Got a new trencher!

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by ACP Services, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. 1idejim

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  2. 1idejim

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  3. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    Wow, that trencher is miles above the old, all mechanical, C-99 trenchers that I used to use. I'm sure I lost a lot of hearing having to stick my head by the muffler to reach the digging chain locking hub. The hand crank for raising and lowering the boom was great for holding on to when you had to stand on the trencher to get the digging chain to actually penetrate the dense clay soil out here.

     
  4. irritation

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  5. greenmonster304

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    They re-powered it with too small of an engine. Should be a 12-15 hp I would reckon.
     
  6. irritation

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    The right rear wheel is mounted incorrectly.
     
  7. irritation

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    The vented fuel cap leaks on muffler and turf.
     
  8. Wet_Boots

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    Winner winner, chicken dinner. The original configuration relocates the fuel tank to a bracket that mounts atop and forward of the engine, with a slight backwards lean. The bracket also supports a heat shield that surrounds the muffler, which protects the re-routed fuel line. Any drips fall clear of the muffler.

    Even then, the tank is labeled with a warning not to fill the tank over 3/4 full.

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  9. 1idejim

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    I knew that :)
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  10. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Can I substitute the chicken dinner for a nos retro clock?
     

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