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Overview

The Vermeer PTX lineup just got more versatile — the PTX42 walk-beside plow/trencher joins the PTX40 and PTX44 as another option for installing fiber optic, electrical, gas, water and irrigation services for underground utility contractors, municipalities and landscaping professionals. The PTX42 offers walk-beside, pivoting hand controls, allowing operation from either side of the machine to help enable operators with precise handling. With a variety of versatile attachments, three traction options and other recognizable, reliable features included across the PTX lineup, the PTX42 is designed to give operators more options and help maximize productivity for plowing and trenching applications. Vermeer has you covered with utility versatility!

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PTX Plow/Trencher Family

Introducing the PTX42 Walk-beside Plow/Trencher

PTX42 Plow/Trencher in Action

Features and Benefits

  • Hands-on control - The PTX42 plow/trencher offers walk-beside hand controls that pivot from side to side of the machine for convenient operation and to maneuver around potential obstacles or congested spaces on a jobsite. The control placement can help minimize operator reach and maintain operator comfort.
  • Attachments for the job - The PTX42 has a variety of versatile attachment options, including a backhoe, trencher, plow, porta bore and two reel carriers.  Select the right attachment that best fits the needs of your operation and jobsite.
  • Set your speed - The electronic control allows for convenient setting of the creep speed to help optimize performance on longer distance installations, allowing productivity while helping to reduce operator fatigue, whether trenching or plowing.
  • Stay on track - For varying ground conditions, choose from tires or tracks - the PTX42 offers a 23” (58.4 cm) foam-filled tire option, while the slightly larger 26” (66 cm) air-filled tires can help with traction. A 23” (58.4 cm) dual air-filled tire option offers stability and lower ground pressure, and a track option is well-suited for uneven terrain.
  • Convenient service -  Perform routine maintenance, and service the machine with convenient access to service point without the removal of hood shielding.
  • Fuel up - The PTX42 has a 12 gal (45.4 L) fuel tank that offers longer operation time between refills to keep your operation moving forward efficiently.

Literature

Specs
General Dimensions and Weights
Weight (basic tractor, rubber tires) 3240 lbs 1469.6 kg
Weight (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 3188 lbs 1446.1 kg
Weight (basic tractor, rubber tires, option three) 2940 lbs 1333.6 kg
Weight (basic tractor, tracks) 3840 lbs 1741.8 kg
Length (basic tractor, rubber tires) 84.8 in 215.4 cm
Length (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 84.8 in 215.4 cm
Length (basic tractor, rubber tires, option three) 84.8 in 215.4 cm
Length (basic tractor, tracks) 92.9 in 236 cm
Width (basic tractor, rubber tires) 44.5 in 113 cm
Width (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 62.4 in 158.5 cm
Width (basic tractor, rubber tires, option three) 48.4 in 122.9 cm
Width (basic tractor, tracks) 46.1 in 117.1 cm
Height (basic tractor, rubber tires) 51.8 in 131.6 cm
Height (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 51.8 in 131.6 cm
Height (basic tractor, rubber tires, option three) 53.3 in 135.4 cm
Height (basic tractor, tracks) 52.3 in 132.8 cm
Wheel Base (Centerline of Axles) 48 in 121.9 cm
Tread Width with Rubber Tires (Centerline to Centerline) 30.3 in 77 cm
Tread Width with Rubber Tires Option Two (Centerline to Centerline) 36 in 91.4 cm
Tread width with rubber tires option three (centerline to centerline) 39 in 99.1 cm
Tread Width with Rubber Tracks (Centerline to Centerline) 32.3 in 82 cm
Ground Clearance (rubber tires) 6.4 in 16.3 cm
Ground Clearance (rubber tires, option two) 6.4 in 16.3 cm
Ground clearance (rubber tires, option three) 7.9 in 20.1 cm
Ground Clearance (tracks) 6.9 in 17.5 cm
Angle of approach (basic tractor, rubber tires) 32 deg
Angle of approach (basic tractor, rubber tires, option two) 32 deg
Angle of approach (basic tractor, rubber tires, option three) 37 deg
Angle of approach (basic tractor, tracks) 81 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 Gas
Emissions rating EPA Phase 3 and CARB LSI
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" (58.4 cm) x 10.5" (26.7 cm) - 12" (30.5 cm)
Fill Option Single tire foam
Ground Drive - Rubber Tire Option Two
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" (58.4 cm) x 10.5" (26.7 cm) - 12" (30.5 cm)
Fill Option Dual tire air
Ground Drive - Rubber Tire Option Three
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" (66 cm) x 12" (30.5 cm) - 12" (30.5 cm)
Fill Option Single tire air
Ground Drive - Tracks
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
Track width 11 in 27.9 cm
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) 18.4 ft 5.6 m
Outside Turning Diameter (Rubber Tires Option Two, Front and Rear Steer) 20 ft 6.1 m
Outside turning diameter (rubber tires option three, front and rear steer) 19 ft 5.8 m
Outside turning diameter (tracks, front and rear steer) 18.8 ft
Service Brake Type Hydrostatic
Parking Brake Type Drum
Hydraulic System
Auxiliary pump capacity 10.4 gpm 39.4 L/min
Auxiliary pump relief 2500 psi 172.4 bar
Attachment pump capacity 24 gpm 90.8 L/min
Attachment pump relief 2900 psi 199.9 bar
Ground drive pump capacity 33.3 gpm 126.1 L/min
Ground drive pump relief 2900 psi 199.9 bar
Electrical System
System Voltage 12 Volt
Battery CCA Rating 950
Battery Group Class 31
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
Features
Display R625 Remote