Powered by a 74.5-hp (62kW) turbocharged Deutz Tier 4 diesel engine, Ditch Witch's updated RT80 ride-on trencher has been designed as a mid-range machine equipped for heavy-duty trenching in small places. The compact design and extensive axle capacity give the machine a best-in-class static load rating of 39,000 pounds.

For improved versatility, the RT80 has a tight turn radius and is equipped with a three-speed, shift-on-the-fly ground drive control, meant to provide contractors with more options as job-site conditions and requirements change. Further advancing versatility and productivity, the machine features a standard cruise control system that senses changing load conditions and automatically adjusts.

The RT80’s attachment selection includes a centerline trencher, sliding trencher, vibratory plow, earth saw, combination trencher/plow, microtrencher, backhoe and reel carrier. In addition, removable side panels provide easy access to all engine compartments and maintenance points.

The RT80 ride-on trencher offers precise dial control of ground drive speed and attachments, as well as an LCD color display that shows all engine information and diagnostics.