View Full Version : Ditchwitch XT850

New Heights
11-29-2007, 11:50 PM
Dose anyone use these, if so how are they? They look like a neat little machine and verry versitle. Any info would be helpful. Thanks Dan

11-30-2007, 12:43 PM
They are so neat to watch, if you can get a demo, it'll be something to behold.

But I'd say the bigger 1600 is a better bet with more attachment possiblities and a full cab.

New Heights
11-30-2007, 04:52 PM
Thats what i have been trying to do. Im even looking for a rental place but I cant find one.

11-30-2007, 05:57 PM
they are diffrent but i haven't seen anyone use them. as i remember they are pretty high priced. also, doesn't have the highest ground speed. i would be curious to hear how they fit in someones bussiness as well.

11-30-2007, 07:10 PM
Not to be one to hijack a good thread, but this is what I came up with on BoobTube- A V-8 powered Ditch Witch.


11-30-2007, 08:09 PM
Thats nuts!! bet you wouldn't complain about the ground speed on that.

New Heights
11-30-2007, 10:22 PM
OMG, we need to start a new thred for that...I want to know how these guys come up with crazy ideas like that.

R.M Hanson
11-30-2007, 11:43 PM
I demoed a XT1600 this summer, and I took some pictures, comparing it in size to my skidsteer. I really liked the machine, but they are pricy. The XT850 is priced around $25000 I think, and is the perfect size for landscaping. The one I demoed was in the 50K range. It's a really neat machine, and if I had the chance to start over, it would be the machine I'd go with. I'll try and post some pictures this weekend,or sometime soon, as we are on the eve of a potential ice storm. The mini skid hot rod was a project done by Ditch Witch engineers as a publicity machine, and as a fun project to learn more about high flow hydraulics. Must be rough working in "monster garage".