The SK500 walk-behind mini-skid-steer loader gives Ditch Witch a new product category in which to compete. The company designed and manufactured the machine, and focused on simplicity of operation as its primary distinction. Four color-coded levers control the machine, and all return to neutral when released. Tipping capacity is 1,450 pounds. Minimum track width of 36 inches can be increased to 42 inches. A 24-hp Honda engine powers the 2,270-pound machine.