Deep in the heart of the Shropshire countryside is the home of the UK’s largest fleet of pedestrian trenchers available for hire – the aptly named Trencher Hire UK. 

In the space of ten years, Trencher Hire UK has established itself as a significant player in this specialised segment, with a reputation for providing customers with a first-class service from initiial enquiry to prompt delivery. This includes providing advice on the best trencher for the job-in-hand as well as operator training.

At the heart of the company’s success has been the forging of an affiliation with Toro, whose machines form the backbone of the Trencher Hire UK fleet - this includes the Toro TRX-16, Toro TRX-20, the Toro Dingo TX 525 with trencher head and Toro Dingo TX 525 with vibro plow. All machines have tracks instead of wheels.

 Over the past 12 months, Trencher Hire’s fleet of pedestrian trenchers have dug more than 250000 feet of trenches. The Group has been using Toros since the 1990s and the reliability and ease of use of the machines has meant that they have come back and purchased them time and again.

Matthew Coleman, Toro sales manager, Professional Landscape Contractor & Site Works Equipment – UK Direct Market (left) picks up the story: “Trencher Hire UK is our largest customer for self-propelled trenchers and we’d like to feel we have developed a mutually strong relationship. We want to support them in what they are doing and are always interested in their feedback with regard to our products, which we relay back to our engineers and the R&D team.

“The Toro TRX-16 is a machine that Trencher Hire UK tends to sway towards. Like all our machines they are very reliable, incredibly straightforward and someone can quickly learn what levers to pull – the operator controls are very intuitive."

While Steve Kingdom, operations manager for Trencher Hire UK (right) added: “We value the ongoing relationship that we have built-up with Toro over a decade. Toro has the resources of a ‘multi-national’ organisation behind it and is responsive to any problems we may encounter. This is important, as we need to know that we are providing our customers with a first-class service and machine reliability is at the heart of this.”

See Toro on stand A2 at the Executive Hire Show 2023 - and mind that you don't trip over that humongous trencher.