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Bobcat's new WS32 wheel saw attachment cuts efficiently through asphalt, rock and concrete and has a fixed trenching width of 250 mm and depth range·of 450 to 800 mm.
This powerful and efficient trenching tool weighs 1440 kg and is approved for use on the new Bobcat S850 skid-steer and T870 compact tracked loaders equipped with the high-flow option. The WS32 wheel saw has a height of 1802 mm, width of 1650 mm and is 2386 mm long. The maximum wheel rotation speed is 95 RPM.
Applications include fixed width trenching for the utilities covering water, gas, power, telecommunications and fibre optic networks. The WS32 can be used for creating excavation sites and for slot cutting. The WS32 can also be used for maintenance work, including trenching vertical edges for road and pavement repairs.
The WS32 is always operated in reverse drive, with the trench spoil being evacuated through four side gates with spoil deflectors fitted as standard to push the milled material away from the trench. Depth control as well as side-shift functions are hydraulically controlled from the comfort of the operator’s seat in the cab, from where they have a good view of the depth gauge on the wheel saw.
In addition to cutting through thick layers of asphalt, concrete and rock, the WS32 wheel saw can also cut through frozen ground and wire mesh. The WS32 has a new attachment control system valve with a built-in hourmeter and a new hydraulic valve for increased performance. The high-torque direct-drive piston motor also ensures top performance and minimum heat generation.