trenching in clay

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

  1. rlpsystems

    rlpsystems LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 472

    Trench down about 8' to get your 6' or
    contact vermeer or ditch witch to get proper tools, you may need a "certain" type of chain
  2. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,957

    You can rent your bucket for this job
  3. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,358

    a crumber "feeds" the chain with the spoils that fall back into the ditch, mine is a swinging arm style and works fine.

    like most things, you can't always use it due to limited space or tight turns.

    i'll see if i can find a picture
  4. tafeel

    tafeel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    tight turns are not a problem. the crumber I think will fix my problem. I will be fabricating one for myself. most likely it will be a fixed position one or mechanically adjustable.
  5. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,358

    look at this for some ideas
  6. Mjtrole

    Mjtrole LawnSite Member
    Messages: 226

    A crumber is exactly what you need. It's job, as someone posted, it to take the spoils and feed them back into the chain and it will "drag" the bottom of the trench and keep it clean I would buy one and not make one.

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