Industrial Vacuum Loading/Hydroexcavation

High-powered and high-capacity vacuum systems, blowers and hydroexcavation systems need to have the strength to handle tough tasks and the versatility to fit into various industrial situations. Here are products to consider if you’re looking to expand your industrial vacuum fleet or venture into the industry.
Industrial Vacuum Loading/Hydroexcavation
Municipal/commercial vacuum trailer

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Wet/Dry vacs

  Industrial all-purpose vacuum

The VAXTEEL SkidVac 1000 from LMT is a transportable industrial-strength all-purpose vacuum ideal for use on off-shore/land-based oil rigs, shipyards and oil spill/disaster sites. It houses a 1,000-gallon carbon steel vertical vacuum tank. This diesel-powered system is paired with either a rotary vane vacuum pump or positive displacement blower. It is designed for liquid-based products only (water, sludge, mud, etc.). The unit features fork pockets for easy transport by forklift or trailer, a level indicator, vacuum/pressure gauge, 3- and 4-inch intake ports, a 4-inch discharge port, integrated hose storage and pressure discharge for rapid unloading. 800/545-0174;

  Vacuum power booster

The Power Booster from Pressure Lift, available in 3-, 4- and 6-inch models, provides increased vertical lift and long-hose capability, while shortening project time and cutting maintenance cost in any pumping application. Powered by compressed air or water, the booster handles a range of viscous liquids, from water to drilling mud to heavy municipal sludge. Made of lightweight aluminum, units are reversible, allowing for slurry suspension, potholing or breaking up crusty sludge. 972/355-0550;


  Industrial blower

The Jurop Pvt blower from CEI Chandler Equipment is designed to produce ideal pressure and vacuum at a lower noise level with less maintenance costs. It features labyrinth seals that eliminate common in-the-field failure of overfilling gear oil within the front and rear gearboxes of the blower, which can cause the drive gears to mend/melt together, ruining the blower. The labyrinth seals allow for the oil to escape into the blower housing and to be expelled into the silencers. The seals are designed to take the gear oil back to the correct operational level. 800/342-0887;

  Vacuum truck blower

RB-DV Hi-Vacuum truck blowers from Robuschi USA feature an airflow range from 400 to 6,200 cfm. Air injection manifolds allow it to operate at 28 inches Hg continuously without the need for a vacuum relief valve. The lightweight manifolds and low-pulsation technology ensure lower noise attenuation and less vibration by 10 dBA. The fabricated and cast manifolds and feet assemblies can be custom made to suit PTO angle and lower blower between chassis rails, as well as providing handy lifting hooks for safe and easy assembly and removal. Rubber mounting feet are included with custom-made feet assemblies to ensure chassis flex doesn’t affect durability. 877/424-1020;

Vacuum Trucks/Trailers/Tanks

  Dump-chute vacuum truck

The Mastervac 5327 DC (dump chute) vacuum truck from Cusco, Wastequip’s brand for mobile vacuum equipment, has the ability to self-clean the cyclone/baghouse filtration system when emptying product from the waste tank. This function eliminates the need to manually clean the filtration system, and gives customers the option to choose the method better suited to their operation. It is capable of handling both wet and dry materials, making it ideal to work with anything from heavy sludge to fly ash, in hazardous and nonhazardous applications. It is equipped with air cannon pulsation cleaning system, pressurized air for off-loading and vibration off-load assistance. 800/490-3541;

  130-bbl vacuum trailer

The carbon steel non-code 130-bbl vacuum trailer from Fortitude Manufacturing is engineered for transporting nonhazardous liquid waste, sludge oil drilling, or industrial water in the oilfield, petrochemical and waste industries. It incorporates quality welds, upgraded technology and safety features such as a Roll Stability Support system. To withstand pitting corrosion from brines, interiors are blasted and lined with chemical-resistant epoxy liner, 10-15 mil dry film thickness and exterior surface finished with epoxy primer and polyurethane top coat. Other features include an air-ride or spring suspension, full-length driver-side walkway with safety handrail, a wedge sump designed for total discharge and washout, ABS on both axles and trailer radial cut- and chip-resistant tires. 713/413-4240;

