United Rentals can help you quickly rip up roots and cut trenches into rocky ground with expert precision. We offer the largest selection of used ride-on and walk-behind trenchers for sale. Browse our collection of used trench diggers, including small walk-behind trenchers and ride-on tractor trenchers, at various price points and horsepower from quality manufacturers like Ditch Witch, Vermeer and Barreto. Our commercial-grade trenching machines can handle heavy-duty construction projects of all sizes. Contact United Rentals’ team of experts if you need help selecting the right equipment for your project. Most of our trenchers come with low-interest financing options, with the ability to add our United Guard warranty and maintenance package. Filter the selections above by model, manufacturer, price and horsepower to find the best fit for you and your crew.
Learn more about our trenchers in our FAQ section below.
First, determine the type of drainage system the commercial or residential property requires (many landscapers and contractors choose the common French drain system to deal with runoff and water drainage). Using a trenching machine is the fastest way to prepare a property for drain installation. Depending on the soil and the property size, you can choose between a walk-behind trencher and a ride-on trencher to get the job done efficiently and precisely. If you want to install a channel drain in a surface like a driveway, we recommend using a ride-on tractor trencher with a higher horsepower to cut through the pavement.
If you are using a walk-behind trencher, you can dig trenches up to 48 inches deep and up to 8 inches wide. If you need a deeper trench, ride-on tractor trenchers can dig trenches as deep as 63 inches and 12 inches wide. Contact United Rentals for more information on digging-depth specifications for a specific trencher.