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The Ground Hog T-4 Trencher is a small, operator-propelled, chain-type trencher designed for jobs requiring up to a 12 or 18-inch deep trench.
The T-4 is constructed with heavy gauge powder-coated steel, and tapered roller and double-row ball bearings ensure trouble-free service.
Over 60 years of experience in the Rental, Construction, and Landscape industries has produced a durable design that is easy to maintain, leading to a fast return on investment.
The T-4’s narrow, compact design allows easy access around the job site and easily fits through gates and doorways.
The T-4 is also easier to use and transport than larger trenchers.
The simplified operator controls help make the machine less intimidating to operators unfamiliar with using outdoor power equipment.
The Ground Hog T-4 uses a unique ratchet mechanism on the wheels to help prevent the machine from pulling away from the trenching direction; this greatly aids the operator while trenching and allows the trencher to do the digging while the side delivery auger piles the dirt up neatly beside the trench.
The wheel ratchets engage when the depth control handle moves to one of the three digging positions, allowing the wheels to only roll in the trenching direction.
The T-4 will dig up to an 18-inch deep trench, have three operator-controlled depth settings, and have a longer digging boom and chain.
It is available with replaceable carbide-tipped Shark teeth or carbide-tipped Bullet-type teeth for digging in all soil conditions.
The Shark and Bullet teeth are both good general purpose blades, however they both have their strengths in different types of soil.
Also, k blades have shorter teeth that penetrate the ground easier and are noticeably smoother while digging and also do better in soil that has small roots and other obstructions.
Both types of blades will dig in rocky soil, but the Bullet chain has a taller profile that will handle baseball-size and larger rocks better.
Both blade types dig a 3 inch wide trench and there is a 4 inch wide option available on the 12 inch models.
The Shark and Bullet teeth are both excellent general-purpose blades.
However, they both have their strengths in different types of soil.
The Shark blades have shorter teeth that penetrate the ground easier, are noticeably smoother while digging, and do better in soil with tiny roots and other obstructions.
Both edges will dig in rocky soil, but the Bullet chain has a taller profile that will handle baseball size and larger rocks better.
Both blade types dig a 3-inch wide trench. The T-4 Trencher is compact and has lift handles, making it easy to transport.
The unit easily fits in the bed of a small pickup truck.
|Overall Depth (in.)||60.0||Overall Height (in.)||41.0|
|Overall Width (in.)||24.0||Dry Weight (lbs.)||230|
|Engine Honda||GX160||Fuel Capacity (Gal.)||0.82|
|Horsepower (HP, kW)||(4.8 ; 3.6) at 3,600 rpm||Fuel (Unleaded)||86 octane or higher|
|Digging Depth (in.)||3x18||Air Cleaner||Dual Element|
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