Track Trenchers & Rock Saws

May 2011, Vol. 66 No. 5
Vermeer T1055 Commander 3

RIVARD
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RIVARD rocksaw trenchers are dedicated to micro trenching projects, asphalt cutting on airport rehabilitation and more. They minimize disruption with maximum efficiency, productivity and safety, working simultaneously in trenching and duct/cable laying. A range of trenchers is fitted with a smart conveyor for debris evacuation in a dump truck, prior to filling trench with slurry. RIVARAD rocksaw trenchers come with a family of attachments, and servicing is provided by GRADALLInc. +33 (0) 2 41 33 68 68, www.rivard.fr

Mastenbroek
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Britain’s Mastenbroek plans to deliver the first of its new generation drainage trencher, the M-3500, to the U.S. in the summer. The M-3500 features a mechanically driven trencher chain, simplified controls and an all-new operator’s cab designed to be ergonomically efficient. The machine made its debut last year in Europe with GPS grade control for drainage trenchers developed by Trimble with close cooperation from Mastenbroek. The system provides surveying to as-laid plans. With a gross weight of 48,000 pounds, the machine comes with a Cummins QSM 11 construction diesel engine delivering 350 hp. Digging depth is up to 11 feet 6 inches, with trench widths of between 8 to 21.5 inches. Designed to cope with difficult terrain, the machine comes with side slope leveling and can be slewed for curved trenching applications. Undercarriage features independent hydrostatic track drive and 25-inches wide triple grouser pads on oscillating tracks. Inside the rise-and-fall operator’s cabin, there is single lever joystick control of the digging mechanism and electronic machine display and controls. +44 (0) 1205 311313, www.mastenbroek.com

Mid America Trenchers
The Buckeye 9200T is designed for 16-inch and smaller diameter pipe. With its 600 hp engine and a starting weight of 85,000 pounds, the 9200T is easily maneuverable and high producing. Both 7- and 9-foot digging wheels are available in several widths. With a quick attach digging wheel option, different digging wheels can be swapped out in only hours instead of days. 866.376.8453, buckeyetenchers.com