The Charles Machine Works, Inc.

1959 West Fir Avenue
PO Box 1902
Perry, OK
US, 73077

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Toro acquires Ditch Witch parent Charles Machine Works

The Toro Company will acquire privately-held Charles Machine Works, Inc., the parent company of Ditch Witch and several other leading brands in the underground construction market. The purchase price is $700 million in cash subject to certain adjustments set forth in the definitive agreement. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions and is currently anticipated to close before the end of Toro's fiscal 2019 third quarter. 

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HammerHead launches new QuickLok inversion drums for CIPP

The QuickLok's design offers cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) installers the most user-friendly and best performing inversion drum in the industry.

HammerHead Trenchless, a Charles Machine Works Company, have announced their new product intros for the 2019 WWETT show in Indianapolis February 21-23. Visitors to their booth #5206 will be able to see their all-new QuickLok inversion drums along with new cam-locking nozzle adaptors. 

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Welcome celebration held at American Augers facilities

(front left to right)  Rick Johnson, CMW’s Chief Operating Officer, Tiffany Sewell-Howard, CMW’s Chief Executive Officer, and David Hammonds, American Augers General Manager.

The Charles Machine Works, Inc. formally welcomed American Augers’ employees into the CMW family of companies at the celebration held December 3, at the West Salem, Ohio facilities. Rick Johnson, CMW’s Chief Operating Officer, presented the opening remarks and introduced Tiffany Sewell-Howard, CMW’s Chief Executive Officer. Sewell-Howard shared CMW’s excitement at this most recent addition to the CMW family and announced David Hammond, formerly VP of Operations, would lead American Augers as General Manager.

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Largest Ditch Witch trencher to date

Largest Ditch Witch trencher to date

The Charles Machine Works has introduced its largest trencher to date: the Ditch Witch HT220. Built to provide exceptional digging in both rock and dirt, the HT220 is a hydrostatic trencher with 220 hp (164 kW). Designed for large installations – 12 to 24 inches (305 - 610 mm) wide and four to eight feet (1.2 - 2.4 m) deep – the machine has an exclusive flywheel gearbox that delivers tremendous horsepower to the attachment on demand while protecting the hydraulic system and other components from shock. Operator vibration is further mini-mized by trencher stabilizers, standard on each machine, that isolate vibration when digging in rock. “Working in harsh conditions demands equipment that is extraordinarily durable and sturdy, and the HT220 does not disappoint,” says product manager Brent Bolay. “From its rugged undercarriages to its reliable controls to its forged, heat-treated, high-alloy steel headshafts, everything on this machine is designed to endure the particularly rugged conditions of rock-ladenjobsites. “When you’re moving this much soil, you need to get it out of your way so you can install your product. This machine is designed with an integrated, reversible spoils conveyor which effectively deposits soils on either side of the trench. This machine also has a patented bit block digging system which lets you easily change out one or all of your bits in the field without removing the digging chain."

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