The 60-hp (44.7-kW) RT55 ride-on trencher is designed for the toughest, tightest landscapes. Compact, powerful and equipped with a low-noise Deutz engine, the RT55 trencher works efficiently and inconspicuously even in the most sensitive urban settings. And with its multiple attachments, the heavy-duty RT55 is as versatile as you want it to be.

Ditch Witch RT55 Ride-On Trencher

Quiet, emissions-compliant Deutz® diesel engine is built for maximum power and minimal maintenance.


Attachments include a traversing trencher, vibratory plow, combination trencher/plow, traversing saw, backhoe, and reel carrier.

Two-piece hood design allows easy access to engine compartment for service and daily maintenance.

Rugged Design

Integrated front cast weight reduces the need for extended weight racks, no matter which attachment is used.

Part of a complete microtrenching system that includes a specially configured RT45 or RT55 and a specially designed saw blade.

Heavy-duty frame, ground drive components and backfill blade assembly ensure maximum durability and reliability.

Planetary axles provide greater torque at the wheel and higher ground clearance.

Operator's Station

Operator's station features easy-to-read gauge cluster, 90-degree swivel seat, high-visibility sloped hood design, and optional cruise control system.

Superior Customer 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.

From the basics of HDD and vacs to the specifics of operating stand-on skid steers, trenchers and more, the Ditch Witch organization is your go-to resource for the best training in the industry. Talk to your local dealer to learn more about our Ditch Witch Certified Training programs.


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.

Contact your local dealer for up-to-date information, business hours and what we’re doing to keep our employees—and our customers—safe. We're In This Together.
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