The SK850 mini skid steer loader has a 37-horsepower, Tier 4 Yanmar diesel engine, which makes it the most powerful in the Ditch Witch lineup. Rated operating capactiy is 860 pounds, and it has an 83-inch hinge-pin height. For operator stability, the platform is 74 inches square. Dual-lever ground drive controls are standard, and a single-lever joystick is optional. An auxiliary control foot pedal helps operators maintain hydraulic flow to the attachment while freeing their hands to control depth and ground speed.
High-drive track system has bolt-on sprockets that can be interchanged, and it has a low-maintenance track-tensioning system with a grease cylinder for adjustment and track removal. Track width can be specified at 42 or 36 inches wide.