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Hey guys, it has been a while since I've made my presence known here on the site. Between work and school and broken ribs I have been swamped and not worked on any projects. I went to a local estate auction back home yesterday and picked this bad boy up for a song. Its a Brown Trencher Specialists trencher. Built in Eureka, Illinois. It is either a model B346 or B468. It has a Wisconsin AENL 9.2 hp engine, four wheel drive, and hydraulic up and down pressure for the chain. It also has its factory drive on trailer with fold down ramps. Best part is that it runs and I have work for it already on the new shop we are building.

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Homesteader

Thanks! I got pretty banged up in a snowmobile wreck, managed to completely break 4 ribs on my left side and tore a bunch of muscles and all that good stuff.XX(

As far as the trencher goes, I couldn't pass it up. I jokingly threw out a $25 starting bid and ended up paying $175.dOd It needs a little work, the gas tank has been empty for 33 years and is rusty inside. I bought RED-KOTE tank liner to take care of that. The big tension bar that runs the length of the chain is bent because the old man wanted it to dig deeper so he heated it up with a torch and bent it down... DOH!!sm00. He bought it in 1982 and put about 100 feet of electrical wire out to some lights in the front yard and then parked it in the back corner of the shop where it sat until I bought it.

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Brettw

Look like a great piece of equipment, and a really great piece when you need it. Will save a boatload of work! Hope you're feeling better, and glad the wreck wasn't worse. As some of us know, sometimes play can cause pain!}:)8D

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SmilinSam

Woul love to find a old trencher like that at auction here. They do show up once in a while but they usually look like they have sat out in the dirt and weeds for 30 yearssm00

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