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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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Equipment ID: 25-618

18 in Rock Saw Trencher Ride-On

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Equipment ID: 25-624

24 in Rock Saw Trencher Ride-On

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Equipment ID: 25-10

24 in Walk Behind Trencher

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Equipment ID: 25-630

30 in Rock Saw Trencher Ride-On

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Equipment ID: 25-95

36 in Ride-On Trencher

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Equipment ID: 25-16

36 in Walk Behind Trencher

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Equipment ID: 25-96

48 in Ride-On Trencher

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Equipment ID: 25-97

66 in Ride-On Trencher

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FAQs

How much does it cost to rent a trencher?

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.

How deep can trenchers dig?

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.

What can trenchers cut through?

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.

What type of trencher do I need?

Which trencher you need depends on how deep you want to go and what you’re trying to cut.

  • Rockwheel trencher: also called rock saw trenchers, are equipped with a toothed metal wheel to cut through soft or hard soil. They have six to eight cutting elements as well as spacers and ejectors that push excavated material away from the edge of your trench. They’re commonly used on rock formations, pavement, concrete, and for digging.
  • Chain trenchers: Chain trenchers feature a chainsaw-like design that uses a digging chain or belt to cut the ground. They can be used to cut narrow trenches 12 to 36 inches deep.
  • Ride-on trencher: A ride-on trencher can help with projects like sewer line installation by cutting cleanly through the ground up to 6 feet deep. They’re commonly used for farm and highway construction and typically mounted on tracks that allow them to maintain traction on uneven or rough terrain.

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