Bringing the Industry Together

By: Dennis Wierzbicki, Ditch Witch President

There is a rise in fiber installation as carriers scramble to bring fiber optic cable connections directly to homes where internet users want the speed fiber brings for instant internet connections and the sharp, bright, high-definition images to their television screens. This need for quicker data delivery is going to keep demand for these projects steady.

A recent FTTH (fiber-to-the-home) Council survey reports that by late 2015, more than 12.3 million U.S. homes were connected directly to fiber and that 26 million have been “passed” by fiber.

More homes are connected every day, but the fiber expansion goes beyond the homes.

For businesses, government facilities, and educational institutions, fiber connectivity is not a convenience–it’s a necessity. Corporate fiber connections are well ahead of FTTH, and fiber deployments continuously are being extended to facilities and linking multi-building complexes. In addition to communications and data, fiber is being incorporated into the structured wiring of buildings.

Underground construction professionals are critical in the growth of fiber connectivity. Industry experts say there already is a shortage of labor in the fiber market. Putting more crews in the field means more equipment and support is needed.

Ditch Witch is the single source for every underground fiber construction need.

We are training new crew members now at Ditch Witch dealerships and customer locations throughout the country, and we offer the most complete line of equipment needed to install long-haul fiber, backbone, fiber to the home, and more. From directional drilling to micro-trenching, we have effective, efficient solutions for installing fiber for a variety of applications both residential and commercial.

Whatever the need, Ditch Witch has it covered. “We’re in this together with our customers”, all the way, every day.

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