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    Digging a trench for cabling
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    • 12th Jul 05, 3:28 PM
    Digging a trench for cabling 12th Jul 05 at 3:28 PM
    We need to dig a 45cm deep trench (approx 15-20feet long) across the garden for laying a cable.
    What are the options for making this job easier?

    My husband was going to have a go at digging by hand but I imagine this would take ages and the ground would be pretty heavily compacted so it would be a lot of hard work. HSS has a Trenching tool which is a petrol driven push along tool which can go up to 60 cm deep. This would cost 155 + VAT for a day which seems quite a lot for a relatively short trench.

    Are there any other options either for making digging "by hand" easier or other equipment which might cost a bit less?
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