RT55 Tractor Finds Middle Ground

Updated Oct 1, 2010

PERRY, Okla. – The Ditch Witch organization rolls out its tractor: the Ditch Witch RT55. The most compact of the company’s RT series, the RT55 successfully bridges the gap between mid-size and compact equipment. “The RT55 is heavy-duty power and performance in a compact package,” says Product Manager Brent Bolay.  

Designed primarily for work on utility, telecommunications, and landscape/irrigation projects, the RT55 promises to be one of the most versatile and productive tractors in its class. Its quiet, 60-hp (45 kW), 2004-compliant Deutz engine produces cleaner emissions and minimal noise. This enables the operator to work longer hours in congested urban areas. 

“The RT55 features the classic sloped hood of our other RT-series tractors, which improves visibility,” says Bolay. “This two-piece design allows complete access to the engine compartment, making it easy to perform service and daily maintenance.” 

The RT55 features an integrated front cast weight that reduces counterweight requirements and helps provide superior balance when running attachments. The RT55’s heavy-duty steel frame and hydrostatic transmission contribute to the wide variety of attachments it can support, which include a backhoe, traversing trencher, vibratory plow, combination trencher/plow, and reel carrier. 

The RT55’s rubber tires and standard four-wheel-drive provide easy access to any jobsite. Once on site, users can quickly master the controls of the machine’s comfortable, user-friendly operator station. Productivity can be further enhanced with the addition of cruise control on a trencher. 

The RT55 essentially takes up where compact trenchers leave off, in terms of horsepower and performance, but retains their versatility and maneuverability,” says Bolay. 

The Ditch Witch organization specializes in the design and manufacture of high-quality underground construction equipment. The company is a one-stop source for trenchers, vibratory plows, pneumatic piercing tools, backhoes, electronic tracking and locating tools, horizontal directional drilling systems, drill pipe, downhole tools, vacuum excavation systems, excavator-tool carriers, mini skid steers and pipebursting systems. 

The Ditch Witch name is one you can trust for your equipment and financial needs. Ditch Witch Financial Services (DWFS) is a full-service provider, offering a wide variety of finance and lease options to meet your individual requirements.   

All of these products are recognized around the world for their advanced design, rugged construction, long-term durability, ease of use, and reliability. This product line represents the most complete range of equipment for installing utilities underground. 

For more information about the RT55, please call 800-654-6481 or visit ditchwitch.com.

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