Depth control - there are three sizes of booms
capable of digging a 3 ' , 5' , or 6' trench respectively. Depths up to
these maximums can be controlled by adjusting the boom.
Trench sizes - alloy steel cutting blade sets may be
supplied in 6", 8", 10" and 14" widths.
Digging speeds - the speed ultimately depends upon
the amount of dirt being removed and the condition of the soil. Shallow
digging speeds up to 800 feet per hour are not uncommon for
hydraulically propelled models.
Engine speeds - the recommended engine speed is 1800
r.p.m. with the transmission in four-wheel-drive and low gear although
the machine can be run in any gear, depending upon the amount of torque
required to keep trenching blade cutting. The governor setting controls
the engine speed.
Construction - the frame work of the Jeep-a-Trench is
all steel, electrically welded, and rigidly reinforced. Easily replaced
automotive type sealed bearings, are used with self-aligning heavy duty
pillow blocks. Spicer needle bearing wheel to control the
direction of the trench, which may even be set to cut a gentle curve if
so desired. This is one of the few trenching machines on pneumatic
tires, which makes it ideal for suburban work as it will not ''chew up"
lawns. Overload springs are furnished to give the Universal 'Jeep'
normal riding position.
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED ON THE UNIVERSAL 'JEEP': GW
Models; Front Power Take-Off, Governor, Heavy Duty Rear Springs, Bumper
Weight, 7.00 x 15 Tires. W, EW, WC, EWC, WH, EWH Models; Same as above
Plus: Rear Power Take -Off, Pulley Drive, and Draw Bar.
Crumbing and grading attachments - supplied for farm
tillage work where the bottom pf the trench must be kept smooth and
level no matter what the variations in surface terrain.
Front Mounted Blade - when this optional piece of
equipment is used, the Jeep-a-Trench can do its own backfilling. This
means the complete digging job from start to finish can be handled with
one man and one machine.
Pentabits - special cutters are available for heavy,
SAFETY FEATURES - the Jeep-a-Trench is equipped with
1/2" wooden dowl sheer pins to prevent damage to the cutting blades,
should they strike some object they cannot dislodge. While the
Jeep-a-Trench will remove boulders up to the size that can fit between
the flanges on the augers, it must be remembered that this machine is
not designed to cut through rock shelf.
THE JEEP-A-TRENCH IS ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES OF JEEP
While high sales volume of this machine is not
expected you will be surprised at the inquiries that result from the
delivery of one of these units in your territory.