Posted October 1, 2014

Ditch Witch Upgrades RT45 Trencher

Ditch Witch announces numerous upgrades to its RT45 ride-on trencher which, the company says, has been the rental industry’s top choice in its horsepower class for decades. Among its new features, the RT45 offers a Tier 4, 49-hp Deutz diesel engine designed for minimal maintenance and maximum operator productivity.

Ditch Witch RT45The new engine offers a significant increase in power over the previous RT45 engine, resulting in greater overall productivity. A wide range of attachments is available: trencher, backhoe, earth saw, vibratory plow, microtrencher, and combination trencher/plow. A direct-coupled, high-torque digging chain motor helps the trencher attachment perform with exceptional efficiency.

It's versatility and ease-of-use help make the RT45 a popular rental choice, with color-coded controls that even novice users can quickly master, and a roomy, ergonomic operator’s station. At the foot of the operator is an easy-to-use pedal that controls the infinitely variable ground drive forward and reverse.

The trencher is equipped with an advanced operator presence system that stops the engine when the operator leaves the seat. The exhaust system is mounted under a composite hood with a horizontal exhaust pipe that diverts noise and hot air from the operator. All engine service points easily accessible from one side. To help improve engine performance and reduce maintenance, the trencher comes standard with an advanced air-filtration system that is easy to maintain.

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