How to Use a Ditch Witch
Digging a trench by hand is a tedious job and tends to be strenuous on your knees if you're on them for a prolonged period of time. Yet, there is hope inside your rental store with a Ditch Witch trencher!
It will not be much of a problem for you to make a straight trench with a Ditch Witch, even if you are a beginner. When trying to get the Ditch Witch where you want it, leave one of the wheels freewheeling so you can pivot it more easily. However, once it comes time for trenching make sure that you lock the drive wheels.
The maximum depth varies with different models of Ditch Witches so check with your retail center for the specifications on the model that you are renting. The tool works as a giant chainsaw on wheels; it moves is reverse towards the user so be careful and watchful when operating.
Always remember to check where the underground lines are before digging to prevent any mishaps once you have already started!