TAG: Ditch Witch

Water World: A well-watered resting place

April 3, 2019By
Chattanooga Cemetery (Photo: Dan Stacey)

Location: Chattanooga, Tenn. Company: Landscape Services Inc. Installing an irrigation system is never an easy undertaking. Add a cemetery to the mix, and not only do you have to dig trenches around the usual water lines and tree roots, but you also have to avoid gravesites. That’s what Landscape Services Inc. (LSI) did when it installed a new irrigation system... read more

Challenge conquered

March 29, 2019By
Photo: Bobcat

Four contractors overcome various installation challenges to reveal design masterpieces read more

Experts’ Tips: Avoid these track loader mistakes

March 22, 2019By

CHALLENGE: What are some ways to avoid mistakes when using track loaders? ASV Buck Storlie Product line manager DO use three-point turns instead of counter-rotations whenever it’s possible. DO perform regular maintenance on the machine and clean the undercarriage of mud and debris. DO pay attention to track tensioning, which should match what’s in the equipment manual. DO stay aware... read more

Experts’ Tips: Skid-steer loaders

February 20, 2019By

Experts share their suggestions for skid-steer loader efficiency. read more

Toro to acquire The Charles Machine Works, parent company of Ditch Witch

February 15, 2019By

The Toro Co. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Charles Machine Works — an Oklahoma corporation and the parent company of Ditch Witch and several other brands in the underground construction market — for $700 million in cash subject to certain adjustments set forth in the definitive agreement. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other... read more

Ditch Witch revamps its parts-lookup tool

January 23, 2018By

Ditch Witch released the Ditch Witch Parts Lookup, an advanced version of its web-based tool designed to help customers find the service parts they need. “The new Parts Lookup automatically connects customers to their preferred dealer to easily communicate service parts requests,” said Shan Kirtley, vice president of sales at Ditch Witch. “This simplifies the request process and can help... read more