Updates to mechanical design help Ditch Witch reimagine established ride-on plow
The new PT37 ride-on plow/trencher from Ditch Witch puts a new spin on an conventional machine. The ride-on plow/trencher brings durability and usability to a proven model while retaining the mechanical design preferred by many contractors.
The PT37 is a dedicated plow with an optional trencher, reel-carrier, and hydra-bore configuration to meet a range of job site needs. An adjustable side-facing seat allows the operator to see all four tires and the plow box while operating. Further improving its functionality, the PT37 is largely mechanical and features a simplified control display. It also requires less maintenance due to its exhaust-cleaning ability and fewer grease points.
The PT37 ride-on plow/trencher is designed for ease of use and storage. It features a compact footprint, able to scale down to just 36 inches wide so users can enter standard gates and access tight workspaces. Its tires provide cost savings compared to a tracked version and helps to minimize the impact on yards. An optional dual-wheel configuration provides added traction and stability. A foldable ROPS design allows users to keep the PT37 on a trailer for easy parking and storage in garages.
A Yanmar diesel engine provides a gross 36.8 HP (27.5 kW) at 3,000 RPM to deliver constant performance while plowing, trenching, or boring. An ideal plow design provides down pressure to maintain consistent plowing up to 24 inches deep in a variety of conditions.
"The PT37 is based on a proven vibratory plow model that has been the preferred choice of many contractors for decades and remains in high demand for fibre installation," says Brant Kukuk, Ditch Witch compact equipment product manager. "It combines the simple design and operation that users want with the next-generation innovation you expect from Ditch Witch. The result is a simple, compact and powerful utility machine that is ideal for irrigation and telecom projects."
The PT37 will be on display at the Equipment Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky, from October 19 to 21.