Mini-Excavator/Tool Carrier Offers Versatility

September 28, 2010

 XT850 excavator/tool carrier

Ditch Witch's XT850 excavator/tool carrier is a cross between the company's SK mini-skid-steer and MX mini-excavator series. It has 260-degree excavator coverage with offset capabilities on one end and accepts a variety of attachments on the other end. The excavator arm pivots hydraulically from a point below the operator's seat so the excavator can work within its 260-degree sweep. The swing post mounts to the arm as it would to a mini-excavator, offering another pivot point that sweeps 130 degrees. All functions are controlled with two joysticks. A switch allows the operator to alternate from ground drive, lift arm, and attachment to controlling the excavator. Estimated list price: $35,000.