C12 Walk-Behind Trencher
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The Ditch Witch C12 Walk-Behind Trencher was designed with your rental business in mind. Only the C Series offers the balanced traction, better maneuverability and smoother operation of our patent-pending offset rear tire design and pivoting trail wheel. The reliable performance and simple operation will keep customers coming back. And the superior serviceability—a simple, open design for easy access and no daily grease points to worry about—will keep the C12 ready to rent to maximize your return on investment. The smart choice is easy to see: the C12 Walk-Behind Trencher.
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Power Train Ground drive Hydraulic, Infinite variable from zero to maximum, speed and direction control Digging Chain Drive Hydraulic direct drive, one speed forward, reverse Pump Drive Direct to engine Track Width 16 x 6.5-8 Hydraulic Direct drive Digging Chain 33K/35K Ground Pressure TBD
Operation Travel Speed (Fwd) TBD Travel Speed (Rev) TBD Diggin Chain Speed (Std)SUM 33/35K 351 ft/min Spoils Handling Auger, single, open end Auger Diameter 17 in Trencher Cleaner Type Mechainical Trench Cleaner Size 4-6 in Operating weight (up to) TBD
Dimensions U.S. Metric Width 31.5 in 800 mm CL to Right 17.3 in 439 mm CL to Left 14 in 356 mm Headshaft 13 in 330 mm Length (Up to) 84 in 0 mm Height, Transport (Up to) 48 in 1.2 m
Power Engine Honda GX390 Fuel Gasoline Cooling Air Number of Cylinders 1 Manufactures Net HP rating 12 hp 8.7 kW Rated Speed 3600 rpm Fuel Consumption @ Rated Power 0.92 gph 3.5 lph Starting Rope pull
Trench Size (max)
Trench Size (max) Depth 24 in Width 6 in
Ditch Witch equipment is backed by 170 dealer locations worldwide, each with genuine Ditch Witch parts in stock plus factory-trained service and expert advice to help deliver a superior return on investment for your rental equipment.
Ease of Use
C12Ease of Use
Hydrostatic, skid-steer style steering provides easier operation.
Redesigned easy-touch controls are smoother and lighter for less operator fatigue and increased machine responsiveness.
Increased visibility of the workstation improves operator productivity.
Offset Rear Tires
C12Offset Rear Tires
Exclusive, patent-pending offset rear tire design delivers balanced traction and optimal weight distribution for increased production over competitive rubber-tire units.
Patent-pending pivoting trail wheel allows easier turning, better maneuverability, and smother operation on rough terrain or pavement.
Flat-free tires require no maintenance and deliver increased uptime for rental customers.
Noise Level Operator TBD Overall TBD
Reliable 12-hp (8.9-kW) Honda® engine keeps the C12 performing for rental income you can count on, year after year.
Up to 24” (609.6 mm) digging depth for efficient installation of pipe and cable.
Newly designed hydraulic system eliminates vertical shafts and belts, resulting in a simple, reliable unit with no linkages to adjust.
Utilizes the Ditch Witch 35K digging system, specifically designed to work with Ditch Witch trenchers to optimize production.
Hydraulic System Digging drive pump capacity 6 Ground Drive Dual Speed Transit 7.5 gpm Digging 1.5 gpm Filtration 10 micron absolute
Our easy-to-operate backfill blade is much faster and less expensive than shovels, increasing productivity and rental revenue.
Ditch Witch also offers the S3C Trailer, a single-axle design with a new rail system for easy loading and unloading of equipment of up to 3,500 lb (1,588 kg).
Fluid Capacites Fuel 1.6 gal Hydraulic 7 gal
New, robust, straightforward pivot design is maintenance-free and increases unit uptime.
Greaseless sealed bearing design with construction-grade seals help increase machine longevity.
No daily grease points—a Ditch Witch exclusive—means less hassle and prep to keep your trenchers rental-ready.
Standard outboard bearing support stabilizes the headshaft and auger, for reliable productivity trench after trench.
Simple, open design allows for quick, easy service access.