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The walk-beside, centre-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, the LM42, for plowing and trenching applications.

Features & Benefits


Utilized for irrigation and utility installations, the versatile PTX40 is a plow/trencher with a dedicated plow depth of up to 24 inches (61 cm), a trench depth of up to 42 inches (106.7 cm) and a width of 4–6 inches (10.2–15.2 cm).


An articulated design offers enhanced maneuverability in tight spaces and exceptional performance when operating on uneven terrain, maximizing tractive effort.


When plowing or in transport mode, remote control operation offers flexibility in congested areas, providing the operator both fingertip control and smooth machine handling.


Access to required service points, as well as fuel, hydraulic oil, engine oil and air filters, does not require removal of any shielding, which can increase efficiency of machine service and simplify daily maintenance.


The 23-inch (58.4 cm) tires accommodate narrow width, the 26-inch (66 cm) tires provide better traction, and the dual tire option is best for lower ground pressure.


At 40.2 inches (102.1 cm) wide and only 55 inches (139.7 cm) high, the PTX40 is small enough to navigate smaller jobsites where larger machines can’t fit.

Company Info

1210 Vermeer Road East
Pella, IA
US, 50219


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