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How to Use a Yard Trencher

A yard trencher can dig out a trench for conduit or water pipes in the yard. It makes a thin trench in the yard without disturbing the ...

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Top 19 Heavy Machinery Projects

  1. 1. Tips on Operating a Bobcat

    Bobcats are handy for many jobs and fairly easy to use. DIY Network offers a few tips on how to operate a Bobcat.

  2. 2. Stump Grinder

    A stump grinder is like a big chainsaw on wheels. DIY experts show how it grinds back and forth across a stump to remove the wood fiber...

  3. 3. Handyman Tool Tip: The Dingo

    DIY Network host Paul Ryan shows how a dingo can be a handy tool when it comes to backyard projects.

  4. 4. How to Trench and Install Pipe

    After measuring and planning for the irrigation system, learn how to dig trenches and install pipes.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  5. 5. Tips on Renting Tools

    DIY Network experts offer advice that'll make renting tools an easy task.

  6. 6. How to Use a Mortiser

    These step-by-step instructions explain what a mortiser is and how to use one correctly.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 7. How to Operate a One-Man Utility Lift

    Host Paul Ryan shows how to use a one-man utility lift. This tool can lift up to 650 pounds up to 15 feet in the air.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  8. 8. How to Operate an Excavator

    An excavator is a rental machine that helps with digging and refilling big holes. Host Paul Ryan shows how to use an excavator.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 9. Floor and Edge Sanders

    When sanding a floor, you need a floor sander, but if stairs are involved, you'll also need an edge sander. Both sanders are necessary ...

  10. 10. How to Operate a Skid Loader

    A skid loader is a great tool for large landscaping projects. Host Paul Ryan shows how to operate a skid loader.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  11. 11. How To Bore Under Obstacles and Hand-Trench

    When a sidewalk or driveway lies in the direct path of the poly pipe, it will be necessary to bore under it. There may be times that ma...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  12. 12. How to Operate a Power Tamper

    Host Paul Ryan shows how to use a power tamper to tamp dirt into place.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  13. 13. Jackhammer Tips

    DIY Network experts spell out the safety issues to be aware of when operating a jackhammer.

  14. 14. How to Use a Trencher

    When it comes to digging, a trencher can dig a trench that's 4" wide and up to 36" deep. Use these step-by-step instructions to easily ...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  15. 15. How to Operate a Dig-R-Mobile

    A Dig-R-Mobile is a powerful tool that digs holes. Host Paul Ryan shows how to use one.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
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