Rubber Tire Trenchers: Astec Underground RT1200

December 2009 Vol. 64 No. 12

The Astec RT1200 offers optional attachments like a trencher, vibratory plow, backfill blade, backhoe and rock saw.

A tilt frame and rubber tracks are also optional. The RT1200 can trench as deep as 84-inches and from 7 to 18 inches wide. The 121-hp 4-cylinder turbo-charged B4.5 diesel Tier 3 Stage IIIA Cummins engine is both fuel efficient and powerful. Four-wheel steering makes the RT1200 highly maneuverable. Crab steering is useful on slopes when countering tractive effort. Outboard planetaries and differential locks are standard features. Hydrostatic ground drive and hydrostatic attachment drive provide optimum footage for trenching or plowing.

The Astec trencher design features a flywheel, torsion shaft and planetary gearbox for smooth operation and long life. The RT1200 comes standard with the Astec 357 Protection Plan. New machines carry a 3-year warranty on workmanship and a 5-year warranty on the engine at no additional cost. 865.458.8575, www.astecunderground.com