C16 Walk-Behind Trencher

The Not-So-Weekend-Warrior Weekend Warrior Machine.

The Ditch Witch C16 Walk-Behind Trencher was designed with your rental business in mind. Only the C Series offers the balanced traction, better maneuverability and smoother operation of our patent-pending offset rear tire design and pivoting trail wheel. The reliable performance and simple operation will keep customers coming back. And the superior serviceability—a simple, open design for easy access and no daily grease points to worry about—will keep the C16 ready to rent to maximize your return on investment. The smart choice is easy to see: the C16 Walk-Behind Trencher.


Reliable 16-hp (11.9-kW) Vanguard engine keeps the C16 performing for rental income you can count on, year after year.

Up to 36" (914.4mm) digging depth for efficient installation of pipe and cable.

Newly designed hydraulic system eliminates vertical shafts and belts, resulting in a simple, reliable unit with no linkages to adjust.

Utilizes the Ditch Witch 35K digging system, specifically designed to work with Ditch Witch trenchers to optimize production.

Offset Rear Tires

Exclusive, patent-pending offset rear tire design delivers balanced traction and optimal weight distribution for increased production over competitive rubber-tire units.

Patent-pending pivoting trail wheel allows easier turning, better maneuverability, and smother operation on rough terrain or pavement.

Flat-free tires require no maintenance and deliver increased uptime for rental customers.


New, robust, straightforward pivot design is maintenance-free and increases unit uptime.

Greaseless sealed bearing design with construction-grade seals help increase machine longevity.

No daily grease points—a Ditch Witch exclusive—means less hassle and prep to keep your trenchers rental-ready.

Standard outboard bearing support stabilizes the headshaft and auger, for reliable productivity trench after trench.

Simple, open design allows for quick, easy service access.

Ease of Use

Hydrostatic, skid-steer style steering provides easier operation.

Redesigned easy-touch controls are smoother and lighter for less operator fatigue and increased machine responsiveness.

Increased visibility of the workstation improves operator productivity.


The RotoWitch® boring attachment results in fewer disturbances, less labor and less restoration than tearing up driveways and sidewalks to complete an installation.

Our easy-to-operate backfill blade is much faster and less expensive than shovels, increasing productivity and rental revenue.

Ditch Witch also offers the S3C Trailer, a single-axle design with a new rail system for easy loading and unloading of equipment of up to 3,500 lb (1,588 kg). 

Superior Customer Support

Ditch Witch equipment is backed by 170 dealer locations worldwide, each with genuine Ditch Witch parts in stock plus factory-trained service and expert advice to help deliver a superior return on investment for your rental equipment.

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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