Ditch Witch has inked a new partnership with Utilicor Technologies to bring the benefits of advanced keyhole technology and reinstatement to contractors, municipalities and utilities. The two organizations developed the Utilicor MTC100 coring attachment, which works exclusively with the SK line of mini skid steers and is the first product entry into the coring market for Ditch Witch. Keyhole coring has proven itself to be a less-costly, safer and less-disruptive approach to underground roadway and sidewalk utility repairs than traditional, large excavation techniques.
Utility contractors need not bring heavy and physically demanding equipment like jackhammers and backhoes for every utility maintenance project that requires asphalt or concrete repairs. Instead, they can operate a more maneuverable, construction-grade Ditch Witch mini skid steer fitted with the new Utilicor MTC100 coring attachment
to perform repairs, without rerouting traffic or exposing large areas of open excavation.
Designed to work exclusively with the SK line of mini skid steer units (the SK800, SK1050 and SK1550), the MTC100 can quickly and accurately cut up to an 18-in diameter hole and 22-in depth, minimizing surface disruption. Vacuum systems are then used to excavate down to the utility for maintenance that can be performed from the road surface using special long-handled tools. Once the underground work has been completed, the original core is bonded back into the pavement as a permanent pavement repair for minimal surface disruption—no patching or repaving required.
Coring techniques offer significant cost and time savings. Today, keyhole coring technologies are approximately 50 percent less costly than traditional excavation repairs and disposal removal. And roads can be reopened to traffic within 30 minutes of repair completion.
“The new MTC100 coring attachment will complement our portfolio of mini skid steers and vacuum excavation equipment for work under paved surfaces, and it gives cities and utilities a quick, money-saving advantage. It comes down to using smaller, more precise tools and a more localized approach. The result is less disruption and faster repair.”
Randy Rupp, Ditch Witch vice president of product strategy
In addition to the MTC100 coring attachment, Utilicor provides the market-leading reinstatement material Utilibond. Capable of supporting up to 50,000 lbs in just 30 minutes, this specially engineered pavement-bonding compound results in a permanent pavement repair that reduces public inconvenience, requires no additional paving materials and is field-proven to be effective for more than 10 years.
Utilicor products are also now available through the Ditch Witch global dealership network