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A large (5 acre) garden we look after has had flood lights installed professionally...catch is all the armoured cable has been left on the surface, "for the gardener's to bury where they want"....   So I guess that means us 😞.

Can any of you think of a small machine (not a mini digger) that we could use to create a slit in turf, gravel drives and the like to speed the process.....I would guess there is around half a km of cable 😡.

Brandon tool hire could only come up with a turf cutter!

Thanks Adam

 

 

 

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    Yes, hire a Turfteq Trencher, Nearest place I know is Tadley near Reading : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-75W227QVw.

    For the gravel bit, you'll likley need to 'scrape' a path clear of surface gravel first. We've used one to lay irrigation pipes.

    Failing that, a full-on Trencher would work - most Hire Shops would have access to one or be able to cross-hire into their location.

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    Just seen Gary's comment - also look at a whats called a ditch witch machine. All depends how much slack you have in the cable but should do the job. I think Arbour Landscape Solutions hire one out or you may find one locally...

  • Sounds like a knightmare!

     

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    Jason at Never Ending Fencing ( Salisbury) I believe has a trenching attachment for one of his machines, his machine may or may not be suitable for a typical garden environment but he may know a solution for a small mobile diy option locally if you are needing to do it without another contractor getting involved

    http://www.neverendingfencing.co.uk/services/the-machin/

     

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    Geo Ripper had a stand at Saltex which caught my attention, basically a very substantial chainsaw which will set you back several grand, so not something to buy without work lined up for it.

    https://georipper.co.uk/

    UK Home of GeoRipper minitrencher | Your GeoRipper distributor in the UK
    GeoRipper trenchers are an excellent way to make light work of digging trenches fast. The GeoRipper has the right attributes to make the process easy!
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        Not the GTA26 again..... 😂😂

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    Geo Ripper do a trolley attachment, so you can stand well back :-) 

  • the cables should be bured at least 600mm deep with a 50mm sand covering  round the cable then warning electric tape 75mm above the cable 

    if you are using a machine check there is no other servis cables or pipes befor you start and it might be worth doing a sketch plan of where the cables are for future refrance 

    it seems like the sparky has left the hard work for you 

     

    • Agreed.

      Cable installer has cut corners or the customer has been to cheap, thinking the gardener will do it for cheaper. You should have been involved from the start, all the trenches should have been done first before the cables.

      All I see is a headache. What if the trenching machine mashes the cables, then your liable. What if there's not enough slack in the cable. I would avoid this job.

       

      • Got to agree with honey badger here, unless this was pre agreed, personally I would not get involved at this stage. Too many unknowns, and too much to come back and bite you on the arse!

        We had a contractor in on a job a while ago to install drainage using a trencher. Didn't look very straightforward to use if not experienced in using one. It's not a very appetising prospect, but Might be less complicated to get the spades out.

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