Built for heavy-duty work, the RT80 trencher is powered by a 74.5-hp Deutz Tier 4 diesel engine. - Photo courtesy of Ditch Witch

Built for heavy-duty work, the RT80 trencher is powered by a 74.5-hp Deutz Tier 4 diesel engine.

Photo courtesy of Ditch Witch

The Ditch Witch RT80 trencher brings a narrower, more modular design and added versatility to the Ditch Witch family of trenchers. The slimmer model is ideal for heavy-duty trenching, vibratory plowing, and micro-trenching in confined urban and residential areas where larger machines cannot maneuver as freely.

With the typical residential street lane having a width of 11 feet, the RT80’s footprint of just over 6 1/2 feet gives operators room to work without disrupting the surrounding area.

Built for heavy-duty work, the RT80 trencher is powered by a 74.5-hp Deutz Tier 4 diesel engine. It delivers a best-in-class static load rating of 35,407 lbs. and a wide-axle rating of 39,000 lbs.

The machine is built to maximize efficiency, as well. Its three-speed, shift-on-the-fly ground drive system increases productivity by allowing operators to select the correct range without needing to stop work. And it can work in any terrain or weather condition. An advanced cruise-control system senses engine load and automatically adjusts ground drive speed to changing soil conditions for superior traction and maneuverability.

Moving between jobsites is also simplified with the new RT80 trencher. A modular track-frame design allows tires and tracks to be easily interchanged in the field. And when it’s equipped with tracks, the trencher fits on a standard drop-deck trailer for easy transport.