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RT80 Ride-On Trencher
Versatile and productive, this mid-size machine packs a heavy-duty punch; perfect for larger trenching jobs and vibratory plowing. Powered by a turbocharged Deutz®, Tier 4 diesel engine with 74.5 gross hp (62 kW), the RT80 not only gives you the performance you need but the reliability you demand. Plus, it offers best-in-class 32,215 lbs. (13,944 kg) of breakout for plowing applications. And like with all Ditch Witch® products, this trencher is engineered with toughest components on the market for longer product life.
Turbocharged Deutz®, Tier 4 diesel engine with 74.5 gross hp (62 kW) utilizes only a simple after-treatment and offers low operational cost over machine life.
Best-in-class 35,215 lb (13,944 kg) of breakout for plowing applications.
Three-speed, shift-on-the-fly ground drive—three speeds in forward, three in reverse—provides the power you need, when you need it, to tackle any jobsite.
Versatile and productive mid-size machine for heavy-duty trenching and vibratory plowing; backhoe and reel carrier attachments also available.
Dial control design gives you precise control of the ground drive speed and attachments.
Advanced cruise-control system senses engine load and automatically adjusts ground drive speed to changing soil conditions, for maximum production.
Standard rear steering feature for a tight turn radius and improved maneuverability.
Tremendous axle capacity for a best-in-class static load rating of 39,000 lb (17,690 kg).
Backfill blade arm has the same heavy-duty design as the Ditch Witch RT125, for added strength and durability.
Removable side panels for easy access to all engine compartment maintenance points.
New color LCD engine display provides all engine information and diagnostics.
More than 165 Ditch Witch dealerships worldwide provide the most dedicated support in the underground construction industry, including equipment sales and rental, training, service, and genuine Ditch Witch parts.
|Height||108.5 in||2756 mm|
|Length, transport||139 in||3530 mm|
|Wheelbase||63 in||1600 mm|
|Width||71.5 in||1816 mm|
|Angle of approach||29.2°|
|Tread||60 in||1524 mm|
|Rear axle to attachment mount holes||16.8 in||427 mm|
|Engine||Deutz® TD3.6 L4|
|Number of cylinders||4|
|Displacement||221 in3||3.6 L|
|Bore||3.86 in||98 mm|
|Stroke||4.72 in||120 mm|
|Engine manufacturer's gross power rating (SAE J1995)||74 hp||55.4 kW|
|Rated speed||2,500 rpm|
|Emissions compliance||EPA Tier 4||EU Stage IIIB|
|Ground drive transmission||Hydrostatic|
|Differentials||Planetary front and rear w/standard rear steering|
|Parking brake||Manual lever disc brake|
|355 x 55 - 625, 14 ply||75 psi||517 kPa|
|355 x 55 - 625, 14 ply (urethane)||N/A||N/A|
|31 x 10 (solid)||N/A||N/A|
|Attachment drive transmission||Hydrostatic, electric rotary knob, speed infinitely variable from zero to maximum|
|Low||1.82 mph||2.93 km/h|
|Medium||3.68 mph||5.92 km/h|
|High||6.77 mph||10.9 km/h|
|Low||1.77 mph||2.85 km/h|
|Medium||3.17 mph||5.1 km/h|
|High||3.36 mph||5.41 km/h|
|Vehicle clearance circle (SAE) wall to wall w/backfill blade|
|Front steer only||32 ft||9.75 m|
|Front and rear steer||20.8 ft||6.34 m|
|Ground clearance||12 in||305 mm|
|Basic unit weight||7,655 lb||3835 kg|
|Allowable tractor weight, max, 2 post/4 post||19,100 lb||8864 kg|
|Front counterweight (optional)||1,650 lb||750 kg|
|Hydraulic System @ 2,500 RPM||U.S||Metric|
|Ground drive pump capacity||35 gpm||132 l/min|
|Ground drive pump relief pressure||6,000 psi (gauge)||414 bar (gauge)|
|Attachment pump capacity, (2500 rmp)||30 gpm||114 l/min|
|Attachment pump relief pressure, (2500 rpm)|
|Forward/reverse||5,500 psi||380 bar|
|Auxiliary pump capacity|
|Front pump (steering)||7.1 gpm||27 l/min|
|Rear pump (auxiliary)||6.2 gpm||23 l/min|
|Auxiliary pump relief pressure (2,500 rpm)||3,000 psi||207 bar|
|Fuel tank||30 gal||114 L|
|Engine oil||8.4 qt||8 L|
|Hydraulic reservoir||12 gal||45 L|
|Hydraulic system||19 gal||72 L|
|Coolant||3 gal||11.4 L|
|Operator||92 dBA sound pressure per ISO 6394|
|Exterior||107 dBA sound power per ISO 6394|
|Blade width||72 in||1829 mm|
|Blade height||14 in||355 mm|
|Lift height above ground||25.2 in||640 mm|
|Blade drop below ground||10.9 in||276 mm|
|Swing angle, max|
|Vibration Level (While Plowing)||U.S||Metric|
|SAE reserve capacity rating||110 min|
|SAE cold crank @ 0°F (-18°C)||800 amps|
|Auxiliary power outlet||12V||10 amps|
|Specifications are general and subject to change without notice. If exact measurements are required, equipment should be weighed and measured. Due to selected options, delivered equipment may not necessarily match that shown.|
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