Designed to conquer a variety of complex landscape and irrigation projects, Ditch Witch's SK1550 is the company’s largest and most powerful mini skid steer model to date.
The SK1550 is powered by a 44-hp (32.8-kW) Tier 4 Yanmar diesel engine and directs 34.5 hp (25.7 kW) to the attachment, allowing the machine to complete tasks typically suited for traditional skid steer loaders, including tree handling and sod transfer. Equipped with an available auxiliary flow control with low, medium, and high settings, operators can make adjustments to attachment flow and easily run attachments at their most efficient rate, regardless of the project.
The machine offers a 1,558-pound rated operating capacity to lift heavier loads — more than 50 percent higher capacity than all other mini skid steers in its size class. Equipped with a 94-inch (2.4-m) hinge-pin height, the SK1550 also provides operators flexibility for loading and unloading material on a wide range of dump sites.
The advanced and durable design offers a smooth ride, and simple maneuverability and stability on rough terrains while carrying heavy loads. The SK1550 is equipped with a 4.7-mph (7.6-km/h) ground drive speed, in forward and reverse, for increased jobsite cycle times. Optional dual-auxiliary connections help operators utilize advanced attachments for better productivity when handling heavier loads, such as logs, trees, and sod.
Leveraging the common look and feel of all construction-grade Ditch Witch compact equipment, the SK1550 offers a best-in-class operating station for enhanced comfort and stability on landscape and irrigation jobs. The 74-in2 (188-cm2) ergonomic operator platform comes standard with dual-lever ground drive controls, allowing the operator to independently control each track for precise mobility. For additional ease-of-use, an optional, single joystick control is also available. Additionally, the SK1550’s durable design has no daily grease zerks, simplifying maintenance and reducing total cost of ownership.