Founded in 1997, Vac-Tron Equipment has grown to offer more than 30 industrial vacuum products and has more than 40 national dealers and 110 dealer outlets around the country. The company’s founder, Don Buckner, was recognized in 2000 as Florida Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young, in conjunction with NASDAQ, CNN and USA Today, as a Young Innovator in Trenchless Technology. Vac-Tron has also been named Industry and Business of the Year, respectively, by The Lake Sentinel and Lake County Economic Development Council.
Product Spotlight: HTV 573 PTO
The new HTV 573 PTO is a series of PTO truck driven systems available on Ford or Freightliner chassis. The full line of the HTV (Hydro Truck Vac) series is available with 350- to 1,800-gal debris tanks. The PTO of the truck drives positive displacement vacuum blowers that produce 1,000 to 3,000 cfm. These units are standard with a high-pressure water system, full hydraulic rear doors, reverse pressure and the patented “Big Red” filter housing that cleans the dirty air down to 0.5 microns before it passes back through the vacuum pump. Air compressors and hydraulic booms are also available on all the HTV series units.
“Using a regimen of daily checks on your water system, vacuum filter/cyclone and all fluid levels will greatly reduce downtime on the job,” says Brian Showley, Vice President of Sales for Vac-Tron. “For example, a clogged filter between your water tanks and the water pump can cause a loss of pressure or a loss of prime all together. Also, a vacuum filter system that has not been properly maintained will cause a loss of airflow. Both of these scenarios can reduce jobsite efficiency or cause the equipment to fail.”