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Ditch Witch SK1550 Mini Skid Steer Named One of 2018 Contractors’ Top 50 New Products

PERRY, Okla., September 5, 2018 – The Ditch Witch SK1550 Mini Skid Steer was named one of Equipment Today’s 2018 Contractors’ Top 50 New Products. Designed to conquer a variety of complex landscape and irrigation projects, the Ditch Witch SK1550 is the company’s largest and most powerful mini skid steer model to-date.

The award recognizes new equipment and products that construction equipment owners and users identify as the most intriguing. 2018 Contractors' Top 50 New Products is the construction industry's only award program based specifically on end-user input. Recipients are compiled based on user engagement from Equipment Today magazine and over a 12-month period.

"We're honored to receive this award and incredibly proud of our employees for their hard work on delivering new and innovative solutions year after year," said Randy Rupp, Ditch Witch vice president of product definition. "The award is a true testament to the success of our products and our commitment to helping customers solve global jobsite challenges."

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+ About the Ditch Witch® Organization

Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, invented the underground utility construction industry, and 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. Handcrafted in the USA, its products are supported by the Ditch Witch dealer network with over 175 locations worldwide.

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+ About Charles Machine Works

Established in 1902, Charles Machine Works, an employee-owned company, founded in Perry, Oklahoma, is the only manufacturer and global distributor that solely exists to make underground utility construction profitable. Our family of companies includes Ditch Witch®, Subsite® Electronics, DW/TXS®, HammerHead®, Radius® HDD, American Augers®, Trencor® and MTI® Equipment. For more information, visit

American Augers®, Ditch Witch®, DW/TXS®, HammerHead®, MTI®, Radius®, Subsite® and Trencor® are trademarks of The Charles Machine Works, Inc.

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