Manufacturer: DITCHWITCH
Model: RT40
4 Hour: $259
Daily: $259
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Ditchwitch RT40 Compact Trencher
Ditchwitch RT40 Compact Trencher
This 40-horse (29.8 kW) member of the RT tractor line offers the same rugged reliability as the RT55 in a smaller, more flexible package. The RT40 is equipped with a composite hood, an easy-to-read instrument panel and two-wheel power steering, making this tractor very popular with operators. And like every Ditch Witch® machine, it is built to last.

User-friendly operation, with speed/direction and attachment controls grouped together and the backfill blade controlled by a highly responsive joystick. Engine service points easily accessible from one side of the machine; easy-access remote engine oil drain for fast, clean service.

Quiet, emissions-compliant, 39 net horsepower (29 kW) Deutz engine is designed for minimal maintenance and maximum operator productivity and comfort. Designed to run multiple attachments, including centerline or dual-position trencher, vibratory plow, combination trencher/plow, and backhoe. Direct-coupled, high-torque digging chain motor designed for increased production and reliability. Easy-to-use foot pedal controls infinitely variable ground drive forward and reverse. One-piece molded instrument console designed to provide ample legroom and greater visibility.
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  • Engine Make: Deutz
  • Engine Model: F3M2011
  • Engine Oil: 8 qt.
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 13 gal.
  • Bore x Stroke: 3.7 x 4.4 in.
  • Cylinders: 3
  • Gross Horsepower: 42.2 hp
  • Net Horsepower: 39 hp
  • Displacement: 142 ci
  • Injection: Direct
  • Aspiration: Natural
  • Cooling: Oil / external
  • Rated Speed: 2,300 rpm
  • Attachment Pump Capacity: 29.3 gpm
  • Auxiliary Pump Capacity: 10.2 gpm
  • Drive Capacity While Plowing: 29.3 gpm
  • Ground Drive Relief Valve: 3,750 psi
  • Hydraulic Reservoir: 13 gal.
  • Voltage: 12V
  • Amps: 800Amps
  • Group: 26/26R/70
  • Tires: 26 x 12 - 12, 4-ply bar lug | 29 x 12.5 - 15, 4-ply gar lug.
  • Angle Approach: 20°
  • Angle Departure: 17°
  • Max. Speed (Forward): 4.3 mph
  • Max. Speed (Reverse): 2.7 mph
  • Vehicle Clearance Circle, Wall to Wall (SAE): Front Steer Only: 28 ft.  | Coordinated Steer: 20 ft.
  • Boom Travel (Down): 58°
  • Boom Travel (Up): 50°
  • Blade Height: 14 in.
  • Blade Width: 64 in.
  • Trenching Width: 6 - 12 in.
  • Spoils Discharge Reach: 17 - 20 in.
  • Digging Chain Speed: 420 fpm


PDF Version Ditchwitch RT40 Specifications
PDF Version Ditchwitch RT40 Operators Manual