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Vermeer RTX1250 ride on trencher

RTX1250 Ride-on Trencher

RTX1250 Ride-on Trencher


Work in a broader range of soil conditions and virtually any weather with the RTX1250 with optional cab. The patent-pending quad track system floats over muddy, sandy and other soft soils with extra stability and maneuverability.

Fuel TypeDiesel

Power120 hp (89.5 kW)

Case Study

Schillers Town & Country Electrical

Wagga Wagga, Rural NSW

RTX1250 Ride-on Trencher

Quality trenching equipment and customer service key to success

Mr Schiller said he is very happy with the customer service he has received from Vermeer since purchasing the RTX1250 and knowing that someone will be able to help with the machines at short notice is invaluable.

Posted Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in Case Studies:
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Key features

  • QUAD TRACK ADVANTAGE. The optional quad track system offers improved floatation, reduced surface damage, increased tractive effort and greater stability.
  • IN CONTROL. Common controls across the entire RTX lineup help operators become more efficient and productive and help lessen training time.
  • AN ATTACHMENT FOR EVERY JOB. The RTX1250 has an arsenal of attachments — including rockwheels, plows, combos and trenchers — to match many applications.
  • MAKE SENSE OF YOUR TRENCH. When difficult ground conditions cause a sudden drop in engine speed, the TrenchSenseTM electronic control system automatically pauses the tractor’s forward motion to prevent engine shutdown and recalibration of the controls. Once the preset speed recovers, forward AutoCreep resumes.
  • KNOWLEDGE ON DISPLAY. An integrated display allows the operator to optimize machine performance by adjusting operating attachment and ground drive parameters using machine diagnostic information — including engine rpm, fuel level, battery voltage, engine coolant temperature and engine hours.
  • INCREASED POWER. When the RTX1250 engine drops from 2500 rpm to 2300 rpm under load, the horsepower increases from 120 hp (89 kW) to 127 hp (95 kW), allowing the ride-on tractor to run at maximum horsepower in work mode.


Basic Unit
Length base tractor w/ backfill blade 149.5 inches 379.7 cm
Width 86 inches 218.4 cm
Wheel Base 76 inches 193 cm
Ground Clearance 14 inches 35.6 cm
ROPS Rating 20,000 lbs.
Make and Model Cummins QSB3.9 TAA
Gross Horsepower 120 hp 89.5 kw
Fuel Type Diesel
*Horsepower (gross)* 125 hp 93.2 kw
*Horsepower (net)* 120 hp 89.5 kw
Maximum Torque 305 ft-lb 413.5 Nm
Displacement 238 cu-in 3.9 L
Number of Cylinders 4
Cooling Method Liquid
Aspiration Turbocharged & Charge Air Cooled
Max Operating Angle (fore & aft) 45 deg
Max Operating Angle (left & right) 45 deg
Air Cleaner Donaldson
Coolant Capacity 26 qt 24.6 L
System Voltage  12 volt
Battery CCA Rating 1000 cca
Alternator 95 amp
Optional Dual Battery Yes
Fuel Tank Capacities 38 gal 143.8 L
Engine Oil with Filter 12 qt 11.4 L
Hydraulic Tank 30 gal 113.6 L
Hydraulic System 33 gal 124.9 L
Hydraulic System 33 gal 124.9 L
Fuel Consumption 5.84 gph 22.1 lph
Ground Drive
Ground Drive Type Hydrostatic
Parking Type Spring Applied, Hyd Released
Type 12
Outside Turning Diameter (front steer only) 40 ft 12.2 m
Outside Turning Diameter (front & rear steer) 23 ft 7 m
Rear Steer Control Type 12
Model Name VP1250
Weight includes blade 12 lbs 5.4 kg
Plow Swing Angle 12 deg
Offset from Centerline 12 inches 30.5 cm
Model Name RW1240
Drive Type Hydrostatic
Weight - less teeth 6845 lbs 3104.8 kg
Maximum Cutting Depth 40 inches 101.6 cm
Maximum Cutting Width 8 inches 20.3 cm
Minimum Cutting Width 4 inches 10.2 cm
Model Name B930A
Weight With Largest Bucket 1910 lbs 866.4 kg
Leveling Angle 20 deg
Backfill Blade
Maximum Height 16 inches 40.6 cm
Maximum Swing Angle 30 deg
Maximum Lift Above Ground 12 inches 30.5 cm
Maximum Drop Below Ground 12 inches 30.5 cm
Maximum Tilt Angle 12 deg
Angle of Approach 12 deg
Reel Carrier
Model Name RC1250
Weight 1182 lbs 536.1 kg
Maximum Reel Width 54 inches 137.2 cm
Maximum Reel Lifting Capacity 12 lbs 5.4 kg
Capacity 3000 lbs 1360.8 kg
Max. Diameter Reel w/ Backfill Blade 12 inches 30.5 cm
Max. Diameter Reel w/o Backfill Blade 12 inches 30.5 cm
Porta Bore
Drive Type  Hydraulic
Maximum RPM @ full throttle  12 rpm
Maximum Torque  12 ft-lb 16.3 Nm
Direction of Rotation  12
Rod Length  10 ft 3 m

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