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Vacuum Excavators (Air & Hydro): Equipment Spotlight
Vacuum excavation equipment from Vacmasters, McLaughlin, Vac-Tron Equipment,Super Products, AmeriVac Group, GapVax, Ditch Witch, Vactor and Pacific Tek.
The new Vacmasters SYSTEM 6000 Air-Vacuum Excavation System is the first air system with the ability to trench and pothole. Engineered and designed from the ground up, the SYSTEM 6000 uses supersonic air from a proprietary nozzle to rapidly and efficiently dig in every soil type. All the components, including the 350 cfm/250 psi compressor, the 1,866 cfm Positive Displacement Blower, and the high pressure water system, are all powered by a single, enclosed John Deere 250-hp turbo diesel engine for quiet, dependable operation. Features include a self-purging filtration system, selectable air or water digging, remote operation up to 200 feet away, fast-acting interceptor canister, fully supervised control panel, 270 degree wireless-remote hose boom, full opening rear door, enclosed power-head and low-maintenance design. The SYSTEM 6000’s ability to use air rather than water when trenching and potholing means the job gets done faster (just 3-5 minutes in most soils), more efficiently (spoils stay dry for backfilling), more economically (mud hauling and disposal costs are eliminated) and much more safely (air won’t damage utilities and is non-conductive). 303.467.3801, www.vacmasters.com
The Xtreme line of combination air/water vacuum excavators from McLaughlin offer a class leading 1,200 cfm positive displacement blower that provides unsurpassed power in difficult ground conditions. A 99-hp diesel engine produces up to 15 inches of mercury and 3,000 psi of water pressure. Customers can custom build a unit to meet their needs including a choice among 500-, 800- or 1200-gallon spoil tanks and the unit can be set up in either a trailer or skid-mounted configuration. The Xtreme line also features the industry-exclusive, three-stage filtration system that allows for both wet and dry vacuum excavation and customers can customize the unit with the addition of a hot box, arrow board, hydraulic boom and sewer jetter system. 888.837.6337, www.vermeer.com