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TAG: trenchers

How the project can help with determining the best trencher to purchase

August 8, 2021By

When choosing equipment to dig a ditch, the type and variety of jobs determine the best purchase and industry experts share advice to help reach a decision. read more

Maintenance Shop: Keep on trenchin’

March 12, 2021By
People servicing a trencher (Photo: Tom Zullo/ATZ Irrigation)

Trenchers are an important part of an irrigation crew’s arsenal. Irrigation experts share how to keep them running smoothly. read more

John Deere rolls out 2 new trencher models

June 12, 2020By

John Deere debuted two new trencher models, the TC36 and TC48. They're compatible with John Deere's skid-steers and compact track loaders. read more

Digging into trencher safety

March 10, 2020By
Man using Ditch Witch trencher (Photo: Ditch Witch)

Take advantage of certified training. “Proper equipment training is one of the best ways to extend the lifetime of your machine, and more importantly, keep operators and crews safe,” says Brian Grim, Ditch Witch product training and development manager. He recommends opportunities for education through associations, certified training through equipment manufacturers and online walk-behind trencher training. For example, many companies... read more

Experts’ Tips: Trenchers

February 13, 2020By
Trencher in action (Photo: JCB North America)

Trenchers come in many varieties. Knowing which is right for you depends on three things: project type, project scope and productivity. “We categorize our trenching equipment by small, medium and large,” says Michael Hatcher, president of Michael Hatcher & Associates in Olive Branch, Miss. “Each category has helped us gain a competitive advantage on different projects and at different points... read more

Small trenchers and augers

January 10, 2020By
Small trencher (Photo: Little Beaver)

Earth movers like trenchers and augers can be used for endless design/build tasks. But as equipment manufacturers can attest, landscapers increasingly want land movers with a smaller footprint and more maneuverability for smaller jobs. “For the last five years, we’ve been pressured to make things that are smaller in size, no more than 48 inches in width, that will be... read more