Pipeline Product Expo — Trenchers
Trenchers and Equipment Inc. Eagle 7500 Wheel Trencher
Eagle 7500 Wheel Trencher is the most popular machine for pipeline construction that Trenchers and Equipment Inc. (TEI) offers. Powered by a Cat C7 engine with 275 hp, it digs 7 ft deep and 24 to 36 in. wide and weighs 55,000 lbs.
The 7500 provides reliable high production trenching in most soil conditions. Operation is safe and easy with a computer-controlled, all hydraulic drive system. TEI’s modern design has eliminated many parts associated with other wheel trenchers. There are no cables, transmissions, clutches, drivelines, differentials, sprockets and chains, sliding masts or dead counterweights, which results in a clean, strong, well-balanced, low maintenance machine. The headshaft is machined from solid steel with fixed hub positions and no keyways. The wheel drive sprockets and segments use updated gear technology for longer life. Wheel truck assemblies feature the company’s new, easy adjust design for proper wheel alignment.
All Eagle Trenchers are designed and manufactured in California. Trenchers and Equipment Inc. has been involved with the design, manufacture and application of trenching machines for more than 55 years.
For more information, visit trenchersandequipment.com.
Tesmec TRS 1150 XHD
The Tesmec TRS 1150 XHD is powered by a 440-hp (328-kW) Caterpillar C13 ACERT Tier3 engine.
Its max dig depth is 12 ft (366 cm), while max dig width is 42 ft, 9 in. (1,304 cm). It is a heavy-duty chainsaw machine designed to cut trenches in rock for cross-country pipeline and underground utility construction.
The unit incorporates a two-speed crawler-drive that provides infinitely variable speed regulation whether traveling forward or in reverse. The cutting wheel is hydraulic driven through flywheel gearboxes that maintain consistent torque in most uneven ground formations. Other major functions are raising and lowering of the digging attachment, a 42-in. spoil removing conveyor and conveyor shift.
The Tesmec TRS 1150 has proven to be a tremendous success in both the United States and overseas markets. Some of the standard features include a pressurized cab with air conditioning, heating and sound suppression; elevated cab module with roll over protection (ROPS), Tesmec’s revolutionary TrenchTronic 3.0 control system and many others.
For more information, visit tesmec.com.
Trencor T1460 Trencher
Trencor mechanical drive trenchers, like the T1460, offer a range of benefits. The most significant of these is increased torque, as more than 90 percent of the engine horsepower can be delivered to the cutting tool for increased productivity. The cutting tool tends to break out larger pieces of material due to the slow-moving digging tooth and design for high volume trenching.
The chain-driven head shaft is fully enclosed in an oil bath for longer life. This design has been proven to deliver lower operating costs than hydraulic pumps and motors. A sealed and lubricated track drive also provides extended life and reduces maintenance costs. A processor-based load control system rapidly regulates the trencher and track speeds to maintain performance, reduce engine stalls and machine wear. All this while the machine’s high volume hydraulic system operates tracks, conveyor, and boom lift to keep pumps and motors cooler. This makes them last longer and operate more efficiently.
In terms of safety protection, the location of the ISO rollover and crush test certified cab provides protection from trenching hazards, and from the conveyor and trencher boom. Trencor products are now manufactured in West Salem, Ohio, under the roof of the trusted name of American Augers.
For more information, visit trencor.com.
Vermeer T1055III Rock Trencher
For projects requiring high horsepower and deep digging depths, Vermeer offers the T1055III trencher. Powered by 415-hp Caterpillar engine, the T1055 features a rotary power headshaft motor and splined headshaft that produce a lower speed and higher torque, providing superior rock penetration and low chain wear for better production results.
The T1055 is equipped with the TEC Plus electronic control system, designed for improved diagnostic capabilities and to increase performance by enhancing machine controllability. Sectionalized boom lengths increase work efficiency. The 6-, 8-, 10-, 12- or 14-ft boom lengths offer job flexibility and eliminate the time and effort of changing booms.
Since 2007, the Vermeer pipeline business segment unit has been focused on providing oil and gas pipeline contractors the equipment they need to get the job done. The company offers a full range of trenchers and other pipeline equipment to suite any project from start to finish.
For more information, visit vermeer.com.2015 January Issue, Pipeline Product Expo
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