Before a product can be installed underground, a trench needs to be made. Many contractors install pipeline or other underground infrastructure with an excavator, rather than a trencher, for a few reasons. This white paper will provide an in-depth explanation as to why excavators may not be the optimal choice for some jobsites — especially when working in challenging ground conditions like rock and hard clays.
Some key points you’ll find in this paper:
- When you should consider using a trencher instead of an excavator
- How to size a trencher for your next project
- Choosing, configuring and maintaining trencher teeth to optimize machine performance
- Three cases studies: Horizon Pipeline & Construction, Seller and Sons Inc., and Huguelet Génie Civil SA
Industry experts provide valuable insights on efficient machine set up, as well as exploring purchase and rental options. This white paper can help provide underground infrastructure professionals with detailed information to take a step toward utilizing a trencher on their operations.