If one were to ask earthmoving machine operators, contractors, and individual DIY clients which is the one accessory that is their favourite bobcat tool, the overwhelming majority would answer ‘the bucket’. The multipurpose bucket is, without a doubt, a handy accessory; but there is one tool that is a much more valuable asset to a construction site.
The Silent, Effective Accessory
The trencher is an accessory that may look and sound as if it can perform only one task: trenching. However, the reality is that the tool can be a dirt stirrer and shifter, a dirt breakup tool that can work in a vertical plane to create holes and break down banks. It can be equally effective in the horizontal plane as well for dragging coal from under belts. An added advantage of the trencher is that it can work in any type of soil conditions. The bucket can be effective only in loose soil conditions.
Why Use Trenchers
There are few, very good reasons to opt for a trencher when hiring earthmoving equipment in Melbourne. They include:
The heart and soul of any earthmoving equipment lies in their hydraulic arm. The buckets use the power of the machine’s arm effectively, but trenchers are much better at maximizing the hydraulics of the machines by using a technique called as planetary drive. What it does is that it slows the chain speed, extracting more torque from the hydraulic arm. This allows the machine to power cut through roots, rock or anything else that gets in the way.
The Frost Chain
There is the standard chain, which has teeth in an alternating pattern. The standard chain is not an economical option in tough Australian conditions. Trenchers use chains that have more teeth, called the frost chain. The biggest advantage if using the frost chain is that it compliments the planetary drive of the machine. What it means is that there ae more teeth powering their way through the soil. Because it has more teeth, the hiring price is higher than a standard chain. However, the frost chains last twice as longer, and complete tasks in half the time.
The Unique Assembly Of The Boom And Nose Roller
What marks the trencher out from the bucket and other bobcat accessories is its unique assembly. The combination of an oversized nose roller with a replaceable boom. The size if the roller causes it to turn slower, which then results in more power for cutting through tough soil conditions. The boom’s role is to give the frost chain, which runs along its length, a firm support so that the teeth can has more torque while cutting the soil. Some operators may suggest that the boom wears out quickly, but it is an item that does not cost much and can be replaced easily.
Choosing buckets may seem a safe bet. Trenchers, however, offer more power, more precision, and more value for not much more. They can be used in a variety of Australian conditions and are great for decks and new homes.