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T-4 Groundhog Trencher

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by hect911, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. hect911

    hect911 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    Has anyone ever used a T-4 Groundhog Trencher.

    I have come to the conclusion that I am a part time Irrigation contractor (I do have a full time job that pays well) with a few irrigation installations per month and at this time I dont have a lot of money to buy a very expensive trencher.

    Any advice?

  2. hect911

    hect911 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    I rent walk behind trenchers for my installations and feel that they make a big mess on the small yards that I work with. That is why I am thinking of buying a small trencher for small residential work.
  3. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    Never used one but I've been asking for something like it for planters. I would imagine that as long as the installation job is relatively small and the soil conditions are right one could use this for residential installations.

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  4. SprinklerGuy

    SprinklerGuy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,778

    Owned one for 9 years.....3 motors...2 chains....sh*tload of teeth..never used it, but my guys liked it. It will not work well in anything but the best of soils...it hates rocks....

    You really have to horse it around (so I'm told ) ;).....it does NOT SELF PROPEL...and it isn't light...I have loaded it into the van by myself because the guys had a bet that the office boy couldn't do it....
  5. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,752

    I picked 1 up at the auction for 200 dollars. We plow but I use it once or twice a month on tight areas . I wouldnt want to use it on a complete install , but it is a handy little trencher in the right situations.
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,565

    It's so cute! Izzat a 5 horse engine?
  7. hect911

    hect911 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49


    was that an online auction?

    I wish I could get a deal like that.
  8. SprinklerGuy

    SprinklerGuy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,778

    You almost could have about 1 month ago....I just sold mine for $350....
  9. hect911

    hect911 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49


  10. BSME

    BSME LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 829

    that would be cool for those shrub zone areas that you can't get the big machine in...

    sprinklerguy... you seem to always be selling something useful. Can I subscribe to a newsletter or something of the stuff you're selling?

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