RTX550 is a versatile answer to many of your utility installation jobsite challenges.

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With your choice of rubber tires or a quad-track system, the RTX550 is equipped for most terrains. A wide selection of attachment options such as a trencher, vibratory plow and rockwheel, make it 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.

RTX550 is a versatile answer to many of your utility installation jobsite challenges.

With your choice of rubber tires or a quad-track system, the RTX550 is equipped for most terrains. A wide selection of attachment options such as a trencher, vibratory plow and rockwheel, make it 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.

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Features & Benefits

Knowledge on display

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.

Make sense of your trench

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.

In control

Common controls across the RTX lineup help the operator become more efficient and productive.

Three ground drive configurations

The RTX550 is available in three ground drive configurations: a standard 31 in (78.7 cm) tire option, a 35 in (88.9 cm) tire option for enhanced flotation and quad tracks for reduced surface damage and increased tractive effort.

Specifications

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  • General Dimensions and Weights

    • 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 in 313.9 cm
    • Length (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 124.8 in 317 cm
    • Length (basic tractor, tracks) 130.8 in 332.2 cm
    • Width (basic tractor, rubber tires) 72.4 in 183.9 cm
    • Width (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 77.6 in 197.1 cm
    • Width (basic tractor, tracks) 75.8 in 192.5 cm
    • Height (basic tractor, rubber tires) 96.8 in 245.9 cm
    • Height (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 98.2 in 249.4 cm
    • Height (basic tractor, tracks) 100.2 in 254.5 cm
    • Wheel Base (Centerline of Axles) 61 in 154.9 cm
    • Tread Width with Rubber Tires (Centerline to Centerline) 57.4 in 145.8 cm
    • Tread Width with Rubber Tires Option Two (Centerline to Centerline) 59.5 in 151.1 cm
    • Tread width with rubber tires option three (centerline to centerline) 55.5 in 141 cm
    • Ground Clearance (rubber tires) 8.8 in 22.4 cm
    • Ground Clearance (rubber tires, option two) 10.2 in 25.9 cm
    • Ground Clearance (tracks) 12.2 in 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
  • Engine - Option one

    • 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
    • Maximum Operating Angle (Fore/Aft)* 25 deg
    • Maximum Operating Angle (Left/Right)* 25 deg
    • 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)
  • Engine - Option two

    • Make and Model Cummins B3.3
    • Maximum Torque 158 ft-lb 214.2 Nm
    • Number of Cylinders 4
    • Cooling Medium Liquid
    • Maximum Operating Angle (Fore/Aft)* 35 deg
    • Maximum Operating Angle (Left/Right)* 35 deg
    • 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 - Rubber Tire

    • 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)
  • Ground Drive - Rubber Tire Option Two

    • 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)
  • Ground Drive - Tracks

    • Maximum forward transport speed (high) 4.1 mph 6.6 km/h
    • Maximum reverse transport speed (high) 4.1 mph 6.6 km/h
  • Axle Options

    • 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 ft 9.1 m
    • Outside Turning Diameter (Rubber Tires Option Two, Front Steer Only) 30.3 ft 9.2 m
    • Outside turning diameter (tracks, front steer only) 31.7 ft
    • Outside Turning Diameter (Rubber Tires, Front and Rear Steer) 18.8 ft 5.7 m
    • Outside Turning Diameter (Rubber Tires Option Two, Front and Rear Steer) 19.8 ft 6 m
    • Outside turning diameter (tracks, front and rear steer) 20.1 ft
    • Service Brake Type Wet disc
    • Parking Brake Type Spring-applied hydraulic release
  • Hydraulic System

    • Auxiliary pump capacity 11.6 gpm 43.9 L/min
    • Auxiliary pump relief 2500 psi 172.4 bar
    • Attachment pump capacity 31 gpm 117.3 L/min
    • Attachment pump relief 5080 psi 350.3 bar
    • Ground drive pump capacity 31 gpm 117.3 L/min
    • Ground drive pump relief 4350 psi 299.9 bar
  • Electrical System

    • System Voltage 12 Volt
    • Battery CCA Rating 950
    • Battery Group Class 29H-VHD
  • Capacities

    • Fuel Tank 26 gal 98.4 L
    • Hydraulic Tank 18 gal 68.1 L
    • Hydraulic System 20 gal 75.7 L
    • Coolant 3 gal 11.4 L
  • Features

    • Display DP10

Attachments

Sliding offset trencher

Sliding offset trencher

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Vibratory plow

Vibratory plow

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Backhoe

Backhoe

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Microtrencher - MTR12

Microtrencher - MTR12

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Microtrencher - MTR16

Microtrencher - MTR16

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Backfill blade

Backfill blade

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Center mount trencher

Center mount trencher

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Rockwheel

Rockwheel

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Reel carrier

Reel carrier

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Trencher/plow combo

Trencher/plow combo

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Porta Bore

Porta Bore

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