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  • Superior Support
    RT80
    Superior Support

    More than 165 Ditch Witch dealerships worldwide provide the most dedicated support in the underground construction industry, including equipment sales and rental, training, service, and genuine Ditch Witch parts. 

  • Ease of Use
    RT80
    Ease of Use

    Removable side panels for easy access to all engine compartment maintenance points. 

    New color LCD engine display provides all engine information and diagnostics. 

  • Dimensions



    Dimensions

    U.S
    Metric






    Height
    108.5 in
    2756 mm




    Length, transport
    139 in
    3530 mm




    Wheelbase
    63 in
    1600 mm




    Width
    71.5 in
    1816 mm




    Angle of approach
    29.2°





    Tread
    60 in
    1524 mm




    Rear axle to attachment mount holes
    16.8 in
    427 mm


  • Operation



    Operation

    U.S
    Metric






    Forward speed






    Low
    1.82 mph
    2.93 km/h




    Medium
    3.68 mph
    5.92 km/h




    High
    6.77 mph
    10.9 km/h




    Reverse speed






    Low
    1.77 mph
    2.85 km/h




    Medium
    3.17 mph
    5.1 km/h




    High
    3.36 mph
    5.41 km/h




    Vehicle clearance circle (SAE) wall to wall w/backfill blade






    Front steer only
    32 ft
    9.75 m




    Front and rear steer
    20.8 ft
    6.34 m




    Ground clearance
    12 in
    305 mm




    Basic unit weight
    7,655 lb
    3835 kg




    Allowable tractor weight, max, 2 post/4 post
    19,100 lb
    8864 kg




    Front counterweight (optional)
    1,650 lb
    750 kg


  • Backfill Blade



    Backfill Blade

    U.S
    Metric






    Blade width
    72 in
    1829 mm




    Blade height
    14 in
    355 mm




    Lift height above ground
    25.2 in
    640 mm




    Blade drop below ground
    10.9 in
    276 mm




    Swing angle, max






    Left/right
    30°





    Tilt angle






    Up/down
    16°



  • Rugged Design
    RT80
    Rugged Design

    Tremendous axle capacity for a best-in-class static load rating of 39,000 lb (17,690 kg).  

    Backfill blade arm has the same heavy-duty design as the Ditch Witch RT125, for added strength and durability. 

  • Battery



    Battery

    U.S
    Metric






    Group
    78U





    SAE reserve capacity rating
    110 min





    SAE cold crank @ 0°F (-18°C)
    800 amps





    Auxiliary power outlet
    12V
    10 amps




    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.




  • Fluid Capacities



    Fluid Capacities

    U.S
    Metric






    Fuel tank
    30 gal
    114 L




    Engine oil
    8.4 qt
    8 L




    Hydraulic reservoir
    12 gal
    45 L




    Hydraulic system
    19 gal
    72 L




    Coolant
    3 gal
    11.4 L


  • Noise Level



    Noise Level

    U.S
    Metric






    Operator
    92 dBA sound pressure per ISO 6394





    Exterior
    107 dBA sound power per ISO 6394



  • Power
    RT80
    Power

    Turbocharged Deutz®, Tier 4 diesel engine with 74.5 gross hp (62 kW) utilizes only a simple after-treatment and offers low operational cost over machine life. A Tier 4i engine is also available in less regulated countries.

    Best-in-class 35,215 lb (13,944 kg) of breakout for plowing applications. 

    Three-speed, shift-on-the-fly ground drive—three speeds in forward, three in reverse—provides the power you need, when you need it, to tackle any jobsite. 

  • Power Plant



    Power Plant

    U.S
    Metric






    Engine
    Deutz® TD3.6 L4





    Fuel
    Diesel





    Cooling medium
    Liquid





    Injection
    Direct





    Aspiration
    Turbocharged





    Number of cylinders
    4





    Displacement
    221 in3
    3.6 L




    Bore
    3.86 in
    98 mm




    Stroke
    4.72 in
    120 mm




    Engine manufacturer's gross power rating (SAE J1995)
    74 hp
    55.4 kW




    Rated speed
    2,500 rpm





    Emissions compliance—highly regulated countries
    EPA Tier 4
    EU Stage IIIB




    Emissions compliance—less regulated countries
    EPA Tier 4i
    EU Stage IIIA


  • Productivity
    RT80
    Productivity

    Versatile and productive mid-size machine for heavy-duty trenching and vibratory plowing; backhoe and reel carrier attachments also available.  

    Dial control design gives you precise control of the ground drive speed and attachments. 

    Advanced cruise-control system senses engine load and automatically adjusts ground drive speed to changing soil conditions, for maximum production. 

    Standard rear steering feature for a tight turn radius and improved maneuverability.  

  • Hydraulic System @ 2,500 RPM



    Hydraulic System @ 2,500 RPM

    U.S
    Metric






    Ground drive pump capacity
    35 gpm
    132 l/min




    Ground drive pump relief pressure
    6,000 psi (gauge)
    414 bar (gauge)




    Attachment pump capacity, (2500 rmp)
    30 gpm
    114 l/min




    Attachment pump relief pressure, (2500 rpm)






    Forward/reverse
    5,500 psi
    380 bar




    Auxiliary pump capacity






    Front pump (steering)
    7.1 gpm
    27 l/min




    Rear pump (auxiliary)
    6.2 gpm
    23 l/min




    Auxiliary pump relief pressure (2,500 rpm)
    3,000 psi
    207 bar


  • Power Train



    Power Train

    U.S
    Metric






    Ground drive transmission
    Hydrostatic





    Differentials
    Planetary front and rear w/standard rear steering





    Parking brake
    Manual lever disc brake





    Tires






    355 x 55 - 625, 14 ply
    75 psi
    517 kPa




    355 x 55 - 625, 14 ply (urethane)
    N/A
    N/A




    31 x 10 (solid)
    N/A
    N/A




    Attachment drive transmission
    Hydrostatic, electric rotary knob, speed infinitely variable from zero to maximum



  • Vibration Level (While Plowing)



    Vibration Level (While Plowing)

    U.S
    Metric






    Hand/arm
    7.56 m/sec3





    Feet/seat
    1.61 m/sec3



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