Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, introduced the new MT9 microtrencher attachment, designed to improve productivity and reduce the cost-per-foot on small fiber job sites. Developed to work in tandem with the Ditch Witch line of mini skid steers, the industry-first system is the ideal solution for tight and confined residential areas, such as street crossings.
To reduce ground disruption, the MT9 creates clean, shallow trenches up to 9 inches deep and 0.375 to 1.5 inches wide. A patented blade plunge provides infinite variable depth control while the machine is in operation. Additionally, the microtrencher works with the FX65 vacuum excavator to further create a clean trench in one pass by effectively removing spoils.
“Traditional fiber-installation methods lack the speed and efficiency to be cost-effective for contractors in many residential areas,” said Steve Seabolt, Ditch Witch product manager, heavy duty tractors. “Our new MT9 minimizes the space required to operate, avoiding hurdles found in confined, tight and urban jobsites.
Designed specifically for street crossings, an ability to push or pull the microtrencher keeps the saw in the ground for efficient and accurate cuts. By eliminating the need to realign during a cut, operators can complete the cut faster and produce a better-looking finish.
The MT9 works with the Ditch Witch-exclusive PDC Fiberblade that contains diamond embedded carbide and a durable, maintenance-free design.
For more information:
Ditch Witch, (800) 654-6481, ditchwitch.com