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Toro Extends Walk-Behind Trencher Line With New TRX-26

Wed December 14, 2011 - National Edition
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Boasting a 26-hp (19.4 kW) Kawasaki engine, the TRX-26 is ideal for utility workers, irrigation contractors and plumbers looking for the power of a ride-on trencher, with the maneuverability and control of a walk-behind.
Boasting a 26-hp (19.4 kW) Kawasaki engine, the TRX-26 is ideal for utility workers, irrigation contractors and plumbers looking for the power of a ride-on trencher, with the maneuverability and control of a walk-behind.

Toro is extending its line of dedicated walk-behind trenchers with the introduction of the Toro TRX-26. Boasting a 26-hp (19.4 kW) Kawasaki engine, the TRX-26 is ideal for utility workers, irrigation contractors and plumbers looking for the power of a ride-on trencher, with the maneuverability and control of a walk-behind.

“Based on feedback we received from contractors, we found there was a growing demand for a larger, more powerful walk-behind trencher,” said Greg Lawrence, product marketing manager of Toro. “To fill the gap between ride-ons and smaller walk-behinds, Toro designed the TRX-26 to be powerful, yet easy to use.”

With many of the same features as the Toro TRX-15 and TRX-19 models, the TRX-26 makes trenching more efficient without putting any extra strain on the operator, according to the manufacturer.

The Toro Dingo TX-style control system on the TRX-26 makes it easy to control and eliminates the “jerk” steering required with handlebar control steering, allowing for smoother, more precise trenching. Three simple controls operate all traction and trenching functions, making the TRX-26 much easier to use and learn than other trenchers. And with its zero-turn capability and ground pressure as low as 4.1 psi, the TRX-26 has the ability to access confined spaces without damaging existing turf.

The low-profile tracked design of the TRX-26 provides a low center of gravity and a large footprint for increased stability and added traction on hills and uneven terrain. The tracked design also gives the TRX-26 cross-trenching capabilities.

“Tracks help the operator maneuver over perpendicular trenches effortlessly, where wheeled units may get stuck in the existing trench. It’s rare that someone will only need to trench in straight lines, so the ability to cross-trench is important,” said Lawrence.

The TRX-26 can be outfitted with Toro’s 2-, 3- or 4-ft. (.6, .9 or 1.2 m) boom attachments, allowing it to trench up to 8-in. (20 cm) wide and up to 48-in. (122 cm) deep. With multiple boom options, contractors can choose the right size boom for their specific job, whether that’s the 4-ft. boom for installing utility lines or the 2-ft. boom for irrigation or drain tile applications. Other available options for the TRX-26 include soil chain, combo chain, crumber and backfill blade attachments.

“No matter what type of trenching job a contractor is working on, they’re going to be impressed by the performance of the TRX-26,” said Lawrence.

For more information, call 800/Dig-Toro or visit www.toro.com/trx.