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 03-14-2007, 20:35 Post: 140440
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i bought a 2710 and just recently got the backhoe for it and thinking that the next purchase would be a trencher chain type any have any experience with these on a similar machine?






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 03-14-2007, 22:15 Post: 140443
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Highway; I've had mixed results using rental type self propelled units with a trench width of roughly 3-4 inches and a depth max of about 30 inches. Soil type rules your results. Dark heavy rock free clays work like a dream, sandy soils especially if it is too wet will cave before you can get the cable in. Rocks or tree roots bigger than an inch or so will be frustrating. I've got a narrow bucket for the hoe, like 9 or 10 inches to use in the rocks and roots unless it is too wet them the narrow bucket won't clean, so back to the wide bucket and get it overwith. Hope this helps. Frank.






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 03-15-2007, 08:53 Post: 140451
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We use both chain type and wheel type trenchers a lot in the course of our business.

I would never personaly consider a 3pth trencher for my fleet.

For the cost of the 3pth model you can buy a nearly new stand-alone self-propelled unit. Why would you want to beat up (and tie up) your tractor when you can have a second machine for the same money, or often less if you buy an older machine.

I'm told you find a rock or two in the ground in Maine. Wink yeah right

Besides, IMHO, unless you are going to use something a LOT it doesn't make sense to own it, for a few bucks you can do a lot of work with a rental unit. When we do small jobs away from our home area we always rent, it's usually cheaper than just the shipping costs to take our own unit with us.

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 03-15-2007, 09:47 Post: 140453
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thanks very good point think i will do just that
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 03-16-2007, 21:00 Post: 140470
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If you keep your eyes open you can find self-propelled trencher deals. I bought a big 6,000 lb. Case trencher with backhoe (a 1987 DH5 model) for $1000, put $300 into it and made $3000 in work then three years later got $4500 for it. It could trench from 2" wide to 16" wide in one pass. And you'll be amazed at the new friends (neighbors) you'll meet when they find out you have one. I'd stay away from a 3pt, and you'll probably have a hard time selling it if you do get one.






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