Ditchwitch; Ditchwitch Corp U.S.A.; 1950; 2008-01



About this object

Trenching machine mounted on crawler tracks. A Wisconsin engine provides the power.When trenches were required for installation of power and telephone cables or water pipes, after the Second World War, original development used rubber tyres. These were not successfaul so crawler tracks were used. Later development of hydraulic drives allowed the wheeled machine to gain popularity as each wheel could be independently driven. This particular machine was one of the 503 track laying machines at Tapanui for the world rcord attempt March 2008


Ditchwitch Corp U.S.A.

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Date Made


Place Made

United States of America

Medium and Materials

Mechanical machine

Subject and Association Description

Mechanical trenching machine driven by internal combustion engine

Credit Line

Gift to TATATM

Object Type

Trenching machine

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