Trenching machines, wheel

Increase production and profit with the new Eagle 7500 Wheel Trencher. The heavy duty Eagle 7500 wheel trencher is efficient and well balanced.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

For some time now, horizontal directional drilling (HDD) has been capable of replacing open-cut construction on segments of many projects. The benefits of HDD are well known -- it can minimize excavation, dust pollution, and reduce damage to surface improvements which can significantly lower time-consuming and costly restoration of surface damage.

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

Parker-Stockstill Construction, Elm City, NC, has carved out a solid niche installing natural gas transmission and distribution lines in central and eastern North Carolina.

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?

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Vermeer is launching a system for cutting narrow trench in paved rights-of-way, primarily for installing duct for fiber optic cable.

“The target market is the last-mile, fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) installations,” said Jon Kuyers, product manager of the Vermeer utility segment. “The system is the complete package for installing micro duct for fiber.”

The Astec RT560 trencher comes standard with a six-way blade, outboard planetary axles, a heavy duty flywheel trencher, and four-wheel drive and steering.

The new L45 tractor-loader-backhoe (TLB) operates like three machines in one, combining a strong loader and backhoe with three-point implement capabilities.

Kennametal Inc. has introduced new retainers for its line of TSC step-shank tools used on large-track trenchers.

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