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RTC - Overview

The RTC Pull-type hitch was introduced in 1987. The RTC hitch was designed to transfer the weight of the cultivator from the tractor onto the hitch. The hitch would rotate the cultivator 90 degrees using the carrying wheels as the pivot point. This configuration required the use of a Tracker Phase 2 or Tracker MP3 to maintain the cultivator centered in the crop rows. The RTC hitch was designed for 12 & 16 row cultivators and used two 5” x 16” cylinders for rotation. A smaller version of this hitch was produced from 1989 to 1991 for 6 & 8 row cultivators and used a single 5” x 16” cylinder for rotation. Safety and turn signal lights were made standard equipment in 1990. In 1991, some revisions were made to the RTC hitch including a material change from 1/4” frame tubing to 3/8”. A retrofit check valve kit was also designed at this time and was sent free of charge to all RTC owners to prevent the implement from falling in the event of a cylinder hose failure. The 5” x 16” cylinders were changed in 1992 to include the check valve in the cylinder design. A carrying wheel riser strap was added in 1996 for RTC use on the Orthman 9300, 8350, and 8375 cultivators.

An Operator’s Manual is available for this implement under part number OM12/87/35.
The following list of parts are intended as a guide. We feel that it would be prudent to carry the following items in stock at each dealership during the use season of this product. The quantities listed are for every 10 units which have been sold in the dealership trade area. As with any Orthman product warning decals are available from us at no charge for this product.