Ditch Witch Debuts New Low-Profile Sprocket Booms

May 2014, Vol. 69 No. 5

The Ditch Witch organization recently introduced their new Low-Profile Sprocket booms.

“It’s the best of both worlds,” stated Steve Seabolt, Ditch Witch digging systems product manager. “Customers told us that tail rollers could ‘seize up and create a flat spot’ when trenching in certain conditions. Until now, the only option for those customers was a traditional sprocket, which won’t seize like rollers, but can cause faster chain wear and is more prone to pick up debris.”

The new Low-Profile Sprocket addresses all of these concerns and is available in either greasable or sealed models on compact equipment booms for trenching depths of 18 to 48 inches.

The Low-Profile Sprocket is compatible with the following trencher booms in greasable and/or sealed designs:
• Standard boom, which is designed with abrasion-resistant bars on the top and bottom, and manual chain tension provisions.
• Greasable boom, a rugged, proven boom similar to the standard boom but features a grease cylinder to tension the digging chain.
• Split boom, an economic boom designed for operating in light to medium jobsite conditions. The design of this boom allows for quick and easy installation and removal.
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