The Astec RT1000 offers maximum performance and flexibility in a sleek, modern design. Choose the attachments you need from a tough tool kit that includes optional attachments like a trencher, vibratory plow, backfill blade, backhoe, and rock saw. A tilt frame and rubber tracks are also optional. The RT1000 can trench as deep as 84-inches (2.13 m) and from 7 to 18 inches (177.8 to 457.2 mm) wide.
Ergonomic controls are at your fingertips from the easy-access operator’s station. A full complement of gauges allow quick and easy monitoring of the machine’s performance.
The 99-horsepower (74 kW) 4-cylinder turbo-charged QSB3.3 (199 CID) diesel Tier 3 Stage IIIA Cummins engine is both fuel efficient and powerful. Parts & Service for this popular engine are accessible worldwide. Four-wheel steering makes the RT1000 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. A flywheel minimizes trencher stalls in tough digging conditions and reduces pressure spikes. The torsion shaft absorbs shock loads from the driveline. And planetary gears multiply the hydrostatic motor torque to provide excellent digging power.
The RT1000 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.*
* Some restrictions apply. See dealer for details.