C16X Walk-Behind Trencher

Better Traction Equals Better Productivity.

Maximize performance and your return on investment with the Ditch Witch C16X Walk-Behind Trencher. Our exclusive CX Track design delivers better traction and maneuverability in a more compact design for tighter jobsites. Responsive, easy-to-use touch controls provide smoother operation. And superior serviceability—a simple, open design for easy access and no daily grease points to worry about—means less maintenance time to keep your C16X rental-ready. Get proven Ditch Witch reliability in the latest, patented CX track design: only with the C16X.

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Power

A reliable 16-hp (11.9-kW) Vanguard™ engine keeps the C16X performing for rental income you can count on, year after year.

Up to 36” (914.4 mm) 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 or the new exclusive OptiCut™ digging system—both specifically designed to work with Ditch Witch trenchers to optimize production.

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CX Track Design

Exclusive, patented CX Track design puts more track on the ground for better traction while increasing stability for better production.

The shorter left track on the CX Track design allows for a more compact piece of equipment than competitive designs, offering more maneuverability in tighter spaces.

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Reliability

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.

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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.

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Options

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 S2B Trailer, a single-axle design with a full-width steel deck, with ramps for easy loading and unloading of equipment of up to 3,000 lb (1360 kg).

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Superior 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.

Specifications

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.