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Ditch Witch’s new RT80 brings heavy-duty trenching to tight jobsites
Ditch Witch has redesigned its RT80 ride-on trencher for fitting into narrower spaces on urban and rural jobsites where larger trenchers can’t go. The mid-sized trencher can also be moved from job to job easier with a modular design for quickly changing between tracks and tires in the field. It can be transported with a […]
November 27, 2019
Felling launches triple-axle trailer for wide directional drill systems
Felling has designed a new trailer to handles heavy, wide directional drills and mud mix systems. The FT-30-3 I-S DS features a three-axle design. The company also put the deck between the fenders for the lowest possible deck height while also enabling the trailer to be equipped with electric or air brakes. Optional features on […]
November 6, 2019
Ditch Witch’s new JT24 HDD increases stability with new design
The Ditch Witch JT24 horizontal directional drill fills the gap between the company’s JT20 and JT25 drills and increases stability with the new design.
October 14, 2019
Latest directional drills reflect improving and expanding market
Directional drilling garners less attention than it did a decade or two ago. But it hasn’t gone away. If anything, it’s expanding. There were 42 models listed in the 2009 Equipment World Spec Guide; there are 56 models this year. Here’s an overview. A triple-purpose machine Barbco has expanded its catalog to include more […]
October 4, 2019
Toro-brand directional drills, riding trenchers discontinued as Toro realigns after Charles Machine Works buy
As expected, Toro is discontinuing its line of Toro-branded large horizontal directional drills and riding trenchers, following its acquisition of Charles Machine Works this year. The phased-out units include Toro’s DD226 and DD4050 directional drills and RT600 and RT1200 riding trenchers. Toro plans to continue producing all of its walk-behind trenchers, as well as its […]
August 19, 2019
Toro’s new TRX-250, TRX-300 walk-behind trenchers automatically adjust to digging conditions
Toro has expanded its line of walk-behind trenchers with the TRX-250 and TRX-300 models, which feature technology that automatically diverts hydraulic flow from the traction motors to the trench motor when higher torque is needed when trenching. Called Intelli-Trench, the system means the operator doesn’t have to constantly adjust the traction handle, because the system […]
August 2, 2019
JCB, Takeuchi, Ditch Witch and Toro show off electric compact construction equipment at rental show
Ditch Witch, JCB, Takeuchi, and Toro showcase electric compact construction equipment at the American Rental Association Show. Learn more on Equipment World.
February 27, 2019
Toro acquires Ditch Witch parent company Charles Machine Works
Toro has reached an agreement to acquire Charles Machine Works. Get more details on the acquisition and other heavy equipment industry news on Equipment World.
February 15, 2019
Ditch Witch speeds up HDD process with fluid system upgrades
Ditch Witch's fluid management systems have been upgraded to increase flow, mixing cycles, and yield time for horizontal directional drilling. Learn more here.
October 2, 2018
Vermeer introduces versatile, intelligent RTX1250i2 ride-on trencher
Vermeer's new RTX1250i2 ride-on trencher is designed with plenty of new technologies such as Productivity Zone, TrenchSense, and Ecoldle. Check it out today!
September 17, 2018
Ditch Witch packages JT20XP HDD with XP44 mixing system for large utility jobs
Ditch Witch introduces a new JT20XP package made to provide better productivity on large utility installation jobs. Get more details here on Equipment World!
September 7, 2018
Ditch Witch introduces its largest trencher, the HT275, for heavy-duty installations
The HT275 trencher from Ditch Witch is the largest trencher they have introduced to date. Check it out here on Equipment World!
August 3, 2018
American Augers intros M-300D cleaner, DD-240T HDD
American Augers’ new M-300D HDD fluid cleaning system got its first running at ICUEE, keeping a steady flow of material churning at the company’s booth. The company also used the demo show in Louisville, Kentucky, to launch its DD-240T Midi Rig horizontal directional drill. M-300D The HDD fluid cleaning system for 60- to 100-ton drill […]
October 18, 2017
Toro unveils cab option for RT1200 riding trencher
Toro has introduced a cab option for its RT1200 riding trencher. Unveiled at the ICUEE show last week in Louisville, the cab features entry doors on both sides along with heating and air conditioning. On days nice enough to let the outside in, the cab’s rear window can be opened and both doors can be […]
October 12, 2017
Vermeer’s new D40x55DR S3 rock drill uses dual rod technology
Vermeer’s new D40x55DR S3 40,000-pound thrust/pullback horizontal directional drill is designed to tackle challenging rock jobs and give contractors additional crew assignment flexibility. “Most drillers usually have a dedicated guy to run the rock drill,” says Brandon Wagner, application specialist with Vermeer. “This cab is almost identical to our standard D40x50 S3 drill so if […]
October 6, 2017
Ditch Witch AT40 debuts with new All Terrain drilling system
The Ditch Witch AT40 horizontal directional drill—built on the same platform at the JT40 introduced earlier this year at ConExpo—features a new two-pipe All Terrain drilling system that the company says provides 33 percent more torque than competitive units to optimize drilling in hard rock. The new machine was introduced at the ICUEE 2017 show […]
October 5, 2017
Toro unveils the DD2226, its first in-house designed HDD
Toro kicked off ICUEE 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky, on Tuesday with the debut of a brand new horizontal directional drill—the company’s first designed by Toro engineers. After five years of re-branding and making “tweaks,” as marketing director Neil Borenstein called them, to the Astec Underground HDDs Toro acquired back in 2012, the DD2226 represents the […]
October 4, 2017
INFOGRAPHIC: Trencher sales and buyer trends
A snapshot of new and used sales trends from Randall-Reilly’s Equipment Data Associates and TopBid auction price service.
September 14, 2017
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