MiniTrencher's GeoRipper GR16 is a commercial, portable handheld trencher used for trenching electrical, irrigation, fiber optic, landscape edging, dog fencing, root barriers, etc. It utilizes a Makita engine model EK6100 and digs up to 400 mm deep. Engineered for industrial performance but with less weight at only 33 lbs, this mini trencher is powered by a 61cc engine with a full 4.4 HP for everyday narrow trenching applications. It’s engineered to start easier and vibrate less. It also has innovative features like Stratified Air Scavenging (SAS) that recovers up to 75% of unburned fuel to reduce fuel consumption, and a cyclonic air intake that discards larger debris for increased air filter life – and less maintenance.