At only 32″ (813 mm) wide, the Ditch Witch 1030 walk-behind compact trencher can go anywhere and dig in any type of dirt, thanks to the variety of digging chains it can run, including the patented, super-durable Shark Chain II trencher chain. and it doesn’t mess around, with a digging chain speed of 276 fpm (84 m/min).
- Unique, greasable bronze pivot bushing increases reliability.
- Quiet, fuel-efficient Honda overhead-valve gasoline engine provides plenty of trenching power.
- Accepts multiple sizes and types of trencher chains, from standard cup-tooth to maximum-strength Shark Chain II.
Ditch Witch model 1030 self-propelled walk-behind, manually steered, two-wheel drive, rigid-frame, chain-type trencher
Trench depth, max.
Angle of approach: 35°
Angle of departure: 65°
Boom travel, down: 60°
Boom travel, up: 47°
Centerline trench to outside edge of machine, left
Centerline trench to outside edge of machine, right
Headshaft height, digging chain
Spoils discharge reach
4.3 in – 6 in
4 in – 6 in
110 mm – 150 mm
100 mm – 152 mm
Ground drive transmission: Hydrostatic, infinitely variable from zero to maximum, gearbox to axle, speed and direction controlled with single lever
Pump drive clutch: Mechanical, hand-operated, spring-loaded with tension roller for belt drive
Digging chain clutch: Mechanical, hand-operated, spring-loaded with tension roller for belt drive
Trencher drive: Mechanical; belt drive to reduction drive, headshaft
Belt: 2-groove power band
Digging chain: 33,000-lb (15 000 kg) or 35,000-lb (15 875 kg) test
Chain drive sprocket: Forged and tempered
Spoils handling drive: Mechanical, attached to and rotates with headshaft
16 x 6.50-8; 28 psi
18 x 8.50-8; 22 psi
13 x 5.00-6; 20 psi