Pipeline Product Expo: Trenchers
Talon 508 Wheel Trenchers
The Talon model 508 wheel trencher features a 500-hp Cat C-15 power plant, which enables it to handle the harshest trenching conditions. Even with the increased horsepower, the 508 has an 80,000-lb operating weight, making transporting and permitting much easier.
The Talon 508 is capable of trenching up to 8 ft deep, with a width of 36 in. and the option of 48-in. wide buckets.
The 508 trencher is equipped an IFM PLC controller and operator interface that monitors track and wheel pressures to allow the operator the ability to get the most from the 508 without jeopardizing reliability. The cab offers climate control and has a swivel seat for operator comfort.
For more information, visit talontrenchers.com.
Trenchers and Equipment Inc. Eagle Wheel Trenchers
Trenchers and Equipment Inc. (TEI) is the exclusive source for New Eagle Wheel Trenchers in North America. The company has specialized in trenchers for more than 57 years, including designing, manufacturing and using all types of trenching machines in all underground job applications.
Wheel trenchers provide the fastest, cleanest method of trenching, and Eagles offer the only full line of wheel trenchers on the market, consisting of nine models for pipeline, utility, irrigation, drainage, cable, foundation and canal work.
Designed and manufactured in California since 1988, the Eagle trenchers’ superior design employs a computer-controlled all-hydraulic drive system that is GPS compatible. They are heavy duty for reliable, high production trenching in most soil conditions. Eagles produce a fine reusable spoil that can be placed on either side of the trench or directly onto a truck
For more information, visit trenchersandequipment.com.
Tesmec M5 Chainsaw Trencher
Tesmec’s largest torque converter-equipped unit features an industry-leading high chain pull and a very low chain speed. The M5 is heavy-duty chainsaw designed to cut trenches in rocky terrain for pipeline and underground utility construction. It is oriented toward trenching requirements in highly abrasive and extreme rock conditions.
Primary power is from turbocharged 440-hp Caterpillar Cl3 DITA-ATAAC diesel engine. The unit incorporates two-speed crawler-drive that provides infinitely variable speed regulation whether travelling forwards or in reverse. The digging chain is driven through an electronically controlled transmission driving differential and multi-strand chain and sprockets, which provides some of the highest levels of chain pull with the slowest chain speed in the trenching industry today.
These industry-leading slow chain speeds add to the overall capabilities of the Tesmec M-series machines, providing the highest chain pull forces of all Tesmec produced units resulting in superior digging capabilities in the most hard rock conditions while minimizing wear and consumption of digging tools. All other major functions are hydraulically powered, including all boom and conveyor belt functions. Since the introduction of the 5 machine in 2006, Tesmec has seen tremendous success.
For more information, visit tesmec.com.
Vermeer T555 Commander 3 Trencher
Vermeer Corp. is building on its long heritage of providing tough, dependable trenching equipment for the oil and gas industry by introducing the newly updated Vermeer T555 Commander 3 trencher. The T555III is now equipped with a Tier 4 Final engine and key powertrain enhancements that increase operational efficiency by delivering more horsepower to the cutting boom.
The machine also features the company’s SmartTEC performance software, which helps optimize productivity with real-time machine control prompts visible from the operator’s station. The company also made several modifications to the machine’s design to help improve operator visibility. The T555III tractor is available with trencher booms that range from 4 to 6 ft long (1.2 to 2.4 m) and are capable of trenching widths up to 2 ft (0.6 m).
The tractor is also available with a hydrostatic rockwheel attachment which can cut up to 3 ft (0.9 m) deep in some of the toughest rock conditions. This machine is the smallest model in the Vermeer extensive trencher line, which includes machines featuring common operator controls and offering digging depths up to 18 ft (5.5 m) and trench widths up to 4 ft (1.2 m) wide.
For more information, visit vermeer.com.
January 2017 Print Issue, Talon, Talon Trenchers, Tesmec, Tesmec USA Inc., trencher, Trenchers and Equipment Inc., Vermeer
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