Product Spotlight - May 2020

Product Spotlight - May 2020

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Purchasing a hydroexcavator is a sizeable investment for your company, and giving thought to the reliability of the equipment is equally as important as the functionality. The makers of the Vacall AllExcavate hydroexcavator believe they have built a truck that gets the job done, with features engineered to prolong life span.

“Nobody wants to dig around a gas line anymore, and utilities know the safer way and only way to dig is with air or hydroexcavation,” says Bill Petrole, vice president of Vacall.

AllExcavate models are designed for excavating soil, rocks and clay around utility lines or foundations using a high-pressure jetting action up to 24.5 gpm and 3,000 psi. Once material is loosened, a vacuum suctioning up to 27 inches Hg and 5,800 cfm pulls material and water back into the debris tank. Each model is available with three different boom and hose design options to accommodate numerous applications.

To ease the process of dumping into on-site roll-offs, AllExcavate models offer high dump capability. This allows the debris tank to be raised up to 76 inches above the ground and shifted back 21 inches for dumping over the edge of a container.

“It’s a dependable product and does the job well for everybody,” Petrole says. It offers a multistage vacuum filtration system that works by continuously moving air though a dual-cyclone separator as material is deposited into the debris body. By doing so, more particles and moisture are removed, and the filtered air is able to pass through the blower, silencer and exhaust. The process is designed to reduce maintenance and extend the working life of the truck.

A “Green That Works” package comes standard on the trucks and includes AllSmartFlow intelligent controls and a CANbus control system that allows operators to make precise boom adjustments, improving job site efficiency. Single-engine operation to power both the chassis and the jetting and vacuum functions is used to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.

To further extend life, debris tanks are engineered extra strong and water tanks are built from high-quality aluminum and positioned above large rear fenders to protect them from possible outside damage from road debris or rocks.

Investing in a reliable hydroexcavator can keep the jobs coming and business booming, according to Petrole. “From what I can see, the use of hydroexcavators is growing in the U.S.,” he says. “I think it’s only going to get better.” 800-382-8302;


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