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  • Trench Size (max)
    Trench Size (max) Depth 36in Width 6in
  • Power

    A reliable 16-hp (11.9-kW) Vanguard™ engine keeps the C16X performing for rental income you can count on, year after year.

    Up to 36” (914.4 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.

  • Operation
    Operation Travel Speed (Fwd) 120 ft/min Travel Speed (Rev) 120 ft/min Diggin Chain Speed (Std) 309 ft/min Spoils Handling Auger, Single, Open end Auger Diameter 17in Trencher Cleaner Type Mechainical Trench Cleaner Size 4-6in Operating weight (up to) 1895lb
  • Ease of Use
    Ease 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.

  • Dimensions
    Dimensions U.S. Metric Width 35.8in 909mm Cl to Right 18.6in 472mm CL to Left 17.2in 437mm Headshaft 13.7in 348mm Length (Up to) 94in 3mm Height, Transport (Up to) 63in 1.6m
  • Superior Support
    Superior Support

    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.

  • Vibration Level
    Vibration Level Operators hand Less than 2.5m/s2
  • Power
    Power Engine Vanguard™ Fuel Gasoline Cooling Air Number of Cylinders 2 Manufactures Net HP rating 16 HP 11.9 kW Rated Speed 3600 RPM Fuel Consumption @ Rated Power 1.33 GPH 5 LPH
  • CX Track Design
    CX Track Design

    Exclusive, patented CX Track design puts more track on the ground for better traction while increasing stability for better production.

    The shorter left track on the CX Track design allows for a more compact piece of equipment than competitive designs, offering more maneuverability in tighter spaces.

  • Options

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

    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). 

  • Hydraulic System
    Hydraulic System Digging drive pump capacity 10 GPM Ground Drive Dual Speed Transit 11.5 GPM Digging 1.5 GPM Filtration 10 Micron Absolute
  • Fluid Capacites
    Fluid Capacites Fuel 2.3 Gal Hydraulic 11 Gal
  • Power Train
    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 200mm Hydraulic Direct Drive Digging Chain 33/35K Ground Pressure 4.5psi
  • Noise Level
    Noise Level Operator 87 dBa per ISO 6394 Overall 97 dBa per ISO 6393
  • Reliability

    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.