Ditch Witch introduces most powerful skid steer to lineup
By Corinne LyndsConstruction Equipment Ditch Witch irrigation landscape skid-steer
Designed to conquer a variety of complex landscape and irrigation projects, Ditch Witch, introduced the SK1550 – the company’s largest and most powerful mini skid steer model to date.
The SK1550 is powered by a 44-hp (32.8-kW) Tier 4 Yanmar diesel engine and directs 34.5 hp (25.7 kW) to the attachment, allowing the machine to complete tasks typically suited for traditional skid steer loaders. Equipped with an available auxiliary flow control with low, medium and high settings, operators can make adjustments to attachment flow and easily run attachments at their most efficient rate, regardless of the project.
The machine offers a leading, 1,558-lb (708-kg) rated operating capacity to lift heavier loads – more than 50 per cent higher capacity than all other mini skid steers in its size class. Equipped with a 94-inch (2.4-m) hinge-pin height, the SK1550 also provides operators flexibility for loading and unloading material on a wide range of dump sites.