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Ditch Witch

Faced with evolving regulations and tightening budgets, today's contractors need to be economical when it comes to their machine selection. To help meet this need, the new Ditch Witch HX30G vacuum excavator is designed to maintain power and productivity without breaking the bank.

Toro and Ditch Witch will continue their recently announced organizational integration by co-sponsoring The ARA Show 2020 Keynote Session on Feb. 10, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. The ARA Show Keynote Session will feature speaker Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Camping World.

Underground construction in urban areas can be a constricting and uniquely challenging experience — especially without a versatile and maneuverable machine. Providing a solution to these challenges for contractors and operators inspired improvements of an already proven Ditch Witch ride-on trencher, the RT80.

Underground construction workers, landscapers and golf industry professionals can now step outside of the cab and gain a 360-degree view of the job site, without compromising power needed for larger jobs, with the new Ditch Witch SK3000 stand-on skid steer.

The evolution of Ditch Witch horizontal directional drills (HDD) continues with the launch of its newest drill, the JT24. Compact and powerful, the JT24 offers best-in-class stability and a modern design for ease of use in congested urban and residential job sites, according to the manufacturer.

Interstate 5 in northern California's Siskiyou County busily hums, clanks, bangs and whirrs as work crews run big equipment and off-road vehicles in Phase II of a $57 million rehab project that runs from Mount Shasta to Dunsmuir. The activity merges machine efficiencies, modern technology and worker expertise and craftsmanship centered around maintaining the region's important transportation corridor that sees 20,000 to 30,000 car, truck and big rig use on a daily basis.

The Toro Company announced that it is realigning the organizational structure for its underground construction businesses to better serve customers, maximize synergies and streamline costs. The company intends to combine certain aspects of the Ditch Witch, American Augers and Trencor businesses, all of which were part of the Charles Machine Works acquisition announced earlier this year.

The rise in underground utility projects is good news for contractors across the country. However, whether it be due to fiber build-out or aging infrastructure replacement, this growth requires underground utility contractors to find and employ more horizontal directional drill (HDD) operators.

Ray Romano, proprietor of RJV Equipment, saw a need in the Nashville and Knoxville areas for a construction equipment dealer that offered superior product support. To meet that need, he founded RJV Equipment in 2010. Initially, the company provided Ditch Witch equipment in middle and east Tennessee and southwest Virginia.

More than 50 percent of reported underground utility damages are the result of insufficient excavation practices according to the 2017 DIRT Report. The Ditch Witch organization, a Charles Machine Works Company, has introduced a virtual reality (VR) simulator to better prepare horizontal directional drill (HDD) operators for safe underground construction through cutting-edge training technology.

The Ditch Witch organization, a Charles Machine Works Company, has updated its line of fluid management systems to increase productivity and reduce costs on horizontal directional drilling (HDD) job sites. These advanced models incorporate new design features to meet the highest standards for jobsite productivity, improved drilling fluid flow, increased durability, and faster mixing cycles and yield times.