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The Ditch Witch MT12 MicroTrencher offers underground contractors a highly cost-effective solution for installing fibre-optic cable along paved rights-of-way. Witch its unique saw blades, the MT12 cleanly slices through asphalt to create the ideal trench for this application in one quick, efficient pass. The MT12 is part of a complete microtrenching system, the components of which are all designed and manufactured by the Ditch Witch organisation to work together with unbeatable efficiency.

  • Each of the MT12's four saw blades is specially designed and manufactured by the Ditch Witch organization to cut precise, narrow trenches in asphalt in one quick, efficient pass.
  • Blades can be easily changed in the field with standard hand tools, reducing downtime.
  • MT12 creates the ideal trench for fiber-optic cable installation—from 0.75 inches (19 mm) to 1.25 inches (32 mm) wide, and up to 12 inches (305 mm) deep.
  • The narrow, small trench created by the MT12 enables contractors to install fiber above existing utilities with minimal disruption of surrounding infrastructure, saving time and money.
  • The MT12 can be manually tilted 6 degrees to the right or left, which helps the operator maintain a true vertical trench on uneven surfaces.
  • Versatile MT12 MicroTrencher can be used for other roadway applications, including: cutting expansion joints, utility repair (e.g., sawing square sections of roadway prior to excavation), maintenance (e.g., trimming the rugged edges of new layers of asphalt to make a clean shoulder).
  • Trenching depth is mechanically adjustable—from 6 inches (152 mm) to 12 inches (305 mm) in one-inch increments—to help maintain a consistent depth for the entire length of the trench.
  • MT12 saw is designed to hydraulically traverse 24 inches (610 mm) from the center of the machine to the right, for trenching next to curbs and gutters.
  • MT12 can also be equipped with onboard chutes that deposit spoils along the side of the trench, for easy cleanup.
  • Part of a complete Ditch Witch microtrenching system that includes a specially configured Ditch Witch RT45 or RT55 trencher and an FX60 vacuum excavator equipped with a cyclonic separator to handle the dry, dusty spoils produced by microtrenching.
  • The FX60 vacuum excavator, which can be positioned either in front of the trencher or to the rear, removes spoils as they are created by the saw blade, reducing cleanup time and labor expense.
  • 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.


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