News “September 2016”

A new model, the 40/20 has been developed in response to global demand for a powerful heavy duty chain trencher which incorporates the latest technology to install on grade drainage with greater efficiency and repeatability. Maximising operator comfort, safety and staying ahead of the more stringent environmental standards in North America and Europe. The digging chain is driven by two heavy duty hydraulic motors, with selectable low / mid / high speed ranges to suit soil type. Side tilt and extendable track widths aid stability and maximise clearance for spoil from deep trenching.

An all new operators cabin has been developed which is ROP`s certified to ISO3471:2008 for operator safety and hydraulically extends outwards and upwards for increased visibility. Machine controls are close to hand on the high backed comfort seat, and panoramic heated windows ensure a clear view of the job site.

This first machine was delivered in September to a drainage contractor in France. The digging chain mechanism was developed to suit the customer’s specific requirements and machine control uses Trimble GPS for grade and autosteer. This combination of machine automation enables more pipe to be installed with repeatable accuracy.


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