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How one machine is shaking up non-destructive digging

Ditch Witch

As underground construction and hydro-excavation evolves, efficiency and precision are paramount. The Ditch Witch HXT75 is a true powerhouse that has redefined vacuum excavation with its cutting-edge technology and robust design making it a real game-changer in the industry.

Power and performance

The Ditch Witch HXT75 is equipped with a 74 horse power (HP) Kubota turbocharged diesel engine, delivering maximum power at low engine revolutions per minute (RPM) to tackle the toughest ground conditions. With its most powerful HX Series vac yet, Ditch Witch’s HXT75 ensures efficiency and speed in every excavation project.

Versatility redefined

A standout feature of the HXT75 is its unparalleled versatility. Designed to adapt to various job requirements, this vacuum excavator can handle a wide range of soil conditions, from soft loam to compacted clay.  It can be supplied to fit suitable cab/chassis trucks or also offered by Ditch Witch CEA as a complete drive-away package.

Advanced technology

Featuring a dedicated power pack with 113L diesel tank – this allows the vac to run without racking up hours on the truck. Gained efficiencies with fully wireless remote operation (for all functions), together with maximised payload and robust construction helps the HXT75 achieve maximum return on investment for operators.

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A standout feature of the HXT75 is that all jobsite functions can be operated from a wireless remote. Image: CEA.

Safety and control

The HXT features a wireless, hydraulically powered boom with 330-degree rotation, that extends up to 3.8m. Tank functions are also controlled remotely, including closing/opening door, and raising/lowering the tank plus remote valve open/close, and shaker operation. In addition, all controls, tool storage and water hose are located kerb side and rear for safe, convenient access thoughtfully designed for the Australian market.

Durable construction

Built to withstand the rigors of heavy-duty applications, the HXT75 is specifically designed for truck mounting, the skid is fixed directly to truck chassis rails with flex mounts, to withstand vibration and provide a better ride – boasting a rugged construction that ensures longevity and reliability. 

The machine’s robust frame and components are rigorously tested and engineered to endure the toughest working conditions, making it a trusted companion for contractors and construction professionals. Ditch Witch’s commitment to reliability and durability means less downtime and maintenance costs, translating to increased productivity on the job site. 

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Built to withstand the rigors of heavy-duty applications, the HXT75 is specifically designed for truck mounting. Image: CEA.

Easy maintenance

In addition to its durability, the Ditch Witch HXT75 is designed with easy maintenance in mind. Accessible service points and simplified maintenance procedures contribute to reduced downtime, allowing operators to spend more time on productive tasks and less time on repairs. The boom work platform is a handy addition which allows safe and easy access to the boom area. This focus on user-friendly maintenance aligns with Ditch Witch’s commitment to providing equipment that is not only powerful but also practical for everyday use.

Environmental considerations

The HXT75 is designed with environmental responsibility in mind. The machine meets the latest engine emission standards, providing fuel-efficient technology, minimising its carbon footprint while maximising fuel economy. This eco-friendly approach not only benefits the environment, but also contributes to cost savings for operators in the long run.

The Ditch Witch HXT75 is a testament to innovation, power, and reliability. From its high-performance engine to advanced vacuum excavation technology and operator-friendly design, the HXT75 is crafted to meet the evolving needs of the construction industry. As projects become complex and demanding, the Ditch Witch HXT75 proves itself as a true partner in efficiency, precision, and durability.

For more information, visit the CEA Ditch Witch website.

This article featured in the December edition of Trenchless Australasia. 

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