View Full Version : Walk behind trench backfiller

01-12-2002, 07:56 PM
Wondering if anyone had any information on a walk behind trench backfiller?I have seen an advertisement in one of the trade magazines awhile back and now can't find it. The unit I am interested in has an auger to pull the dirt back to the center. I did a search on this with no results. Thanks for any info. Richard

01-23-2002, 09:31 AM
I'm not familiar with what your speaking of. Some guys use a 2 wheel Gravely tractor with a blade.

01-25-2002, 10:10 AM
Thanks Harold.The unit I am trying to find out about was advertised in Lawn and Landscape or Turf Magazine.But now I can't find it.Thanks anyway.Richard

08-20-2003, 09:23 PM

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08-21-2003, 07:41 AM
Hi YLC1,


Here is a link (http://www.burkeen.com/press_page_3.htm)to this machine.

"Burkeen is the only trencher manufacturer to offer a Backfill Blade on a walk-behind trencher!"...from their site

08-23-2003, 08:43 AM
We own a Vermeer that was built in the early 90's, I don't think they currently make one. We only use it occasionaly as most of our trench work is on a much larger scale.b It does do a decent job.

10-14-2003, 09:49 PM
I put the $600.00 dozer blade on my grasshopper 725 mower and backfill with it. Heck of a lot easier than hand tools or big machines.

Well worth $600.00