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  • Durable, Reliable Design
    VP30
    Durable, Reliable Design

    Leveraging the same reliable and proven pivot design as the Ditch Witch CX-Series walk-behind trenchers, the VP30 pivot is maintenance-free for increased uptime.

    With no daily grease zerks, a Ditch Witch exclusive, utility workers can keep their machine out of the shop and on the job, improving profitability.

    The simple, open design allows for easy service access and uses greaseless, sealed bearings to extend track assembly life.

    The construction-grade, compact design allows for better maneuverability on tight, residential jobsites.

  • POWER



    POWER

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    Engine
    Briggs & Stratton 31 HP Vanguard




    Fuel
    Gasoline




    Cooling medium
    Air




    Number of cylinders
    2




    Displacement
    54.7 in3
    0.90 L



    Bore
    3.37 in
    85.5 mm



    Stroke
    3.07 in
    78 mm



    Manufacturer's gross power rating (SAE J1940)
    31 hp
    23.1 kW



    Fuel consumption @ rated power
    2.44 gph
    9.4 lph



    Rated engine speed
    3600 rpm


  • Operation



    Operation

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    Ground drive speed





    Forward
    1.41 mph
    2.27 km/h



    Reverse
    1.43 mph
    2.30 km/h



    Ground pressure*
    4.1 psi
    0.28 bar



    7-in (180-mm) tracks





    Approach angle
    Plow blade dependent




    w/adjustable feed blade
    35°




    Machine weight (fluids full)
    1,993 lb
    904 kg



    Backward, forward, right, left
    25° w/out tilting or sliding




    Brakes: Tested at max. machine weight





    Stopping distance from full speed forward: Meet CMW brake design standards





    Parking brake: Hold on 30° slope



  • FLUID CAPACITIES



    FLUID CAPACITIES

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    Hydraulic reservoir capacity
    11.5 gal
    43.5 L



    Engine oil, w/filter
    2.3 qt
    0.95 L



    Fuel tank capacity
    6.2 gal
    23.5 L

  • DIMENSIONS



    DIMENSIONS

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    Diameter of product reel, max
    20 in
    508 mm



    Plow depth, max
    12 in
    305 mm



    Ground clearance w/plow in stow, min
    6 in
    152 mm



    Machine height
    48 in
    1220 mm



    Plow blade height in stow
    47 in
    1195 mm



    Max height w/max reel diameter
    59 in
    1500 mm



    Length of machine, max w/plow blade
    91 in
    2311 mm



    Wheelbase
    35 in
    890 mm



    Machine width
    35 in
    890 mm



    Width of product reel, max
    14 in
    355 mm

  • Superior Support
    VP30
    Superior Support

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

    As with all Ditch Witch equipment, the VP30 is backed by a worldwide network of dealerships you can count on for unmatched commitment to your success. From genuine Ditch Witch parts to factory-trained service and expert advice, your Ditch Witch dealership is your trusted partner on the job.

  • HYDRAULIC SYSTEM



    HYDRAULIC SYSTEM

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    Auxiliary circuit





    Double gear pump





    Flow rate (pump #1)
    13.25 gpm
    60.3 l/min



    Flow rate (pump #2)
    3.74 gpm
    17.0 l/min



    Pressure
    3,000 psi
    207 bar



    Ground drive





    Dual hydrostatic pumps





    Pressure
    2,500 psi
    172 bar

  • Easy-to-Use
    VP30
    Easy-to-Use

    The VP30 is equipped with hydrostatic, skid-steer-style steering for easy operation.

    Easy-touch controls help reduce operator fatigue and enhance machine responsiveness.

    The simple and reliable design includes a hydraulic system that eliminates vertical shafts and belts so operators don’t have linkages to adjust.

  • Attachment and Blade Options
    VP30
    Attachment and Blade Options

    An available RotoWitch® boring attachment results in fewer disturbances, less labor and less restoration than tearing up driveways and sidewalks to complete installation.

    The VP30 is equipped with two, new adjustable blades–the pull blade and feed blade–which can be adjusted between 6” (152.4 mm) and 12” (304.8 mm) to meet fiber installation-depth requirements in various areas.

    The machine’s standard blade options are designed by Ditch Witch to be heavy-duty and longer-lasting than other competitive blade options on the market.

    An optional reel carrier allows for easy cable and fiber installation.

  • BATTERY



    BATTERY








    12V Lead Acid
    310 CA


  • NOISE LEVEL



    NOISE LEVEL








    Sound power
    103 dBA




    Sound pressure at operator ear
    92 dBA


  • Powerful and Productive
    VP30
    Powerful and Productive

    Powered by a 31-hp (23-kW) Briggs and Stratton® engine for maximum productivity, the compact VP30 is the most powerful unit in its size class.

    An industry-first variable flow control helps you precisely control the flow to the shaker box and adjust ground drive speed for varying ground conditions, improving overall productivity.

    Ideal for fiber drop work and installation of small irrigation pipes up to 1 inch (25.4 mm) in diameter, the VP30 has a 12-inch (304.8-mm) plow depth.

    The VP30 utilizes the same proven, high-drive system found on the CX-Series walk-behind trenchers. A high-drive track system includes bolt-on, interchangeable rollers—a Ditch Witch exclusive—for longer lasting performance.

    The machine has an extremely low ground pressure at 4.1 psi (0.28 bar) for minimal disruption to residential lawns.

    Standard outboard bearing support helps stabilize the unit’s shaker box for reliable and efficient performance on every job.

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