PFM Series 400 Center-Cut Ditchers

PERFORMANCE: The rugged PFM power ditcher is the simplest, economical approach to field water control. Designed to spread soil up to 30 ft. and dig ditches up to 12” deep in one pass. Excellent performance in most soil conditions and all types of crops.

DURABILITY: Rugged “A” frame type design constructed from high strength tube. The unique high HP belt drive is equipped with a banded belt, tapered bushed sheaves and self-adjusting spring tensioning system. Rotor has four reversible cutting blades and is fully shielded. These features make the PFM power ditcher the strongest and most durable on the market.

CONVENIENCE: The simple spring tensioned self-adjusting belt drive assures proper tension, provides the user with little downtime for service or maintenance. No more difficult alignment, adjusting, and oil leak problems normally caused by high RPM chain drive systems.


The ripper shank is excellent in most conditions. The results are reduced machine and blade wear and faster ground speed.

Model 400 - 10 400 - 20 400 - 30
Recommended PTO HP 35 min. 35 min. 35 min.
PTO Tractor Yoke 1-3/8 6 Spline
540 RPM
1-3/8 21 Spline
1000 RPM
1-3/4 20 Spline
1000 RPM
Drive Shaft 140 HP Shear Pin with Regreaseable Slide
Cutting Head Equipped with Four Reversible High Carbon Blades, Adjustable to 18" or 20" Diameter
Hitch Fits Category II & III Standard or Quick Hitch Systems
Weight Approx. 850 lbs.

Specifications & Designs Are Subject to Change Without Notice