VP30 Vibratory Plow
The Ditch Witch VP30 vibratory plow is the ideal, cost-effective solution for residential fiber installation, cable and lawn irrigation in tight spaces. This compact powerhouse is equipped with a 31-hp engine, making it the most powerful unit in its size class. The VP30 is easy to use and low maintenance for enhanced productivity and increased uptime. Plus, the machine is equipped with heavy-duty, adjustable plow blades to meet fiber installation-depth requirements and improve longevity.
Key Features
  • Powered by a 31-hp Briggs and Stratton® engine for maximum productivity, the compact VP30 is the most powerful unit in its size class.
  • An industry-first variable flow control helps you precisely control the flow to the shaker box and adjust ground drive speed for varying ground conditions, improving overall productivity.
  • Ideal for fiber drop work and installation of small irrigation pipes up to 1 inch in diameter, the VP30 has a 12-inch plow depth.
  • The VP30 utilizes the same proven, high-drive system found on the CX-Series walk-behind trenchers. A high-drive track system includes bolt-on, interchangeable rollers—a Ditch Witch exclusive—for longer lasting performance.
  • The machine has an extremely low ground pressure at 4.1 psi for minimal disruption to residential lawns.
  • Standard outboard bearing support helps stabilize the unit’s shaker box for reliable and efficient performance on every job.
  • Leveraging the same reliable and proven pivot design as the Ditch Witch CX-Series walk-behind trenchers, the VP30 pivot is maintenance-free for increased uptime.
  • With no daily grease zerks, a Ditch Witch exclusive, utility workers can keep their machine out of the shop and on the job, improving profitability.
  • The simple, open design allows for easy service access and uses greaseless, sealed bearings to extend track assembly life.
  • The construction-grade, compact design allows for better maneuverability on tight, residential jobsites.
  • The VP30 is equipped with hydrostatic, skid-steer-style steering for easy operation.
  • Easy-touch controls help reduce operator fatigue and enhance machine responsiveness.
  • The simple and reliable design includes a hydraulic system that eliminates vertical shafts and belts so operators don’t have linkages to adjust.
  • An available RotoWitch® boring attachment results in fewer disturbances, less labor and less restoration than tearing up driveways and sidewalks to complete installation.
  • The VP30 is equipped with two, new adjustable blades–the pull blade and feed blade–which can be adjusted between 6” and 12” to meet fiber installation-depth requirements in various areas.
  • The machine’s standard blade options are designed by Ditch Witch to be heavy-duty and longer-lasting than other competitive blade options on the market.
  • An optional reel carrier allows for easy cable and fiber installation.
Diameter of product reel, max
20 in
Plow depth, max
12 in
Ground clearance w/plow in stow, min
6 in
Machine height
48 in
Plow blade height in stow
47 in
Max height w/max reel diameter
59 in
Length of machine, max
157 in
35 in
Machine width
35 in
Width of product reel, max
14 in
Travel speed forward
1.41 mph
Travel speed reverse
1.43 mph
Ground pressure 7-in tracks
4.1 psi
Approach angle
Plow blade dependent
- w/ adjustable feed blade
Machine weight (fluids full)
1,993 lbs.
Backward, forward, right, left
25° w/out tilting or sliding
Tested at max machine weight
Stopping distance from full speed forward
Meet CMW brake design standards
Parking brake
Hold at 30° slope
Briggs & Stratton Vanguard 31
Cooling medium
Number of cylinders
Manufacturer's net horsepower rating
31 hp
Rated speed
3600 rpm
Fuel consumption @ 3600 rpm
2.49 gph
Power Train
Hydraulic System
Auxiliary circuit - double gear pump
Flow rate (pump #1)
13.25 gpm
Flow rate (pump #2)
3.74 gpm
3,000 psi
Ground drive - Dual hydrostatic pumps
2,500 psi
Fluid Capacities
Fuel tank
6.2 gal
Engine oil
2.3 qt.
Hydraulic reservoir
11.5 gal
Vibration Level
Noise Level
Additional Vibratory Plows