RT16 Walk Behind Trencher
Featuring a 16 horsepower (11.9 kilowatt) Briggs & Stratton Vanguard™ engine, the Ditch Witch RT16 walk-behind trencher has heavy-duty components for outstanding productivity trench after trench, year after year.
Heavy-duty frames and components to stand up to the toughest jobsite conditions. Chains, teeth and sprockets are specially designed and manufactured to work together to provide exceptional productivity, and last longer than any other digging system. Superior-quality Honda engines run hard all day job after job, year after year.
Every component, every detail of the Ditch Witch® RT walk-behind trencher family has been contemplated, evaluated, and executed to create machines that will give you the absolute best bang for your buck—period.
Ground Drive Dual Hydrostat: 11.4 gpm (43 lpm)
Trail: 13 x 5 x 6
Track: 198 fpm (60 m/min.)
Track: 97 fpm (30 m/min.)
12-Tooth Sprocket: 389 fpm (118.5 m/min.)
|Heavy-duty components include a drive linkage that is built to last and designed to simplify operation and maintenance.|
|Standard outboard bearing support stabilizes and supports the headshaft and auger, for reliable productivity trench after trench.|
|No belts to maintain—or break—because Ditch Witch walk-behind trenchers are equipped with direct-driven hydraulic pumps, independent ground-drive hydrostats, and a hydraulic gear pump for auxiliary functions.|
|Hydraulic, skid-steer-style steering makes RT-series trenchers more maneuverable and more productive.|
|Easy hand controls: one hand for mobiling, two hands for trenching; all controls—including engine throttle, chain-engagement, and boom lift—are grouped conveniently at the operator's station.|
|Your choice of high-flotation tires or heavy-duty tracks, both of which provide the stability and traction to drive across trenches, curbs, and rough terrain; oscillating tracks “walk” or oscillate 12 degrees, for extra stability.|
|Featuring a durable, high-strength axle and a steel deck, the Ditch Witch S2B single-axle trailer is designed specifically for our walk-behind trenchers.|
|Solid-rubber trail wheel increases stability when traveling over uneven and rough terrain, reduces breakover when loading and unloading, and improves leverage when trenching.|
|Exceptionally reliable and durable Honda engines power the RT12, RT20 and RT24, while the RT16 offers an economical and reliable Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engine; all models equipped with electric starters.|
|In tough ground conditions, torque to the trencher chain can be increased by replacing the digging system’s standard 12-tooth sprocket with a 10-tooth sprocket.|
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