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New ride-on trencher design from Ditch Witch improves operator comfort and visibility

Ditch Witch RT70 ride-on trencher
Ditch Witch RT70 ride-on trencher.

The newly designed Ditch Witch RT70 ride-on trencher is equipped with features that increase operator comfort and visibility, helping to boost efficiency and profitability on the jobsite. 

For example, the ergonomically designed operator station features an open layout with a 90-degree swivel seat, more leg room and intuitive controls. This enhanced visibility gives operators a full view of the machine - from front tire to back tire and the attachment - helping operators of any experience level increase productivity. The RT70 also includes a patented cooling fan to reduce temperature levels in the operator station by moving hot, uncomfortable exhaust out of the side of the machine rather than toward the operator like traditional fans. This helps keep workers safer and more comfortable during long days. 

Powered by a 72 hp Yanmar Tier 4 Stage V Compliant diesel engine, and built with a narrow footprint of 73-inches wide, the RT70 rubber-tire trencher can handle heavy-duty jobs and still easily maneuver around tight jobsites, corners and cul-de-sacs with ease. This makes it the perfect go-to trencher to take on even the toughest jobs. It is also the only ride-on trencher available with crab and coordinated steering modes, which allows operators to turn the machine with a steering wheel instead of using two separate levers. This makes it easier to use and frees them up to focus on other parts of the job.  

The machine's modular design features a single base unit with the option to move from tires to tracks. And with different attachments, plus a variety of optional add-ons, operators can endlessly reconfigure their machine throughout its lifecycle to customize it for specific jobsite needs.

The RT70 is built to increase operator productivity with daily maintenance points in one easy-to-access location and a single-piece, easy-open hood. Fast and simple maintenance means that operators can spend their valuable time where it matters most - on the jobsite.

Company info

1959 W. Fir Ave.
P.O. Box 66
Perry, OK
US, 73077-0066


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