Trenching Speed

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by GreenMonster, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    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.

  2. imjustdave

    imjustdave LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    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.

  3. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    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.

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