Ditch Witch Organization Unveils 980 Fault System
The Ditch Witch® organization announces the release of a new and improved system for locating faults in direct-buried, unshielded power and communications cables typically found at streetlight circuits and meter risers, and across driveways, sidewalks, and streets.
With the new Ditch Witch 980 fault system, industry contractors can locate faults—even those under snow or frozen ground—with unprecedented ease and accuracy. Minimal training is required to master operation of the 980 fault system, and its simplicity is complemented by an affordable price tag.
The 980 fault system replaces and improves upon the AF2/FT14 fault-locating system that the company had marketed previously. Designed and manufactured entirely at the company’s plant in Perry, Oklahoma, the components of the new 980 fault system are, however, fully compatible with the AF2/FT14 system.
The 980SFP fault probe features a rugged yet lightweight welded aluminum frame that folds for easy transport. With just two buttons and an easy-to-read display, the 980SFP is as easy to use as it is to carry. Its remote probe—standard equipment—enables the operator to follow a signal under sidewalks and around trees and other obstacles.
The 980T can transmit signals to both Ditch Witch line locators and Ditch Witch fault locators, so operators can pinpoint the line and then the fault, all with one system. And for simple fault locating, the 980FT fault-only transmitter provides an easy-to-use and affordable solution.
“The superior sensitivity of the 980 fault system helps contractors find the fault fast and with pinpoint accuracy,” says John Bieberdorf, Ditch Witch organization senior product manager. “This is easily the simplest system on the market.”
The Ditch Witch organization specializes in the design and manufacture of high-quality underground construction equipment. The company is a one-stop source for trenchers, vibratory plows, pneumatic piercing tools, backhoes, electronic guidance and locating systems, horizontal directional drilling systems, drill pipe, downhole tools, vacuum excavation systems, pipe bursting systems, excavator-tool carriers, mini skid steers, compact utility attachments, pipe bursting systems, and the Zahn® family of power utility equipment.
All of these products are recognized around the world for their advanced design, rugged construction, long-term durability, ease of use, and reliability. This product line represents the most complete range of equipment for installing utilities underground and performing a myriad of landscaping tasks.
The Ditch Witch name is one you can trust for your equipment and financial needs. Ditch Witch Financial Services (DWFS) is a full-service provider, offering a wide variety of finance and lease options to meet your individual requirements.