Published: July 30, 2017 | Last updated: July 5, 2023

What Does Trencher Mean?

Trenchers are machines that are used for laying cables, conduits or pipes with a diameter up to 63 mm and at a depth up to 1.5 m. There are different types of trenchers, in varied sizes and requiring different kinds of digging instruments to fit the needs of a specific project based the width and depth of the trench to be dug, When hard rock conditions exist, it is difficult to use conventional digging equipment. In such cases, trenchers are called into service to carry out the job.


Trenchlesspedia Explains Trencher

There are different kinds of trenchers in the market including are chain trenchers, rock wheel trenchers, walk-behind or pedestrian trenchers, and ride-on trenchers. With the advent of newer technologies for digging and laying pipelines, trenchers are sometimes considered cumbersome but, in some terrains and with certain rock types, they prove to be the perfect solution, and much more cost effective. However, care has to be taken to select the most appropriate trencher and supporting implements for specific site conditions. Modern trenchers are powerful and easy to use, and because of their compact size, they can be easily moved from one place to the other. Some of these compact trenchers are also versatile and can double as cable plows. Attachments include back hoes, back fill blades, and adjustable trenching booms.


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