Ditch Doctor arrives in the United States

Ditch doctor

Ransome Attachments has been named the first distributor of Ditch Doctor Attachments in the United States. 

Ransome Attachments supplies multi-functional attachments to the forestry, landscaping, recycling, municipal, demolition and general construction markets. 

“The Ditch Doctor improves productivity, reduces operating costs, and protects the environment at the same time,” said Eric Ransome, owner of Ransome Attachments. “It’s exciting to be able to bring that value to our customers across so many industries.” 

Ditch Doctor, a hydraulic excavator attachment, is designed for creating, restoring and maintaining infrastructure drainage ditches. 

Ditch Doctor is the product of a Nova Scotia-based specialty excavating company that was looking for an alternative to ditching with the conventional excavator-mounted bucket method. 

Fisher designed the Ditch Doctor to improve productivity and reduce operating costs in a more environmentally friendly way. It essentially chews up material with cutting heads, breaks it down and redistributes the spoils from a chute. The excavator operator has full control of the cutting depth and projection distance. 

Ditch Doctor also reduces the time and costs associated with the conventional method. Instead of leaving a stockpile of dirt that must be hauled away or flattened with a bulldozer, it projects the material away from the ditch, allowing it to self-level.

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A patented detachable outer scroll case allows the Ditch Doctor to be used for dry ditching, but it can also work in up to 90 cm of water. The company plans to add additional scroll cases that can be swapped for different work tools, allowing it to become a multi-functional attachment. 

The attachment can handle any material, including dirt, sand, sludge, vegetation, ice and rocks. The attachment is designed to chatter upon hitting rock to notify the operator and can function as a bucket to move even the largest boulders from the ditch. 

There are two Ditch Doctor models available, both of which are custom manufactured to fit specific makes and models of excavators from 5 to 22 tons. Both include a quick attach and can be hooked up within a minute.

The attachment is manufactured in Canada, and assembly and shipping is done by Ditch Doctor at its Nova Scotia shop.