Features & Working
Astec Underground introduces a new pedestrian trencher that can trench to 48-in. depth and from 4 to 8 in. wide called the RT160. Its unit is powered by a 24-hp twin-cylinder Honda gasoline engine.
What it does?
Two independent hydraulic pumps control the ground drive and trencher drive of the RT160, which offers a hydraulic trencher drive system directly connected to the trencher head shaft. Tire selection includes standard 23-x-10.5-x-12 tires; optional wider tires or easy-on, easy-off duals are available for improved flotation and traction. .
Hydrostatic ground drive provides inching precision and infinitely variable speeds for working in different applications and conditions. The RT160 uses an electric start and single-joystick operation, as well as Astec’s unique “automatic parking brake” operator presence system.