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  • Power
    Power U.S Metric Engine Deutz® D2011L040 Fuel Diesel Injection Direct Aspiration Natural Number of cylinders 4 Displacement 221 in3 3.62 L Bore 3.8 in 97 mm Stroke 5 in 127 mm Gross power rating (SAE J1995) 62 hp 46 kW Rated speed 2,600 rpm Emissions compliance EPA Tier 4 interim EU Stage IIIa
  • Rugged Design
    RT55
    Rugged Design

    Integrated front cast weight reduces the need for extended weight racks, no matter which attachment is used.

    Part of a complete microtrenching system that includes a specially configured RT45 or RT55 and a specially designed saw blade.

    Heavy-duty frame, ground drive components and backfill blade assembly ensure maximum durability and reliability.

    Planetary axles provide greater torque at the wheel and higher ground clearance.

  • Operator's Station
    RT55
    Operator's Station

    Operator's station features easy-to-read gauge cluster, 90-degree swivel seat, high-visibility sloped hood design, and optional cruise control system.

  • Tires/Pressure
    Tires/Pressure U.S Metric 35 x 19.00-16, 12-ply bar lug 55 psi 379 kPa 31 x 15.50-15, 8-ply bar lug 40 psi 276 kPa
  • Power
    RT55
    Power

    Quiet, emissions-compliant Deutz® diesel engine is built for maximum power and minimal maintenance.

  • Operation
    Operation U.S Metric Forward speed, max High/2nd 5.5 mph 8.9 km/h Reverse speed, max Low 1.1 mph 1.8 km/h High 3.4 mph 5.5 km/h Vehicle clearance circle Front steer only 33.5 ft 10.21 m Coordinated steer 21.5 ft 6.55 m Digging chain speed, max 764 fpm 232.87 m/min
  • Noise Level
    Noise Level U.S Metric Operator 87 dBA sound pressure per ISO 6394 Exterior 104 dBA sound power per ISO 6393
  • Backfill Blade
    Backfill Blade U.S Metric Blade width 72 in 1.83 m Blade height 14 in 356 mm Lift height, above ground 17 in 430 mm Blade drop, below ground 12 in 305 mm Swing angle max left/right 30° Tilt angle, up/down 16°
  • Superior Support
    RT55
    Superior Support

    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.

  • Hydraulic System @ 2,600 RPM
    Hydraulic System @ 2,600 RPM U.S Metric Ground drive pump capacity 32 gpm 121 l/min Ground drive pump relief pressure 5,000 psi 345 bar Attachment pump capacity 32 gpm 121 l/min Attachment pump relief pressure Forward 5,450 psi 376 bar Reverse 3,550 psi 245 bar Auxiliary pump capacity Front pump 8 gpm 30 l/min Rear pump 6 gpm 23 l/min Auxiliary pump relief pressure 3,000 psi 207 bar
  • Battery
    Battery U.S Metric Group 78U Reserve capacity rating 110 min Cold crank rating @ 0°F (-18°C) 800 amps Auxiliary power outlet 12V, 10 amps * Based on shortest boom with 6-in (152-mm) wide, 4-pitch chain and 175-lb (79-kg) operator. Specifications are general and subject to change without notice. If exact measurements are required, equipment should be weighed and measured. Due to selected options, delivered equipment may not necessarily match that shown.
  • Dimensions (with 31 x 15.50-15 Tires)
    Dimensions (with 31 x 15.50-15 Tires) U.S Metric Height 95.2 in 2.42 m Width 71 in 1.8 m Length, nose to rear mount 114 in 2.9 m Length, transport 128 in 3.25 m Basic unit weight 5,610 lb 2545 kg Front counterweight 1,915 lb 869 kg Wheelbase 60 in 1.52 m Spoil dishcharge reach, min to max 17-30 in 430-760 mm Tread 55 in 1.4 m Ground clearance 10 in 254 mm Rear axle, center to rear attachment Mounting holes 14.7 in 373 mm
  • Fluid Capacities
    Fluid Capacities U.S Metric Fuel tank 19.5 gal 74 L Engine oil 16 qt 15 L Hydraulic system 20 gal 76 L Hydraulic reservoir 12 gal 45 L
  • Power Train
    Power Train U.S Metric Ground drive transmission Hydrostatic drive, infinitely variable from zero to maximum, foot-pedal and hand-lever operated speed/direction control Differentials Planetary front and rear w/optional rear steering Service brake Ground drive speed/direction control brakes machine hydraulically when moved to neutral position Attachment drive transmission Hydrostatic, lever operated, speed infinitely variable from zero to maximum Trencher drive transmission Hydrostatic
  • Productivity
    RT55
    Productivity

    Attachments include a traversing trencher, vibratory plow, combination trencher/plow, traversing saw, backhoe, and reel carrier.

    Two-piece hood design allows easy access to engine compartment for service and daily maintenance.

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