If you plan on doing your own reticulation then consider hiring a trench digger.
I used a trenching shovel for several years before purchasing my first trencher and I haven’t looked back since. You can’t use a trencher in every situation, but if you have larger areas then it really comes into its own.
It will dig a straight trench between 120mm and 450mm deep and it will cut through sand dirt easily. Its great for established lawns where digging is a real chore, but I use it on every job now and it eases the workload as well as getting the job done quicker.
If you want to hire me to dig your trenches then I can do it for $85.00/hr inc GST, or you can hire a machine from the hire guys for $145.00 for the day. Its likely it will work out about the same price on an average install.
If you hire one then be sure to pay attention to where your water pipes and other services are, as once you cut through them our savings evaporate pretty quickly!
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