Shelton launch new model CT100 Chain Trencher at the NEC this week

Annabel Gilbert in Machinery & Mechanics

"Show Offer - Prize Draw to win 1 day of trencher hire - free!"

The Shelton CT100 Chain Trencher hi res
Sportsturf Drainage firm Shelton, chose the SALTEX exhibition to launch their latest Chain Trencher model - the CT100. This machine has all the benefits of their original Chain Trencher but has been fitted with a bigger chain to increase trench width to a maximum of 200mm. Shelton Director Mick Claxton said: " The Chain Trencher has always been our best selling machine, but as engineers we are always looking for ways to improve our machinery and the obvious improvement was to increase the width of the trench so that larger pipes can be installed to give greater flexibility, we have also taken the opportunity to make changes to improve the overall performance of the machine, so customers should notice improved efficiencies and output with the CT100, with the same reliability and performance as the original model".

The CT100 Chain Trencher will be on show at the NEC on 4th and 5th November on stand A120, for a chance to win a day of free trencher hire with the new CT100 or any of the Shelton trenchers, visit the Shelton stand A120 at the NEC and enter the free prize draw.

How the CT100 works:
The CT100 Chain Trencher is ideal for installing land drainage pipes and underground services on sports fields and other turfed areas where minimum surface damage is demanded. The trencher is PTO driven and fits onto the tractor's 3-point linkage. It is possible to adjust the trench width from a minimum 120mm (4.5") to a maximum 200mm (8"). Trench depth is adjustable up to 1metre deep via the in-cab electro-hydraulic controls which allow control of the depth of dig, conveyor on / off and hydraulic crumber lift / lower. The chain trencher's digging boom and crumber leg can be moved up and down independently of each other via the in-cab controls, enabling a clean entry into the ground.

The hydraulically driven conveyor is 3.0 metres long with a robust endless belt. The conveyor is capable of discharging soil up to 2.0 metres high and elevates the excavated soil onto trailers running alongside leaving a clean surface and minimising damage to the turf.

A short conveyor is available as an optional extra which allows the soil to be discharged onto the ground adjacent to the trench, when the excavated soil is to be used for backfill material.

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