Ditch Witch’s new RT80 brings heavy-duty trenching to tight jobsites

Ditch Witch has redesigned its RT80 ride-on trencher for becoming into narrower areas on city and rural jobsites the place bigger trenchers can’t go.

The mid-sized trencher may also be moved from job to job simpler with a modular design for rapidly altering between tracks and tires within the subject. It may be transported with a typical drop-deck trailer when it’s geared up with tracks.

The brand new RT80 has a width of 6.5 toes. The corporate says that offers it loads of work room, as the usual residential lane is 11 toes. Its makes use of embrace heavy-duty trenching, vibratory plowing and microtrenching.

The trencher runs on a 74.5-horsepower Tier 4 Closing Deutz diesel engine. It delivers a best-in-class static load score of 35,407 kilos and a wide-axle score of 39,000 kilos, the corporate says.

Different options embrace a three-speed, shift-on-the-fly floor drive system that permits operators to pick the right vary with out stopping work, and a sophisticated cruise-control system that senses engine load and robotically adjusts floor drive velocity to altering soil situations.

Ditch Witch mentioned it additionally added a brand new excessive seat that rotates 90 levels with the operator for a extra comfy, simplified operation. Operators additionally get dial controls for floor drive and attachment speeds.