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The Wacker Neuson RT trench roller with the SC3 infrared-remote control offers proven compaction results with safer operation. The smart control uses an infrared signal with line-of-sight control. The machine stops moving and vibrating should the line-of-sight be lost or if the operator comes within three feet (one meter) of the roller’s receiving eyes with the control box. The articulated trench roller offers below the axle exciter in each drum to allow for the efficient transfer of compaction energy to the soil for superior compaction results. 

For 2022 this model and the Kubota eng has been discontinued and replaced only by the new Wacker item #5100057010 with the Kohler eng.

Please be aware that if a price is advertised through Google, it is outdated as the mfg has had another price increase. We are also awaiting the production rpt for estimated ship dates for our pre-ordered stock units. As always it is less money to ship direct from the mfg, but those orders will have an even longer lead time.

Wacker Neuson-RTxSC3 Brochure (click for pdf)

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  • Patented three receiving eye design eliminates signal loss from trench shoring while retaining the line-of-sight control of the roller. With 16 channel transmission, multiple rollers can be operated on the same jobsite without interference from one another.
  • RTx model offers flexible drums that allows for convenient conversion from 32 in/82 cm to 22in/56 cm. The easy to remove extensions have a central mounting system that protects the bolts from exposure to damage during operation.
  • The articulated joint increases maneuverability and the low center of gravity improves stability. High and low compaction force provides flexibility depending on the job.
  • The lower end is completely maintenance-free due to the self-lubricating design of the drive and the exciter.
  • The engine control module with diagnostic LEDs monitors machine functions such as oil pressure, radiator level, engine temperature, glow plug, battery and air filter capacity for easy operation and troubleshooting.

Operating data 

Operating weight  lb3,235
L x W x H  in73 x 32 x 50
Drum diameter  in20.5
Width Drum in22 / 32*
Centrifugal force (min.) lbf7,700
Centrifugal force (max.) lbf15,400
Frequency  Hz41.7
Linear force static (per drum) lb/in56.2
Linear force dynamic (per drum) lb/in258
Travel speed forward mph1.5
Travel speed reverse mph1.5
Turning radius inner in63
Surface capacity max. (depending on soil consistency) ft²/h10,654
Gradeability max. (without vibration) %50
Gradeability max. (with vibration) %50

Engine / Motor 

Engine / Motor type Water-cooled 3-cylinder diesel engine with electric starter
Engine / Motor manufacturer Kubota D902
Displacement  in³54.8
Operating performance (DIN ISO 3046)hp20.8
RPM / speed Operating rpm3,000
Fuel type Low Sulfer / Ultra Low SulferDiesel
Fuel consumption  US gal/h1.2
Tank capacity  US gal6.3

Infrared Sensor


axle exciter

Third infrared receiving eye

A prominently placed infrared receiving eye on top of the Trench Roller ensures that the remote control contact is maintained permanently, even in the trench shoring.

Duel Infrared Sensor

Below the axle exciter in each drum: means more efficient transfer of compaction energy to the soil and improved stability of the machine.

Compaction Control

The articulated joint enables continuous operation around curved building segments.

Compatec – Compaction Control

The RTx models are available with Compatec, Wacker Neuson’s compaction control.

If the number of lights no longer increases, 
then the maximum soil compaction possible with this 
unit has been achieved.