Overview

The walk-beside, center-articulated PTX40 plow/trencher is designed for installing fiber optic, electrical, gas and irrigation services and meets the needs of underground utility contractors, municipalities and landscaping professionals.

Powered by a 46.8 hp (34.9 kW) Kubota liquid-cooled gasoline engine, the PTX40 provides maneuverability, increased traction and power over its predecessor LM42 for plowing and trenching applications.

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PTX40 Plow & Trencher

Features and Benefits

  • Utilized for irrigation and utility installations, the versatile PTX40 is a plow/trencher with a dedicated plow depth of up to 24” (61 cm), a trench depth of up to 42” (106.7 cm) and a width of 4–6” (10.2–15.2 cm). The optional bore attachment has a maximum torque of 620 ft-lb (840.6 Nm).
  • When plowing or in transport mode, remote control operation offers flexibility in congested areas, providing the operator both fingertip control and smooth machine handling. The remote control functionality provides adjustability for the operator to maintain visibility to the work area and machine operation from a variety of viewpoints. When trenching, the operator controls utilize a tether that connects the machine and remote control.
  • Access to required service points, as well as fuel, hydraulic oil, engine oil and air filters, does not require removal of any shielding which increases efficiency of machine service and simplifies daily maintenance.
  • At 40.2” (102.1 cm) wide and only 55” (139.7 cm) high, the PTX40 is small enough to navigate smaller jobsites where larger machines can’t fit.
Specs
General Dimensions and Weights
Weight (basic tractor, rubber tires) 2740 lbs 1242.8 kg
Weight (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 2780 lbs 1261 kg
Weight (basic tractor, rubber tires, option three) 3028 lbs 1373.5 kg
Weight (basic tractor, tracks) 3680 lbs 1669.2 kg
Length (basic tractor, rubber tires) 84.8" 215.4 cm
Length (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 84.8" 215.4 cm
Length (basic tractor, rubber tires, option three) 84.8" 215.4 cm
Length (basic tractor, tracks) 92.8" 235.7 cm
Width (basic tractor, rubber tires) 40.2" 102.1 cm
Width (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 48" 121.9 cm
Width (basic tractor, rubber tires, option three) 60" 152.4 cm
Width (basic tractor, tracks) 43.3" 110 cm
Height (basic tractor, rubber tires) 55" 139.7 cm
Height (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 56.5" 143.5 cm
Height (basic tractor, rubber tires, option three) 55" 139.7 cm
Height (basic tractor, tracks) 55.5" 141 cm
Ground Clearance (rubber tires, option two) 6.4" 16.3 cm
Ground clearance (rubber tires, option three) 7.9" 20.1 cm
Ground Clearance (tracks) 6.9" 17.5 cm
Angle of approach (basic tractor, rubber tires) 32 deg
Angle of approach (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 37 deg
Engine Option One
Make and Model Kubota WG1605
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 46.8 hp 34.9 kw
Maximum Torque 88.7 ft-lb 120.3 Nm
Number of Cylinders 4
Cooling Medium Liquid-cooled
Fuel Type Gasoline
Emissions rating EPA phase 3 and CARB LSI
Hydraulic System
Ground drive pump capacity 33.3 gpm 126.1 L/min
Ground drive pump relief 2900 psi 199.9 bar
Attachment pump capacity 24 gpm 90.8 L/min
Attachment pump relief 2900 psi 199.9 bar
Auxiliary pump capacity 10.4 gpm 39.4 L/min
Auxiliary pump relief 2500 psi 172.4 bar
Capacities
Fuel Tank 12 gal 45.4 L
Hydraulic Tank 9 gal 34.1 L
Hydraulic System 11 gal 41.6 L
Coolant 1.3 gal 4.7 L
Ground Drive - Rubber Tire
Maximum forward transport speed (high) 2.4 mph 3.9 km/h
Maximum reverse transport speed (high) 2.4 mph 3.9 km/h
Maximum forward creep speed (low) 127 ft/min 38.7 m/min
Maximum reverse creep speed (low) 127 ft/min 38.7 m/min
Tire size 23 X 10.5-12 - singles or duals
Ground Drive - Rubber Tire Option Two
Maximum forward transport speed (high) 2.7 mph 4.3 km/h
Maximum reverse transport speed (high) 2.7 mph 4.3 km/h
Maximum forward creep speed (low) 143 ft/min 43.6 m/min
Maximum reverse creep speed (low) 143 ft/min 43.6 m/min
Tire size 26 X 12 - 12
Ground Drive - Rubber Tire Option Three
Maximum forward transport speed (high) 2.4 mph 3.9 km/h
Maximum reverse transport speed (high) 2.4 mph 3.9 km/h
Maximum forward creep speed (low) 127 ft/min 38.7 m/min
Maximum reverse creep speed (low) 127 ft/min 38.7 m/min
Tire size 23" x 10.5" (58.4 cm x 26.7 cm)
Ground Drive - Tracks
Maximum forward transport speed (high) 2.4 mph 3.9 km/h
Maximum forward creep speed (low) 127 ft/min 38.7 m/min
Axle Options
Front Axle Type Planetary
Rear Axle Type Planetary
Axle load rating (static, per axle) 14800 lbs 6713.2 kg
Outside Turning Diameter (Rubber Tires, Front and Rear Steer) 18.3' 5.6 m
Outside Turning Diameter (Rubber Tires Option Two, Front and Rear Steer) 19' 5.8 m
Outside turning diameter (rubber tires option three, front and rear steer) 20' 6.1 m
Service Brake Type Hydrostatic
Parking Brake Type Drum
Electrical System
System Voltage 12
Battery CCA Rating 950
Battery Group Class 31