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Are You Sitting Down? Ditch Witch 420sx Released.
March 31st, 2008
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PERRY, Okla. - The Ditch Witch organization announces the release of another vibratory plow, the Ditch Witch 420sx. This unit borrows from one of the company’s most popular compact vibratory plows, the walk-along 410sx, but adds riding capability, greater horsepower (40 hp), and several features that other articulating vibratory plows in its class do not have.
One exclusive feature of the 420sx is its dual-speed attachment drive. With two speeds, the operator can quickly adapt to changing ground conditions, whether plowing or trenching. The 420sx is designed to closely follow the contour of the ground, which helps the attachment maintain a constant plowing depth on uneven terrain. Besides a standard vibratory plow, the 420sx can also run a Roto Witch® boring attachment and a trencher. “We’ve improved the headshaft design of the trencher attachment and added a bigger auger,” says Brent Bolay, product manager for the 420sx. “The improvements in productivity and spoils handling make the 420sx a true production trencher.”
Operator productivity and comfort were carefully considered when designing the 420sx. The operator’s console of the 420sx moves with the operator when the machine’s frame articulates, so the controls are always in the same place in relation to the operator. Improvements to the plow’s design minimize the vibration transmitted to the operator’s station, so the operator can work longer with greater comfort. And the unit’s skid shoes isolate vibration by keeping plow pins and other components off the ground, which also saves wear and tear on the machine and on the turf.
Another exclusive feature of the 420sx is its fold-down ROPS (roll-over protective structure), which enables the unit to operate under tree limbs, eaves, and other low-hanging obstacles. “The fold-down ROPS reduces the unit’s overall height by eighteen inches,” says Bolay. “This feature makes the 420sx highly maneuverable in and around jobsites.”