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Compact power unit

April 10, 2008
The Zahn R300 power unit from Ditch Witch includes a 30-hp Kohler engine, operator’s console and articulated joint that enables the front end to perform like a dedicated machine. The two-wheel-drive R300 powers two types of front-end trenchers, while ...

The Zahn R300 power unit from Ditch Witch includes a 30-hp Kohler engine, operator’s console and articulated joint that enables the front end to perform like a dedicated machine. The two-wheel-drive R300 powers two types of front-end trenchers, while the four-wheel-drive InterChange unit accepts up to seven types of front ends: trencher, plow, dumper, tiller, backhoe, stump grinder and a tool carrier that can drive more than 40 quick-change attachments. The fully hydraulic, articulated-steering InterChange connection allows operators to easily trench a curve around trees, swimming pools and other obstacles. The ride-on platform on the Zahn R300 is designed to absorb shock, minimize fatigue and keep the operator out of dirt, mud and debris. The operator’s console features soft-touch, color-coded, ergonomic controls that are easy to grip and provide smooth, easy operation. The platform is elevated to give the operator an unobstructed view of the work. The Zahn R300 also comes standard with cruise control, which locks in the ground speed and minimizes operator fatigue.