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Rugged Trenchers Built To Handle Tough Conditions
Denny Kirian has put a lot of tough digging equipment to the test over the years, and after most of them bent, sagged or cried “uncle” when things got tough, he decided to build his own. “In the digging business there’s no such thing as overbuilt,” says Kirian, who now builds 3 models of his rugged DK Trenchers in his Ohio shop.
    The model DK-612 fits farm tractors in the 150 to 400 hp. range. Customers use it for laying cable, irrigation pipe and drainage tile, among other things. It digs a variable width trench up to 8 1/2 ft. deep. With auto self-leveling and tilt, it’ll make a 90 degree turn in about 60 ft.
When Kirian got calls for a “tougher and larger” trencher, he and his production team came up with the DK-628. “The Beast” digs up to a 24-in. wide trench 6 ft. deep. It’s a 3-pt. hitch model that weighs almost 7 tons and requires a variable speed transmission for operation. Power reaches the large trenching chain through dual gearboxes that are operated by a 1,000 rpm pto. Heavy-duty hydraulic lift and tilt cylinders raise, lower and adjust the cutting angle.
    “The Beast will install larger mains in a variety of conditions. It’s built stronger than our original model, with thicker steel, double the power, double the weight and capacity,” says Kirian.
    DK recently introduced a pull-type model DK-836 that’s mounted on a tandem wheeled cart with walking beam axles. The cart is built with a huge 8 by 12-in. tube steel framing with the trencher mounted on a massive support system on front. It lifts with an 8-in. hydraulic cylinder and tilts with two 8-in. cylinders mounted on top of the trencher frame. All hydraulics are self-contained and operate through the pto drive system. Kirian says a 300 to 600 hp. tractor is needed to pull the machine.
    “We built this model for people and companies who have big trenching needs and a need to put in dual wall pipe. This machine has all the features of our 3-pt. models and is built for the toughest conditions.” Call DK Trenchers for pricing and a free quote.

    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, DK Trenchers, Tiffin, Ohio 44883 (ph 419 585-4091; www.dktrenchers.com).

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2017 - Volume #41, Issue #1