Toro has expanded its line of walk-behind trenchers with the TRX-250 and TRX-300 models, which feature technology that automatically diverts hydraulic flow from the traction motors to the trench motor when higher torque is needed when trenching.
Called Intelli-Trench, the system means the operator doesn’t have to constantly adjust the traction handle, because the system matches hydraulic flow to the digging conditions and speeds trenching times, Toro says. The system also reduces track wear and provides for more efficient engine operation.
Both trenchers are 82.5 inches long, 33.8 inches wide and 46 inches tall. They have a ground clearance of 4.3 inches.
The tracks are designed for a low center of gravity and a large footprint for stability, maneuverability and reduced turf damage. Toro enhanced the boom hydraulics for smoother up and down movement.
Toro also streamlined the controls to make them easier to operate. Controls include a trencher valve handle, boom lift lever and independent left- and right-track traction control. The company says the trenchers were designed with fewer parts than previous models to make maintenance simpler.
The TRX-250 runs on a 24.5-horsepower Toro engine and has a max forward speed of 2.4 mph. The TRX-300 has a 26.5-horsepower Kohler EFI (electronic fuel injection) engine and a 2.3 mph max forward speed. Both engines have 4.8-gallon capacities.