July 9, 2018 by Jillian Morgan
American Augers/Trencor, a Charles Machine Works company, has released a large-scale upgrade to its 1400-series trencher line. The T14-54/617 trencher features a 617-hp Tier 4 Final emissions compliant engine. It has a 54-in. wide maximum-cut capability. The T14 electronics package includes a digital operator display in the cab, upgraded software and a telematics package. The engine generates a torque rated up to 2,139 ft.-lb. at 1,300 rpm. A redesigned undercarriage features an attachment method to a mainframe. The machine also includes a digging drive brake and optional cameras in the cab.