Manufactured by Wetland Equipment, the U Ditcher is designed for de-watering, ditch digging, mosquito control, drainage, ditch maintenance, and water flow. Attached to the bucket point on an excavator, the U Ditcher is powered by a 175hp auxiliary engine mounted behind the counter weight. This auxiliary package allows the U Ditcher to spin at 1800 rpm, throwing debris over 80ft. With a built in reverse and grease lines the U Ditcher is manufactured for quick and easy maintenance. The U Ditcher attachment can fit any brand excavator that is able to support the auxiliary package and weight of the attachment. Available U Ditcher sizes include 16" 22" and 36". Contact our Sales Department for more information about the U Ditcher.
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Attachments are offered for: tree mulching, proprietary "U" Ditchers (SEE ABOVE), "V" Ditchers, and Winches. All the attachments are available for most amphibious Bobcats. Our amphibious ditches are the most efficient in the field. Since the application of pesticides has all but been eliminated, environmentalists have come to rely on ditching methods to remove or reroute stagnant water that harbors mosquito larva.
Our 36" ditches typically are powered by, a dedicated 150 HP engine that is totally enclosed. Proper alarms both visual and audible are provided and located inside the operator cab.
Wetland's amphibious ditcher attachments will cut a 'U' shaped ditch deeper than three feet, and as wide as required. Typical performance if cutting a new ditch in marsh or soft ground, an operator can average 2,000 feet of new ditch per day. Cleaning old ditches takes less time. In either case, the ditcher attachment will distribute spoil through an adjustable chute as much as 70 feet away. Ponds are just as easy to clean out.
Ditchers can be mounted on any brand of amphibious excavator. We also offer 16" and 22" inch wide ditchers for smaller excavator packages.