offset digging

offset digging

Digging with a ladder ditcher whose boom is displaced from the line of travel of the ditcher.
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The XT850 features a dual-pivot excavator system with a 260 degree total excavator sweep for wide offset digging capability.
Equipped with a 59-hp diesel engine, the versatile XT1600 is a ride-on unit that features a 260-degree excavator sweep that enables the operator to dig in multiple positions in confined spaces, including offset digging along walls, fences and buildings.
A special feature of the XT850 is its patent-pending 260[degrees] excavator sweep, which allows unprecedented offset digging capability from one point.
Equipped with a 59-horsepower diesel engine, the versatile XT1600 is a ride-on unit that features a 260-degree excavator sweep that enables the operator to dig in multiple positions in tight job sites confined spaces, including offset digging along walls, fences and buildings.
Also, individual attachments may not be as productive as they are on a single function machine--for example, the offset digging component on a combination trencher-vibratory plow does not have the same production capability as a trencher-only machine.
The XT850's dual-pivot excavator system provides offset digging capability against a footing or wall and the ability to dig a number of trenches from one spot without having to move the unit.
The XT850 excavates like a mini-excavator, including offset digging, but can do a second task with the tool-carrier component without the need to change or add attachments.
Combined with a swing-boom and 360-degree circle rotation, the excavator is a versatile machine capable of offset digging in close quarters and excavating square holes.