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The Ditch Witch® FX50 vacuum excavator has the power and functionality to do it all, from potholing to cleanup of all types of spills, HDD fluids, and jobsite debris. Featuring as standard, reverse flow and outstanding suction and water pressure, the 49-hp FX50 is as versatile as it is powerful, and can be configured with your choice of water tanks, spoils tanks, and options such as a hydraulic boom and hydraulic valve exerciser. The FX50 is with you every step of the job

Basic Specifications

  • Engine: 49hp Deutz Diesel
  • Vacuum Tank: 300, 800 or 1,200 Gallons
  • Water Tank: 200 or 300 Gallons
  • Suction: 1,020 cfm
  • Water Pump Flow: 5.1 gpm
  • Water Pump Pressure: 3500 psi
  • 49-hp (36.5-kW) Deutz® diesel engine provides ample power for all machine functions.
  • Fully enclosed, insulated and lockable power pack leads the industry in noise reduction while protecting major components from weather and vandalism.
  • Autoclutching feature disengages the water pump when water is not in use, allowing full system power to the blower.
  • Water pressure can be adjusted from a curbside operator’s station that allows one-person control of all unit functions.
  • Triple filtration system with a cyclone separator cleans the air before it ever reaches the filter, minimizing maintenance.
  • The FX50’s wide range of applications includes exposing buried utility lines, storm drain cleanout, directional drilling site cleanup, water leak repair, valve box and utility vault cleanout, commercial/residential debris cleanup and landscaping, and posthole digging.
  • A choice of spoils tanks (up to 800 gallons/3028 L) and water tanks (up to 500 gallons/1893 L) to meet the requirements of virtually any size soft excavation or cleanup job.
  • System may be ordered from the factory either trailer-mounted or stand-alone, so you can mount it on your own trailer or flatbed truck.
  • With the FX50’s optional reverse flow and standard full-opening, hydraulic tank door, offloading spoils is quick and easy.
  • The FX50 is the quietest vac in its horsepower class, for minimal disturbance in noise-sensitive areas and greater operator comfort.
  • Your Ditch Witch equipment is backed by the best dealer in the industry, who you can count on for unmatched commitment to your success. From genuine Ditch Witch parts to factory-trained service to expert advice, Ditch Witch UK has it all for you.


Ditch Witch U.K. supply the market leading range of Construction Equipment that includes Horizontal Directional Drills, Mud Mixing Systems, Mud Recycling Systems, Trenchers, Vibratory Ploughs, Saws, Skid Steer Units, ZAHN, Micro-Trenchers, Electronic Guidance Systems, Pipe & Cable Locators & Ground Penetrating Radar.

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Ditch Witch U.K. supply the full range of genuine Ditch Witch Parts that includes HDD Drill Pipes, Backreamers, Drill Heads, Quick-Connect Systems, Drill Fluid & Chain, Teeth & Sprockets for Trenchers.

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