In the late 1940s, 28-year-old Ed Malzahn applied a combination of knowledge from his father’s blacksmith business and his degree in mechanical engineering to produce a machine that would revolutionize the underground construction industry as we know it today. At the time, Mazlahn was paving the way for compact trenchers that now efficiently install water, sewer and gas lines, telecommunications, CATV and fiber optic cables. Malzahn’s original Ditch Witch Power, the first in a ...

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