Ditch Witch launches SK1550, its largest, most powerful mini skid steer

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Updated Apr 10, 2017
Ditch Witch’s SK1550 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.Ditch Witch’s SK1550 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.

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.