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RTX550 Ride-On Tractor

with trencher, vibratory plow and rockwheel attachment options

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


Features and Benefits

With two rubber tire options or a quad track system configuration, the RTX550 is a versatile answer to many of your utility installation jobsite challenges. With a wide selection of attachment options such as a trencher, vibratory plow and rockwheel, it’s also equipped for most job applications. An integrated system display is user-friendly, and the 65-hp (48.5 kW) Cummins Tier 4i (EU Stage IIIB) or 67-hp (50 kW) Deutz Tier 4 Final engine option delivers all the power you need.  

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Common controls across the RTX lineup help the operator become more efficient and productive.
  • The RTX550 is available in three ground drive configurations: a standard 31” (78.7 cm) tire option, a 35” (88.9 cm) tire option for enhanced flotation and quad tracks for reduced surface damage and increased tractive effort.
  • See your Vermeer dealer for comprehensive service and genuine Vermeer replacement parts.

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RTX550 Ride-On Tractor

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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)
10.3"
26.2 cm
Length (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two)
10.4"
26.4 cm
Length (basic tractor, tracks)
10.9"
27.7 cm
Width (basic tractor, rubber tires)
72.4"
183.9 cm
Width (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two)
77.6"
197.1 cm
Width (basic tractor, tracks)
75.8"
192.5 cm
Height (basic tractor, rubber tires)
96.8"
245.9 cm
Height (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two)
98.2"
249.4 cm
Height (basic tractor, tracks)
100.2"
254.5 cm
Ground Clearance (rubber tires)
8.8"
22.4 cm
Ground Clearance (rubber tires, option two)
10.2"
25.9 cm
Ground Clearance (tracks)
12.2"
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
Manufacturer's gross hp rating
67 hp
50 kw
Maximum Torque
173 ft-lb
234.6 Nm
Number of Cylinders
4
Cooling Medium
Liquid
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
Manufacturer's gross hp rating
65 hp
48.5 kw
Maximum Torque
158 ft-lb
214.2 Nm
Number of Cylinders
4
Cooling Medium
Liquid
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)
Hydraulic System
Ground drive pump capacity
31 gpm
117.3 L/min
Ground drive pump relief
4350 psi
299.9 bar
Attachment pump capacity
31 gpm
117.3 L/min
Attachment pump relief
5080 psi
350.3 bar
Auxiliary pump capacity
11.6 gpm
43.9 L/min
Auxiliary pump relief
2500 psi
172.4 bar
Capacities
Fuel Tank
27 gal
102.2 L
Hydraulic Tank
18 gal
68.1 L
Hydraulic System
20 gal
75.7 L
Coolant
3 gal
11.4 L
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
Maximum forward creep speed (low)
2 mph
3.2 km/h
Maximum reverse creep speed (low)
2 mph
3.2 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
Maximum forward creep speed (low)
2.2 mph
3.5 km/h
Maximum reverse creep speed (low)
2.2 mph
3.5 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
Maximum reverse creep speed (low)
1.7 mph
2.7 km/h
Maximum forward creep speed (low)
1.7 mph
2.7 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'
9.1 m
Outside Turning Diameter (Rubber Tires Option Two, Front Steer Only)
30.3'
9.2 m
Outside turning diameter (tracks, front steer only)
31.7'
Outside Turning Diameter (Rubber Tires, Front and Rear Steer)
18.8'
5.7 m
Outside Turning Diameter (Rubber Tires Option Two, Front and Rear Steer)
19.8'
6 m
Outside turning diameter (tracks, front and rear steer)
20.1'
Service Brake Type
Wet disc
Parking Brake Type
Spring-applied hydraulic release
Electrical System
System Voltage
12 Volt
Battery CCA Rating
950
Battery Group Class
29H-VHD
Features
Display
DP10

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Center Mount Rockwheel RW526

Built tough to work in 6” (15.2 cm) wide, 26” (66 cm) depths.

Model Name
RW526
Drive Type
Hydrostatic
Weight (Without Teeth and Segments)
2480 lbs
1124.9 kg
Length (Minimum Transport)
84.6"
214.9 cm
Ground Clearance (Maximum Transport)
22"
55.9 cm
Wheel Diameter
66.3"
168.3 cm
Maximum Cutting Depth
26"
66 cm
Maximum Cutting Width
6"
15.2 cm
Minimum Cutting Width
4"
10.2 cm
Center Mount Trencher TR455

Cut clean, flat-bottomed trenches the size you need.

Model Name
TR455
Drive Type
Hydrostatic
Weight (48 " (121.92 cm) boom, no chain)
1210 lbs
548.8 kg
Length (Minimum Transport)
76"
193 cm
Maximum Trench Depth
60"
152.4 cm
Maximum Trench Width
12"
30.5 cm
Microtrenchers MTR12

Cut cost effective trenches that doesn’t interfere with existing underground utilities.

Weight
560 lbs
254 kg
Length
69.4"
176.3 cm
Wheel Diameter
35.1"
89.2 cm
Minimum Cutting Width
.8"
1.9 cm
Maximum Cutting Width
2.3"
5.7 cm
Minimum Cutting Depth
8"
20.3 cm
Maximum Cutting Depth
12"
30.5 cm
Cutting Teeth Type
Yellow Jacket, Shark, Rotary
Microtrenchers MTR16

Cut cost effective trenches that doesn’t interfere with existing underground utilities.

Weight
560 lbs
254 kg
Length
73.3"
186.2 cm
Wheel Diameter
43.1"
109.5 cm
Minimum Cutting Width
1.3"
3.2 cm
Maximum Cutting Width
2.3"
5.7 cm
Minimum Cutting Depth
12"
30.5 cm
Maximum Cutting Depth
16"
40.6 cm
Cutting Teeth Type
Yellow Jacket, Shark, Rotary
Sliding Offset Trencher SO455

Trench in confined spaces with a sliding offset design that lets you work closely along guard rails, curbs and buildings.

Model Name
SO455
Drive Type
Hydrostatic
Weight (48 " (121.92 cm) boom, no chain)
1520 lbs
689.5 kg
Length (Minimum Transport)
81.7"
207.5 cm
Maximum Trench Depth
60"
152.4 cm
Maximum Trench Width
12"
30.5 cm
Maximum offset
24"
61 cm
Trencher/Plow Combo PT550

Flexible trenching or plowing option in one attachment.

Model Name
PT550
Drive Type
Hydrostatic
Length (Minimum Transport)
86"
218.4 cm
Shaker Force (Maximum RPM)
11300 lbs
5125.6 kg
Maximum Plow Depth
30"
76.2 cm
Maximum Trench Depth
60"
152.4 cm
Maximum Trench Width
8"
20.3 cm
Minimum Trench Width
5"
12.7 cm
Vibratory Plow VP550

Power down through the surface for efficient cable installation with minimal surface disruption.

Model Name
VP550
Drive Type
Hydrostatic
Weight Without Blade
1500 lbs
680.4 kg
Length (Minimum Transport)
74.3"
188.7 cm
Shaker Force (Maximum RPM)
10700 lbs
4853.4 kg
Maximum Plow Steer Angle
30 deg
Maximum Swing Angle
30 deg
Maximum Plow Depth (Rubber Tires)
24"
61 cm
Maximum Plow Depth (Tracks)
30"
76.2 cm