Vermeer Trenchers

By Walt Moore, Senior Editor | September 28, 2010

 Vermeer trencher

Vermeer's broad range of chain-type trenchers includes "ride-on" models with rubber tires and (more recently) rubber tracks, as well as large "track trenchers." The former category ranges in horsepower from 33 to 74, in maximum cutting depths from 48 to 60 inches, and in cutting widths from 6 to 18 inches. The latter ranges in horsepower from 125 to 600, in operating weight from 23,000 to 210,000 pounds, in cutting width from 7 to 48 inches, and in cutting depth from 6 to 18 feet. The 44-hp, fully hydrostatic RT450 shown here can dig to 60 inches and provides widths from 5 to 12 inches.