Construction equipment: Trencher for small locations

Utility equipment: Ditch Witch®, a Charles Machine Works Company, introduces the new and improved RT80 ride-on trencher, a powerful and versatile mid-range machine equipped for heavy-duty trenching in small places.

“The RT80 ride-on trencher is right-sized for tough utility tasks in tight conditions,” said Andrew Schuermann, product manager, trenchers, for the Ditch Witch organization. “Operators will appreciate the way it powers through heavy-duty trenching and plowing jobs, yet is compact enough to easily install conduit and cable in tight job-sites.”

Powered by a 74.5-hp (62kW) turbocharged Deutz Tier 4 diesel engine, the RT80 enables long-term productivity to meet the demands of most heavy-duty trenching jobs. The compact design and extensive axle capacity give the machine a best-in-class static load rating of 39,000 lbs (17,690 kg).

For improved versatility, the RT80 has a tight turn radius and is equipped with a three-speed, shift-on-the-fly ground drive control, providing contractors more options as job-site conditions and requirements change. Further advancing versatility and productivity, the machine features a standard cruise control system that senses changing load conditions and automatically adjusts for uninterrupted performance.

Contractors looking for cost-efficient, multipurpose machines will benefit from the RT80’s versatile attachment selections, including a centerline trencher, sliding trencher, vibratory plow, earth saw, combination trencher/plow, microtrencher, backhoe and reel carrier. In addition, removable side panels provide easy access to all engine compartments and maintenance points, advancing machine uptime and reducing maintenance costs.

The RT80 ride-on trencher keeps operators in command at all times with precise dial control of ground drive speed and attachments, as well as an LCD color display that shows all engine information and diagnostics.

About the Ditch Witch® Organization
Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, invented the underground utility construction industry, and today it designs, manufactures and markets the most complete line of directional drills, drill pipe, HDD tooling, vacuum excavators, trenchers, chain, teeth and sprockets, mini-skid steers and vibratory plows. Handcrafted in the USA, its products are supported by the Ditch Witch dealer network with over 175 locations worldwide.

For more information about Ditch Witch or other products, click here to go to Utility Products’ Buyers Guide.

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