New Milestone in the Trail Development Partnership Program
The Ditch Witch SK755 is the MAIN part of equipment we targeted for purchase using 2012 RTP grant funding (20% of the required matching was provided by a generous donation from Universal Cycles). Membership dues are what help offset operating costs for running the equipment on various NWTA projects as well as making it available for grant to other partners when they are unable to pay 100% of the rental cost for use of our equipment. See http://nw-trail.org/TDPP for info about this aspect of NWTA's mission.
In addition to the standard bucket, we purchased a vibrating plate compactor, 6-way blade, and 12" auger. This machine will be used as a support machine for building trails. Our ST240 is still our primary "single track" machine. But there's certain tasks which can get done better using a machine like the Ditch Witch. Need a wide 42" shared-use trail on gentle terrain dug? This can do that. Got a pump track need built? This can do that. Need material transferred from one place to another or loaded into a motorized tracked dump carrier? This can do that. Need a bunch of holes dug for features, kiosk, or trail signage? This can do that. Want narrow single track built on a steep side slope? Er, well this would be bad for that, but that's what the ST240 is for! More info about the Ditch Witch SK755... it's Ditch Witch's newest "compact toolcarrier" (www.ditchwitch.com/compact-utility/compact-tool-carriers/SK750).