Feb. 1, 2012
Barreto Barreto's TK track trencher features an ergonomic single-handed control and has engine options ranging from 13 to 23 hp and boom lengths ranging


Barreto's TK track trencher features an ergonomic single-handed control and has engine options ranging from 13 to 23 hp and boom lengths ranging from 24 inches to 48 inches. The unit has the largest track footprint of any walk-behind, according to the manufacturer.
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Ditch Witch

The RT20 from Ditch Witch is a 20-hp walk-behind trencher that features a stacked, in-line hydraulic pump configuration to eliminate vertical shafts and the use of belts and flywheel reduction systems. The fully hydrostatic ground drive has skid-steer-style steering. The trail wheel gives the operator an additional point of leverage besides the track undercarriage, which facilitates keeping the trencher boom in the ground during operation. The units come with a choice of high-flotation tires or heavy-duty DuraTraks.
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The LT414 trencher attachment from Bobcat is designed for all soil conditions. The side-shift feature, manual or hydraulic depending on the model, facilitates digging trenches close to buildings, fences or other objects. Available with different teeth and chain options depending on soil conditions.
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Bradco's full trencher line includes the 330, 612, 615, 615F, 625 and 640, with cutting depths ranging from 24 to 60 inches and cutting widths from 3 to 12 inches, with standard and high-flow models. Tooth options include cup, shark and rock and frost teeth. A discharging auger places dirt away from the trench to eliminate refilling. Each trench utilizes a fixed-length boom with a spring-loaded, self-adjusting idler and full rock guard for added durability and safety during trenching. All units use a 50,000-pound anti-back-flex chain for extended life in tough terrain. Multiple motor options are available to match requirements of various skid-steer loader models.
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E-Z Trench

The new Bedscaper BE400 from E-Z Trench is a commercial-grade landscape edging trencher that can dig a trench 7 inches deep or prep edges for installing 5-inch plastic edging. The unit is designed for defining and creating curved landscape beds.
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Little Beaver

Little Beaver's Kwik-Trench mini-trencher is offered in two models, the KT200B and KT2400B, both designed to trench up to 30 feet per minute. The unit features carbide-tipped teeth, and is designed to cut through tough surfaces such as compacted clay, road fill, asphalt and tree roots up to 10 inches thick. With a triple V-belt drive system, the Kwik-Trench achieves rotation speed up to 800 rpm. Powered by a 5.5-hp Honda engine, the KT200B can dig up to 8 inches deep and 1- to 3-inches wide.
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Toro's TRX-16 and TRX-20 walk-behind trenchers replace the TRX-15 and TRX-19 models. The gas-powered units come equipped with 4-cycle Kawasaki twin-cylinder engines with a large oil reservoir to help maintain low engine temperature and prolong engine life, delivering 10 gpm of hydraulic flow at 2,900 psi to the boom. The units can be outfitted with a 24-inch, 36-inch or 48-inch boom, and offer chain widths of 4 or 6 inches. The backfill blade mounts directly to the trencher and locks into place with a pin mechanism.
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Turf Teq

The self-propelled Turf Teq 1305SP1 is a walk-behind trencher that can trench up to 7 inches deep. Several blade options are offered, from 1/2-inch wide up to 7 inches deep; 2 ½-inches wide up to 7 inches deep; and 5 inches wide by 5 inches deep. The unit features a 13-hp Honda engine and a hydrostatic forward/reverse transmission. The unit has multi-use capability as a landscape power edger, power broom, power rake and an all-new brush cutter.
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The RTX150 is the newest member in the Vermeer line of pedestrian trenchers designed specifically for rental businesses and utility contractors for the installation of irrigation lines, drainage tiles, and gas and electric lines. Powered by a 20-hp Kohler gas engine, the RTX150 offers increased digging performance up to a maximum digging depth of 36 inches. Interchangeable tires or tracks enhance adaptability to jobsite conditions. Tracks oscillate up to 20 degrees for increased traction on uneven ground.
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