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  • Innovative
    MT12
    Innovative

    Ditch Witch provides the most dedicated offerings to support the deployment of underground fiber installation, including microtrenching systems.

    Based on direct feedback from underground construction operators, Ditch Witch microtrenching equipment is the industry leader, helping you get fiber jobs done efficiently with less time and expense.

    The versatile MT12 can also be used for other roadway applications, including cutting expansion joints, utility repair and maintenance.

    If desired, the MT12 can include onboard chutes that deposit spoils along the side of the trench for easy cleanup without the use of a vacuum excavator on-site.

  • MT12 on RT45
    MT12 on RT45 U.S. Metric Angle of departure 19° Trench depth 6.5-12.5 in 165-318 mm Blade diameter 34 in 864 mm Attachment height, transport 68 in 1727 mm Ground clearance at wheel 24 in 610 mm Length, transport (from CL of rear axle) 75 in 1905 mm Length, transport (from front of attachment) 64 in 1626 mm Length, working 81 in 2057 mm Saw offset distance 24 in 610 mm CL saw to CL unit (minimum offset) 5.3 in 135 mm Width, transport 60.5 in 1537 mm Width, max. 67 in 1702 mm Trench width 0.50-1.5 in 13-38 mm Spoils chute extension 8.5 in 216 mm CL unit to outside left tire (28x9 solid tires) 28.5 in 724 mm CL unit to end of traverse frame 29.2 in 742 mm Saw tilt adjustment +/- 6° Attachment weight (includes mount kit) 1,400 lb 636 kg Approximate minimum sawing radius - offset to right* 35 ft 10.7 m Saw motor displacement 40.55 in3 664cc Blade speed, variable 0-160 rpm Vibration transmitted to the operator’s during normal operation    Hand/Arm 5.6 m/sec2    Feet/Seat .62 m/sec2
  • Productivity
    MT12
    Productivity

    The MT12 creates an ideal trench for fiber-optic cable installation – from 0.5 to 1.5 in (12.7 to 38.1 mm) wide, and up to 12 in (304.8 mm) deep.

    The narrow, small trench enables contractors to install fiber shallower than other utilities with minimal disruption to the surrounding infrastructure, improving safety and saving time and money.

    Designed specifically for faster fiber installation, the MT12 helps contractors reduce cost-per-foot beyond traditional installation methods.

    To meet each individual’s jobsite needs, the unit can be equipped with the choice of a proven, standard-speed motor for general asphalt conditions, or a high-speed motor for concrete applications.

  • MT12 on RT55
    MT12 on RT55 U.S. Metric Angle of departure 19° Trench depth 6.5-12.5 in 165-318 mm Blade diameter 34 in 864 mm Attachment height, transport 68 in 1727 mm Ground clearance at wheel 24 in 610 mm Length, transport (from CL of rear axle) 78 in 1981 mm Length, transport (from front of attachment) 65. in 1651 mm Length, working 84 in 2134 mm Saw offset distance 24 in 610 mm CL saw to CL unit (minimum offset) 7 in 178 mm Width, transport 67.5 in 1715 mm Width, max. 74 in 1880 mm Trench width 0.50-1.5 in 13-38 mm Spoils chute extension 8.5 in 216 mm CL unit to outside left tire (31x10 solid tires) 31.5 in 800 mm CL unit to end of traverse frame 27.7 in 704 mm Saw tilt adjustment +/- 6° Attachment weight (includes mount kit) 1,480 lb 673 kg Approximate minimum sawing radius - offset to right* 35 ft 10.7 m Saw motor displacement 40.55 in3 664cc Blade speed, variable 0-175 rpm Vibration transmitted to the operator’s during normal operation Hand/Arm 5.2 m/sec2 Feet/Seat .32 m/sec2
  • Durable Blades
    MT12
    Durable Blades

    Blades are easily changeable on a jobsite with standard hand tools, saving operators time on the job and improving productivity.

    The unit can be equipped with a variety of unique saw blades, each designed to cut precise, clean, narrow trenches in one quick, efficient pass.

    Ditch Witch offers a complete line up of saw blades ranging from standard carbide-tipped blades to the Ditch Witch-exclusive PDC blades with diamond embedded carbide.

    The Ditch Witch-exclusive PDC blades further enhance machine performance and ROI. The durable, maintenance-free design is proven to last up to 10 times longer than standard blades.

  • MT12 on RT80
    MT12 on RT80 U.S. Metric Angle of departure 19° Trench depth 6.5-12.5 in 165-318 mm Blade diameter 34 in 864 mm Attachment height, transport 68 in 1727 mm Ground clearance at wheel 24 in 610 mm Length, transport (from front of attachment) 65. in 1651 mm Length, transport (from CL of rear axle) 78 in 1981 mm Length, working 84 in 2134 mm Saw offset distance 24 in 610 mm CL saw to CL unit (minimum offset) 7 in 178 mm Width, transport 67.5 in 1715 mm Width, max. 74 in 1880 mm Trench width 0.50-1.5 in 13-38 mm Spoils chute extension 8.5 in 216 mm CL unit to outside left tire (31x10 solid tires) 31.5 in 800 mm CL unit to end of traverse frame 27.7 in 704 mm Saw tilt adjustment +/- 6° Attachment weight (includes mount kit) 1,480 lb 673 kg Approximate minimum sawing radius - offset to right* 35 ft 10.7 m Saw motor displacement 40.55 in3 664cc Blade speed, variable 0-175 rpm Vibration transmitted to the operator’s during normal operation Hand/Arm 5.2 m/sec2 Feet/Seat .32 m/sec2
  • Superior System
    MT12
    Superior System

    The MT12 is part of a complete microtrenching system specifically designed and configured for the Ditch Witch RT45, RT55 and RT80 ride-on trenchers.

    Vacuum excavation is used to remove spoils created by the saw blade during trenching to reduce cleanup time and labor expense.

    The Ditch Witch HX75 vacuum excavator equipped with a cyclonic separator to handle the dry, dusty spoils produced by microtrenching can be positioned either in front of the trencher or to the rear depending on jobsite needs.

  • Superior Support
    MT12
    Superior Support

    Part of a complete Ditch Witch microtrenching system that includes a specially configured Ditch Witch RT45 or RT55 trencher and an HX75 vacuum excavator equipped with a cyclonic separator to handle the dry, dusty spoils produced by microtrenching.

    The HX75 vacuum excavator, which can be positioned either in front of the trencher or to the rear, removes spoils as they are created by the saw blade, reducing cleanup time and labor expense.

    Your Ditch Witch equipment is backed by a worldwide network of dealers you can count on for unmatched commitment to your success. From genuine Ditch Witch parts to factory-trained service to expert advice, your Ditch Witch dealer has it all for you.

  • Efficient Cut
    MT12
    Efficient Cut

    A floating saw shroud follows the ground contour with constant pressure to help clean out spoils and produce a sharper-edged cut.

    The MT12 saw articulates/flexes up to 6 degrees when following the machine path to allow a tighter cut radius. This enables operators to effectively cut on a 90-degree street corner or cul-de-sac.

    Equipped with a standard hydraulic plunge, the MT12 provides infinite variable depth control from 6 to 12 in (152.4 to 304.8 mm), eliminating the need for manual adjustment.

    The unit can be manually tilted 6 degrees to the right or left, helping operators maintain a true vertical trench on uneven surfaces.

    The MT12 is designed to hydraulically traverse 24 in (610 mm) from the center of the machine to the right, for easier trenching next to curbs and gutters.

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