  Aluminum vacuum trailer

MRK6000 Series aluminum vacuum trailers from Imperial Industries come standard with a 6,000-gallon aluminum tank (6,300-gallon units are available). They feature full-length aluminum hose trays, external ribs, three topside 20-inch aluminum manways, a 12-inch primary with a 4-inch air line, a 4-inch intake and 6-inch discharge, LED running lights, a Henderson INTRAAX AAT 25K suspension, leveling height control, an air-ride suspension, Haldex slack adjusters and optional full-length catwalk with hand rails. 800/558-2945;

  Vacuum transport trailer

The Hurricane vacuum transport trailer from Ledwell features either a carbon or stainless steel design, ASME/DOT 412 certification, a self-contained vacuum pump design, up to 900 cfm pump capacity, pressure offload, a full opening hydraulic rear door, a tank hoist option, four topside 20-inch manways, 11R24.5 tires, rear work lights, a 6-inch discharge, 4- and 6-inch intake options, a full-length catwalk with stops and rail, a Hutch 9700 spring suspension, heavy-duty landing gear, a float level indicator, heavy-duty rear bumper and 22,500-pound air-braked axles. Interior coating is available. 888/533-9355;

  Lightweight vacuum transport

The 4,410-gallon Lightweight Trailer (14,600 pounds) from PCI Mfg. features air-ride suspension, two-speed crank landing legs and ASTM A36 3/16-inch sub-arced steel barrel that is fully gusseted and padded. To ensure a low trailer weight, the unit has a standard side-entry ladder to the center manway, full-width aluminum hose troughs and aluminum rear fenders/closures. The long wedge sump offers room for 4- and 6-inch loading lines to handle a variety of fluids. 800/256-5633;

  Truckmount tank

Stainless steel DOT-412 truckmount tanks from Tremcar can be utilized in both wet and dry vacuuming applications. They have a capacity of 3,250 gallons. A canister is available with a bag filter and pulse system to separate liquids and solids. They feature a hydraulic hose reel with 150 feet of hose and a solids and liquids separator. The tanks can be truck or semi-trailer mounted, and can be utilized in hydroexcavation work. 888/442-4888;

  Municipal/commercial vacuum trailer

The Versa-Vac vacuum trailer from Advance Pump & Equipment features a 1,000-gallon debris hopper with either 1,400- or 2,200-cfm high-volume vacuum systems. It has many municipal and commercial applications, from vacuuming manhole debris when flushing sewers to underground excavating around sensitive utilities. The 74 hp or optional 110 hp Cummins power plant operates all features, including high pressure water system, trash pump system and remote-controlled full-function 6-inch vacuum boom, along with hydraulic end gate locks, tank hoist and vibrator. It is effective in loading product from depths of at least 50 feet. 877/557-7867;


  Vacuum excavation system

The 49 hp Ditch Witch FX50 vacuum excavator can be customized to a customer’s specifications, with choice of tank sizes, trailer configurations and options such as hydraulic booms, water heaters and hydraulic valve exercisers. It comes with a choice of four spoils tank sizes (300- to 1200-gallon capacity) and four water tank sizes (80- to 500-gallon). It can be configured with an optional reverse-flow feature that enables the operator to offload fluid spoils from the vacuum tanks quickly and easily. The hydraulic tank door opens fully to maximize the efficiency of spoils removal, and also locks hydraulically. Applications include cleaning sewers and valve boxes, horizontal directional drilling support, removing road construction debris, and soft excavation tasks such as posthole digging and potholing, or exposing utilities to verify their exact location. 800/654-6481;

  Cold-weather hydroexcavator

The Presvac Hydrovac is a hydroexcavator designed for cold-weather operation. It features low point drains, heated cabinets and a diesel-fired water burner (boiler 440,000, 700,000, or 980,000 Btu/hr). It uses stainless steel water tanks to prevent rust and corrosion of the water and piping system. The hydraulically driven triplex water pump system is designed to generate flows of 10 to more than 20 gpm and pressures up to 5,800 psi. The high transfer case driven airflow and high vacuum blower allow extraction of all types of soils, gravel, rock, clay, water and silt through loading or pneumatic conveyance. The material knock-out features in the debris tank minimize carryover to the cyclone and blower filter. It has a heavy-duty 8-inch boom (up to 25 feet long) with six-way hydraulic power, and is operated using wireless controls for all boom functions, water pump (soft start), vacuum breaker and truck engine speed. 800/387-7763;

