Whatever your next project might be, it’s important to invest in the right teeth for your trencher. It can be difficult to know where to start, which is why Ditch Witch West is here to help you find the best teeth for your trencher.
Want to effectively work within your ground conditions and maximize your uptime? Not all job sites are the same, which is why you need to ensure you have the right teeth for the tasks ahead. Trencher operators need to make sure their chain, teeth, and sprocket system (also known as CTS) are ready for the ground conditions that need to be trenched.
3 Types of Trencher Teeth
There are three trencher teeth to choose from, each delivering different uses and benefits.. Take a look at each one to find the best teeth for your earthmoving needs.
The cup tooth is a versatile, scoop-style tooth that operates in most soil conditions outside of rocky conditions (unless it’s combined with another tooth). It helps dig through soft soil while it cuts, and is considered the standard trench tooth. If you’re unsure of your needs, the cup tooth should be able to help you out during your project. Be mindful of maintenance needs, as the cup teeth could lose their hard surface and reduce productivity. Monitor the wider point of the tooth to check for wear and tear to avoid larger issues down the road.
Is your project focused on hard soil? While the shark tooth can be used in nearly any condition, this sharper tooth has a carbide on the end that is equipped to handle tough soils, including medium, hard, and rocky soils. Planning to work with frozen or frosted ground conditions? The shark tooth is designed for you and your next project! While normal wear and tear happens, shark teeth are also prone to fractures and chips within the carbide. Make sure to monitor the tooth right before the carbide to avoid downtime.
Like the shark tooth, the alligator tooth is ideal for rocky and hard soil types, however, it constantly rotates while in operation. It strikes a different edge throughout the entire digging process, which allows you to stay efficient. You’ll want to monitor if any rocks or hard dirt gets stuck within the chain, as that can cause more issues down the road.
We Can Help You
Whether you’re confident you know which teeth will work best for your project and trencher, or if you’re looking for some guidance, the equipment experts at Ditch Witch West can help inform you about the trencher parts and attachments we have available throughout our locations. We’re here to help you stay productive and avoid wasting money on a job site due to incorrect teeth. Get in touch to find the best teeth for your trencher, and let’s maximize the uptime of your worksite together.