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New Ditch Witch MT16 Microtrencher Cuts Cost-Per-Foot on Fiber Jobsites

PERRY, Okla., March 16, 2017 – To increase productivity and improve ROI on fiber jobsites, the Ditch Witch organization, a Charles Machine Works Company, has introduced the MT16 microtrencher. The cost-effective microtrencher creates an ideal trench in a single, quick and efficient pass when working with the Ditch Witch RT55 or RT80 ride-on trenchers, and the FX65 vacuum excavator.

Designed to cut narrow trenches 0.5 to 2.0 inches wide and up to 16 inches deep, the MT16 decreases the disruption to surrounding infrastructure during fiber deployments. An integrated hydraulic accumulator maintains constant pressure on the saw frame for sharper-edged cuts and improved spoils removal. In addition, an infinitely variable hydraulic plunge feature eliminates manual adjustment of the microtrencher by providing variable depth control from zero to 16 inches. For a tighter-cut radius, the unit’s frame swings up to six degrees in each direction, enabling operators to efficiently cut on a street corner or around a cul-de-sac.

“Constrained time and unplanned expenses are the leading jobsite hurdles we hear from utility contractors,” said Steve Seabolt, Ditch Witch product manager, heavy duty trenchers. “Our new MT16 microtrencher is designed to help operators complete fiber jobs efficiently with less time and expense. Compared to traditional installation methods, the MT16 creates consistent trenches for faster fiber deployments, reducing the cost-per-foot on fiber jobsites.”

The MT16 is compatible with a complete lineup of Ditch Witch saw blades, from standard carbide-tipped blades to the Ditch Witch-exclusive Fiberblade, which combines the benefits of both diamond and carbide. The Fiberblade family of blades features a durable, maintenance-free design lasting up to 10 times longer than standard blades. All saw blades for the MT16 are easily changeable on a jobsite with standard hand tools.

Joining the proven FX65, MT9, MT12, Fiberblade and 1CM concrete mixer, the MT16 adds to a growing family of microtrenching solutions – all from the company that pioneered the modern microtrencher. The MT16 is backed by a network of over 175 experienced dealer locations worldwide.

For more information about the MT16 microtrencher, visit https://www.ditchwitch.com/trenchers/micro/mt16.

+ 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.

Visit www.ditchwitch.com, Ditch Witch Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter pages, and YouTube channel to find more details about Ditch Witch products, events, financial services, special offers, videos, photos and other information. Contact Ditch Witch at info@ditchwitch.com or 800-654-6481.

+ About Charles Machine Works

Established in 1902, Charles Machine Works, an employee-owned company, founded in Perry, Oklahoma, is the only manufacturer and global distributor that solely exists to make underground utility construction profitable. Our family of companies includes Ditch Witch®, Subsite® Electronics, DW/TXS®, HammerHead®, Radius® HDD, American Augers®, Trencor® and MTI® Equipment. For more information, visit charlesmachine.works.

American Augers®, Ditch Witch®, DW/TXS®, HammerHead®, MTI®, Radius®, Subsite® and Trencor® are trademarks of The Charles Machine Works, Inc.