J & L Sultana add new Ditch Witch SK600 Mini Skid Steer to their fleet

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The Ditch Witch SK600 is ideal for a range of tasks including site clean ups and installing irrigation or swimming pools.

Designed and constructed with the user in mind, the SK600 Mini Stand-On Skid Steer features a narrow footprint for tight workspaces and with both diesel and hydraulic power, a Kubota diesel engine (24.8hp/18.5kW) and 272kg rated operating capacity.

Joe Sultana from J & L Sultana Hire recently took delivery of his new SK600 and couldn’t be happier. “This is our second Ditch Witch SK600 we’ve purchased and it’s a great addition to our fleet,” said Joe.

Joe and the team at J & L Sultana are highly skilled earthmoving and excavation specialists with over 20 years of experience in the industry. Specialising in limited access excavation Joe and his team utilise their fleet of cutting-edge equipment to get where many machines can’t.

Getting into and through narrow spaces was a critical factor for Joe and his team when selecting their new machine. “The narrow (850mm) frame of this Ditch Witch SK600 is a massive bonus for us allowing us to move material through tight commercial and residential areas,” said Joe.

With class-leading (45LPM) hydraulic power to the attachment, the SK600’s strength and performance can easily be felt when operating the machine. While being designed for maximum productivity the power and control of the Ditch Witch SK600 ensures a smooth, balanced and comfortable ride for the operator.

The operator’s platform is best in class and does a great job at providing a comfortable ride and taking the jolt out of the operation of the machine. Adding to the operator’s comfort factor is the optimised hydraulic system, which has increased both performance and comfort.

While gaining access into tight spaces is a massive feature, the hydraulic power and 272kg rated operating capacity is ideal for moving big loads up and into the skip bin or truck. The 1.93m hinge pin height means unloading the big bucket loads will make short work of material piles.

The SK600 is not only robust and narrow but extremely versatile thanks to its ability to handle a wide range of attachments. From a 4 in 1 bucket to augers, backfill blades, grapples and palette forks, the SK600 makes light work of mulch, wood chips, big chunks of branches and thicker sections of tree stumps and trunks to move around punching well above its weight.

For Joe and his team operator comfort is also a deciding factor when purchasing new machinery. “The operator’s platform on the SK600 features a dampener that you can adjust to your weight, and when operating the machine, this suspension smooths out the ride considerably, minimising the impact on operator knees and backs.

“The way the colour-coded controls are laid out is straightforward ensuring new operators can pick it up quickly and to manoeuvre the machine there is a single joystick, which can be a much easier option than the dual lever system. You can drive the machine with two fingers on the joystick, with the other three fingers from that same hand gripping the support rail, which provides excellent stability and control,” said Paul.

The Ditch Witch SK600 Mini Skid Steer machine is small in size but large on power and functionality. The potential uses for a machine like this is massive. This machine is also a perfect choice for the hire industry due to its flexibility, ease of use and fuel efficiency.

Ditch Witch SK600 Mini Skid Steer:

  • 24.8-hp Kubota diesel engine
  • Customer-driven control panel
  • Best in class operator’s platform
  • Optimised hydraulic system
  • Class leading power to attachments
  • Smaller narrower frame
  • 272kg rated operating capacity
  • Compatible with an array of attachments
  • Advanced attachment latching system
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