Ditch Witch – Underground Utility Construction Leaders.

About Ditch Witch:

Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, invented the underground utility construction industry. Today it designs, manufactures and markets the most complete line of directional drills, drill pipe, HDD tooling, vacuum excavators, trenchers, chain, teeth, and sprockets, mini-skid steers, and vibratory plows.

Ditch Witch started with a single trencher. Ed Malzahn, the founder of Ditch Witch, realised there was a need for trenching equipment when he noticed that workmen were forced to plow trenches by hand with picks and shovels while installing residential utilities. In 1949, the Model DWP Service-Line Trencher was born. His original trencher launched an industry and earned him respect the world over.

In 1988, the company would continue its revolutionary charge with the production of the worlds first patented slant-nosed technology, simultaneously launching the HDD industry.

Ditch Witch is understandably proud of the many innovative products they’ve contributed to the underground construction industry. Their “Bleed Orange” philosophy evident in every piece of equipment handcrafted in the USA. The principles upon which Ed Malzahn founded the Ditch Witch organization—honesty, hard work and giving customers the best product in the world—are the same principles that guide each and every decision made today. The size of the company and its product line have grown tremendously since 1949, but some things still remain the same. The emphasis on power in each and every machine. The founding principles in which it’s employees and distributors take such tremendous pride. And the fact that the Ditch Witch organization is still a family business.

Serviced and supported throughout Australia by ELB Equipment, proud dealers of the Ditch With Brand.




From the compact JT5 to the heavy-duty JT100, there’s an unbeatable directional drill for every type of jobsite and installation.

Mini Skid Steers

Upgrade to Construction-Grade. Ditch Witch Mini Skidsteers are designed to deliver ROI. Highly maneuverable and ease of use guarantee the highest levels of productivity.

Mud Systems

By reclaiming, recycling and reusing drilling mud, you retain profits that others are literally throwing away.


The world standard for trenchers. With a Ditch Witch, you are guaranteed reliable performance and simple operation.

Vacuum Excavators 

Designed for advanced performance and productivity, there is a vacuum excavator to meet any potholing, soft-excavation or cleanup tasks, your jobsite requires.