The RT40 is a compact, productive, new addition to the RT Family. They are operator friendly, versatile, fit on small jobsites, are compact and powerful. In addition, they have high street appeal. The RT40 design is based on the most popular trencher in its class. The ergonomically-designed instrument panel/console is similar to the RT55 with instruments that are easy to see, learn and use allowing short learning curve and ease of use for equipment operators. The newly designed throttle is easy to access and use, requiring less effort to adjust. Grab handles have been added to these units for improved accessibility to the operator's station. And once in the seat, the operator will notice increased knee room and comfort. In addition, this unit has been designed with the now familiar RT Family style sloped hood for increased visibility and a more up-to-date look. The new RT40 features the 2004-compliant Deutz engines that offer quieter operation, improved filtration, higher efficiency and cleaner emissions.