PERRY, Okla. – Ditch Witch introduced the new MT9 microtrencher attachment, designed to improve productivity and to reduce the cost-per-foot on small fiber jobsites. Developed to work in tandem with the Ditch Witch line of mini skid steers, the system is designed 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. The blade plunge provides 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 more efficient and accurate cuts.
The MT9 works with the Ditch Witch PDC Fiberblade that contains diamond embedded carbide.
For more information about the MT9 microtrencher, visit www.ditchwitch.com