Equipment Spotlight: Vacuum Excavators (Air & Hydro)

July 2014, Vol. 69 No. 7
Vac-Tron Equipment's ATV 1830 (air) and HTV 1830 (hydro) vacuum excavators

Vacuum excavators (air & hydro) by Vac-Tron Equipment, Ditch Witch,
Super Products, Vermeer by McLaughlin, Vacmasters, Vactor, AmeriVac Group, GapVax, Ring-O-Matic and Vacstar.

Vac-Tron Equipment
Vac-Tron Equipment announces the availability of two new truck mounted vacuum excavators – the ATV 1830 (air) and HTV 1830 (hydro). These chassis-mounted excavation systems come fully equipped with an 1,800-gallon debris tank, 6-inch vacuum hose with full hydraulic boom, wireless remote controls and a 200-hp John Deere diesel engine. Other key features include a 2,400 cfm positive displacement vacuum pump, CAT water pump, and a fully hydraulic rear door. The ATV is also standard with a 300 cfm at 230 psi Vanair air compressor for dry vacuum excavation. Both the ATV and HTV are completely self-contained skid mounted units that can be mounted on a customer’s chassis or Vac-Tron can provide the completed truck and unit from their factory. 888.822.8766,

Ditch Witch
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To help meet operators’ needs for more versatile power in vacuum excavators, the Ditch Witch FXT50 truck vacuum excavator mounts directly to a truck’s frame rails, allowing the system to flex independently of the truck, promising stability and confidence that skid-mounted vacs cannot. The FXT50 truck vacuum excavator is the quietest in its horsepower class and offers the best filtration in the industry. 800.654.6481,

Super Products
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A popular choice with contractors working throughout the coldest regions of North America, the Arctic Supersucker vacuum truck makes dependable operation in harsh conditions easier by relying on a design specifically for use in frigid environments. Offerings include an 8-inch positive displacement vacuum system, 18 cubic yard payload capacity and body dump unloading, and several cold weather features including a glycol-heated collector body and tailgate; heated and insulated heavy-duty tailgate drain valve; and low temperaturerated hydraulic oil and hoses. The Arctic also features a hydraulic boom with stainless steel cannon with an abrasion-resistant liner, and cold-weather resistant wiring and pendant for easy, dependable operation of the boom. Other features that are standard on the Arctic Supersucker include dual liquid level indicators, LED work light package and an extra-large, 90-inch tool box. 800.837.9711,

BJM pump

BJM pump
BJM Pump

The J-Series electric submersible pumps offer top performance and high quality for a very modest investment. The pumps are designed for long life and trouble free performance. The J-Series electric submersible pumps offer top performance and high quality for a very modest investment.