When it comes to digging, a trencher can dig a trench that’s 4 feet wide and up to 36 inches deep. Use these step-by-step instructions to easily dig a hole in no time with the right equipment.
How wide does a walk-behind trencher dig?
You can commonly dig a trench from 12 to 48 inches deep and 3 to 16 inches wide using a rented walk-behind trencher. Most compact ride-on trenchers let you dig trenches about 48 inches deep and up to 12 inches wide, but some heavy-duty trenchers allow you to dig trenches as deep as 6 feet and as wide as 16 inches.
How wide can a trench be?
A trench is defined as a narrow excavation (in relation to its length) made below the surface of the ground. In general, the depth of a trench is greater than its width, but the width of a trench (measured at the bottom) is not greater than 15 feet (4.6 m). What are the dangers of trenching and excavation operations?
How deep and wide does a Ditch Witch dig?
We sell trenchers with a minimum depth. Our depths range from 12 inches up to 48 inches.”
Which trencher is used for digging wider trenches?
The chain trencher is a great tool for trenching for large diameter networks (telecommunication, electricity, drainage, water, gas, sanitation….) especially in rural areas. The excavated materials can be removed by conveyor belt reversible either on the right or on the left.
How fast does a walk-behind trencher work?
With a “ground saw” I can dig 70′ of 13″ trench in about 10-15 minutes. With a self-propelled walk-behind trencher I can dig 70′ of 24″ trench in about the same time.
At what depth does a trench require shoring?
Trenches 5 feet (1.5 meters) deep or greater require a protective system unless the excavation is made entirely in stable rock. If less than 5 feet deep, a competent person may determine that a protective system is not required.
What is the minimum trench width?
In the manual for “Laying and Installation of Town Sewage Systems” [König02a] of the year 1902 it was required: “that the width of the pipe trenches for piping up to 100 mm, clear width should be at least 0.60 m at the bottom, and for piping up to 500 mm, clear width at least 0.80 m.”
When a trench is 4 feet or more in depth?
The requirements are: In trenches that are 4 feet or more in depth, provide a means of access and egress. Spacing between ladders, stairs or ramps should not be more than 50 feet. No worker should have to travel more than 25 feet laterally to reach a means of egress (exit).
How fast does a Ditch Witch dig?
Veteran Member. With a “ground saw” I can dig 70′ of 13″ trench in about 10-15 minutes. With a self-propelled walk-behind trencher I can dig 70′ of 24″ trench in about the same time.
Will a walk-behind trencher cut through tree roots?
Avoid using a trencher to cut through large tree roots if possible since larger roots increase the likelihood of problems with the cut. Although a trencher can be used to cut through roots, it was designed for creating trenches in soil and may not be able to handle large roots.