Vermeer has introduced a new walk-beside service plough with trencher for contractors who need a productive machine that can work in tight spaces.

The PTX40 with its optional forward-mounted trencher and boring attachment was designed primarily for irrigation and utility installations. These types of jobs often require a machine that is narrow, maneuverable and fits in tight spaces.

The company said the PTX40 also has a remote control that gives 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 machine has a minimum width of 40.2 inches (102.1 cm) and is 84.8 inches (215.4 cm) long. The centre-articulated PTX40 oscillates at the point of articulation, offering maneuverability and performance on uneven terrain and in narrow spaces.

“The PTX40 service plow with optional trencher attachment is the right size for utility installation and landscape contractors and municipal employees who frequently work in tight spaces,” said Jon Kuyers, underground global product manager at Vermeer.

“It also was designed to help them improve their productivity and efficiency on the job.”

The PTX40 is powered by a 46.8 HP (34.9 kW) Kubota WG1605 engine.

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