Vacmasters Introduces Compact, Powerful System 5000

January 2013, Vol. 68, No. 1

Vacmasters equipment uses intense air power to penetrate, expand and explode the soil from within while keeping it dry for easy vacuuming and quick backfilling.

All soils contain minute cracks and fissures, Connolly explained. Vacmasters supersonic air stream delivered through its Air-Tec nozzle at 220 psi is forced into these microscopic pockets which explode from the energy built up from the forced compressed air, crumbling the soil and leaving it dry for easy vacuuming and backfilling.

During the potholing process, Connolly said that as the cable or other utility is exposed, the air stream strikes its nonporous shielding, compresses and harmlessly flows around it.

On average, the System 5000 can dig a 12-inch by 12-inch pothole to a depth of five feet in four to 5 minutes, he said. Its high-intensity compressed air penetrates rock-hard soils. The System 5000 is easy to operate and user-friendly.

Summarizing the new model’s benefits, Connolly concluded that its modest size and built-in, easy-access storage allows a two-man crew to set up for digging quickly, the full opening rear door facilities backfilling and equipment can be stowed in minutes after a job is completed.

Vacmasters products are designed, engineered and manufactured in the company’s facilities in Arvada, CO. Vacmasters sells directly to customers and service and support also are based in the Arvada facilities. In addition to its five basic air excavation models, Vacmasters offers customer fabrication services and can modify basic equipment to fit specific customer requirements. Vacmasters also manufactures SpoilVac equipment for drilling fluid clean up on horizontal directional drilling job sites.

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