Vacuum Excavators (Air & Hydro): Equipment Spotlight

July 2013, Vol. 68, No. 7
The 49-hp Ditch Witch FX50 vacuum excavator

AmeriVac Group
The mid-size MV 700 hydrovac truck is a dedicated single axle unit, boasting a large legal payload that uses 30-50 percent less fuel when hydrovacing. Features include Polar Package (a heated enclosed walk through cabinet which houses the water tank and water pump, boiler, PD blower, hydraulic tank, hose reel, and storage for digging wands, gear, etc); debris transfer system for fast disposal into roll off bins, containers, dump truck etc.; and a wireless radio remote and truck mounted controls. The MV 700 is mounted on a 7,400 International Chassis with an automatic transmission. Included are automatic traction controls, 300-hp engine, premium cab interior package, dual air ride seats, heated mirrors and exhaust brake. 800.920.6161,

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GapVax HV57 industrial vacuum loaders are custom built wet/dry vac trucks with a patented filtration system that features seven cyclones. A 17-cubic yard debris body, a vacuum pump rated at 5,300 CFM with 28-inch Hg, and a fully opening tailgate with four fail safe tailgate locks are just a few things that come standard on the GapVax HV57 vacuum truck. 888.442.7829,