Posted October 27, 2014

New SK850 Mini Skid Steer from Ditch Witch

The new Ditch Witch SK850 mini skid steer is equipped with a 37-hp (27.6-kW), Tier 4 Yanmar diesel and is the most powerful in the company's line, helping users and attachments operate more productively.The SK850 accepts dozens of attachments for a wide range of utility, landscaping, plumbing, and other underground construction tasks.

ditchwitchsk850The company says the SK850 is designed to help operators be more comforable and productive, with a 74-square-inch platform that is larger and higher for increased comfort and stability while keeping operator's above the worksite. The ergonomic operator’s station has been updated with new, customer-requested features, including dual-lever ground drive controls with an optional single-lever joystick available. An auxiliary control foot pedal helps operators maintain hydraulic flow to the attachment while freeing their hands to control depth and ground speed.

The SK850’s high-drive track system has bolt-on sprockets that can be interchanged—an exclusive Ditch Witch feature—to provide longer-lasting performance. The track system also has a low-maintenance track-tensioning system with a grease cylinder for easy adjustment and track removal, which helps increase track life and reduce downtime. Choose 42-inch or 36-inch wide tracks.

With its 860-lb rated operating capacity and 83-inch hinge-pin height, the SK850 is engineered for productive loading. The construction-grade machine is built with reinforced steel that can withstand the rigors of the jobsite; belt-free design helps minimize maintenance and increase uptime.

An auto-throttle feature, when enabled, automatically reduces engine RPMs when hydraulic functions are not in use. The engine returns to the operator-set engine RPM when any hydraulic function is engaged, improving overall fuel efficiency.

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