Aug. 1, 2004
Toro The DD 619 trencher attachment is designed for such projects as irrigation, drain tile or valve box installations as well as tree planting and edging


The DD 619 trencher attachment is designed for such projects as irrigation, drain tile or valve box installations as well as tree planting and edging applications. The trencher offers multiple boom length configurations, a heavy-duty nose roller bearing and a convenient chain tensioner. The DD619 features a direct drive system, which incorporates a larger hydraulic motor that provides greater torque, a longer service life and lower maintenance concerns.
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The Vermeer hydrostatic RT650 is designed to give contractors, utilities and municipalities the maneuverability of a riding trencher combined with the cutting power to penetrate tough surfaces. For added comfort, the operator's station rotates 90 degrees, allowing the operator to select five different positions. The RT650 also features automotive-style steering, a servo-controlled ground-drive system and standard planetary axles.
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Little Beaver

The Kwik-Trench Earth Saw trenches up to 30 feet per minute and cuts through compacted clay, road fill, asphalt and tree roots up to 10 inches thick. It is designed for such applications as installing residential lawn sprinkler systems, low voltage wiring, electronic dog fencing, drainage lines, landscape edging and silt fencing. It leaves neat, clean trenches that minimize backfill and cleanup time, according to the company.
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George Evans Corp.

The Pow-R-Spade trencher is designed for small trenching jobs such as LP gas line installation, seasonal water lines, downspout runoff and decorative lighting applications. Digging teeth are available for either 3-inch or 4-inch wide trenches and depth is fully adjustable up to 24 inches.

Butch Trevor, owner of Moline, Ill.-based Trevor Tru Value Hardware, says that the typical application for the Pow-R-Spade trencher is for running electrical wires underground. “Every customer that rents it has raved about it,” Trevor says. “It's relatively lightweight and it can even be wheeled into the back of a pickup truck for easy transportation.”
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Ditch Witch

The new RT36 and RT40 trenchers are upgrades of two of the company's all-time, best-selling trenchers — the 3700 and 3610, respectively. Both the RT36 and RT40 are equipped with quiet, clean-burning, 2004-compliant Deutz engines. The 4-wheel-drive RT36 features a more user-friendly operator station as well as automotive-style steering, clutch and brake. The 4-wheel-drive RT40 features an enhanced operator station with easy-to-use instrument panel, easily accessible throttle, grab handles and extra legroom.
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The LT112 Bobcat trencher attachment is designed for trenching projects between 2- and 3-feet deep. This model is approved for the new Bobcat MT52 mini track loader — a popular rental machine — and the 463 skid-steer loader, which are designed for accessing backyards and hard-to-reach areas. With a 24-inch dig depth the LT112 trencher is a suitable model for light-to-medium trenching projects. A manual side-shift comes standard with this trencher.

Dave Steele, manager of Aurora Rentals in Stanwood, Wash., likes the LT112 because it matches up with Bobcat's walk-behind loader. Customers rent it to install water and power lines, he says. “It's about the only thing that works well on rocky ground, which we have a lot of around here,” Steele says.
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The all-hydraulic, walk-behind 4-wheel-drive trencher is designed to provide better traction and stability on unstable terrain. By reducing side-to-side movement and eliminating front-end bounce, get straighter trenches and a constant trench depth, the company says. With the patented Snaploc system, one snap transforms the 4-wheel-drive back into 2-wheel-drive.

Paul Nottingham, president of Action Rental and Sales in Kingport, Tenn., says, “Since I bought Barreto 4-wheel-drive trenchers, walk-behind trenchers are now one of my top revenue producers. My customers say the Barreto units are much smoother with less vibration, and that trenching with the Barreto is much less of a fight.”
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Union Tools

The new redesigned and extended line of Razor-Back industrial grade trench clean-out shovels are designed to dig or clean out narrow trenches for irrigation supply lines, electrical conduit or cable TV. They feature a lowered handle lift for added comfort and an aggressive and sharp 12-gauge steel blade. The expanded line includes four shovels with ash handles and four shovels with yellow fiberglass handles, each with heads in 3-, 4-, 5- and 6-inch blade widths that are color coded for easy identification.
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