trenching in clay

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by tafeel, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. tafeel

    tafeel LawnSite Member
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    first off hello to all I am new here.

    now to business
    I just bought a m470 vermeer with b800 hoe 95" trencher bar/ cable plow combo
    my project is to try and install geothermal lines. I am in Manitoba Canada and my soil is wet clay. how do i get my chain to clean? how do i get my trench clean need 6' deep for install and my trencher is leaving the trench about 4' deep?
     
  2. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Drill a well or two. Oh and welcome prepare to get hosed, just ask bavarian
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  3. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Use the hoe.
     
  4. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
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    That's going to be one dirty hoe when you're thorugh with it! Don't forget to clean her off! :D
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  5. tafeel

    tafeel LawnSite Member
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    using the hoe is an option but I will need a 24" bucket right now it has a 16". the trencher would would be cleaner less disturbance.
     
  6. S.O.Contracting

    S.O.Contracting LawnSite Member
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    What is the tooth setup on the trencher? Shark tooth, cups, bullet bits? Maybe a different setup would clean better.
     
  7. tafeel

    tafeel LawnSite Member
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    right now it has just cup cutters on every second station I believe 5" cut all new cutters. I have more cutters but need to get spacers to install them as the guy I bought it from had it pretty bare on the chain.
     
  8. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    Sharp shooter and clean out. Get used to it.
    And run the chain rpm as high as it will go.
     
  9. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    you need a crumber, i built the one for my trencher

    http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/5189817/description.html
     
  10. tafeel

    tafeel LawnSite Member
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    well i can say the sharp shooter is not an option!!!!! 1idejim i like the crumber option will explore it more thanks
     

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