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The Roadtec RX-600e Tier IV Final Transition

The Roadtec RX-600e cold planer offers a combination of power, balance and efficiency.

Mon April 13, 2015 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

The Roadtec RX-600e cold planer offers a combination of power, balance and efficiency. Previously meeting Tier IV interim compliance, the new RX-600e is powered by a Cummins QSX 15 Tier IV final engine with a maximum power of 675 hp (496 kW) @ 1,850 engine. True to the Roadtec way, the machine remains extremely accessible and operator-friendly with simplified controls, according to the manufacturer.

The Tier IV final version of the RX-600e comes with a number of updated components including back lit ground controls. In order to provide additional safety and operator comfort, a dust extraction system is now a standard feature on the RX-600e. This system pulls dust from the primary conveyor and ejects the particles into the dump truck alongside the secondary conveyor.

Roadtec uses premium, high-strength steel to fabricate all its cold planer frames. This high-grade steel provides more than twice the yield strength of standard A 36 steel. This is why Roadtec cold planers are stronger without carrying excessive weight. The premium steel provides the necessary strength at reasonable plate thicknesses. Roadtec provides balance between the right weight to perform in the cut without being extremely heavy to transport or consuming excessive fuel to carry extra weight, according to the manufacturer.

In addition to optimum weight balance along with high productivity and speed, the RX-600e is available in three-track and four-track versions with maximum working speeds of up to 127 fpm (39 m) and 163 fpm (50 m), respectively. The maximum available cut depth is 13 in. (33 cm) and the maximum cut width is 86 in. (218 cm) wide depending on the cutter drum. The front load-out conveyor can be positioned up to 60 degrees to either side, making the machine flexible for many working situations.

The Guardian remote telematics system also is available with the RX-600e. With Guardian, the machine’s electrical system, hydraulic system, engine, pressure transducers, grade/slope control, and fuel consumption can be closely monitored in real-time via cellular signal. The Guardian system allows owners and service technicians to closely monitor the machine’s activity and easily troubleshoot the machine’s various systems. The Guardian system will automatically email all fault codes and maintenance reminders.

RX-600 machines sold into countries that do not require Tier IV emissions standards will have the model name “RX-600ex.” Other than the after treatment package, both machines will share a very similar list of features.

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