The trencher will have some type of method or movement. It could be on wheels or on tracks. Sometimes, the operator will be behind the trencher and will actually push the machine. This is the case with the smaller machines. Other times, the operator will be on a seat or inside of a cab of the trencher. The machine features a blade, which it uses to dig the trench into the earth. They also have a set of controls on them, but these controls are going to differ based on the size and the type of trencher you choose for the job.
How trenchers work
The trencher features a bladed wheel at the front. Depending on the type of trencher it is, the shape of the wheel and blade can vary quite a bit. Some look similar to a chainsaw and others look like a gigantic saw blade. The blade will dig down into the ground and will create a furrow, or trench, where workers will then be able to lay the cable or pipe.
A trencher is a type of construction equipment primarily used to dig ditches or trenches. The most common use for this type of machine is to help lay cables and pipes. The trenchers can vary quite a bit in their size and style. Some of the units are small enough that you can work behind them and move them forward. Others will need to be attached to a tractor or a skidder. Of course, there are also some much larger varieties available, which have their own tracks and which you can drive.