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Ditchwitch Trencher Arizona

Trencher Rentals and Rental Rates

Renting a trencher is a great option because you can get the perfect type and size for your job when you need it. Our Trencher Rentals feature Easy to use, operator-friendly controls, Low maintenance, the ability to trench close to walls and fences.

Rental Trenchers are used to dig trenches for things like cables and pipes or for installing drainage. There are different types of trenching machines available, and Team Equipment Rentals has a wide variety of rental trenchers in Arizona. The type required depends on what you need the trencher for and how big the job is. We also offer the rental know-how to keep you running with maximum uptime and productivity.

Our rental fleet is inspected by our highly trained service department with regularly scheduled maintenance procedures to assure safe, reliable, productive machinery. We carry excavators, wheel loaders, loader backhoes, tractor loaders, mini excavators, skidsteer loaders, motor graders, hydraulic hammers, compactors, water trucks and trailers, tractors, trench rollers, telehandlers and much more for rent right here in Tucson, Arizona. Use our Contact Us form to reserve your rental unit. We will strive to provide the equipment you need to get your job done right.  

Call or email us to rent from our diversified rental inventory featuring excavator rentals, wheel loader, backhoe, tractor, skidsteer, motorgrader, compactor, trailer, trench roller and many hydraulic hammer models and sizes. Our equipment rental rates provide value and be market competitive. Delivery and pickup from our Arizona dealership is also offered for your convenience with competitive rates. We serve Arizona with quality and dependable Rental Construction, Industrial and Farm Equipment.

Team Equipment Rentals has been oriented to serving and fulfilling the needs of our customers with quality rental equipment, implements, tractors, parts, and other necessities at the best prices possible with great service. Our Service sets us apart from the competition and our wide array of products and brands allows Team Equipment Rentals to offer the best products. Team also has packages for renting for longer periods of time, offering Rental to Own options or Leases and offer affordable equipment for sale.

Team Equipment Rentals offers Trencher Rentals in many areas Arizona including rentals in Apache Junction, Avondale, Benson, Bisbee, Buckeye, Bullhead City, Camp Verde, Carefree, Casa Grande, Cave Creek, Chandler, Chino Valley, Clarkdale, Clifton, Colorado City, Coolidge, Cottonwood, Dewey-Humboldt, Douglas, Duncan, Eagar, El Mirage, Eloy, Flagstaff, Florence, Fountain Hills, Fredonia, Gila Bend, Gilbert, Glendale, Globe, Goodyear, Guadalupe, Hayden, Holbrook, Huachuca City, Jerome, Kearny, Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Litchfield Park, Mammoth, Marana, Maricopa, Mesa, Miami, Nogales, Oro Valley, Page, Paradise Valley, Parker, Patagonia, Payson, Peoria, Phoenix, Pima, Pinetop-Lakeside, Prescott Valley, Prescott, Quartzsite, Queen Creek, Safford, Sahuarita, San Luis, Scottsdale, Sedona, Show Low, Sierra Vista, Snowflake, Somerton, South Tucson, Springerville, St. Johns, Star Valley, Superior, Surprise, Taylor, Tempe, Thatcher, Tolleson, Tombstone, Tucson, Tusayan, Wellton, Wickenburg, Willcox, Williams, Winkelman, Winslow, Youngtown, and Yuma Arizona. We have full service road service trucks and shops that keep all equipment running smoothlyOur mechanics have been working in the field for over 20 years and are experienced to handle concerns that arise from the daily use of rental equipment. We also deliver equipment everywhere to your location.

About Trenchers

While there are several methods to construct a trench, there are two primary mechanisms which are commonly utilized by trenching equipment. Wheel trenchers implement a series of excavating buckets placed around the circumference of a driven wheel. Ladder trenchers place excavation buckets around the periphery if a roller chain. Ladder trenchers are capable of significantly larger and deeper trenchers, but the maintenance and expense of ladder trenchers is considerably more. 

First introduced more than half a century ago, compact ride-on trenchers have become nearly indispensable to equipment fleets. Known primarily for their ability to squeeze into tight spaces, compact ride-on trenchers are well-suited for a variety of projects. Jobs that used to involve a spade and lots of sweat can now be completed in a fraction of the time, thanks to the reliable and maneuverable compact trencher.

Trenchers are efficient, labor-saving machines. It would be difficult to accurately estimate the cumulative amount of time, labor and expense these small workhorses have saved, but it certainly can be said the impact has been significant.

Manufacturers have responded to customer feedback by developing models that are not only compact in frame, but pack enough power to complete an array of jobs in varying soil conditions. The equipment’s small size also contributes to its ability to keep ground pressure low and minimize surface disturbance.


Categorizing compact trenchers


Although a compact ride-on trencher category has not officially been defined, the machines are most often classified by tractor horsepower and width of frame. Machine weight also plays a role, but industry experts concur that what matters more than total weight is the impact, or “footprint,” the machines make on a jobsite.

Although opinions may vary, most manufacturers would likely concur that as a category, compact ride-on trenchers would be defined as tractors under 50 horsepower (37 kW) less than 72 inches (182.9 cm) wide and generally under 10,000 pounds (4,535.9 kg) total machine weight (including attachment). Trenching widths and depths for compact ride-on trenchers most commonly range from 2 to 12 inches (5.1 – 30.5 cm) wide, to a maximum of 5 feet (1.5 cm) in depth — ideally suited for shallow- to medium-depth installations.

These machines are more portable, and, with the use of different attachments, often more versatile than their larger conventional trencher counterparts. Their overall weight also makes impact to sensitive jobsites less destructive.


Performance in a small footprint

The ability to maneuver effectively in and around tight spaces is one of the most beneficial features of compact trenchers. They can fit through most gates and into tight spots, making them ideal for jobs in crowded urban or residential areas.

Engineers consider weight, size, steering angles, turning radius and overall ease of operation when designing compact trencher models. Maintenance and operator safety are also major factors.

Hydrostatic drive is one of the most significant features offered by a compact trencher — it allows operators to maximize production efficiency with minimal operator effort. Hydrostatic-driven machines also require less maintenance due to fewer moving parts.

Compact trenchers developed in recent years also place an emphasis on safety. Features such as operator presence systems which automatically shut down trencher and ground drives when the operator leaves the seat, and advances in comfort have helped lessen operator fatigue and increased productivity. Padded seats that can be adjusted for height and position relative to steering and adjustable armrests help reduce tension and back stress.


A big advantage for compact ride-on trenchers is that they can be outfitted with multiple attachments, making them ideal for contractors who take on a variety of tasks. In addition to conventional chain-and-boom trenching attachments, many models can be easily adapted with a vibratory plow, auger/boring attachment, backhoe, reel carriers and trench backfill blade attachment.

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