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The trencher advantage

Many contractors use excavators to handle the bulk of trenching when laying pipe because the excavator is already in their fleet. However, excavators are not always the optimal machine for the job.

Employing a trencher in unforgiving ground conditions can help a contractor trench more efficiently, produce fine fill dirt that can be dumped directly back into the trench and require less labour than the use of excavators.

However, it is necessary to know when use of a trencher is needed. Additionally, knowing how to size and then configure a trencher for a particular job is critical to the success of a project. Finally, the pros and cons of renting versus purchasing must be considered.

After consideration of these key points, this white paper will present three different case studies in support of its conclusions.


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