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  1. #1
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    Default Trench speed

    Does anyone know how many linear feet/hour you could expect to a trenching machine to dig at a 2 and 4' dig depth with a 6" wide trench with non-rocky, loamy soil with trace amounts of clay (Iowa soil)?

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    Default Re: Trench speed

    2' I get about 50-75'/hr, 4' is a little less than 1/2 that.

    A full 4' is going to be tough to get, because of cave in's in loose soil.

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    Default Re: Trench speed

    Can you tell me what kind of machine are you using to get that speed?

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    Default Re: Trench speed

    Small ride on crawler, a Case, (rental).

    I added a photo, of one of my guys doing a 4' trench.
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    Last edited by ray66v; 12-17-2008 at 01:28 AM.

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    Default Re: Trench speed

    Ahhhh the Case/Davis 300!! What a great little machine for close quarters and general work.
    Trenched in literally miles of signal cable with one of those. We used those little buggers so much we had to build up the edges of the throw auger from wear. Like a chain saw, the condition of the digging teeth is very important.

    We even adapted a collapsable take-up reel that replaced the bar and auger for removing line wire from retired pole line.

    I can't sing enough praises for those little 300's.


    Quote Originally Posted by ray66v View Post
    Small ride on crawler, a Case, (rental).

    I added a photo, of one of my guys doing a 4' trench.

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