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DAVIS Trencher

Discussion in 'Other Compact Equipment' started by OVERTORQUED, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. OVERTORQUED

    OVERTORQUED Well-Known Member

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    Hi all- not sure if input this in correct forum. Just picked up this Davis Trencher and curious if anyone was familiar with these. It hasn’t ran in probably 20 years from what they said, and few things are frozen on it. Anyone give me the scoop on this thing? Thanks so much.






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  2. thepumpguysc

    thepumpguysc Senior Member

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    That's a very Kool lookin machine..
    whats powering it?? gas or diesel??
    The tracks look very "lawn" friendly..
    The hydro "block" looks to be pretty straight forward & easily accessible.
    Are u talking about the ENGINE hasn't ran it awhile??
     
  3. mowingman

    mowingman Senior Member

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    That is an old one for sure. There are hundreds of the newer version of those, running everyday here in Texas. Davis trenchers were later built by Case, then Astec. A local equipment dealer still sells them, but I am not sure who manufacturers them now.
     
  4. Bluox

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    The spark plugs may be a clue.
    Bob
     
  5. mowingman

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    A Wisconsin gas engine would be a good guess.
     
  6. 74inchShovel

    74inchShovel Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a Wisconsin TJD,had similar in a Ditch Witch many years ago. Your chain is set up pretty aggressive, farm dirt you’ll be ok, any type of rock you may want to narrow it. Am I seeing it correctly, the outermost hydraulic pump only has one line to it, is one missing?