Vermeer introduces the RTX150, the newest member in its line of pedestrian trenchers designed specifically for rental outlets and utility contractors to assist in the installation of irrigation, drainage, and gas and electric lines. Powered by a 20-hp Kohler gas engine, the RTX150 offers 68-percent greater torque than lower horsepower models for increased digging performance up to a maximum digging depth of 36 inches. The RTX150 features the exclusive and intuitive Vermeer VZ steering system that allows the operator to steer the machine by applying light pressure to the handlebars. This system eliminates the need for additional steering levers or wheels at the operator’s station. Its zero-turning radius will even counter rotate from a stationary position.
“With the intuitive steering the RTX150 offers, renters become acclimated to operating much quicker,” says Jon Kuyers, utility segment manager for Vermeer. “There are fewer levers to grab, making it easier to operate and reduces the learning curve in comparison to competitive units.”
Interchangeable tires or tracks allow the user to adapt the RTX150 to the jobsite conditions. The tracks oscillate up to 20 degrees for increased traction on uneven ground and ease of loading and unloading.
Hydraulic components, including pumps and motors, are designed and configured to maximize power to the digging chain and a heavy-duty hydraulic oil cooler and large reservoir help manage the hydraulic system temperature for enhanced performance and reliability.