SK1050 Compact Tool Carrier
Ideally suited for a variety of demanding jobsites, the Ditch Witch SK1050 mini skid steer improves versatility and productivity by directing more hydraulic power to the attachment. The durable, construction-grade design eases operator maintenance for improved ROI, and outperforms all other working machines in its class. Designed specifically for the hardworking operator in mind, the best-in-class, spring-supported operator platform improves comfort for long hours on the job.
Key Features
  • Equipped with a 37-hp Tier 4 Yanmar® diesel engine, the SK1050 directs 30 hp to the attachment, giving operators the power to tackle an assortment of challenging tasks.
  • The SK1050’s attachment horsepower, combined with 13.9 gpm auxiliary flow and 3,625 psi, results in quicker jobsite cycle times, making your crews more efficient.
  • Standard auto-throttle reduces engine throttle when stepping off the platform for greater fuel efficiency.
  • The machine is capable of 4.7-mph ground drive speed both forward and in reverse, improving jobsite cycle times and decreasing overall labor costs.
  • Best-in-class, 83-inch hinge-pin height enables more flexible and efficient loading and unloading at a wide range of dump heights and improved operating capacity ensures the machine can withstand maximum weight at maximum height.
  • 1,062-lb rated operating capacity with exceptional stability allows operators to effectively maneuver jobsites while carrying heavier loads.
  • Designed specifically with the hardworking operator in mind, the SK1050 is equipped with a best-in-class, 74-in2 operator platform for outstanding comfort and productivity during long hours on the job.
  • A spring-supported platform is integrated directly into the machine for enhanced durability and comfortability on the job.
  • Incorporating customer feedback, the machine features a repositioned muffler now on the side, allowing exhaust to escape without affecting operator comfort.
  • Built for heavy-duty operation, the robust design of the lift arms, rollers and undercarriage, improves overall machine longevity and ROI.
  • A high-drive track system includes bolt-on, interchangeable rollers—a Ditch Witch exclusive—for longer lasting performance.
  • Easy access to the machine undercarriage helps keep the machine in proper worker order.
  • With no daily maintenance points and no grease zerks, ease of maintenance is improved and total cost of ownership (TCO) reduced.
  • Low-maintenance gauge track-tensioning system features a grease cylinder for easy adjustment and track removal, improving track life and reducing downtime.
  • A standard hydraulic brake improves operator engagement and disengagement.
Operating height, max., std. bucket
105 in
Overall height of machine
57 in
Overall length of machine, std. bucket
105 in
Overall length of loader, no attachment
86 in
Overall weight (no attachment, fluids full)
3,435 lbs.
Hinge pin height, max
83 in
Wheelbase/track length
43 in
Machine width
42 in
Ground clearance, min
7.4 in
3.7 in
Rated operating capacity
35% of tipping capacity
1,062 lbs.
Angle of departure
Yanmar 3TNV88C
Number of cylinders
100.1 in³
3.46 in
3.54 in
Manufacturer's gross power rating
36.9 hp
Rated engine speed
3,000 rpm
Emissions compliance
EPA Tier 4
Power – TIER 4
Power – TIER 4i
Ground drive speed
4.7 mph
Ground pressure* (ISO/CD 16754)
9-in tracks
4.9 psi
Hydraulic System
Auxiliary circuit
double gear pump
Flow Rate (pump #1)
8.8 gpm
Flow Rate (pump #2)
5.1 gpm
3,625 psi
Ground drive
dual hydrostatic pumps
Flow rate
15 gpm
3,625 psi
Fluid Capacities
Hydraulic reservoir capacity
9.2 gal
Engine oil, with filter
5 qt
Fuel tank capacity
10.5 gal
SAE reserve capacity rating
110 min
SAE cold crank rating @ 0° F
800 amps
Electrical system
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