Vacuum Excavators (Air & Hydro): Equipment Spotlight

July 2011, Vol. 66 No. 7
Vacmasters SYSTEM 6000 Air-Vacuum Excavation System.

Vac-Tron Equipment
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New remote debris trap pivots from the rear of Vac-Tron Air Series machines. Dry debris is collected during the potholing process, keeping it separate from the main debris tank. After dry potholing, position the remote pivot arm over hole to return dry material without moving the machine. Main debris tank can be used to collect drill slurry or wet materials without contaminating the dry spoils. Gravity feeds materials from a remote trap into drums for storage and/or transportation. A pivot arm also supports remote suction hose for ease of use. 888-VAC-TRON, www.vactron.com

Super Products
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The new Mud Dog 1600 meets the demanding hydro excavation challenges inherent in oil field, mining and cold weather applications. The unit features a 16 cubic yard debris body, standard 1,500-gallon water capacity and rear-mounted boom that in addition to offering 335 degree rotation can pivot down 25 degrees for eight feet of extra digging and access to hard-to-reach areas. The Mud Dog 1600 offers water pressures up to 18 gpm at 3,000 psi in combination with its eight-inch positive displacement vacuum system, providing airflow of 5,800 cfm/28 Hg to ensure thorough clean up of debris. An onboard boiler with 714,000 Btu/Hr capacity heats up the high-pressure water to break up frozen, stubborn material and flush out tight spaces efficiently. Winter recirculation, anti-freeze and air purge systems ensure the unit performs optimally in even the harshest of climates. Its heated aluminum cabinet offers easy access and increased storage capacity. Coupled with Super Products’ ejector plate technology, the unit’s ability to tilt its debris body two feet enables fast, thorough unloading and wash downs. Additionally, the truck-mounted hydro vac relies on a single engine design that can result in lower fuel costs and maintenance requirements, and a simple, easy-to-learn control panel setup. 800.837.9711, www.superproductscorp.com