The Badger Ditcher is a self-proplled system that is capable of moving 800 tons of material every hour. It goes where and when it's needed under its own power regardless of wet or dry weather conditions. The ditching wheel cuts a swath that can be varied from 30 to 54 inches wide, at a depth as low as 6 feet below the top of the rail. Because the Badger's workhead is articulated, the shape of the ditch can be contoured to suit drainage requirements. And the ditch can be placed anywhere between 6 and 22 feet from the track center on either side. The Badger has a powerful swing conveyor that can dump waste-excavated material at distances of up to 35 feet on either side of the track center. Or can discharge the material into an air dump car that can be emptied with the Badger's own air supply.