The Ditch Witch organization now offers a heavy-duty track option with two of its Zahn compact trenchers: the two-wheel-drive R230 and R300.
Until now, each Zahn unit has offered standard air-filled or optional urethane-filled, flat-proof tires for enhanced traction. By equipping their Zahn R230 or R300 with these new heavy-duty tracks, customers can increase their machines’ traction, especially on uneven and rough terrain, according to the manufacturer.
With heavy-duty tracks, the Zahn can travel across trenches, an advantage when installing irrigation systems. These heavy-duty tracks “walk” or oscillate 12 degrees, which helps provide greater traction when loading, unloading, and maneuvering over curbs or other rough and uneven terrain.
Another benefit of these tracks is their high-flotation design, which helps minimize surface damage to turf and enables the operator to work on and around sensitive landscapes and established lawns.
Tracks do not increase the width of the R230 and R300, so each machine can still fit comfortably through a standard 36 in. (0.9 m) yard gate.
Each Zahn power unit includes the engine, operator’s console and articulation joint. The two-wheel-drive R230 and R300 models accept two types of trencher front ends.
Optional heavy-duty tracks are available with all other Zahn models, including the four-wheel-drive R230 and R300, both of which accept seven different types of front ends.
For more information, call 800/654-6481 or visit ditchwitch.com.