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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 absolutely love the tommy™. We’re working less hours and servicing more clients. The tommy™ stays in the ground, and the guys aren’t fighting fabric against the wind all day long, like we were with prefab. And, there’s just minor maintenance over a year. We couldn’t be happier.

Tom Lingvai
Lingvai Excavating
Bryan, OH