Become a Ditch Doctor® Owner Operator
Ditch Doctor® is growing
Ditch Doctor® is growing and looking for Owner Operators and Distributors in the United States, Europe and other countries. Interest from excavator owners, farmers, land owners and local municipalities is raising awareness of how the Ditch Doctor® can create, restore and maintain ditches. On this page you will find more information on becoming an owner operator.
What is the Ditch Doctor®?
The Ditch Doctor® method is used to create, restore and maintain efficient ditches, and is gentle to the environment. It is an attachment used with a hydraulic excavator as a faster and more cost effective alternative to the conventional ditching method of bucket and excavator. One of the major benefits of the Ditch Doctor® method is that the spoil is self- leveling so there is no need for any additional handling of the spoil. It produces an immediately viable ditch requiring less maintenance once established and significantly reduces the impact on the local environment. The vegetation on the slope of the ditch is not disturbed preventing erosion of the evenly distributed spoil back into the ditch. The Ditch Doctor® method can also create a two stage ditch and work in up to 3 feet of water.
Frequently asked Questions & Answers
What areas are available to become a Ditch Doctor® Owner Operator?
Ditch Doctor® is actively promoting the Ditch Doctor® to potential Owner Operators in parts of Canada, United States of America and Europe. Contact us to confirm which is your nearest Distributor who will have the current availability.
What if there is already a Ditch Doctor® Owner Operator in my area?
It will be unlikely there will be an existing Ditch Doctor® Owner Operator in your area at the moment. We would confirm with you where the closest Owner Operator is or put you in contact with your nearest distributor who will have the current information.
What size Ditch Doctor® is right for my excavator?
Ditch Doctor® is available in two sizes. The Ditch Doctor® DD22 for excavators of between 13-25 tons and the Ditch Doctor® DD15 for excavators of between 4-12 tons. Both models are available with either a wet or dry scroll case that is interchangeable.
What requirements will I need on my excavator?
Ditch Doctor® will need to be connected to the hydraulics of the excavator for power. The Ditch Doctor® DD22 will require 24-75 GPM flow rate and the Ditch Doctor® DD15 will require 12-45 GPM flow rate. An attachment plate for securing the unit to the excavator and a third case drain line will be required.
Is the Ditch Doctor® new to the market?
The first use in 2002 was in Nova Scotia, Canada with the prototype designed by Adam Fisher. It has since been through extensive R&D, Patented and now available for sale to export markets. Read about the story in this article here.
What marketing material is available to support an Owner Operator?
Ditch Doctor® has compiled case studies that provide compelling evidence of the Ditch Doctor® performance. These case studies along with testimonials, brochures, video, website and social media are available to Owner Operators.
Are there new products planned for the future?
There is a philosophy of continuous R&D at Ditch Doctor® when it comes to all things ditching and vegetation management. Existing product upgrades and new products are part of the projected future growth for the Ditch Doctor® product family.
Are there replacements for special worn parts?
Yes, all wear components are replaceable. There are some parts unique to the Ditch Doctor®, such as the teeth and scroll case. Your local distributor will be able to supply these or they can be ordered and shipped directly from Ditch Doctor®.
How do I get answers to more questions I have?
Some answers can be found by reading the case studies and watching the videos. If you have more questions we would be happy to answer them. Send us an e-mail via the "Contact" page or simply give us a call.