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Trencher vs tommy™

 

 

Eliminating all of the manual labor involved with installing fabric in the soil cuts in half the time and effort normally involved. Minimizing the volume of materials to be man-handled also improves efficiency. These factors all improve the morale of the crew, which has significant benefits to management and customers.

 

In simultaneous, apples to apples races between the tommy™ and the different types of trenchers, the tommy™ literally ran a circle around them while installing 400 feet of fabric in less time than the trenchers installed 200 feet in an easy, straight run.

 

 

The tommy™ installed 400 feet of finished fence in 10 minutes, with only a two-man crew. That computes to 1200 feet per man-hour. The best trencher installation was 200 feet in 12 minutes, or 500 feet per man-hour, with trenching more than 50% slower than slicing.

 

A person might argue that the trencher is more efficient with more laborers––that more laborers inherently make the trenching operation efficient. But it's not true. It just takes a lot of time to excavate tons of soil, man-handle a multitude of bulky material, and then backfill properly, which doesn't even account for many conditions where the trencher can't manuever or operate.

 

 




Customer Comments

I purchased the tommy™ in 1997 as I anticipated potential growth of the erosion control industry. We’ve grown by leaps and bounds since then, and the tommy™ has led the way. We run the heck out of it and it just keeps working. It goes into very hard ground and doesn’t take much H.P. It’s also important that we can use it on different equipment, which really gives us flexibility.

Jeff Trog
Valley Erosion Control
Inner Grove Heights, MN