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Old 06-07-2001, 09:55 PM
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Small Trencher Recommendation

I am in the market for a new small irigation trencher. I am in Florida, so 6-8 inches max is fine. Which is the best?
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Old 06-09-2001, 07:50 PM
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I have a Vermeer 1150 walk behind that works fairly well for small stuff. Honda engine. Have tried ditch witch but didn't like them as well.
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Old 06-10-2001, 02:37 AM
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Kieth,


I am also from Florida. You might want to go with the 12" depth. I reccomend this because the sand is not dense enough to stay together, so it will fall back in the hole leaving it about 4-6" deep. I put in a sprinkler system and rented the eight inch trencher thanking it would be enough, but it wasn't. Go with the 12.
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Old 06-10-2001, 02:52 AM
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Good point
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Old 06-10-2001, 04:53 PM
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Check out the Dingo's for trenching.It costs a little more but its worth it.I have one with rubber tracks so I can work rain or shine.www.toro.com
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Old 06-11-2001, 03:42 PM
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Why don't you check out a piper or pipe puller. I have used Maxi/mini sneakers by Case and they work much better and less mess than a trencher. I know that there are walkbehind models that pipe as well. Just my .02:blob3:
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Old 06-11-2001, 06:59 PM
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How much do the trenchers start out at?
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Old 06-28-2001, 10:37 PM
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I use a Ground Hog a walk behind or you really have to pull it It cost about $2,000 does the trench depth you want works great and has made me a lot of $$$ and saved me alot from having to rent a large trencher say a ditchwitch 1020 for doing about the same job. Great for a Mid size job or a quick revisions and maint. cost for the past 2 years about $100.00.
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Old 07-16-2001, 11:40 PM
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Trencher

Keith,
I highly recommend the Dingo, made by Toro. I have personaly
operated the trancher in various jobs, installing complete systems. The machine has so many attachments available to the buyer, it virtually takes all the back breaking work out of a complete installation, and you can use it at you house, doing many landscape projects...Good Luck in your search...
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Old 07-17-2001, 11:02 AM
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Can you pull PVC pipe? I thought Florida always used PVC for all lines.
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