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400MCT CS1200

Tesmec 400MCT CT1200 Chainsaw trencher

High performance chainsaw trencher designed for long-distance fiber optic, electric cables and small diameter water pipelines projects in urban and rural environments. The radio-controlled model features an hydraulic offset back-end digging facility (standard) and a side mounted truck loading conveyor, not foldable with swivelling end (optional). As an additional option - a mechanical cable laying concept is available on request. 400MCT CS1200 is designed to work parallel close to the hard shoulder of the road in order to limit traffic and pedestrian disruptions. In order to increase ease of use and excavation efficiency this model is equipped with the latest version of TrenchTronic 5.0 system. Extreme speed of execution is made possible with the new introduction of the powerful engine that delivers 218-238 Hp.


The 400MCT is available in 4 different configurations: axially driven rocksaw (R670), tangentially driven trenching rocksaw (RT1100), chainsaw (CS1200) and digging plow backends (VP1100) for utilities jobsites with automatic laying of telecom and energy cables.

  • Trench cut
  • Loading of materials
  • Laying of the cable
  • Backfill all in one passage (according to configuration)
  • Improved speed of execution
  • Extreme digging accuracy
  • Designed for urban and Rural verge area jobsites
  • Radius curves are cut thanks to digging attachment pivot
  • Minimum disturbance on urban traffic
  • Reduced noise with low emission
  • Minimum disruption to pedestrians and residents during trenching operations
  • Controlled trenching operations
  • Maximized excavation efficiency
  • Shorter operator Training for optimum output
  • Machine data remote monitoring
  • Fleet location management
  • Troubleshooting & operating conditions information

*information available according to machine configuration

MCT400 is a radio-controlled system allowing the operator to have a complete view of the surrounding area & trench line cut increasing safety and productivity to the highest standards

  • Real-time data log
  • Automatic as-built map

Technical Features

Tesmec MCT400 T670 Rocksaw Trencher
  • Hydraulic offset and extra offset (available upon request) digging back-end to work near the shoulder of the road
  • Rubber track pads for asphalt protection
  • Reel carrier, hydraulic rollers and laying box for mechanical laying – available upon request
  • Side mounted truck loading conveyor – available upon request
  • Multi-attachment machine: axially driven rocksaw, tangentially driven trenching rockwheel, chainsaw, plow
  • Reel carrier - available upon request
  • TrenchTronic 5.0
  • Smart Tracker for automatic as-built map – available upon request

Technical Specifications

TIER 3 ENGINE  218 HP (160 kW)
DIGGING DEPTH 70 - 120 cm | 2' 3'' - 4' 0''
DIGGING WIDTH  18 - 35 cm | 7'' - 14''