4 mph 3.9 km/h
    • Maximum reverse transport speed (high) 2.4 mph 3.9 km/h
    • Maximum forward creep speed (low) 127 ft/min 38.7 m/min
    • Maximum reverse creep speed (low) 127 ft/min 38.7 m/min
    • Tire size 23 X 10.5-12 - singles or duals
  • Ground Drive - Rubber Tire Option Two

    • Maximum forward transport speed (high) 2.7 mph 4.3 km/h
    • Maximum reverse transport speed (high) 2.7 mph 4.3 km/h
    • Maximum forward creep speed (low) 143 ft/min 43.6 m/min
    • Maximum reverse creep speed (low) 143 ft/min 43.6 m/min
    • Tire size 26 X 12 - 12
  • Ground Drive - Rubber Tire Option Three

    • Maximum forward transport speed (high) 2.4 mph 3.9 km/h
    • Maximum reverse transport speed (high) 2.4 mph 3.9 km/h
    • Maximum forward creep speed (low) 127 ft/min 38.7 m/min
    • Maximum reverse creep speed (low) 127 ft/min 38.7 m/min
    • Tire size 23" x 10.5" (58.4 cm x 26.7 cm)
  • Ground Drive - Tracks

    • Maximum forward transport speed (high) 2.4 mph 3.9 km/h
    • Maximum forward creep speed (low) 127 ft/min 38.7 m/min
    • Track width 11 in 27.9 cm
  • Axle Options

    • 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 and Rear Steer) 18.3 ft 5.6 m
    • Outside Turning Diameter (Rubber Tires Option Two, Front and Rear Steer) 19 ft 5.8 m
    • Outside turning diameter (rubber tires option three, front and rear steer) 20 ft 6.1 m
    • Service Brake Type Hydrostatic
    • Parking Brake Type Drum
  • Hydraulic System

    • Auxiliary pump capacity 10.4 gpm 39.4 L/min
    • Auxiliary pump relief 2500 psi 172.4 bar
    • Attachment pump capacity 24 gpm 90.8 L/min
    • Attachment pump relief 2900 psi 199.9 bar
    • Ground drive pump capacity 33.3 gpm 126.1 L/min
    • Ground drive pump relief 2900 psi 199.9 bar
  • Electrical System

    • System Voltage 12
    • Battery CCA Rating 950
    • Battery Group Class 31
  • Capacities

    • 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

Attachments

Center mount trencher

Center mount trencher

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Vibratory plow

Vibratory plow

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Reel carrier - RC44

Reel carrier - RC44

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Backhoe

Backhoe

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Porta Bore

Porta Bore

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