  Hydroexcavating tool

The Soil Surgeon hydroexcavating tool from The Soil Surgeon Inc. is designed to fit any sewer combination truck equipped with a telescopic 6- or 8-inch boom. The tool has a 1-inch water connection. The operator controls water pressure and power with truck controls. Features include 6-foot Tuff Tube with handles fabricated to the tube to guide the unit down for potholing or side to side for trenching. Six jets boring inward cut the soil, while six jets boring outward bring the tube down. Bumpers on the bottom protect the jets and lines the tool might contact. 949/363-1401;

  All-season hydroexcavator

The HV-145 from Transway Systems is an all-season hydroexcavator with a less than 85 dBA sound level. It features a 6,400 cfm and 27-inch Hg high vacuum blower with direct-drive transfer case. Water pressure is achieved by a hydraulically driven triplex pump, delivering 10 gpm and at 6,000 psi. Water is supplied from a 1,200-gallon HDPE baffled water tank with 1/2-inch-thick sides and 3/4-inch-thick bottom floor. The 26-foot telescopic boom allows for operation in remote areas. To allow all-weather operation, water is heated by a 525,000-Btu diesel-fired burner. Components are enclosed in an insulated, heated, walk-in storage enclosure with diesel-fired heater, marine-grade plywood floor and all metal components powder coated prior to installation. 800/263-4508;

  Dumping hydroexcavator

The Vacall AllExcavate hydroexcavation truck features a high-dump option that allows the operator to use a wireless remote control to raise the debris tank as much as 76 inches above ground level, and then shift the tank horizontally 21 inches beyond the rear bumper. That enables it to dump debris into roll-off containers, typically with an edge that’s 60 inches above ground level. It uses just one engine for mobility and to generate water flow at 10 to 25 gpm and pressures up to 3,000 psi. Used in combination with strong vacuum forces, it can loosen and then remove dirt, rocks and other material from around utility lines and foundations. Standard and optional debris bodies and water tanks are available. The AllSmartFlow CAN bus intelligent control system is standard, monitoring water usage and minimizing downtime for water tank refills. 800/382-8302;

  Large-volume hydroexcavator

The HXX Hydroexcavator from Vactor Manufacturing provides a safer, easy-to-use alternative to handle potholing, waterline repair, slot trenching, directional drilling, sign and pole installation, pipe and line installation and other large-volume excavation. It provides up to seven hours of continuous operation with the onboard water. Lower water flow results in less operator fatigue and a cleaner, more precise digging process. Features include a 12-cubic-yard debris body fabricated from corrosion- and abrasion-resistant steel; a 1,200-gallon high-density polyethylene (HDPE) water tank that retains heated water temperature longer, reducing the likelihood of freezing during operation in harsh winter weather; and a top-mounted, 7-foot hydraulic extendable boom that provides 320-degree rotation. 800/627-3171;


  Rotary lobe pump

The Rotary Lobe Pump from Boerger is a valveless, self-priming, positive displacement pump offered in 19 pump models in six series with flow rates up to 5,000 gpm. The screw rotor design enables a pulsation-free and smooth flow operation. Each pump incorporates reversible flow capabilities for loading and unloading operation. It can be driven by hydraulic motor or PTO. It features optional elastomer choices for O-rings and rotor designs. The pump housing is made from a choice of cast iron, ductile iron, stainless steel or in duplex quality. The different sizes of housings and rotors are manufactured in a single-piece construction. Applications include waterlike and viscous, abrasive and corrosive fluids. The maintenance-in-place feature means all wetted parts can be quickly maintained or replaced without the removal of pipe or drive system. 612/435-7300;

  Small-package vacuum pump

The Fruitland Manufacturing RCF500 vacuum pump offers efficient performance in a small package, including an automated oiling system with all steel lines, pump oil level sight gauge, vane gauging ports, anti-shock design, three primary cooling phases and integral air-intake filter designed to work on both vacuum and pressure. The pump comes in configurations to work with any vacuum truck or trailer. Hydraulic and gearbox drive adapters make hookup easy. The pump is designed to make service and rebuild quick and easy, and has a two-year parts and service warranty. 800/663-9003;

