The XT1600 excavator/tool carrier is a triple threat, says Ditch Witch, because it is designed to perform the work of three machines: a backhoe-loader, mini-excavator and compact track loader. The 59-horsepower, 9,500-pound XT1600 has a 260-degree excavator sweep that enables digging in constricted spaces, including offset digging along walls and fences. Stabilizers at the excavator end are designed for added stability in tough soils. According to Ditch Witch, the XT1600 loader also can run a variety of compact utility tools, including most full-size skid-steer-loader attachments.
by Katie Weiler, Managing Editor | September 28, 2010