Trencher Attachment Chain Options06/17/2015What is the best type of digging chain for my trencher attachment? That all depends on the ground conditions you’re mostly digging. The traditional cup tooth style has been a proven cutting system for many years especially in moderate to light digging conditions. In tougher conditions, a full carbide tooth version chain is preferred for better performance and wear life. If your conditions are wide ranging then the best solution would be a “combo” chain where there is a mix of traditional cup teeth in combination with carbide teeth. This gives you some of the better clean out capacity of the cup tooth while having the performance of the carbide to help in those tougher conditions. Selecting the chain is just the first step, maintaining it will provide the best long-term performance and dependability. Keep in mind that a dull chain on a trencher attachment is no better than a dull chain on a chain saw. You always want to keep some spare parts on hand because you can never predict a broken tooth. Since your chain digs in a progressive pattern, a missing or broken tooth will prematurely wear the remaining teeth. For the trencher attachments we manufacture, we offer all the most popular trencher chain combinations from 3’ to 5’ digging depth and up to 12” wide digging widths. For more information, visit our products page trencher attachments for skid steer loaders.