The resulting waste mud and fluids from the hydro excavation process can be effectively managed, making life easier for drilling operators and creating possible new revenue streams.
Heavy-duty trencher from Ditch Witch offers purpose-built design
Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, introduced its largest trencher to date, the HT275, to boost productivity and versatility on a broad range of trenching jobs. The unit was designed to increase year-over-year return on investment (ROI) on water, sewer, gas, power and underdrain installations, pipeline distribution and other heavy-duty trenching tasks.
The HT275 provides operators exceptional efficiency on installations up to 10-ft deep and 26-in wide. A fully utilized Cummins® 275-hp (205-kW) T4 engine provides the power to tackle a variety of jobsite environments and digging conditions. And a hydrostatic trencher-chain drive with an infinitely variable displacement motor allows operators to easily match chain speeds to soil conditions.
"Designed specifically for heavy-duty trenching, the HT275 is an excellent addition to the fleet of any underground construction contractor working on a broad range of trenching jobs," said Steve Seabolt, Ditch Witch product manager, heavy duty trenchers. "Modular and patent-pending designs and purpose-built attachments further enhance productivity and enable contractors to accept a broader range of jobs than previously feasible."
The HT275 boosts jobsite performance with four hydraulic quick-disconnect blocks that reduce the time it takes to change attachments from days to hours. The design allows operators to change rear attachments in the field without the use of heavy lifting equipment. And, for better performance on uneven terrains, the machine has a patent-pending suspension that mounts to the center of each track frame. This innovative design feature provides the unique ability to "float" each track independently, which takes stress off the main frame.
Equipped with a power sliding cab and featuring external cameras, the HT275 offers industry-leading visibility of the jobsite. Operators also benefit from unparalleled comfort and control due to an air-ride suspension seat with 270-degree rotation, ergonomic joystick controls and dual 7-inch displays.
A one-piece, fully opening hood offers easy access to the engine and all routine maintenance points. The HT275 features a unique wireless remote that allows operators to perform daily service and inspections — including advancing the digging chain from ground level — saving time and simplifying maintenance. The trencher's patent-pending track frame is designed for easy removal, which further simplifies serviceability by minimizing time spent on track repairs.
More from Trenching
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas will showcase its equipment solutions for the utility industry when it participates in the October 1–3 ICUEE (International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition) show. Attendees will find Hyundai in Booth K345 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.
Toro has enhanced its TRX walk-behind trencher line with two new models that are designed for exceptional performance, serviceability, ease of use and operator comfort.
Check out this video from the Prelinger Archive showing 1950s construction equipment, including a Gradall, installing underground electrical infrastructure – but perhaps don't take any safety cues!
Rock Underground, located in the city of Greenfield, MN, is an expert in utility work and exclusively uses Vac-Tron units for locating underground utilities. "All we run is Vac-Tron, every crew we have runs a Vac-Tron model," says Adam Rock, Founder of Rock Underground.
American Augers/Trencor, a Charles Machine Works company, has released the first large-scale upgrade to its proven 1400-series trencher line since its introduction. The new T14-54/617 trencher features a Tier 4 Final emissions compliant engine, state-of-the-art electronics and customer-requested features.
The new Ditch Witch C12X walk-behind trencher provides rental companies with exceptional return on investment while enhancing ease of use, reliability and serviceability. The C12X trencher is equipped with a compact frame, equipped with a powerful 12-hp engine and digging depths up to 24 inches.
The Ditch Witch organization, a Charles Machine Works Company, has released an advanced version of their industry-first, web-based tool that helps customers be more efficient and reduce downtime by quickly finding the service parts they need. The Ditch Witch Parts Lookup gives customers easy access to detailed parts information and a direct line of communication to dealerships for part verification and pick-list creation.
The new Vermeer SPX25 vibratory plow is designed for fast and efficient cable/fibre and irrigation system installation. It features a full-function remote control that gives the operator a 360-degree view of the jobsite, helping to avoid potential obstacles and an unobstructed view of the product being installed. The SPX25 vibratory plow is compact, powerful and built with tracks to minimize ground disturbance.
To increase productivity and improve ROI on fiber jobsites, the Ditch Witch organization, a Charles Machine Works Company, has introduced the MT16 microtrencher. The cost-effective microtrencher creates an ideal trench in a single, quick and efficient pass when working with the Ditch Witch RT55 or RT80 ride-on trenchers, and the FX65 vacuum excavator.