TAG: Ditch Witch

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

Companies in the News: Ditch Witch, Grasshopper, Caterpillar visit White House for product showcase; Case CE donates skid-steer to garden initiative

July 26, 2017By

Three green industry manufacturers participated in the Made in America Product Showcase at the White House July 17. The event was designed to celebrate American-made products and encourage other companies to manufacture their products in the U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence joined members of Congress and cabinet secretaries in attending the event. Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine... read more

Ditch Witch releases vibratory plow

June 7, 2017By

Ditch Witch unveiled its compact VP30 vibratory plow. The VP30 is powered by a 31-hp Briggs and Stratton engine and features variable flow control. It has a maximum 12-inch plow depth and a 4.1-pound per square inch ground pressure for minimal lawn disruptions and reduced restoration work. “The increasing demand for residential fiber installation puts pressure on operators to find an effective and efficient... read more

New Stuff: May 2017

May 12, 2017By

1. ACC2 Controller Company: Hunter Industries The ACC2 features a transformer with the ability to safely run up to 14 valves simultaneously. The controller can be configured for commercial projects with 12 to 54 stations, six flow meter inputs and up to six pump/master valve outputs. Its large, full-color backlit display and reversible face pack simplify program setup and diagnostics,... read more

Companies in the News: Ruppert adds nametags to field uniforms; Ditch Witch holds demo event; Dixie partners with NASCAR driver

May 3, 2017By

Ruppert Landscape has updated its uniform standards and will now require all field personnel in the company’s landscape management division to wear a nametag. The nametag, which will be worn in the safety vest pocket, will include the employee’s name, title and years of service. Field personnel at all 15 branches should be equipped within the month. “In today’s fast-paced... read more