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Vermeer RTX1250 ride-on tractor

By Adam Freill   

Construction Equipment

(Photo courtesy of Vermeer)

The Vermeer RTX1250 ride-on tractor has been updated with several improvements the company says are aimed at increasing efficiency and performance. Based on feedback from users of the equipment, enhancements to the model include updates to the tracks, axles, plow valve and retention pins, cab roof, and headliner, as well as to the auto stabilizer feature for the rockwheel attachment.

The machine is powered by a 127-hp (94.7-kW) Deutz TCD3.6L diesel engine and can be outfitted with a range of attachments for installation of gas, fibre, water and electrical utilities.

“These updates have been meticulously tested to deliver productivity in demanding environments,” said Nick Olsen, the company’s product manager. “Vermeer is dedicated to consistently enhancing and refining their machinery to satisfy industry demands and customer needs. The latest version of the RTX1250 exemplifies this commitment.”

A versatile machine, the tractor can operate as a trencher, rockwheel or vibratory plow with interchangeable attachments. The company says attachments can be switched out in as little as an hour, and offers such options as a backhoe, backfill blade or reel carrier attachment for the front of the machine and a vibratory plow, rockwheel, sliding offset rockwheel, sliding offset trencher or a trencher for the back end.

The tractor is also equipped with Vermeer onboard technology, including TrenchSense electronic control system and the EcoIdle engine control system – systems that actively monitor the engine’s operations to promote smooth trenching, prevent stalls and optimize fuel efficiency.

Additional technology onboard includes the Productivity Zone feature and Auto Plunge, which are designed to determine the optimal operating range and ground speed for the attachments in use and to control the plunge rate for trencher or rockwheel attachments.

Controls are located on the right-hand side of the machine, in line with the seat’s pivoting side. An optional climate-controlled cab is available for year-round operation, and depending on job requirements, the ride-on tractor can be outfitted with rubber tires or tracks.

The manufacturer’s telematics system also allows for monitoring engine operating hours, idle hours, fuel usage, fault codes and the machine’s location.



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