Leaping the company’s SK1050 in size and power, Ditch Witch has unveiled the SK1550, a mini skid steer designed to tackle heavy duty landscaping projects typically reserved for traditional skid steer loaders.
With a rated operating capacity of 1,558 pounds and a 44-horsepower Tier 4 Yanmar diesel engine, the machine represents the company’s largest and most powerful mini skid steer. It can handle trees, transfer sod, and load and unload material on a wide range of dump sites, the company says.
The SK1550 runs at a top speed of 4.7 mph in forward and reverse. It’s auxiliary flow control has low, medium and high settings, and optional dual-auxiliary connections allow it to better handle advanced attachments for heavier loads.
A 74-square-inch ergonomic operator platform comes with dual-lever ground drive controls so the driver can independently control each track. A single joystick control is optional. For ease of maintenance, the SK1550 has no daily grease zerks.