Posted October 19, 2015

New Options for Toro's Riding Trencher Line-up

The Toro Company is introducing three new attachments for its riding trenchers. A direct drive trencher is available for the RT 600, and a combo mount system and a sliding offset feature for both the RT 600 and RT 1200 machines. The new attachments will be available in the spring of 2016.

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The company also offers two drive style options. The HD PowerTrench drive, which stores power from a flywheel that is transferred to the torque-amplifying planetary system, gives the HD trencher the power to overcome rocks or other obstacles in a wide range of conditions.

The hydrostatic direct trencher drive uses hydrostatic and inertial energy to deliver cost-effective performance in less demanding conditions. The direct drive trencher can also be used as one of the attachments on the new combo mount system in conjunction with the Toro P85 plow attachment.

The combo mount system can potentially minimize downtime by allowing both a trencher and a plow to be mounted to the back of the machine. The RT1200 combo uses the HD trencher drive and the P105 plow with blade attitude adjustment; the RT600 combo uses the new direct drive trencher in combination with the heavy-duty P85 plow attachment. Using the combo mount means the operator can achieve increased versatility by adding an attachment without sacrificing performance.

The sliding offset feature increases accessibility in tight locations by allowing the attachments to slide one way or the other. This can improve productivity because utility lines can be placed closer to the desired location without having to reposition the entire unit.

“We believe these new enhancements provide an improved overall experience for utility contractors,” explains Joshua Beddow, marketing manager for The Toro Company.

The new attachments will be available on the RT600 and RT1200 riding trenchers in the spring of 2016.