The NorthStar Trencherman Towable Backhoe is built bigger, heavier and stronger for amazing digging power - over 4400 lbs. of ripping force at the bucket. Perfect for digging trenches, landscaping, backfill and other heavy lifting jobs. Easily towed to any jobsite, with 16 1/2in. x 8in. tires, and a 3500-lb. capacity 2in. coupler. Designed to be used independently, self-powered by a reliable Honda GX270 engine and its own hydraulic system. Stabilizers provide enough stability to ensure that you are able to complete the toughest jobs. Hitch Type 2-in. coupler, Engine Type Honda, Digging Depth ft. 7, Bucket Size in. 12, Overall Dimensions L x W x H in. 10.8 x 6.6 x 6.6 Feet. Powerful 270cc Honda GX270 engine with low oil shutdown Self-contained 3 GPM hydraulic pump, no additional hook-ups required Bucket swings 130 for real maneuverability Digs 7ft. deep with an 8ft. reach Dumps at 3 1/2ft. 12in. bucket 16 1/2in. x 8in. tires roll easily over soft ground Use the bucket action to pull it around job site Tows easily on 3500-lb. capacity, 2in. coupler 30 MPH max. towing speed Replacement parts are available through Northern Tool Parts Department 1-800-270-0810
Average Customer Rating:
(7 Reviews) 7
Rating Summary(7 reviews)
7 of 7(100%)would recommend this product to a friend.
When I bought this tool about 10 years ago I was a contractor. I would replace decks @ Condo. sites. The work was always in tight places...dig 4 holes for piers and backfill. No that I am retired I have dug trenches on my farm, that have to be a total of 50 or 60 miles! No more water problems. The Trencherman dug us out from Hurricane Irene...over 100 trees out of the river, all new ditching. and even my new pond! Only complaint...on the older models, welding was only place I had breakage....so... Have reccomended it to people, and they are as pleased as I am!
I found that the machine was easy to setup. It has the power needed to do the job exceptionly well. The only things that could be improved would be a claw attachment for lifting rocks, wood, or pipe. An smaller bucket for trenching, about six inches width. A longer hitch so the unit could be easly towed with an ATV. Over all the machine is wonderful and I love working with it. Thank you.
I have had one for 15 years, originally bought for a DIY drainfield. This machine has paid for itself 50 times over, has held together well. It would be one of the last pieces of equipment I would part with because it can do so many things.
Some will look at it and think it is a toy. It isn't. Don't underestimate what this machine can do. Nor does it make a mess like a full sized hoe.
Two years ago, dug a well line 550'x4' deep. 12 hours total. Do the math.
reparing a broken water line aith my TRENCHERMAN II
This unit is great for small jobs like i have to do. I Have a pet cemetery and it is just the tool i need to do the job.I also use it for many other jobs as shown in the photo`s i had to dig a sewer line for my Daughter and it saved me a big job and alot of money. I have also bought many other tools from NORTHERN TOOL all of witch i use and enjoy.
I'm impressed and very satisfied with the way this little machine is built and performs...sturdier and more powerful than I had expected. The only thing I could improve upon is a kill button in the case of a hydraulic hose blowout and a throttle cable on the dash near the valves (rather than behind you where the throttle is now). Other than that, all's good! If I needed to I would buy another one tomorrow! - The weaz, Quebec CANADA
Purchased this item early last year, Used to dig a foundation worked very well.Has plenty of ripping power. I dug two trenches 40' long by 18" deep in sticky clay in about 2 hours. Next job is a 75 foot trench for some underground wiring. I have also ripped out tree roots and picked up logs. I use this on a 20 acre lot, and easily pull this behind my ATV.