Charles Machine Works Adds Two to SK Line

Fri November 02, 2012 - National Edition
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Maneuverability around the job site also has been improved with 30 percent more center ground clearance and a high-drive track system featuring bolt-on sprockets, wide track rollers and replaceable spindles.
Maneuverability around the job site also has been improved with 30 percent more center ground clearance and a high-drive track system featuring bolt-on sprockets, wide track rollers and replaceable spindles.

The Charles Machine Works (CMW) Inc., manufacturer of Ditch Witch underground construction equipment, has introduced two new compact tool carriers to its SK line. The Ditch Witch SK750 and SK755 will replace the SK650 and bring several upgrades to the market.

Responding to customer input, Ditch Witch incorporated multiple design improvements into the new models, increasing productivity, operator comfort and performance in tough conditions, according to the manufacturer.

Customers can choose between two Kubota diesel engines, with either 25 or 32.8 hp. (18.6 or 25 kW). Both deliver a large amount of power to the attachment and both accept more than 70 attachments for performing multiple jobs on the same job site in less time.

The new SK models offer up to 800 lbs. (363 kg) of lift capacity and an 81-in. (206 cm) lift height for better loading capabilities. Maneuverability around the job site also has been improved with 30 percent more center ground clearance and a high-drive track system featuring bolt-on sprockets, wide track rollers and replaceable spindles. The new system makes it easy to convert from a narrow to wide track stance, and it allows operators to rotate tracks and achieve up to 40 percent longer track life.

SK operators also will notice several improvements in comfort. An ergonomic operator’s station features easy-to-use controls with an optional single-level joystick. A two-way auxiliary control foot pedal for the attachment frees up the user’s hands to control depth and ground speed. Most noticeably, the operator platform has been enlarged by a full 50 percent, providing more room to work and get positioned comfortably.

For more information, call 800/654-6481 or visit www.ditchwitch.com.