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Track Trenchers And Rock Saws
Track trenchers and rock saws from Vermeer, Ditch Witch, Tesmec, Mid America Trenchers and Trencor.
The T855 COMMANDER 3 tractor bullies through most surfaces with a powerful ATAAC Caterpillar C9 ACERT Tier 3 electronic engine. When equipped with a trencher attachment, it handles 6 feet to 12 feet rock trenching jobs for utility, water or sewer installations. With a Terrain Leveler surface excavation attachment, the T855 makes short work of surface mining, site preparation, road demolition or soil remediation. 888.837.6337, vermeer.com
The Ditch Witch RT115 heavy-duty ride-on trencher sports a turbocharged, 115-hp John Deere engine and a dependable hydrostatic transmission to keep it running strong all day long. The four-wheel-drive RT115’s rubber tires and optional four-wheel steering make this the ideal trenching equipment for both paved and off-road work. Rock saw attachments trench to depths ranging from 30 to 48 inches. 800.654.6481, ditchwitch.com
For narrow and deep cut ideal to reduce the volume of the ditch material, the TRS-1275L is suitable for cutting through hard rock and cement. The rock saw offers customers a powerful 540-hp C-15 Cat ACERT engine that is Tier III compliant. Overall track length is 146.3 inches with a width of 30 inches. The hydrostatic drive boasts four pumps and two motors capable of transmitting full engine horsepower. Operators have a choice of infinitely variable digging wheel speeds at depths up to 60 inches and widths from 8-16 inches. A pressurized elevating cab with air conditioning, heating and sound suppression offers comfort for the operator. 800.851.5102, tesmec.com
The Buckeye 9200T is designed for the 16 inch and smaller pipeline contractor. With its 600-hp available engine and a starting weight of 85,000 pounds, it is a machine with not only production but also maneuverability in mind. Both 7-feet and 9-feet digging wheels are available in several widths of cut. With a quick attach digging wheel option, different digging wheels can be swapped out in a matter of hours instead of days. 866.376.8453, buckeyetenchers.com