When trenchers were first introduced to the residential and commercial contractors, they rapidly became the backbone of the crew. The
time and labor trenchers saved when they replaced the pick and shovel was simply incredible. The contractor was able to double the
number of jobs his crew could complete in the same amount of time - or less.
The standard types of trenchers, whether dedicated units or attachments, they are versatile machines for contractors to have with them
on the job. They can be used for many different purposes, from digging valve box holes to trenches for drain pipes. In areas that
contain rocky soil, large roots, or other problems where the other machinery can't access the soil, the trencher will minimize
downtime that was once spent digging by hand.
The many types of vibratory plows will offer even more labor saving options. These plows eliminate the hand labor of having to lay
the pipe and backfilling on numerous jobs. Even though vibratory plows have taken their market share and are great for pulling pipe,
trenchers are still very important for many different types of applications.
The impressive company Bobcat offers three different trenching attachments that are designed for use on the smaller skid steer
loaders. The attachment models LT102, LT203, and LT304 all have digging depths from 2 - 4 feet.
Mini trenchers The mini trenchers have been re-designed and finely tuned from the same concept that made standard trenchers so
popular. As the name suggests, they are lightweight, with the largest models weighing less than 400 pounds. They are also compact,
allowing you to put them in the back of an average pickup truck.
They will also dig a trench around 4 inches wide, and up to 13 inches deep, neatly laying the soil on side of the trench. Without any
trouble at all, you can cover pipe with the backfill, leaving a barely visible seam in the soil.
With time being money, these types of mini trenchers are the answer when working in tight or small areas, or on jobs that have a lot
of trees or shrubbery. Mini trenchers have a turning radius of less than two feet and they will easily fit through most garden gates.
Jobs that would normally need a lot of manual labor will now save you a lot of time and man power.
If you do construction or excavation work, even gardening, you'll find trenching and plowing equipment to be essential to your work.
If you've never used these types of equipment before, you'll be amazed at just how much time you can save.
If you are just starting up your business, you'll find this type of equipment to be just what you need. You won't need a lot of labor
with a trencher, as you can do most of it yourself. For saving time, money, and effort, trenching and plowing equipment is the way to