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Mini Trencher, Many Uses

By Joe Haynes   

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Versatility multiplies the fleet value of mini-trenchers.

The value of an item in your fleet multiplies with the uses it can be put to. Mini-trenchers are easy for homeowners to transport and use and can be reconfigured for a wide range of tasks.

These days, everyone talks about versatility. With business owners and homeowners alike striving to bring down expenses and maximize productivity, manufacturers are pressed more than ever to back up their claims of fast ROI. This often steers the conversation toward versatility. The greater the number of applications a product can handle, the more “worth it” its purchase or rental becomes.

In the case of mini trenchers, versatility happens to be their best subject. Contractors, do-it-yourselfers and even golf course superintendents find multiple solutions in their respective industries from a single, easy-to-operate machine.

Different strokes
One reason mini trenchers appeal to many applications is their common-sense cutter wheel design. Where some trenchers require teeth to be welded directly to the cutter wheel, industry-leading mini trenchers have a time-saving bolt-on tooth system. This design not only speeds up maintenance but also allows the operator to quickly change out teeth to match the application. 

Width and depth options add to the mini trencher’s versatility. With one- to four-inch width settings and adjustable depths up to 12 inches depending on the model, operators can cater trench dimensions to the job at hand. This improves efficiency by reducing the inevitable manual labour that comes with trying to work with wrong-size trenches.

 Different folks
A practical cutter wheel design for quick tooth changes, useful width and depth settings and model options for unique application requirements make a mini trencher an attractive solution for a wide range of people in varying industries.

 Landscaping contractors use mini trenchers for professional edging, installing silt fences and burying wires for landscape lighting. Professional contractors can also take advantage of fast cutting speeds to quickly bury propane, plumbing and drainage lines, as well as low-voltage wiring for satellite dishes, cable or phone lines.

 Homeowners, on the other hand, find mini trenchers a user-friendly solution for the projects that often come with home ownership, such as installing sprinkler systems or burying electric dog fences. And golf course superintendents and grounds professionals can rely on carbide-tipped, hardened steel teeth to manage problem tree roots and dig clean trenches to perform maintenance on irrigation systems.

 Thanks to its common-sense design, convenient model options and wide application appeal, mini trenchers prove a versatile addition to any landscaper’s toolbox, and a cost-effective trenching solution for the do-it-yourselfer.  

Joe Haynes is president of Little Beaver

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