Vacuum Excavators (Air & Hydro): Equipment Spotlight

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

AmeriVac Group
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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, www.amerivacgroup.com

GapVax
The HV57 High Dump Industrial Vacuum Loader can off load into a standard 60-inch roll off container and keep you on the job longer. This model is equipped with Gapvax’s patented filtration system and forged in steel. When the hi‐dump is in use and there is a full debris body, the HV57 offers the safest possible positioning from the design. 814.535.6766, www.gapvax.com

Ditch Witch
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The FX30 is equipped with a curbside operator's station that allows single-operator control and more than enough water pressure and suction to perform a myriad of cleanup and soft excavation tasks. Options include a choice of 500- or 800-gallon vacuum tanks and 80-, 200-, or 300-gallon water tanks to meet the requirements of virtually any size cleanup job. With the aid of its 32.8-hp Kubota diesel engine, the FX30 vacuum excavator provides more than enough suction power and water pressure. At 73 dBA, the FX30 is quiet for minimal disturbance in noise-sensitive areas and greater operator comfort. A full-opening rear door with single-point latch provides easy spoils removal. The water pressure can be adjusted from a curbside operator's station that allows one-person control of all unit functions. System may be ordered from the factory either trailer-mounted or stand-alone, so you can mount it on your own trailer or flatbed truck. and autoclutching feature disengages the water pump when water is not in use, allowing full system power to the blower. 800.654.6481, www.ditchwitch.com