Cable Laying Equipment: Astec Underground RT560

December 2009 Vol. 64 No. 12

The Astec RT560 trencher comes standard with a six-way blade, outboard planetary axles, a heavy duty flywheel trencher, and four-wheel drive and steering.

The RT560 delivers 49.8 hp with a Kubota four-cylinder, water cooled engine. Front wheel steer provides a 30.5-inch O.D. circle; coordinated front and rear steer provides a tight 19-foot O.D. circle. The Astec RT560 has two optional backhoe attachments. A 24-inch cable plow can also be added to set up the machine as a trencher/plow combo. 865.458.8575, www.astecunderground.com