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Old 08-03-2015, 07:44 PM   #1
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What do I need to rent to dig trenches for 4" drainage pipe?

I need to dig a few hundred feet of trench for landscaping drainage pipe. I'm guessing the trench will need to be around 6 inches wide. The hole won't be very deep. I'm guessing a max of 12 inches.

I might also try to dig a small swale at the edge of my property line.

I thought about renting a ditchwitch, but they seem to only dig 4 inches wide. My other options would be a ride behind trencher or a mini excavator. The excavator seems appealing, since I could dig the swale easier. It seems like it might be overkill for the drain pipes however and be time consuming.

What are your thoughts?
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Old 08-03-2015, 08:21 PM   #2
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You can get different width chains for trenchers. Look around at different rental companies and you may find a wider one.
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Much better to rent one of these, in case you have to move dirt, stone, pipe and material.

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His name's Nick. As in "a-few-sandwiches-short-of-a-pic-Nick." Ask @Fermenter for his contact info
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