Skid-Steer Loaders & Attachments: Ditch Witch SK650

August 2009 Vol. 64 No. 8

The SK650 mini skid steer is equipped with a 31-hp Kubota turbo diesel engine, directing 20 net hp to the attachment.

Because the fuel and hydraulic tanks are mounted on the outside of the machine=s frame, the fuel tank is larger and the hydraulic tank is more efficient. With an eight-gallon capacity, most jobs can be completed without stopping to fuel. Nor does the operator have to shut down the machine to change attachments. Quick-disconnect attachment fittings enable attachments to be changed with the hydraulic system under pressure, which speeds productivity. The SK650 is also equipped with a foot pedal auxiliary control, freeing up the operator’s hands to control depth and ground speed. An attachment-level indicator has been mounted to the attachment lift frame, allowing the operator to see from the operator=s station if the attachment is level. A float section on the auxiliary valve has been added to help the operator to make more efficient use of attachments. 800.654.6481,