Posted June 30, 2015

New Works-in-Tight-Spaces Service Plow From Vermeer

Vermeer has introduced the PTX40 walk-beside service plow with trencher for applications requiring a productive machine that can work in tight spaces. With an optional forward-mounted trencher and boring attachment, the machine was designed primarily for irrigation and utility installations. 

vermeer ptx40 service plowsThe PTX40 also has a remote control that gives an operator flexibility in congested areas and the ability to see the machine and the work area from a variety of viewpoints. When trenching, a tether connects the machine to the remote control. 

The walk-beside design of the PTX40 helps contractors work in tight quarter. It has a minimum width of 40.2 inches and is 84.8 inches long. The center-articulated PTX40 oscillates at the point of articulation, offering maneuverability and performance on uneven terrain and in narrow spaces. 

The PTX40 is powered by a 46.8-horsepower Kubota WG1605 gasoline engine. Planetary axles reduce the stress and torque going to the driveline. The plow has a maximum depth of 24 inches (61 cm), and the trencher cuts a maximum of 42 inches deep and 4 to 6 inches wide. An electronic control allows convenient setting of the creep speed. The optional bore attachment has a maximum torque of 620 ft-lb.

Convenient access to fuel, hydraulic, engine oil and air filters that do not require the removal of any shielding improves serviceability.