Vacmasters Introduces Powerful Air Vac System

First Look
By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor | March 2011, Vol. 66 No. 3

• The system’s single-engine design uses a powerful John Deere turbo diesel engine which drives all systems;
• The hydraulic vacuum hose boom is operated via a wireless remote control system;
• Spoil tank lift and full-opening rear door are hydraulically powered;
• Dedicated compressed air supply with automatic oiler for air tools eliminates the need for a separate air compressor;
• Cross-body and underbody storage spaces provide ample room for tools and equipment and include jack hammer and tamper storage areas; and
• Optional equipment includes 4.2 kW AC generator, work lights, sandblast system and a barrel top soil interceptor to hold spoils at the site of remote excavations of up to 200 feet away from the system or be used to contain contaminated spoils.

Standard truck mounting is on a 52,000-pound GVW International diesel truck chassis. Connolly said buyers may specify a different brand of truck or provide the vehicle of their choice, as long as the chassis meets minimum specifications for mounting a System 6000.

“System 6000 equipment has been field tested in every soil type from compacted sun-baked soil to clay to ground frost,” Connolly said. “Depending on soil type, it dug standard potholes at rates between three and five minutes.”

The System 6000 equipment is available now directly from Vacmasters.

Located in Arvada, CO, Vacmasters is a leading manufacturer of air vacuum excavation systems. In addition to the System 6000, the Vacmasters product line includes three other air units: one compact model that can be mounted on either trailer or truck and two truck mounted models. In addition to air excavation, these air-vacuum systems also can be used to remove excess directional boring slurry and for a variety of other clean-out jobs, such as valve boxes, catch basins and general clean-up jobs.

Vacmasters; (800) 466-7825,

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