The trencher is the "work horse" of the equipment line and makes trenching an easy process. This is the most powerful compact trencher on the market. We tested other models with less horsepower and they don't compare. We helped with the development of the Brown Dripline Trencher, American built with a reliable engine and hand-built in Alabama. We only felt comfortable selling these trenchers after they were tested in soils ranging from the Mojave desert in California to sandy rock along the California foothills to heavy clay soils in our valleys. This trencher went through roots like a stump grinder. The trencher is useful for any type of irrigation pipes up to 1". It can also be used for PVC pipe, poly pipes, residential overhead systems and point source supply lines for drip irrigation. The user techniques are easy to master and the maintenance is inexpensive.