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Carnegie - 03 9571 9488

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A trencher is a type of construction equipment used to dig trenches in the ground, commonly used for installing drainage and laying pipes and cables. At Carnegie Rental, we offer a range of trenchers for hire. Browse our catalogue to find the perfect machine for your needs, from small self-propelled models to a powerful mini loader with trencher to allow for deeper trenching.

Tracked trencher

trencher hire

This hydraulic trencher (STK Mini track trencher) is great for most sized jobs, being fully fitted with a hydraulically driven track system, allowing the machine to drive over rough terrain. It has a compact/ light frame that allows it to be trailer mounted and transported by any tow ball fitted vehicle and operates off of an electric key start system, eliminating any back-breaking pull cords.  



Height: 1335mm
Length: 2135mm
Width: 850mm
Weight: 495kg
Cut depth: 600mm
Width: 115mm
Full Day: 
Weekend Special: 
$240 (weekend only)



Q1.Can a trencher cut through roots?

A. While a hydraulic trencher is not designed to specifically cut through tree roots, the power of the trenching chains hydraulic drive allows it to cut through small-medium roots, however, any medium-large sized roots (15mm+ sized) are not recommended for use with one of these machines.

Q2. How much does a hydraulic trencher cost to rent/hire?

A. While the price of a trenching machine is dependent on the amount of time hired, and the overall size/ quality of the machine, a standard rental charge for a 1-day hire is likely to be between $150- $350 (AUD), and the weekly hire charge between $500- $700 (AUD).

Q3. How wide will a trencher dig?

A. The digging width of a trencher is dependent on the size of the machine rented, general size will range in 25-50mm increments, going from 75mm up to 200mm+, with larger/ more powerful trenching machines being able to dig larger holes.

Q4. What is the easiest way to dig a trench?

A. The easiest way to dig a trench (without breaking your back with a pick-axe) is to rent/ use a hydraulically driven trenching machine, capable of self-driving over rough terrain, and able to hydraulically lower and raise its hydraulic digging chain through soft or compact soil.


Tracked trencher
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21-25 Coora Road,
Oakleigh South, VIC 3167

Phone: 03 8546 5744


1076 Dandenong Road,
Carnegie, VIC 3163

Phone: 03 9571 9488


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Phone: 03 5482 9168

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