SK850 Footings Machine

A Trencher That Shares Your Work Ethic.

The Ditch Witch SK850 footings machine combines the most productive and durable mini skid steer in its horsepower class with the most efficient footings trencher available. Now you have the ideal machine for creating footings for residential or commercial properties. Tight jobsites are no problem for this compact, powerful and ultra-durable machine, which creates cleaner, more consistent footings than an excavator can, and in less time.

Ditch Witch SK850 Footings Machine Mini Skid Steer Trencher
SK850 Footings Machine

Designed for installation of footings for slab construction for residential or commercial property; trenches up to 16 inches (41 cm) wide and up to 36 inches (91 cm) deep.

Mounts directly to the frame of the powerful SK850, creating the most productive footings machine on the market.

Compact package reduces bounce and increases productivity.

SK850 Footings Machine

Tier 4 Yanmar® diesel engine with 37 hp (27.6 kW) provides outstanding power for all machine functions.

Belt-free design means less maintenance and more uptime.

Standard auto-throttle—incorporated into the new LCD display—reduces engine throttle when there is no load on the engine, for greater efficiency.

When enabled, the standard auto-throttle function reduces engine rpm after a period of sustained inactivity, improving engine performance.

Single-point, lockable fuel and hydraulic fluid tanks for improved security.

SK850 Footings Machine

Multi-position trencher—centerline to offset digging—allows you to trench right up next to the backer board.

Heavy-duty chain with 50,000-lb (22,680-kg) tension creates a cleaner, more consistently deep and wide trench than an excavator can, and in less time.

SK850 Footings Machine

With 43 inches (109 cm) of track on ground, the SK850 footings machine has the stability to effectively cross-trench.

Low-maintenance track-tensioning system features a grease cylinder for easy adjustment and track removal.

Maximum 4.7-mph (7.6-km/h) ground drive speed (in both forward and reverse) enhances jobsite efficiency and productivity.

The SK850 comes standard with 42-inch (107-cm) tracks.

SK850 Footings Machine
Operator's Station

Ergonomic operator’s station has been updated with new, customer-requested features for optimized comfort and efficiency; comes with standard dual-lever ground drive controls.

Advanced monochrome display mounted in dash displays engine diagnostics and contains standard gauges.

Auxiliary control foot pedal helps you maintain hydraulic flow to the trencher, freeing your hands to control depth and ground speed.

The 74-sq-inch (188-cm2) platform is larger and provides more ground clearance than the competition’s, increasing operator comfort and stability while keeping the worksite visible.

SK850 Footings Machine
Superior Support

Your Ditch Witch equipment is backed by a worldwide network of dealers you can count on for unmatched commitment to your success. From genuine Ditch Witch parts to factory-trained service to expert advice, your Ditch Witch dealer has it all for you.


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