Trencor Trenchers

By Walt Moore, Senior Editor | September 28, 2010

Trencor trencher 

Included in the Trencor chain-type trencher lineup are six models, ranging in horsepower from 250 to 1,500 and all featuring a mechanical chain-drive system that uses a multi-speed transmission and heavy-duty differentials. The model T1260HDE shown here has a 425-hp Caterpillar C15 diesel engine, can weigh up to 148,000 pounds, is available with chain widths from 16 to 42 inches, and is capable of digging to depths of 12 feet (at a 36-inch width). The T1260HDE can deliver chain speeds from 200 to 637 fpm.