The FX50 vacuum excavator, the newest addition to the Ditch Witch lineup, comes with three spoil tank options, and a fourth is planned.
The machine is powered by a Deutz diesel engine.
CLEANING UP AT LESS COST
Ditch Witch introduces new Deutz-powered vacuum excavator; more attractive price point
The Charles Machine Works Inc., the Perry, Okla.-based manufacturer of Ditch Witch
equipment, has released a new member of its vacuum excavator lineup.
The new Ditch Witch FX50, which is
powered by a Deutz D2011LO3I diesel engine rated 48.7 hp, is the company’s second-most powerful vacuum
excavator, behind only the FX60, said
Jason Proctor, product manager for
the Ditch Witch organization.
“You jump into a different class with
blower capabilities with the FX50 and
FX60,” Proctor said. “The FX50 came
about because of CARB (California
Air Resource Board) requirements to
get under that 50 hp mark.”
Proctor also said the 49 hp vac-
uum was also growing in popularity
because it is capable of 1020 cfm at
a “pretty attractive” price point.