Have you got a pick and shovel in your garage or garden shed? How would you feel about pulling them out to dig a trench? It sure sounds like hard work … and that’s because it is! I would happily assume that this scenario was a significant contributing factor to the development of the first trench digging machine. As is the case with machinery, once the concept has been developed, many variations become available for different circumstances. Below are a few examples of how trench diggers are commonly used.