Vermeer T600D Trencher

Are you looking to tackle a big excavation to install a long, underground line? The Vermeer T600D trencher may be just what you need. This powerful machine is designed for heavy-duty commercial use and can dig trenches up to 36 inches deep and 14 inches wide. As a result, it is ideal for installing water lines, gas lines, and other underground utilities.

The T600D offers precise control and maximum digging power, even in difficult terrain. Whether you’re working on a landscaping or construction project, this trencher can help you get the job done quickly. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the Vermeer T600D trencher and its general capabilities, so you can decide if it’s the right machine for your next excavation project.

Common Trencher Applications

A trencher is going to be needed anytime there is an unbroken length that needs to be completely protected from the harsh elements. For example, one common use for the T600D would be to install subterranean irrigation lines.

First, the machine would be first be positioned at the starting point of the trench. Then, the cutting wheel would be lowered toward the ground. Finally as the machine moves forward, the cutting surface rotates and cuts through the soil, excavating the trench.

Excavated Trench

As the trench is being formed, the plow attachment can be used to simultaneously bury the irrigation line within the trench. This also reduces the need for manual labor to place the pipe in the ground. The plow then carefully guides the pipe into the trench as the machine moves forward. Subsequently, this ensures that the line is installed at the correct depth. Not to mention the cut will be in a perfectly straight line – quite appealing!

Once the line installed, the Vermeer trencher can then backfill the trench. This is done by covering the pipe with soil and restoring the ground surface to its original elevation. Compacting of the softened dirt via a soil compactor is a good idea, too.

Specifications of the Vermeer T600D Trencher



  • Length: 226 inches
  • Width: 97 inches
  • Height: 98 inches
  • Weight: 20,000 pounds

Trenching Capacity:

  • Maximum trench depth: 36 inches
  • Maximum trench width: 14 inches
  • Maximum digging chain speed: 440 feet per minute

Other Features:

  • Plow attachment for burying pipes or cables
  • Backhoe attachment for digging deeper trenches or removing large quantities of soil
  • Variable speed hydraulic system for precise control of digging speed
  • Four-wheel drive for improved traction in difficult terrain

In The Event Of Malfunction

While every Vermeer trencher is designed to be reliable, breakdowns can still occur. This is true particularly if the machine is used for extended periods or in harsh conditions. Common problems that a T600D trencher may experience include hydraulic leaks or problems with the cutting chain.

In the event of a breakdown, having the correct manuals for the Vermeer T600D trencher could be incredibly helpful. In the case of Vermeer, the service manual is often contained within the Parts Catalog. However, the manual should provide insight as how to repair various issues that may arise.

The next time the trencher is experiencing issues with the cutting chain, the Vermeer service manuals can be on hand to guide the mechanic through the process of inspecting the chain and replacing any damaged components. Reducing downtime is just one benefit to having the books for yourself!

Vermeer T600D Trencher Parts Manual and Service Handbook
Vermeer Parts Manual

Getting The Work Done

At the end of the day, the Vermeer T600D trencher is more than simply a beneficial tool for completing underground utility work. With its powerful diesel engine, precise hydraulic system, and large cutting wheel, this trencher an ideal choice for projects that require deep and wide trenches done efficiently.

The ability to handle various soil types and challenging terrains also makes the T600D an invaluable asset for construction sites and landscaping projects. By investing in a Vermeer trencher, contractors and project managers can expect to see increased productivity and improved project timelines.