Ditch Witch, Perry, Oklahoma, now offers the full product lines, parts and service for both the American Augers and Trencor brands. Dealership and factory personnel have been working together to prepare for distribution of these two brands through the worldwide Ditch Witch dealer channel. The manufacturing of Ditch Witch products will remain in Perry, Oklahoma, and American Augers and Trencor products will continue to be built in West Salem, Ohio.
“This is a great opportunity for our Trencor and American Augers’ customers to receive all the benefits our Ditch Witch customers have been accustomed to for more than 60 years,” says Kevin Smith, general manager of the Ditch Witch division of The Toro Company, Riverside, California. “We are excited about the integration of these two brands into our organization. Our dealerships, along with the current product support expertise provided by the factory, are fully prepared to extend their outstanding services to even more customers all over the world.”
American Augers began in 1970 and has been leader in large-diameter underground construction since its beginning. It offers horizontal direction drills ranging from 110,000 to 1.1 million pounds of thrust and pullback; auger boring machines, including a 600,000-pound electric unit; mud pumps and cleaning systems.
Trencor, which got its start in 1945, manufactures mechanically driven trenchers and rugged surface miners with upwards of 950 horsepower.
“These brands have excellent reputations in our industry and our dealers are committed to providing quality sales, services, parts and support to all current and new customers,” says Smith.