By Anthony Capkun
August 28, 2013 – Ditch Witch says its new RT120 Quad utility tractor boasts the “power, heavy-duty frame and traction necessary” for long installations of large-diameter pipe on “challenging jobsites”. The RT120 is built around a heavy-duty undercarriage with a frame engineered to tilt, enabling it to dig a vertical trench on uneven ground. Each track frame (incl. track) weighs 1500 lb, which promises a lower centre of gravity for increased stability and drawbar. The chevron-patterned tracks also promise maximum traction in wet conditions and on slopes. The unit features ground clearance of 15.5 in., enabling it to maneuver well around bar ditches, creek beds and uneven terrain. The four-wheel-drive RT120 is equipped with a three-speed, shift-on-the fly transmission, and standard rear steering for a tighter turn radius. The machine offers several attachments for a range of tasks, including a combination trencher/plow, individual plow, backhoe, reel carrier, two types of saw, and two types of trencher attachments.