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Revolutionizing Hard Rock Drilling with All Terrain Technology

By Seth Matthesen, Ditch Witch senior product manager, directional drills

Since our founding in 1949, the Ditch Witch organization has grown from inventing the first mechanized, compact-service-line trencher to being a one-stop source for underground construction equipment, including horizontal directional drills (HDD).

Next-Generation HDD Maximizes Drilling Performance

By: Seth Matthesen, Ditch Witch senior product manager, directional drills

You spoke. We listened.

The next generation of Ditch Witch drills has arrived. Our newest model, the JT40 horizontal directional drill (HDD), showcases the evolution of Ditch Witch HDD units—a platform that will be used for future drill models.

Mini Skid Steer Versatility Meets Needs of Compact Rental Jobs

By: Chris Thompson, Ditch Witch product manager, compact equipment

Today’s rental landscape jobs have many rental operators turning to compact mini skid steer machines versus larger trenchers or track loaders. The reason behind the shift: On many landscape jobs, rental operators need to get on and off their machine multiple times throughout the day.

Preparing Utility Workers for Rapid Fiber Growth

By: Randy Rupp, Ditch Witch Vice President of Product Strategy 

Internet users are demanding instantaneous, high-speed internet connections more than ever. Due to this growing trend, fiber installation is rapidly increasing as carriers scramble to bring fiber-optic cable connections directly to homes, businesses, government facilities and educational institutions across the country.

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Next-Generation Training Boosts Jobsite Confidence and Safety

By: Greg Wolfe, Ditch Witch Director of Training

As the fiber build-out progresses and the HDD industry continues to grow, it is clear there is a shortage of experienced operators to help construct expanding networks. The question driving training technology now: How do contractors safely, quickly and cost effectively help shape new HDD operators out of a pool that lacks knowledge and industry experience, and is used to learning digitally?


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