The Charles Machine Works, manufacturer of Ditch Witch underground construction equipment, introduced a new line of compact and powerful walk-behind trenchers last week at The Rental Show in New Orleans. Each model was designed and manufactured to provide an exceptional return on investment for small business owners, particularly equipment rental companies.

The new models — the RT12, RT16, RT20, and RT24 — feature a hydraulic system, as opposed to belt-driven. The entire line of Ditch Witch walk-behind trenchers incorporates a stacked, in-line hydraulic pump configuration that effectively eliminates vertical shafts and the use of belts and/or flywheel reduction systems, and ultimately reduces downtime. For ease of operation, all Ditch Witch walk-behind trenchers have fully hydrostatic ground drives, with simple-to-use, hydraulic, skid-steer-style steering.

Ditch Witch offers a choice of high-flotation tires or a heavy-duty DuraTrak track system on the new RT Series, which is designed to provide traction and stability over rough and uneven terrain.

For more information about Ditch Witch walk-behind trenchers, visit ditchwitch.com.

The Charles Machine Works is headquartered in Perry, Okla.