TAG: trenchers

Trencher talk

June 26, 2019By
Man with trencher (Photo: Ditch Witch)

Trencher manufacturers Ditch Witch and Vermeer offer up a few tips to help landscape professionals get the most out of their trenchers. read more

Water World: A well-watered resting place

April 3, 2019By
Chattanooga Cemetery (Photo: Dan Stacey)

Location: Chattanooga, Tenn. Company: Landscape Services Inc. Installing an irrigation system is never an easy undertaking. Add a cemetery to the mix, and not only do you have to dig trenches around the usual water lines and tree roots, but you also have to avoid gravesites. That’s what Landscape Services Inc. (LSI) did when it installed a new irrigation system... read more

Analyzing trends in trencher technology

March 6, 2017By
photo: Ditch Witch

Advancements in trencher technology help contractors do more work using less manpower, while paving the way to new uses of the machines. When John Newlin purchases a trencher for his irrigation and lawn care business, he looks for three main features. “I want something that has a small footprint to minimize damage to customer properties, is safe to use and... read more

Ditch Witch offers maintenance tips for trenchers

October 11, 2016By

The process of digging a trench takes a significant toll on a trencher’s digging system, or its chain, teeth and sprockets, said Chapman Hancock, Ditch Witch product manager of CTS, service parts and telematics. So, this area requires a little extra TLC. “These components are the core of the trencher,” Hancock said. “If you operate when they are worn down... read more

Ditch Witch adds digging system for walk-behind trenchers

February 22, 2016By

Ditch Witch unveiled the new OptiCut digging system for its walk-behind trenchers. Ideal for depths up to 36 inches deep and 3.5 inches wide, the OptiCut digging system uses a low-profile tooth design for a smoother cut with less wear on the chain, the company said. “Opticut was designed with a clear focus on (contractors’) needs, uptime, productivity and profitability,” said Steve Seabolt, service... read more

Ditch Witch releases walk-behind trencher lineup

February 10, 2016By

Ditch Witch unveiled a new line of walk-behind trenchers. Exclusive to Ditch Witch, the CX-series trenchers are equipped with CX Track system. The machine’s design includes a shorter left track and longer right track, allowing better traction and a shorter overall length for maneuverability in tight spaces, the company said. Additionally, the C-series trenchers feature an offset rear-tire design for... read more