Trenchers are used for digging trenches and cutting through materials like pavement or roots...Show More
Trenchers are used for digging trenches and cutting through materials like pavement or roots. Trenchers come in two sizes: walk-behind models (12-31 horsepower) that are pulled backward, and ride-on models (49-131 hp), which have more horsepower and can dig deeper into the earth.
A chain trencher has a front extension that looks like a chainsaw. It’s used to rip up soil and roots in much the same way a chainsaw cuts into a tree. A rock saw trencher is equipped with a toothed wheel that looks more like a circular saw. Check out the FAQs below to learn more.
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Your rental cost will depend on the size and type of trencher you choose. Ride-on trenchers are more expensive at roughly $312 a day, $780 a week, or $2,056 a month for a 36 inch model.
Walk-behind trenchers are considerably less expensive. Plan to spend about $130 a day, $416 a week, or $936 a month for a 24-inch model. A 36-inch walk-behind trencher will cost a bit more: $156 a day, $448 a week, or $1,131 a month.
A walk-behind trencher can dig a trench up to 48 inches deep and 8 inches wide, depending on the model you use. For projects that require deeper digging depths, a ride-on trencher is your best bet. Heavy-duty ride-on trenchers can dig up to 6 feet and 16 inches wide.
Because they’re equipped with high-strength steel, trenchers can cut through a variety of obstacles, including gravel, clay, rocks, roots, hard soil, pavement, and even concrete. Wheel trenchers work best for harder materials, while chain trenchers are a good choice for cutting into soil.
Which trencher you need depends on how deep you want to go and what you’re trying to cut.