For Diversifying Business Owners: Vacuum Truck For Septic Service & Portable Sanitation Work

For Diversifying Business Owners: Vacuum Truck For Septic Service & Portable Sanitation Work
Vacuum Truck for Septic Service and Portable Sanitation Work

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A versatile new vacuum truck built by Presvac Systems Ltd. is aimed at liquid-waste contractors who clean septic tanks and service portable restrooms – or who do one or the other, but are considering diversifying their business.

“We’re finding more and more people who are not dedicating their business to just portable restrooms or pumping septic tanks,” says Dave Barr, sales manager at Presvac. “This unit is a hybrid that can do both for people who want to diversify their business so they’re not dependent on just one market.”

A primary feature of the single-axle truck is a stainless steel waste/freshwater tank, although it’s also available in carbon steel or aluminum as well. The tank can be configured for between 1,000 gallons waste/800 gallons freshwater to 2,500 gallons waste/1,000 gallons freshwater.

“Stainless steel is better for longevity – there’s no pitting or corrosion,” Barr says. “It should last well more than the life of the truck. Contractors can move it from one chassis to the next. But for some, weight is a bigger issue than longevity, so aluminum is better.”

The hybrid unit comes with a Presvac PV750 rotary vane pump that produces air flow of 450 cfm, but Barr says Presvac can install any manufacturer’s pump to comply with individual contractors’ fleet specifications. “Every one of our trucks can be custom built,” Barr says, noting that Presvac can outfit any brand of truck, too. “That’s one of our specialties. We don’t have them prebuilt and ready to go.”

Standard equipment on the truck includes a two-unit restroom carrier; a waterproof toolbox, available in stainless steel, steel or aluminum; and a 2-inch load valve (also available in 3-inch diameter) and 4-inch discharge valve. The tank can be angled 3 inches lower in the rear for easier off-loading.

Optional equipment includes air-ride suspension (which when disengaged in the rear can add three more inches to the tank’s slope); heated valves for cold-weather applications; float gauges for convenience and less maintenance; and extra floodlights (with either standard, halogen or LED bulbs). The truck can also be outfitted with a small toolbox jetter that typically generates 3 gpm at 2,000 psi. “But those specs can vary within the parameters of the truck’s hydraulic system,” Barr says. 800/387-7763;


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