Trenching machines: boom/rubber tire

Rubber tire trenchers from Astec Underground, Vermeer, Ditch Witch and Mid America Trenchers.

Astec Underground

The Bradco Trencher line by Paladin Construction Group includes the Bradco 330, 612, 615, 615F, 625 and 640.

It’s a puzzle with a lot of pieces that can be challenging to put together into a crystal clear picture: To rent, buy or rent and then convert that rental into a purchase?

Rubber tire trenchers from Ditch Witch, Astec Underground, Vermeer and Mid America Trenchers.

The Buckeye 9200 Magnum is tough enough to handle trenching chores from Fort St John, British Columbia to Texas and Oklahoma.

The RT80 is a utility-based, fully hydrostatic trencher with a compact footprint and an 83 gross hp turbocharged diesel engine.

The Astec RT1200 offers optional attachments like a trencher, vibratory plow, backfill blade, backhoe and rock saw.

The new Vermeer RTX550 is the only 65-hp utility tractor available with an innovative rubber quad-track system.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

In 1948, young inventor and entrepreneur Gary Vermeer founded a new company in a one room cement block building to produce a hoist device for lifting grain wagon boxes to make them easier to empty.

Day 2 at ICUEE started out chilly but clear and sunny, and the convention breathed a collective sigh of relief. Since it was a little slow to warm up, though, most of Underground Construction started the day off indoors.

Read the Day 1 recap
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