RT30 Ride-On Trencher

Solid Structure. Solid Returns.

The 24-hp (17.9-kW) Ditch Witch RT30 ride-on trencher combines the maneuverability, low cost, minimal maintenance, and small footprint of a walk-behind trencher with the comfortable operator's station, performance and easy-to-use controls of a ride-on. It’s a dedicated trencher with a sturdy, durable frame and field-proven components that provide consistently solid performance job after job, year after year. Simply put, the RT30 is the best compact ride-on dedicated trencher for the money.

Ditch Witch RT30 Ride-On Trencher
Ditch Witch RT30 Ride-On Trencher
Ditch Witch RT30 Ride-On Trencher
Ditch Witch RT30 Ride-On Trencher

24-hp (17.9-kW) Kubota® diesel engine supplies plenty of power for trenching in a wide variety of ground conditions.


Compact footprint, tight turning radius, four-wheel drive, and industry-leading maneuverability make the RT30 ideal for installations on tight, residential jobsites.

Advanced, maintenance-free pivot design is simplified and raised to keep above dirt and debris.

42-in (107-cm) boom provides 36-in (91-cm) cover depth, which meets most city codes.

Rugged Design

Like all Ditch Witch equipment, the RT30 is designed and manufactured to reduce downtime; utilizes long-lasting, field-proven components to enhance reliability, which ultimately results in greater rental revenue.

Exceptionally robust trencher drive motor utilizes a larger shaft and bearings than those of smaller trenchers, for enhanced reliability.

Ease of use

The RT30 is equipped with a very comfortable seat and operator’s station, plus easy-to-use, color-coded controls requiring minimal training and effort—features in great demand by rental customers.

Hydrostatic ground drive is controlled by simple pedals for forward and reverse, located on the right side of the operator’s station.

Four-way backfill blade makes short work of filling trenches, reducing operator fatigue.

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.


We’ve made a wide variety of valuable safety information available in one convenient location. Ditch Witch Safe is dedicated to providing the resources you need to operate your equipment safely.

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