  Commercial-grade vacuum pump

The PM80W vacuum pump from Moro USA is a commercial-grade liquid-cooled pump designed for industrial duty applications. It features Kevlar vanes, visual inspection ports and a cantered rotor. It also has high-quality Viton oil seals and direct-feed oil-injected lubrication and sealed or oil-injected bearings that eliminate grease points. It includes an integrated check valve, changeover valve and automatic oiling system, which along with low-speed rotation help extend pump life under rigorous conditions. It has 29-psi positive pressure capability and can run at 24 inches Hg continuous and 28 inches Hg max intermittent. It is suggested for use on tanks from 2,000 to 4,000 gallons. It is also available in right angle and engine drive packages. 800/383-6304;

  Reciprocating pump

The Aplex MA Series of reciprocating pumps from Pentair / Myers are available in two configurations – the MA-300L for lower-pressure higher-volume applications, and the MA-300M for higher-pressure lower-volume applications. They are built for heavy, continuous duty 24 hours per day, 365 days per year applications, and are ideal for hydroexcavation work. They are available in configurations to comply with the Hydraulic Institute Standards and API674. Metallurgies available are ductile iron, aluminum bronze, carbon steel and a variety of stainless steel. 888/416-9513;

Jet/Vac Combo Units

  Combination vacuum truck

The Arctic ComboVac from CanAm Equipment Solutions features a 3,200-gallon DOT 407 waste tank with full open rear door and front hoist in either aluminum or stainless steel construction. Its Robuschi 65 Series positive displacement blower provides 900 cfm of high vacuum for continuous operation. The fully contained water system includes 1,000 gallons of storage. A CAT pressure pump provides water delivery at up to 10 gpm and pressures to 3,000 psi. The Hotsy boiler package provides more than 700,000 Btu of heating power for hot water or steam. It is available in a variety of configurations for tropical to arctic climates and industrial liquid waste to heavy oilfield applications. 877/582-2626;

  Jet/vac combo unit

The MC Advanced Series jet/vac combo unit from GapVax features a control that allows the operator to monitor and troubleshoot the entire system. The display screen (inside and outside the cab) controls hydraulics, blower and water pump operations. All body functions, boom and hose reel, vacuum break, throttle, and area and safety lighting are controlled wirelessly, while maintaining proportional boom and hose reel control. The job card feature allows the technician to track blower and water pump hours, log jobs and more. Specs include 3/16-inch ASTM A572 Grade 50 Exten steel, five- to 12-cubic-yard (stainless steel also available) debris body, and stainless steel water tank with the capacity of up to 2,000 gallons. Vacuum pump options range from 3,500 to 5,000 cfm with up to 27 inches Hg. The heavy-duty, double-acting, single-lift cylinder provides a stable 50-degree dump angle. The boom has an 8-foot front-mounted, telescopic design with dual lift cylinders, reaching 26 feet with 270-degree rotation. It is ideal for jetting lines and includes an optional hydroexcavation package. 888/442-7829;

  Industrial vacuum loader

The Supersucker HDX industrial vacuum loader from Super Products is equipped with a system that includes a 600-gallon water tank and hydraulic pump delivering flow up to 14 gpm and pressure up to 3,000 psi. Its 8-foot articulating boom offers 330-degree rotation and a 27-foot reach, and has the ability to pivot 45 degrees upward and 25 degrees downward. Boom functions can be operated with either a standard wireless remote control or wired pendant. An 8-inch positive displacement vacuum system provides airflow to 5,800 cfm and 28 inches of vacuum. Single-mode filtration enables loading of both wet and dry material with no changeover. A heavy-duty, telescoping double-acting cylinder provides a 51-degree dump angle for thorough unloading. 800/837-9711;

  Hydrovac truck

The F4 hydrovac truck from Tornado Hydrovacs can carry 13 cubic yards of mud and more than 2,000 gallons of freshwater. Components include a water tank from which the technician excavates, a mud tank in which the excavated spoils are held, a water pump, a boiler to heat the water and a positive displacement vacuum blower to pull the spoils to the tank via a boom. 877/340-8141;

