View Full Version : Trenching Speed

02-23-2006, 05:53 PM
How fast, as in FPM, should I expect to be able to trench with a trencher attachment on a Bobcat T190?

Edit: sorry, conditions are loamy clay, probably little to no rocks, trenching about 12" deep.


02-23-2006, 09:01 PM
Well my experiance is limited to a ditch witch, going aobut 2 feet in, Seeing as your in clean IE no rocks situation and mounted to a skidsteer, I wouldn't worry about it, you will most likly go at least a walking pace if not faster. should be easy as pie.


Dirty Water
02-23-2006, 10:03 PM
You'll probably be cruising around 10 fpm. Trenching in loamy clay is about the ideal situation, you can run circles around a mini-ex in that ground. We can probably go about 20 fpm on our dedicated DitchWitch (Not a small one).

The slowdown is when your in tight area's.