Ft. Worth’s Witch Equipment Has Field Day in Arlington

Fri June 20, 2003 - West Edition

More than 100 people were onhand to sample a broad array of new products at Witch Equipment’s Field Day, held Saturday, May 15, in Arlington, TX.

The Ft. Worth-based Ditch Witch dealer displayed five new mini-excavator models, including the 9, 15, 27, 35 and 45. Also on tap was the new SK500 skid steer loader, which works with 21 multi-task tools such as grapple and pallet forks, trenchers, forklifts, a planetary auger machine and a front-end loader.

Customers checked out the trencher lineup (30 hp and under) including the 1030, 1230, 1330, 1820, HT25, 3700 (Deutz diesel) and 3700 (Cat engine).

Rounding out the displays were 70- to 115-hp (52 to 86 kW) RT Series models.

Speaking on behalf of himself and fellow Witch Equipment co-owner Larry Glover, Paul Knuckley called the event “very successful,” particularly in terms of reaction to the products.

“Customers came from as far as 130 miles away — from Tyler and Lubbock as well as the metro area,” Knuckley said.

Attendees included irrigation, landscaping, excavation and utility contractors, as well as rental professionals and dealers. Representatives of Charles Machine Works, which manufactures Ditch Witch equipment, also participated.

In addition to displays and demos, the event included a barbecue dinner and prize giveaways.

Witch Equipment, founded 43 years ago, is located at 1901 East Loop 820 South in Ft. Worth.

For more information, call 817/429-4824, or visit witchequipment.com.