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Posted By Brooke Wisdom On March 1, 2010 @ 1:47 pm In In the Magazine | No Comments

Trenchers & Directional Drills

By Amy Materson

 

dig-deepDIG DEEP

Dig trenches in tight spaces with Ditch Witch’s RT80, an 83-gross-horsepower hydrostatic trencher that offers a compact footprint.

• Has a top speed of 9.9 mph to save time getting to and from jobsites

• Offers four combinations of torque and speed for adaptability

• Advanced cooling system and 30-gallon fuel tank ensure productivity.

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able-attachmentABLE ATTACHMENT

Add trenching capability to larger skid loaders with Lowe’s Model XR-21 hydraulic trenching attachment, which is designed to operate with 13- to 25-gpm hydraulic flows.

• Available in 2-to 5-foot digging depths; 6- to 12-inch trench widths

• Has a stronger motor mounting than previous models and features a tapered motor shaft

• Hydraulic pressure capability to relief settings of 3,300 psi.

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easy-to-opeateEASY TO OPERATE

Astec Underground’s RT1200 trenches up to 84 inches deep and from 7 to 18 inches wide, and features a 121-horsepower four-cylinder Cummins engine.

• Operator’s station is easy to access and has ergonomic controls

• Four-wheel steering ensures maneuverability

• Features a flywheel, torsion shaft and planetary gearbox for smooth operation.

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sleek-stabilitySLEEK STABILITY

Simplify conduit installation with TT Technologies’ Grundodrill 4X, which has a compact design for congested areas.

• Has 9,800 pounds of thrust and pullback

• Dual hydrostatic pump and four-auger stake down system provides stability

• Smart Vice system performs vice cycling operations automatically.

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more-maneuverabilityMORE MANEUVERABILITY

Toro’s TRX-26 offers the power of a ride-on trencher with the maneuverability and control of a walk-behind unit.

• Toro Dingo TX-style control system eliminates jerk steering and enables precise trenching

• Three controls operate all traction and trenching functions

• Features 4.1-psi ground pressure and zero-turn capability.

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cost-conscioujsCOST CONSCIOUS

Bradco’s trenching attachment suits compact and standard size skid steers and tractors, and offers a range of sizes and tooth options.

• Cutting depths range from 24 to 60 inches; cutting widths from 3 to 12 inches

• Crumber and safety bar offers trenching precision and minimizes flying debris

• PTO shaft drive’s heavy duty slip clutch protects against overloading and excess maintenance costs.

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flexible-functionFLEXIBLE FUNCTIONALITY

Drill at any specified entry point ranging from 18 to 90 degrees with Vermeer’s Navigator D20x22FX Series II flex angle drill.

• Fully functional hoVrizontal drill is also useful for steep-angle geothermal loop installations

• Equipped with an automatic rod loader that operates at a full vertical position, eliminating manual handling

• Drill is only 65 inches in width for greater maneuverability.

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