What to do and what not to do when transporting equipment via trailer.
C24X Walk-Behind Trencher
Maximize performance and your return on investment with the Ditch Witch C24X 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 C24X rental-ready. Get proven Ditch Witch reliability in the latest, patent-pending track design: only with the C24X.
A reliable 24-hp (17.9-kW) Honda® engine keeps the C24X 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.
Exclusive, patent-pending 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.
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.
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 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).
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.
|Headshaft height||13.7 in||348 mm|
|Length (up to)||94 in||2.4 m|
|Width, transport||35.8 in||909 mm|
|Height, transport (up to)||63 in||1.6 m|
|Centerline trench to outside edge machine|
|Left||17.2 in||437 mm|
|Right||18.6 in||472 mm|
|Number of cylinders||2|
|Manufacturer’s net horsepower rating*||22 hp||16.5 kW|
|Rated speed||3,600 rpm|
|Fuel consumption @ rated power||1.77 gph||6.7 LPH|
|Ground drive||Hydraulic, Infinite variable from zero to maximum, speed and direction control|
|Digging chain drive||Hydraulic direct drive, one speed forward and reverse|
|Pump drive||Direct drive from engine|
|Track width||8 in||200 mm|
|Digging chain||19K, 33K and 35K|
|Ground pressure||4.5 psi|
|Transit forward||176 fpm||53.6 m/min|
|Transit reverse||136 fpm||41.5 m/min|
|Digging chain speed @ 3,600 rpm|
|19K||366 fpm||11 m/min|
|33/35K||309 fpm||94.2 m/min|
|Auger type||Single, open end|
|Auger diameter||17 in||432 mm|
|Trench cleaner type||Mechanical|
|Trench cleaner size||4-6 in||102-152 mm|
|Operating weight (up to)||1,915 lb||869 kg|
|Hydraulic System @ 3,600 RPM||U.S.||Metric|
|Digging drive pump capacity||10 gpm||37.85 l/min|
|Filtration||10 micron absolute|
|Fuel tank||6.2 gal||23.5 L|
|Engine oil||1.8 qt||1.7 L|
|Hydraulic system||11 gal||42 L|
|Trench size, max||U.S.||Metric|
|Depth||36 in||914 mm|
|Width||6 in||152 mm|
|Ear sound pressure||91 dBA per ISO 6394|
|Overall sound pressure||100 dBA per ISO 6393|
|Operator's hand||Less than 2.5 m/s2|
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