SK3000 Compact Tool Carrier
Leave the cage behind and trade it for unrivaled performance with the Ditch Witch SK3000 Stand-On Skid Steer—a machine unlike any other. It brings true stand-on visibility to the full-size skid steer class with its easy-on, easy-off platform that allows operators to work freely. And with 59-horsepower and a lift capacity of 3,100 pounds, the unit brings brute strength to construction-grade jobs, with a lighter weight than traditional skid steers for easier transport and maneuverability. Uncage your productivity and upgrade to the SK3000.
Key Features
  • The SK3000 is powered by a 59-hp Yanmar® turbo-charged diesel engine, making it the most powerful stand-on skid steer in its class, capable of handling wide range of hardscape, landscape and tree care projects typically suited for full-size skid steers and compact track loaders.
  • The machine provides an operating capacity of 3,100 lbs – 50 percent more than its closest stand-on compact track loader competitor – to accommodate larger loads and a higher volume of material.
  • The SK3000 delivers 5,500 lbs of breakout force, offering optimal power when operators need to lift and move heavy loads with a bucket.
  • At 7,600 lbs the machine weighs much less than comparable full-size skid steers. This gives operators the power required for a variety of jobs in a smaller package, improving maneuverability and offering easy transportation without the need of a CDL.
  • Putting power where it’s needed most, the unit directs up to 51 hp to the attachment – more than any other machine in its class – for efficient and productive use of hydraulic attachments.
  • A new, patent-pending Smart Throttle™ feature is combined with an operator presence function and quickly matches engine speed to load demand, providing greater fuel efficiency and productivity.
  • Equipped with patent-pending features, the integrated hydraulic system controls gives operators the ability to control all machine functions concurrently, allowing for more intuitive and efficient operation.
  • An advanced hydraulic system with an 8-, 14-, and 22-gpm flow setting – a Ditch Witch exclusive – offers added attachment versatility, allowing operators to select the right flow for each job.
  • Featuring a 118-inch hinge-pin height at full-rated capacity, the SK3000 can dump into a standard dump truck.
  • The machine can travel up to 5.8 mph in forward and reverse for increased cycle times.
  • Hydraulic-operated attachment pins help reduce overall effort when swapping attachments. Additionally, operators no longer need to get off the machine to swap non-powered attachments, saving significant time and improving productivity.
  • Designed based on direct customer feedback, the SK3000 features a best-in-class 332-in2 operator platform for superior comfort and stability during long hours on the job.
  • The open, standing operator station provides full 360-degree visibility to all surroundings.
  • An easy-on, easy-off operator platform, with integrated suspension, enhances operator comfort and reduces the risks associated with climbing over an attachment to access the cab.
  • With optional automatic ride control, the machine provides a smooth, comfortable ride with outstanding maneuverability and stability – even when transporting heavy loads across rough terrain.
  • The ergonomic operator’s station comes standard with dual-lever ground drive controls or an optional single-lever joystick, allowing the operator to control each track independently for precise mobility on a variety of jobsites.
  • A class-leading, five-inch full-color LCD display provides direct visibility and insight into all engine diagnostics.
  • With passcode protected keyless ignition, owners and operators can have full control of who has access to the machine, improving security and theft defense.
  • Four LED work lights on the front and rear of the machine offer increased visibility during night or low-light conditions.
  • Three USB ports allow for convenient software updates and provide easy access to charge electronics.
  • An optional dual self-leveling kit helps keep loads level as they are raised and lowered using forks or other attachments.
  • Available with the Orange Intel™ Fleet Management System, equipment owners can keep track of their fleet’s performance with critical insights to help increase business efficiency and profitability.
  • The construction-grade, durable design is made for heavy-duty jobs, leading to extended machine life and increasing overall ROI.
  • With no daily maintenance and no daily grease zerks, maintenance is simplified, and total cost of ownership reduced.
Operating height, max, 66-in bucket
152.6 in
Overall height of machine
64.6 in
Overall length of machine, 66" bucket
137.6 in
Overall length of loader, no attachment
106.8 in
Hinge pin height, max
118 in
Wheelbase/track length
51.5 in
Machine Width
57.5 in
Ground clearance, min
10.4 in
8.1 in
Rated operating capacity
35% of tipping capacity
3,102 lbs.
Rated operating capacity
50% of tipping capacity
4,432 lbs.
Yanmar® 4TNV86CT
Number of cylinders
127.5 in³
3.39 in
3.54 in
Manufacturer's gross power rating
58.9 hp
Rated engine speed
3,000 rpm
Emissions compliance
EPA Tier 4 Final
Power – TIER 4
Power – TIER 4i
Ground drive speed
5.8 mph
Ground pressure* (ISO/CD 16754)
12.5-in tracks
5.8 psi
Hydraulic System
Auxiliary circuit
double gear pump
Flow Rate (low)
8.0 gpm
Flow Rate (medium)
14.0 gpm
Flow Rate (high)
22.0 gpm
4,000 psi
Ground drive
dual hydrostatic pumps
Flow rate
22.0 gpm
5,366 psi
Fluid Capacities
Hydraulic reservoir capacity
21.1 gal
Engine oil, with filter
6.1 qt
Fuel tank capacity
21.1 gal
SAE reserve capacity rating
110 min
SAE cold crank rating @ 0° F
800 amps
Electrical system
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