Track Trenchers and Rock Saws: Equipment Spotlight

May 2012, Vol. 67 No. 5
The Vermeer T1055 COMMANDER 3

Track trenchers and rock saws from Vermeer, Trencor/Astec, Tesmec, Trench-Tech and Mid America Trenchers.

Vermeer
The T1055 COMMANDER 3 is powered by a 415-hp engine and features a Rotary Power headshaft and splined headshaft that produce a lower speed and higher torque, providing superior rock penetration and low chain wear for better production results. The T1055 is equipped with the TEC Plus electronic control system designed for improved diagnostic capabilities and to increase performance by enhancing machine controllability. The 6-, 8-, 10-, 12- or 14-foot boom lengths offer job flexibility and eliminate the time and effort of changing booms. 888.837.6337, vermeer.com

Trencor/Astec
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The Trencor T1060 mechanical drive trencher can dig up to 12 feet deep and up to 36 inches wide. Its C-9 Tier 3 Stage IIIA Caterpillar 350-hp transmits power to the digging chain through a three-speed Allison transmission, which allows maximum torque in each trenching speed. Narrow profile allows transportation without oversize permits. 800.527.6020, astecunderground.com

Tesmec
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The TRS 1100 is suitable for cutting through hard rock and cement. The rocksaw offers customers a powerful 385 hp C-13 Cat ACERT engine. Overall track length is 138 inches with a width of 23.5 inches. The hydrostatic drive boasts two pumps and two motors capable of transmitting full engine horsepower. Operator’s have a choice of infinitely variable digging wheel speeds at depths up to 54 inches and widths from 6-14 inches. A pressurized ROPS cab with air conditioning, heating and sound suppression offers comfort for the operator. 800.851.5102, tesmec.com

Trench-Tech
The 2000 series trenchers range in horsepower from 350-950 hp, which does not include the special order equipment available in ranges up to 1,500 hp. All six models are powered by CAT engines. Operating weights range from 75,000-320,000 pounds. Designed especially for large diameter pipeline work, maximum cutting widths provide a 78-inch wide max cut and depths from 24 to 30 feet. 800.842.2135, trenchtech.com