Project Manager, Tyler Orr explained, “The total structure square footage for the slab on grade was approximately 11612sq m. Grade beams were 300mm wide and 900mm deep below the slab and were the structural component of the project in lieu of typical foundation walls. We trenched about 14km by the end of the project and shattered expectations with the excavation speed.”
Rusin purchased the Digga Bigfoot XD 1200 trencher at the World of Concrete convention in Las Vegas especially for the project. It was a bit of a gamble as they had never used a Digga trencher for such an application before, typically digging with a mini excavator. However, all models in the Digga Bigfoot XD trencher range can be fitted to excavators up to 8 tonne, skid steers and backhoes and will trench as deep as 900mm.
The team at Rusin attached their Bigfoot XD trencher to a Case TR320 tracked skid steer loader which was ideal – the tracking giving them extra stability helping to keep the trencher in line during the operation.
Tyler said it proved invaluable for the team, “We could trench about five times quicker than a mini excavator could dig and the trenches were neat and clean which resulted in us saving on concrete material at the end of the project.”The Bigfoot XD trencher features a unique Headstart Crumber system which allows you to start digging with the crumber bar on the ground. This not only eliminates the need to get in and out of your machine to drop the crumber to its working position once the depth has been reached, saving you time; it will also leave the bottom of the trench flat and clean with the durable scraper shoe.
In this instance, thanks to these unique Digga features, Rusin were able to save time and money.
Rusin commented, “Digga’s Bigfoot XD Trencher brought so much value to us that we bought a second trencher to increase our production on another similar project. We would absolutely recommend a Digga Trencher to anyone for any size of trenching project!”
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