C12X Walk-Behind Trencher
Maximize your performance and return on investment with the Ditch Witch C12X walk-behind trencher. With its 12-hp Honda® engine and 24-in trenching depth capability, the C12X delivers more power and efficiency in a compact design for tighter jobsites. Patented CX tracks offer greater maneuverability and traction, while its simple, open access points and no daily grease zerksーa Ditch Witch exclusiveーprovide no-hassle maintenance to keep you rental-ready.
Key Features
  • Equipped with a 12-hp Honda engine for maximum power in a compact unit.
  • Up to 24” digging depth for efficient installation of pipe and cable.
  • A newly designed hydraulic system eliminates vertical shafts and belts, resulting in a simple, reliable unit with no linkages to adjust.
  • All CX Series walk-behind trenchers utilize the reliable, low-maintenance 35K digging systems specifically designed for Ditch Witch trenchers to optimize production.
  • Exclusive, patent-pending CX Track design puts more track on the ground for better traction while increasing stability for better production.
  • The shorter left track on the CX Track design allows for a more compact piece of equipment than competitive designs, offering more maneuverability in tighter spaces.
  • New, robust, straightforward pivot design is maintenance-free and increases unit uptime.
  • Greaseless sealed bearing design with construction-grade seals help increase machine longevity.
  • No daily grease points—a Ditch Witch exclusive—means less hassle and prep to keep your trenchers rental-ready.
  • Standard outboard bearing support stabilizes the headshaft and auger, for reliable productivity trench after trench.
  • Hydrostatic, skid-steer style steering provides easier operation.
  • Redesigned easy-touch controls are smoother and lighter for less operator fatigue and increased machine responsiveness.
  • Increased visibility of the workstation improves operator productivity.
  • The RotoWitch® boring attachment results in fewer disturbances, less labor and less restoration than tearing up driveways and sidewalks to complete an installation.
  • Our easy-to-operate backfill blade is much faster and less expensive than shovels, increasing productivity and rental revenue.
  • Ditch Witch also offers the S2B Trailer, a single-axle design with a full-width steel deck, with ramps for easy loading and unloading of equipment of up to 5,700 lb.
Trench depth, maximum
24 in
Trench width, maximum
6 in
35.8 in
CL to Right
18.6 in
CL to Left
17.2 in
13.7 in
Length (Up to)
94 in
Height - transport (Up to)
63 in
Travel speed forward
120 ft/min
Travel speed reverse
120 ft/min
Digging Chain Speed (Std)
253 ft/min
Spoils Handling
Auger, Single, Open end
Auger Diameter
17 in
Trench Cleaner Type
Trench Cleaner Size
4-6 in
Operating Weight
1360 lbs.
Honda iGX 390
Cooling medium
Number of cylinders
Manufacturer's net horsepower rating
11.7 hp
Rated speed
3600 rpm
Fuel consumption @ 3600 rpm
0.92 gph
Rope Start
Power Train
Ground drive
Hydrostatic, speed infinitely variable from zero to maximum, speed and direction control
Digging chain drive
Hydraulic direct drive, dual lever-operated, one speed forward and reverse
Pump drive
Direct to engine
Track width
Direct Drive
Digging chain
Ground pressure
3.3 psi
Hydraulic System
Dual pump total capacity
7.5 gpm
Ground drive
2,500 psi
1.5 gpm
Digging drive
3,500 psi
6 gpm
Fluid Capacities
Fuel Tank
1.6 gal
11 gal
Vibration Level
Noise Level
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