New ride-on tractor designed to maximise operator experience

Ditch Witch® has introduced the RT70 Tractor equipped with features that increase operator comfort and visibility, helping to boost efficiency and profitability on the jobsite.

The ergonomically designed operator station features an open layout with a 120-degree swivel seat, more leg room and intuitive controls. This enhanced visibility gives operators a full view of the machine – from front to back tyre/track and the attachment – helping operators of any experience level, increase productivity. The RT70 also includes a patented cooling fan to reduce temperature levels in the operator station by moving hot, uncomfortable exhaust out of the side of the machines rather than toward the operator like traditional fans. This helps keep the operator safer and more content during long days.

“At Ditch Witch, we understand the challenges that electric and fibre contractors face daily,” said Steve Seabolt, product marketing manager, Ditch Witch Organisation. “The RT70 is compact and manoeuvrable, yet powerful. This new unit, and its unique features, will allow the operator to tackle tough jobs in tight conditions.”

Powered by a 72hp Yanmar® Tier 4 Stage V Compliant diesel engine, and built with a narrow footprint of 1.87 metres wide, the RT70 Tractor can handle heavy-duty jobs and still easily manoeuvre around tight jobsites, corners and cul-de-sacs with ease. It is also the only ride-on tractor available with crab and coordinated steering modes, which allows operators to turn the machine with a steering wheel instead of using two separate levers. The RT70’s modular design, features a single, base unit, with the option to move from, Rubber Tyres to Rubber Tracks, is available with Trencher, Micro-Trencher, Vibratory Plough, Reel Carrier & Backhoe Attachments, plus a variety of optional add-ons.

The RT70 is built with daily maintenance points in one easy-to-access location and a single-piece, easy-open hood.

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