I picked up a new Bobcat 405 trencher last week for my oak wilt suppression project. I will be attempting to sever oak roots before the oak wilt fungus travels from my neighbor's property onto mine. The total length of my trenches will be between 3500' and 1 mile +/- a few feet. I know it is going to be slow going and the terrain varies from bottom land to rocky ledges but it's the only shot we have of stopping this disease before it decimates my oak-dense property. I will be making two cuts, spaced about 40' +/- apart as a primary and backup trench. I have several trees over 200 years old near the trenches. It's not a 100% success guaranteed project but it is something I felt I had to do for the sake of the trees and the wildlife that depend on them. Wish me luck! The trencher was a special order, 5' dig depth. I had a chance to try it out in some hard caliche/limestone and it did well with my Bobcat s750 high flow. It WILL take some getting used to. I wasn't in the market for a trencher but have this big project on my own place and didn't feel like renting larger equipment and I couldn't find the necessary depth in an attachment. I will also be using a Bobcat 335 for areas where the oak roots go beyond the 5' dig depth of the trencher and will use the excavator and Toolcat to backfill. Anyway, here's a few pics and I will get some more as I get into the project.