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Ditch Witch Organization Unveils 300-HP Rock Trencher

Fri January 23, 2009 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

The Ditch Witch organization has released a 300-hp (223.6 kW) rock trencher: the heavy-duty HT300.

Capable of trenching up to 10 ft. (3.1 m) deep and 36 in. (91.4 cm) wide in the most extreme job site conditions, the steel-tracked HT300 features a sturdy undercarriage designed to withstand the rigors of rock-laden job sites, and trencher stabilizers that automatically adjust to terrain changes to isolate vibration in rock and other harsh conditions.

Protecting the operator from excessive noise and vibration is a fully enclosed cab with climate control, a standard feature of the HT300. Inside the cab are easy-to-use controls designed for optimal productivity and reliability in harsh conditions. As soil conditions change, the HT300’s cruise-control system automatically adjusts the ground speed.

The HT300 features a flywheel gearbox that delivers maximum power to the trenching attachment on demand while minimizing shock to the hydraulic system. Another feature is a bit block digging system that allows the operator to customize the digging tooth pattern to best fit the application. The HT300 also features a conveyor that deposits spoils on either side of the trench.

The HT300 is designed for the most challenging job site conditions, and the Ditch Witch organization guarantees the machine’s forged, heat-treated, high-alloy steel headshaft for life.

The Ditch Witch organization specializes in the design and manufacture of underground construction equipment. The company is a source for trenchers, vibratory plows, pneumatic piercing tools, backhoes, electronic guidance and locating systems, horizontal directional drilling systems, drill pipe, downhole tools, vacuum excavation systems, pipe bursting systems, excavator-tool carriers, mini skid steers, compact utility attachments, pipe bursting systems, and the Zahn family of power utility equipment.

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