Excavator Tips for Trenching Application

23 March,2017


Trenching is a frequently used function for excavators, no matter in the urban construction or the mine project. SANY excavators are designed to deliver maximum power, strength and fuel efficiency in all kinds of job sites. Below are some useful tips to help you get the most from the machine when it is working on a trenching job.

Firstly, you need take time for completing the setup of related configuration. It depends on where you will put your soil pile, bedding materials, and the location where you will place your pipe. Then make sure you are not boxing yourself together with the machine as your work goes on. Always use offset marks for giving yourself a reference point. It’s by no means work in vain, but helps you avoid any unnecessary time moving materials multiple times later.

Clean up the obstacles around the machine. If available, employ features like SANY’s straight travel pedal, for you to control the line with one penal versus controlling two pedals.

Now we start. Follow the paint line or marking path, and dig the teeth deep enough to mart the direction of the trench, ensuing that it’s in alignment. Always be aware of the terrain condition. If the machine can’t work on level ground, then holding the grade. Make the forcing of bucket maintain consistent, to create a smooth, level trench.

When the earth is excavated out of the trench, remember to keep the area in and around the trench clean and free of debris, to reduce the safety hazards for other people or equipment. It also helps improving working efficiency in this process, especially during loading.

Before selecting a direction, you are suggested to do a short test acceleration, for keeping the track orientation. Try to dig over front idlers, if possible. If digging over the side, keep alert to the possible decreased stability of the machine.


SANY excavator used in a trenching project in Algeria.jpg


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