Ditch Witch, an Oklahoma-based manufacturer of utility construction equipment, has announced the introduction of the W8 as the latest addition to the company’s Warlock series of vacuum excavators.

Ditch Witch's W8 is reportedly equipped with a 3,800-cubic-feet-per-minute blower and 21-inch Hg vacuum power. The company explained that although the W8 is slightly smaller than the previously released W12 hydrovac, the W8 still maintains the same performance.

Source: Ditch WitchSource: Ditch Witch

A prototype model of the equipment on a Peterbilt 548 chassis was recently displayed at Utility Expo 2023, which was held in September in Louisville, Kentucky.

The company explained that both versions are PTO-driven vacuum excavators, intended to increase productivity amid potholing, slot trenching or cleaning up spills and debris.

Further, the W8 is powered by a 9 liter Cummins engine and features a maneuverable boom with a maximum reach of 26 ft and a 10-gallon-per-minute pump.

While the W12 offers 1,200 gallons of water from dual 600-gallon tanks and a 12-cubic-yard debris tank, the W8 reportedly includes an 8-cubic-yard debris tank, a 1,600-gallon water capacity, and, like its predecessor, the standard cyclonic filtration.

The W8 is expected to be available for order starting in March or April 2024.

For more on the W8, watch the accompanying video that appears courtesy of Ditch Witch.

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