The ride-on, center-articulated PTX44 is designed for installing fiber optic, electrical, gas and irrigation services.

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The PTX44 is 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.

The ride-on, center-articulated PTX44 is designed for installing fiber optic, electrical, gas and irrigation services.

The PTX44 is 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.

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Features & Benefits

Maximum productivity

Features a dedicated plow [24 in (60.9 cm) maximum installation depth] with the option to utilize a forward-mounted trencher [42 in (106.7 cm) maximum trenching depth and 6 in (15.2 cm) maximum trenching width] and/or bore attachment.

In control

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.

Jobsite visibility

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.

Serviceability

Access to hydraulic and engine oil filters does not require removal of any shielding, making service and preventive maintenance more efficient.

Specifications

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  • 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
    • Cooling Medium Liquid
    • Fuel Type Gasoline
    • Emissions rating EPA Phase 3 and CARB LSI
  • 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
  • General Dimensions and Weights

    • 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 in 215.4 cm
    • Length (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 84.8 in 215.4 cm
    • Length (basic tractor, tracks) 92.8 in 235.7 cm
    • Width (basic tractor, rubber tires) 48 in 121.9 cm
    • Width (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 60 in 152.4 cm
    • Width (basic tractor, tracks) 44.5 in 113 cm
    • Height (basic tractor, rubber tires) 89.5 in 227.3 cm
    • Height (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 88 in 223.5 cm
    • Height (basic tractor, tracks) 88.5 in 224.8 cm
    • Wheel Base (Centerline of Axles) 48 in 121.9 cm
    • Tread Width with Rubber Tires (Centerline to Centerline) 36 in 91.4 cm
    • Tread Width with Rubber Tires Option Two (Centerline to Centerline) 39 in 99.1 cm
    • Tread Width with Rubber Tracks (Centerline to Centerline) 32.3 in 82 cm
    • Ground Clearance (rubber tires) 7.4 in 18.8 cm
    • Ground Clearance (rubber tires, option two) 6.4 in 16.3 cm
    • Ground Clearance (tracks) 6.9 in 17.5 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 Steer Only) 18.9 ft 5.8 m
    • Outside Turning Diameter (Rubber Tires Option Two, Front Steer Only) 19.9 ft 6.1 m
    • Service Brake Type Hydrostatic
    • Parking Brake Type Drum
  • Ground Drive - Rubber Tire Option Two

    • 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
  • Ground Drive - Rubber Tire

    • 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)
  • 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
  • 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

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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