Lenny Sadler (left), and Ed Malzahn in front of a mural in the Wichita, KS, dealership.

Ditch Witch founder dies

December 2015 Vol. 70 No. 12

The utility construction industry lost a giant with the Dec. 11 death of Ed Malzahn, chairman of the Charles Machine Works Inc. (CMW). Malzahn’s invention of a compact trenching machine paved the way for changes…

Ditch Witch FXT50 tandem

Tandem Axle FXT50

September 2015 Vol. 70 No. 9

Tandem Axle FXT50 Vac Offers Versatility Dual-purpose vacuum excavators have become a common sight on horizontal directional drilling projects, but most are trailer-mounted models used to keep work sites clear of drilling fluids escaping the bore…

Ditch Witch® MR90 mud recycling system

Saving Big with Micro Recyclers

September 2015 Vol. 70 No. 9

“Micro” drilling fluid recycling systems are becoming a “game changer” for many horizontal directional drilling (HDD) contractors who operate small- to medium-size drill rigs. “Contractors who are using our new Ditch Witch® MR90 mud recycling…