Trenchers for Sale (283)

United Rentals can help you rip up roots with ease 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 a variety of 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. Reach out to United Rentals’ team of experts if you need help selecting the right piece of 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 below by model, manufacturer, price, and horsepower to find the best fit for you and your team.

FAQs About Trenchers for Sale

How do you dig a trench for drainage?

  • 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 size of the property, you can choose between a walk-behind trencher and a ride-on trencher to get the job done with efficiency and precision. If you’re looking 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.

Can you cut a trench in a concrete slab?

  • Yes, you can use a trencher to cut a trench in a concrete slab. As you browse our inventory of trenchers, choose a ride-on wheel trencher with a high horsepower if you’re looking to cut through a concrete slab. We do not recommend a walk-behind trencher for heavy-duty jobs.

How deep can a trencher go?

  • 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 deep and 12 inches wide. Contact United Rentals for more information on digging-depth specifications for a specific trencher.