Dig alongside roads, curbs, buildings and walls with the fully hydrostatic sliding offset T558 COMMANDER 3 trencher. It’s the only offset trencher in its class that can trench outside the width of its left track. A 185 hp/138 kW John Deere Tier 3 engine provides power for rock-solid results in cross-country drainage and utility pipe installations, as well as foundation and roadway projects. With features like the stowable loading conveyor, a sectionalized boom, and auto-tilt track, the T558 COMMANDER® 3 offset trencher delivers the versatility to tackle the toughest trenching jobs.


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Features and Benefits

  • Decreases transport preparation time with optional stowable loading conveyor that meets North American and European Union transportation requirements without removal.
  • Minimizes turf damage and improves stability with self-leveling tracks that distribute weight evenly.
  • Improve job monitoring with the exclusive Vermeer TEC 2000® Electronic Control System.
  • Enhance productivity with the climate-controlled cab for operator comfort.
  • See your Vermeer dealer for comprehensive service and genuine Vermeer replacement parts.
Transport Dimensions
Approach Angle 25 deg
Height Range 120" (304.8 cm)
Length with 20" (50.8 cm) End Idler and 2 ft (0.61 m) Boom 28.2 ft 8.6 m
Length with 20" (50.8 cm) End Idler and 4 ft (1.22 m) Boom 30.4 ft 9.3 m
Length with 20" (50.8 cm) End Idler and 6 ft (1.83 m) Boom 32.7 ft 10 m
Length with 30" (76.2 cm) End Idler and 4 ft (1.22 m) Boom 29.4 ft 9 m
Length with 30" (76.2 cm) End Idler and 5 ft (1.52 m) Boom 30.8 ft 9.4 m
Length with 30" (76.2 cm) End Idler and 6 ft (1.83 m) Boom 32.1 ft 9.8 m
Weight Range 39,000 lb - 52,000 lb (17,690.1 kg - 23,586.8 kg)
Width Ranges 100.3" - 102.3" (254.8 cm - 259.8 cm)
Engine Option One
Make and Model John Deere 6068 H Tier 3
Gross Horsepower 185 hp 138 kw
Rated Engine RPM 2400
Number of Cylinders 6
Fuel Tank Capacity 100 gal 378.5 L
Operating Range 9.8 hours
Fuel Consumption at Full Load 10.2 gph 38.6 lph
Maximum Engine Operating Angle (Operating angles do not indicate safe machine operating angles) 25 deg
Air Cleaner Dry-type exhaust aspirated
Aspiration Turbocharged and air-to-air aftercooled
Cooling Medium Liquid
Electrical System 12 Volt DC
Oil Filter Full flow
Auto Self Level Yes
Ground Pressure Minimum 8.5 psi 58.6 kPa
Ground Pressure Maximum 10.3 psi 71 kPa
Tilt Track Available Yes
Tilt Track Max Angle 10.7 degrees
Track Drive Type Dual path hydrostatic with planetary transmission
Track Length 119.3 in 303 cm
Track Pad Type Single, double, triple or polyurethane grouser
Track Pad Width Ranges 20" or 24" (50.8 cm or 61 cm)
Track Size D4
Maximum Ground Speed - Low 105.8 ft/min 32.2 m/min
Maximum Ground Speed - High 212 ft/min 64.6 m/min
Parking and Emergency Brake spring-applied, hydraulic release, wet disc brake
Service Brakes Hydrostatic
Belt Width 24 in 61 cm
Conveyor Belt Speed Range 0-988 fpm (0-301.1 m/min)
Conveyor Belt Style Cleated
Conveyor Length 72" (182.9)
Conveyor Shift Available Yes
Conveyor Shift Distance Range 27" (68.6 cm)
Conveyor Style Flat
Discharge Direction Right or left
Discharge Height Range 53.5" (135.9 cm)
Cab Yes
Control System TEC 2000.2
Air Conditioner/Heater Yes
Air Suspension Seat No
AM/FM Stereo with Weather Band Optional
Elevating Horizontal sliding
Pressurized/Filtered Air Yes
Rollover Protective Structure (ROPM) Yes
Hydraulic System
Oil Tank Capacity 80 gal 302.8 L
Oil Type Vermeer HyPower 68 or Vermeer HyPower 100
Pressure Setting 2500 psi 172.4 bar
Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 27.2 gpm 103 L/min
Pump Type pressure-and-flow-compensated (load-sensing)