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  • Durable Blades
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    MT16
    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 lineup 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 blade further enhance machine performance and ROI. The durable, maintenance-free design is proven to last up to 10 times longer than standard blades.?

  • Superior System
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    Superior System

    The MT16 is part of a complete microtrenching system specifically designed and configured for the Ditch Witch 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 FX65 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.

  • Innovative
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    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 MT16 can also be used for other roadway applications, including cutting expansion joints, utility repair and maintenance.?

  • Efficient Cut
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    Efficient Cut

    The MT16 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.?

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

    Designed specifically for faster fiber installation, the MT16 helps contractors reduce cost-per-foot beyond traditional installation methods. ?

  • Worldwide Support
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    Worldwide Support

    Part of a complete Ditch Witch microtrenching system that includes a specially configured Ditch Witch RT45 or RT55 trencher and an FX65 vacuum excavator equipped with a cyclonic separator to handle the dry, dusty spoils produced by microtrenching.

    All Ditch Witch machines and devices are backed by a global 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.?

  • Productivity
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    Productivity

    The MT16 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 16 in (406.4 mm) deep.?

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

    Designed specifically for faster fiber installation, the MT16 helps contractors reduce cost-per-foot beyond traditional installation methods. ?

  • MT16



    MT16

    U.S.
    Metric





    Angle of departure
    20




    Trench depth
    0.0-16.0 in
    0-406 mm



    Blade diameter
    43 in
    1092 mm



    Attachment height, transport
    80.5 in
    2045 mm



    Ground clearance at lowest point
    11 in
    279 mm



    Length, transport (from CL of rear axle)
    93 in
    2362 mm



    Working length (from CL of rear axle)
    111 in
    2819mm



    Length, transport (from front of attachment)
    77 in
    1956 mm



    Saw offset distance
    24 in
    610 mm



    CL saw to CL unit (minimum offset)
    7 in
    178 mm



    Width, max. working
    74 in
    1880 mm



    Trench width
    0.50-1.5 in
    12.7-38.1 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



    Width - transport
    67.5 in
    1715mm



    Saw tilt adjustment
    +/- 6




    Attachment weight (includes mount kit)
    2,015 lb
    914 kg



    Approximate minimum sawing radius - offset to right*
    35 ft
    10.7 m



    Saw motor displacement
    57 in3
    934cc



    Blade speed, variable
    0-142 rpm




    Vibration transmitted to the operator’s during normal operation





       Hand/Arm
    5.2 m/sec2




       Feet/Seat
    .32 m/sec2










    Specifications are general and subject to change without notice. If exact measurements are required, equipment





    * Minimum sawing radius will depend on surface conditons and hardness of material being cut. Cut will be slightly wider in curved sections of the trench.



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