Designed for Versatility; Next Generation Ditch Witch RT80 Trencher Released for Urban Utility Jobs

PERRY, Okla., Nov. 12, 2019 – Underground construction in urban areas can be a constricting and uniquely challenging experience – especially without a versatile and maneuverable machine.

Providing a solution to these challenges for contractors and operators inspired improvements of an already proven Ditch Witch ride-on trencher, the RT80.

The new, modern RT80 trencher brings a narrower, more modular design and added versatility to the Ditch Witch family of trenchers – features contractors need most to increase productivity on today’s evolving urban jobsites. The slimmer model is ideal for heavy-duty trenching, vibratory plowing and microtrenching in confined urban and residential areas where larger machines cannot maneuver as freely.

With the typical residential street lane having a width of 11 feet, the RT80’s footprint of just over 6 1/2 feet gives operators plenty of room to work without disrupting the surrounding area.

“The RT80 trencher was built to adapt,” said Chris Thompson, Ditch Witch product manager, heavy-duty trenchers. “Faced with tighter deadlines, smaller budgets and more congested underground networks, contractors need a utility trencher that can fit and function in any environment. That was our mindset when designing the new version of the RT80.”

Moving between jobsites is also simplified with the new RT80 trencher. A modular track-frame design allows tires and tracks to be easily interchanged in the field. And when it’s equipped with tracks, the trencher fits on a standard drop-deck trailer for easy transport.

The updated design improves the RT80 trencher’s versatility, but it still delivers the productivity and ease of use that the machine’s users expect.

Productivity

Built for heavy-duty work, the RT80 trencher is powered by a 74.5-horsepower Deutz®, Tier 4 diesel engine. It delivers a best-in-class static load rating of 35,407 pounds and a wide-axle rating of 39,000 pounds.

The machine is built to maximize efficiency, as well. Its three-speed, shift-on-the-fly ground drive system increases productivity by allowing operators to select the correct range without needing to stop work. And it can work in any terrain or weather condition. An advanced cruise-control system senses engine load and automatically adjusts ground drive speed to changing soil conditions for superior traction and maneuverability.

Ease of Use

The RT80 trencher’s new high seat rotates 90 degrees with the operator for more comfortable, simplified operation. And operation, itself, is aided by a dial-control design, which places precision control of ground drive and attachment speeds in the operator’s hands.

For more information on the RT80 trencher, contact your local Ditch Witch dealer or visit: https://www.ditchwitch.com/trenchers/ride-on/rt80

HYDRAULIC BREAKER
Used for construction and demolition, our breakers can be used to break up asphalt, concrete or even clay. The hydraulic hammer is perfect for any small or medium job you might have. More up-time in the field is always the goal, and with only two moving parts and a few seals, there’s no reason for down-time.
Compatible Models

SK600, SK800, SK900, SK1050, SK1550, SK1750

ROCK SAW

Best suited for irrigation and fiber installation, the Rock Saw attachment can effortlessly cut through rock, concrete, and other tough materials with unmatched precision. 

Compatible Models

SK1050, SK1550, SK1750

BACKHOE
Easily move materials for rebuilds, new construction, footings, utility repairs and more with this compact and versatile attachment.
Compatible Models

SK800, SK900, SK1050, SK1550, SK1750

STUMP GRINDERS
Featuring a heavy-duty boom design, powerful stump grinding attachments quickly shred stumps down to nothing. Easy maneuvering from stump to stump and increased visibility turns more ground stumps into more profit.
Compatible Models

SK600, SK800, SK900, SK1050, SK1550, SK1750, SK3000

MULTITASK TOOL
Your multipurpose tool for the ultimate multi-tasker is here. Engineered to grab tight to heavy materials and move them with ease and precision, the multi-task tool is your go-to for heavy applications. Easy to operate with convenient, functional levers.
Compatible Models

SK600, SK800, SK900, SK1050, SK1550, SK1750

CORE DRILL
With the MC-450 coring attachment, utility maintenance is simple and less disruptive. Featuring intuitive controls and an integrated water tank, the MC-450 is the perfect choice for quick cuts and a more productive coring process. A fully adjustable 0 to 280 rpm speed allows for enhanced control and greater productivity.
Compatible Models

SK1050, SK1550, SK1750