  Combination jet/vac truck

The Aquatech F-10 from Hi-Vac features a front-mounted reel designed by Aquatech. The 180-degree rotating front-mounted reel facilitates easy unit placement. Reel capacity is designed and engineered for up to 800 feet of 1-inch hose. The top-loading boom powers up and down and extends to 26 feet from the pivot point. The single-engine drive dramatically decreases fuel consumption, maintenance expense, weight on the chassis and the initial chassis price. The water pump consists of a continuous flow, triplex reciprocating design and is rated up to 80 gpm at 2,000 psi. An optional unloader valve allows for complete control of water flow and pressure independent of the vacuum power. Tanks are constructed of high-strength, UV stabilized polyethylene, with optional fixed internal baffled aluminum tanks. 800/752-2400;

  Pumping/jetting truck

The Berringer pumping/jetting truck from Keith Huber safely provides deep vacuum power (1,000 cfm) and high-velocity air induction with pressurized tank discharge at the push of a button. It is built to perform a variety of tasks including high-pressure waterjetting, ASME and DOT options for highway transportation of hazardous waste, auxiliary transfer pumps and more. Features include a 3,300-gallon carbon steel tank with 5/16-inch shell, 20-inch top manway, full-opening hydraulically operated rear door, hydraulic tank lift, full-length body trays for hose storage, 6-inch discharge valve for direct pressurized or gravity unloading, 4-inch intake valve for loading with internal standpipe, rear work lights and LED running lights, a back-up alarm, grounding reel and operator-friendly push-button controls. Options include multiple tank capacities and configurations, a locking rear door, stainless steel tank with wetted stainless parts, high-pressure jetting systems with integral water compartment, auxiliary transfer pump and top-mounted hydraulically operated 6-inch boom with 4-inch hose. 800/334-8237;

  Combination truck

The Polston PAT 949 combination truck is a multi-purpose cleaning truck that effectively removes sand and grit in a variety of difficult cleaning conditions. It provides a complete, stand-alone cleaning system for large diameter lines, digesters, grit chambers, lift stations, water treatment plants, ponds, lagoons and other difficult-to-clean environments. It delivers up to 425 hp to pump/separate sand and water at up to 2,500 gpm. It can remove sand and grit at depths of more than 27 feet. It can perform in surcharged conditions, allowing the facility to remain on-line. It features an extra-long hydraulic knuckleboom crane, with up to 49 feet of reach from the center and 180-degree rotation to access hard-to-reach places. It operates using a closed-loop and non-odor emitting design. 866/862-7271;

  Jet/vac combination truck

The blower vacuum pumping system and water pumping combination truck from Truck Works Inc. features a 3,600-gallon, two-compartment non-code steel vacuum tank with front hoist, rear-opening door and hydraulic vibrator. It is equipped with an NVE 4310 ProPak blower pump and 3,000-psi, 10-gpm pressure washer. It has a detachable rear spray bar with a submersible 450-gpm hydraulic-driven pump and two-spray head system, which is all cab controlled. This attachment allows for better control on spraying water. The apparatus has quick coupling hydraulic and airlines for the spray bar that are interchangeable on the rear bumper. This is ideal to repurpose treated graywater for dust abatement. 602/233-3713;

  Versatile combination machine

Combination machines from Vac-Con are available in configurations with 3.5- to 16-cubic-yard capacities, hydrostatically driven two- and three-stage centrifugal compressors or several optional positive displacement blowers, up to 27 inches Hg. High pressure, smooth flow water systems are offered up to 120 gpm and 3,000 psi, with cross-linked polyethylene water storage tanks with capacities up to 1,500 gallons for cleaning small or large-diameter pipe. They can be equipped with a 180-degree articulating front-mounted hose reel in capacities up to 1,000 feet, and high-pressure hose diameters from 5/8 to 1 1/4 inches. Front- and rear-mounted telescopic booms are available with up to a 10-foot extension, and 8- and 10-inch tube diameter. They can double as a vacuum excavator with an optional hydroexcavation package. A cyclone separator is available to extract and collect airborne solids in dry vacuuming situations. 904/284-4200;


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