United Rentals carries the largest selection of used ride-on and walk-behind trenchers for sale. Browse our collection of used trench diggers from quality manufacturers like Ditch Witch, Vermeer and Barreto. Our commercial-grade trenching machines can handle heavy-duty construction projects of all sizes. Whether you’re looking to purchase a small walk-behind trencher or a ride-on tractor trencher, we have a wide variety of brands, price points and horsepower for you to browse. Rip up roots with ease and cut trenches into rocky ground with expert precision. Reach out to United Rentals’ team of experts if you need help selecting the right piece of equipment for your project. The majority of our trenchers for sale come with a low-interest financing option with the ability to add our United Guard warranty and maintenance package. Filter the selection 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 necessary for the commercial or residential property. 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 trenchers for sale, 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 trench deeper than this, 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.