The X-Vac X8 hydro excavator is ideal for those applications that require increased payload and weight-bearing capacity. Featuring a legally loaded 8-cu-yd debris body, the tag axle X-8 will make overweight tickets a problem of the past. The X-8 features an 8-in. high-capacity vacuum system, an optional 4,000-cfm and 27-in. Hg vacuum blower and a triplex water pump that works at 10 gpm at 2,500 psi. The X-8 is designed with super tough poly graphite rust-free water tanks that carry a lifetime warranty and an effective power transfer case with OMSI heavy-duty transfer case design. A top-loading, 360-degree boom means the X-8 can easily access any site. The vacuum hose is available in 6- or 8-in. options. The on-board scale on the X-8 is located conveniently at the operator’s station. For more information, visit www.x-vac.com.
Ring-O-Matic has introduced a PTO-driven version of its 850VLX/VX. The 850VLX/VX is a high-pressure vacuum-excavator designed to make short work of tough jobs such as potholing, keyholing, slot trenching and more. Operating capabilities of Ring-O-Matic’s PTO-driven hydro-excavator are the same as an 850VLX/VX vac-ex with a dedicated powerpack. Brian Metcalf, Ring-O-Matic CEO, said: “The advantage is the efficiency gained from utilizing a single powerplant of an appropriately-sized carrier. It can result in a significantly reduced cost of ownership due to lower operating and maintenance costs obtained with a single, dual-purpose power source.” The PTO-version of the 850VLX/VX hydro-excavator rounds out a product line that ranges from 275- to 3,000-gal units and includes vacuum trailer, vacuum truck and skid mount configurations featuring vacuum pump blowers by Gardner Denver. For more information, visit www.ring-o-matic.com.
Available with 1,500-gal water capacity, the Mud Dog 1200 from Super Products LLC is a customer-designed, purpose-built 12-yd debris capacity hydro excavator offering several unique capabilities that can increase jobsite performance, operator convenience and operational cost savings. One of the more distinct features found on the Mud Dog 1200 is its rear-mounted boom that is capable of 19- to 27-ft reach, 335-degree rotation, 45-degree upward and 25-degree downward pivot. This impressive range of boom motion allows crews to achieve greater work area access and deeper digging without the need to halt production to reposition the trunk. For fast, thorough and safe debris removal, the Mud Dog 1200 uses Super Products’ unique easy-to-use ejector plate unloading technology. For more information, visit www.superproductsllc.com.
Vacall AllExcavate hydro excavators’ superior water pressure and vacuum forces efficiently excavate around water lines, sewer lines and other underground utilities. For optimum operating efficiency and cost control, the AllExcavate hydro excavator design uses a chassis engine to provide power for vacuum and jetting functions — a design that slashes fuel consumption, eliminates emissions from a second engine and reduces costs and downtime for routine maintenance. In gas and petroleum industry applications, AllExcavate hydro excavators are proven performers for infrastructure exposure, frac tank cleanout, tie-ins of new lines, drilling rig cleanup and mud removal and exposure of manifolds, valves and risers. Another popular option on AllExcavate models is a cold weather package. This feature includes heated cabinetry that encloses the boiler, warming the water for hydro excavation when temperatures drop below freezing. For more information, visit www.vacall.com.
The Vacmasters SYSTEM 4000 Air-Vacuum Excavation System offers utilities and utility contractors the ability to pothole using supersonic air in any kind of soil, no matter how hard, wet, sunbaked or compact… even ground frost. The SYSTEM 4000 is installed on a 26,000-GVW (non-CDL) diesel chassis. All systems, including compressor, vacuum and high-pressure water, are powered by a single, enclosed John Deere 155-hp diesel engine for quiet, dependable operation. Features include a self-purging filtration system, selectable air or water digging, remote operation up to 200 ft away, fast-acting interceptor canister, fully supervised control panel, enclosed powerhead and low-maintenance design. The SYSTEM 4000’s ability to use air rather than water means the job gets done faster, more efficiently, more economically and much more safely. For more information, visit www.vacmasters.com.
Locating and potholing utility workers will find their new workhorse with the Ditch Witch FX65 vacuum excavator. Evolving from the FX60 model, the new and improved FX65 was designed with the same standard features but enhanced to maximize operator efficiency and productivity. For example, the machine features advanced airflow at 1,215 cfm — 20 percent more than the FX60 model. Powered by a 74-hp turbocharged Deutz diesel engine, the FX65 is designed for super-size cleanup jobs. Equipped to meet the requirements of virtually any job size, the FX65 has the following large tank capacity options: 500-, 800- or 1,200-gal vacuum tanks and 200-, 300- or 500-gal water tanks. Additionally, the machine features an advanced, three-stage filtration system with a cyclonic filter, which cleans the air prior to reaching the filter. For more information, visit www.ditchwitch.com.
The Vermeer ECO50 Series by McLaughlin is an answer to the utility market’s demand for a compact truck-mounted vacuum excavation system with a focus on improved performance, fuel efficiency and reduced maintenance. By using a properly sized 49-hp auxiliary engine package, the 4-in. ECO50 vacuum excavators use 50 percent less fuel per hour than a 270-hp diesel truck engine. ECO Series vacuum excavators offer utility contractors fuel economy, lower operating costs and reduced maintenance. The ECO50 is powered by Kubota 49-hp auxiliary engines and matched with 500- or 800-gal spoil tank capacities, which can be mounted on a new or used truck chassis. Standard McLaughlin features are maintained with the ECO Series, including the exclusive three-stage cyclonic filtration system and the patented cam-over hydraulic rear door. For more information, visit www.mclaughlinunderground.com.
The Vactor HXX ParaDIGm vacuum excavator is designed for utility, municipal and contractor customers involved in the installation, maintenance and repair of underground water, sewer, gas, electric and telecommunications lines. This compact, multi-use truck can: dig holes with water or air; vacuum, contain and dispose of drill mud; power pneumatic, hydraulic or electrical tools; and provide transport and storage of replacement parts, equipment and tools. The truck’s trademarked “Park-n-Dig” design minimizes the time between arriving on the jobsite and excavation, including the ability to dig up to 6 ft in depth without additional pipe and hose. The air compressor, which is standard on the ParaDIGm, is able to power utility tools such as jackhammers and tampers that may be used on the job. For more information, visit www.vactor.com.
Powered by a 37-hp Kohler gas engine, the LP 573/873 SGT is a unit with similar performance specs as the pre-Tier 4 Final SDT model with a 1,000-cfm vacuum pump. The SGT delivers great performance with a much lower cost of the Tier 4 final diesel option. This machine features the new 7 Series hydraulic claw rear door, which offers a reliable, over center hydraulic locking mechanism for positive lock and unlock. The LP ground level filtration housing also incorporates a 28-in. diameter cyclone, 4-way valve for reverse pressure and a large silencer for quiet performance (patented). This unit also features a 6-in. debris discharge valve for quickly off-loading liquid materials by gravity or under pressure to another container. The easily accessible engine compartment is great for service and regular maintenance. For more information, visit www.vactron.com.