Ditch Witch XT1600 A Triple Threat

PERRY, Okla. ” The Ditch Witch organization has expanded its compact utility equipment offering with its XT1600 excavator-tool carrier.


The Ditch Witch XT1600 excavator-tool carrier is designed to perform the work of three machines: a backhoe loader, mini excavator, and compact track loader. The combined power, productivity, and versatility of the XT1600 make this an exceptionally efficient and cost-effective machine, says Mike Lumbers, CMW senior compact utility product manager. When you take into account the monthly maintenance, fuel, labor and transport expense of three machines versus one XT1600, it™s easy to see how this remarkable new unit can save contractors a considerable amount of time and money.

Equipped with a 59-hp diesel engine, the versatile XT1600 is a ride-on unit that features a 260-degree excavator sweep that enables the operator to dig in multiple positions in confined places, including offset digging along walls, fences, and buildings.

The XT1600 has a relatively small footprint, which is an advantage in terms of maneuvering around tight jobsites and also in terms of transport, says Lumbers. At only 9500 pounds, it allows a variety of trailer and towing options.


At the site, operators can expect a smooth ride from the XT1600, thanks to an innovative equalizer track system with pivoting rollers that keep more track on the surface. Greater comfort for the operator means less fatigue, says Lumbers. And more track on the ground gives the machine greater stability, for easier loading and unloading. Stabilizers on the excavator end, give the unit additional stability when excavating in tough soils. Operator comfort is further enhanced by the XT1600™s roomy operator™s station, which provides exceptional visibility for a machine its size.


The XT1600 is extraordinarily versatile, capable of running a variety of compact utility attachments, including most full-size skid steer attachments. And with 30 net horsepower (22 kW) to the attachment, the XT1600 can perform a tremendous range of general construction, utility installation, road work, materials handling, demolition tasks, and landscaping. With the unit™s quick-disconnect fittings, attachments can be changed with the hydraulic system under pressure, so multiple jobs can be performed in less time.


The Ditch Witch organization specializes in the design and manufacture of high-quality underground construction equipment. The company is a one-stop source for trenchers, vibratory plows, pneumatic piercing tools, backhoes, electronic tracking and locating tools, horizontal directional drilling systems, drill pipe, downhole tools, vacuum excavation systems, excavator-tool carriers, mini skid steers and pipebursting systems.


The Ditch Witch name is one you can trust for your equipment and financial needs. Ditch Witch Financial Services (DWFS) is a full-service provider, offering a wide variety of finance and lease options to meet your individual requirements.  


All of these products are recognized around the world for their advanced design, rugged construction, long-term durability, ease of use, and reliability. This product line represents the most complete range of equipment for installing utilities underground. For more information about the XT1600, please call 800-654-6481 or visit www.ditchwitch.com



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