RT30 Compact Riding Trencher
The 24-hp Ditch Witch RT30 ride-on trencher combines the maneuverability, low cost, minimal maintenance, and small footprint of a walk-behind trencher with the comfortable operator station, performance and easy-to-use controls of a ride-on. It’s a dedicated trencher with a sturdy, durable frame and field-proven components that provide consistently solid performance job after job, year after year. Simply put, the RT30 is the best compact ride-on dedicated trencher for the money.
Key Features
  • Compact footprint, tight turning radius, four-wheel drive, and industry-leading maneuverability make the RT30 ideal for installations on tight, residential jobsites.
  • Exceptionally robust trencher drive motor utilizes a larger shaft and bearings than those of smaller trenchers, for enhanced reliability.
  • Advanced, maintenance-free pivot design is simplified and raised to keep above dirt and debris.
  • The RT30 is equipped with a very comfortable seat and operator’s station, plus easy-to-use, color-coded controls requiring minimal training and effort—features in great demand by rental customers.
  • Hydrostatic ground drive is controlled by simple pedals for forward and reverse, located on the right side of the operator’s station.
  • 42-in boom provides 36-in cover depth, which meets most city codes.
  • Four-way backfill blade makes short work of filling trenches, reducing operator fatigue.
  • 24-hp Kubota diesel engine supplies plenty of power for trenching in a wide variety of ground conditions.
  • Like all Ditch Witch equipment, the RT30 is designed and manufactured to reduce downtime; utilizes long-lasting, field-proven components to enhance reliability, which ultimately results in greater rental revenue.
  • Ditch Witch chains, teeth and sprockets are specially designed and manufactured to work together to provide exceptional productivity; industry-leading DuraTooth™ digging system provides unbeatable reliability and performance, resulting in less downtime and wear part investment for rental yards.
  • Support from the most dedicated dealer network in the underground construction industry; more than 165 Ditch Witch dealerships worldwide offer everything you need, from equipment sales and service to training and genuine Ditch Witch parts.
7 ft
Length - transport
11 ft. 6 in
Width - transport
4 ft
Angle of approach
Angle of departure
Ground clearance
12.1 in
Trench depth, maximum
42 in
Trench width, minimum to maximum
4-8 in
Boom travel up/down
Maximum forward speed
5.3 mph
Maximum reverse speed
2.7 mph
Vehicle turning circle (SAE)
21.8 ft
Operating weight**
2875 lb
Maximum headshaft speed @2300 rpm engine
210 rpm
Kubota D1105
Number of cylinders
68.6 in³
3.07 in
309 in
Estimated net power rating (SAE J1349)
23.1 hp
Rated speed
3000 rpm
Emissions compliance
EPA Tier 4
Hydraulic System
Ground drive pump capacity @ 3000 rpm
18.7 gpm
Attachment pump capacity @ 3000 rpm
18.7 gpm
Fluid Capacities
Fluid Capacities
5.5 gal
Standard 18 X 9.50-8, 2-ply bar lug
Standard 26 X 12.00-12, 4-ply bar lug
Backfill Blade
Blade width
48 in
Max. swing angle (left/right)
* Dimensions are based on H210 attachment and 36" boom.
** With trencher attachment, boom and chain
Power Train
Hydraulic System @ 2300 rpm
Hydraulic System @ 2600 rpm
SAE cold crank rating @ 0#176;F
650 amps
Noise Levels
Operator 90 dBA sound pressure per ISO 6394
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