John Deere intros skid steer trencher attachment

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Updated Jul 14, 2020
John Deere skid steer trencher

John Deere skid steer trencher

John Deere’s new TC36 and TC48 attachments can turn skid steers and compact track loaders into trenchers.

The attachments are designed for light-duty construction and agricultural applications. Deere says it offers a variety of configurations to match most soil conditions or trench requirements.

The trenchers feature a spring-loaded trencher boom to reduce system shock, a crumber boom that pulls loose soil into the trenchers to leave a clean bottom, and an auger to remove trench spoil.

The digging chain is designed to handle tough conditions, and an integrated skid shoe aids stabilization while trenching. An angle indicator provides the optimal trenching angle for more accurate and precise digging.

John Deere skid steer trencherThe frame is designed to provide easy ingress and egress during use, the company says. “By incorporating a low-profile drive system and side shaft, trenches will be nearly flush after every use. The multiple digging-chain options combined with the low-profile drive system and side shift help incur lower daily operating costs.”