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What makes Ditch Witch walk-behind trenchers the world's best-selling? The answers can be found in the Ditch Witch 1230 compact trencher. This durable trenching machine features rugged mechanical digging drives and hydrostatic ground drives that never let you down. Its compact size provides superior maneuverability. Its reinforced steel frame offers reliability year after year. And that's just the beginning.
•Mechanical digging drive, hydrostatic ground drive; operator can stop the digging chain and ground drive but keep the engine running by releasing the handlebar bail.
•Easily accessible, easy-to-use color-coded controls.
•A compact trencher that easily fits through a standard yard gate.
•Closed-loop hydraulic ground drive system allows infinitely variable speeds to better match digging conditions.
•Axle lock engages both drive wheels to put more power to the ground while trenching, or frees one wheel for easy maneuvering around the jobsite.
Trench depth, max. 36"
Angle of approach: 35°
Angle of departure: 65°
Trench width: 4.3 in - 6 in
Boom travel, down: 60°
Boom travel, up: 47°
Centerline trench to outside edge of machine, left 15"
Centerline trench to outside edge of machine, right 17"
Headshaft height, digging chain 8.6"
Transport height 47"
Transport length 88"
Spoils discharge reach 10.6"
Width, transport 32"
Operating Weight 905 lbs
Ground drive transmission: Hydrostatic, infinitely variable from zero to maximum, gearbox to axle, speed and direction controlled with single lever
Pump drive clutch: Mechanical, hand-operated, spring-loaded with tension roller for belt drive
Digging chain clutch: Mechanical, hand-operated, spring-loaded with tension roller for belt drive
Trencher drive: Mechanical; belt drive to reduction drive, headshaft
Belt: 2-groove power band
Digging chain: 33,000-lb (15 000 kg) or 35,000-lb (15 875 kg) test
Chain drive sprocket: Forged and tempered
Spoils handling drive: Mechanical, attached to and rotates with headshaft