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Trencher hire near you

There are various trencher sizes that can accommodate different project requirements. From small, portable trenchers that are often used in landscaping to the chain belt or heavy wheel that are used to excavate deep, wide trenches. We have plenty of trenching hire suppliers around Australia, so you can be sure that no matter the size or scope of your next job, you’ll find the best equipment to get it done.

What is a Trencher?

Trenchers are similar to excavators, as they can both break through rock and soil. Unlike excavators, trenchers remove this material from the ground in a continuous movement. Trenchers are often used to dig trenches for pipes and come in two types: heavy wheel trenchers (also known as rock-wheel trenchers) and chain belt trenchers (commonly known as ladder trenchers). Suppliers on iseekplant have both types of trenchers available depending on your project specifications.

Wheel trenchers are equipped with a wheel and buckets that sit on crawler tracks. The wheel rotates as it approaches the ground and then the bucket digs the dirt from the trench. These buckets move like a ferris wheel and the dirt is dumped out onto a conveyor belt as each bucket reaches the high-point.

Heavy chain belt trenchers vary slightly to wheel trenchers as they have the ability to dig deeper trenches. These trenchers can cost a little more to hire since they have more moving parts. Chain belt trenchers work in a similar way to rock-wheel trenchers, however the buckets are attached to a chain (the “ladder”) that descends to collect the dirt into the buckets. These resemble a giant chainsaw with intense power, suitable for working with hard rock to dig pipelines and lay telecommunications.

As you browse through trenching hire suppliers in your local area, keep in mind that the right machine will depend on the ground conditions and project size. For smaller sized jobs, ride-on trenchers can be used for road maintenance and cutting pavements. These small trenchers minimally disturb their surroundings and are controlled remotely or by radio. Whereas, the walk behind or portable trencher is even lighter and easier to manoeuvre on landscaping jobs like installing irrigation lines and edging.

Why hire a Trencher?

Trenchers are ideal for installing lines under the ground, along with a variety of other applications. Trenching hire suppliers offer a range of heavy wheel trenchers, chain trenchers, micro-trenchers and portable trenchers for you to choose from. If you need help narrowing down your options, feel free to contact the iseekplant team by calling 1300 691 912 or emailing projects@iseekplant.com.au. Otherwise, you can use our Get a Quote tool for quick and competitive quotes.

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"Had everything I needed and the service was brillant. The Master Hire team is friendly and professional. Highly recommend!!"

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"Excellent and dedicated job, very affordable, really appreciate the job this person done for me"

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"GMA have a range top quality equipment backed by a professional service."

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Master Hire
Master HireHarristown QLD
(Sep 2021)

"Had everything I needed and the service was brillant. The Master Hire team is friendly and professional. Highly recommend!!"

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"Doyle Plant Hire are quick and easy to work with great machines hire just right for the job."

- TommyView profile
Swan Hill Hire
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(Mar 2021)

"Great customer service from the team and great rates. We always prefer to use a local company. Thanks SHH team!"

- AlysonView profile

"Excellent and dedicated job, very affordable, really appreciate the job this person done for me"

- JosephView profile
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"GMA have a range top quality equipment backed by a professional service."

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"Awesome service provided. Very happy to recommend them"

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