Product Focus: Hydroexcavation and Industrial Jet/Vac Services

Product Focus: Hydroexcavation and Industrial Jet/Vac Services

Interested in Trucks?

Get Trucks articles, news and videos right in your inbox! Sign up now.

Trucks + Get Alerts

Hydroexcavation Equipment and Supplies

Dynablast Pratissoli KTX28A

Pratissoli KTX28A direct-drive water pump packages, distributed by Dynablast, offer 18.4 gpm at 2,900 psi at 1,450 rpm. They have a 30 mm male shaft, a 420 stainless steel manifold for protection from cavitation and run dry seals with Kevlar Graphite rope. They are built into a compact mini skid design with a KTR coupler with purple spider in between. They fit onto a SAE B flange with any 1-inch keyed shaft hydraulic motor of choice. 905-867-4642;

Enz USA Hydro X

The Hydro X nozzle from Enz USA is available in 3/8-inch NPT or 1/2-inch connecting threads, and it can function at up to 5,000 psi with flow as low as 8 gpm. It combines a powerful, oscillating water jet with a high debris removal rate. A tungsten carbide front jet ensures a longer life than ceramic jets can offer. For quick and easy maintenance, a repair kit is available. Due to the nozzle’s simplicity, repairs can be made quickly and efficiently in the field with little downtime. For the operator’s safety, a plastic cover provides protection against harsh and sensitive environments. 888-369-8721;

Hydra-Flex Ripsaw HD

The Ripsaw HD from Hydra-Flex is designed for the hydroexcavation industry to make potholing and digging easy. The 0-degree front stream rotates at an 18-degree cone of coverage, creating optimal angles to get jobs done quicker while using less water. It utilizes flow-straightening technology to ensure all water particles flow along one smooth path to create an efficient and powerful impact force. Built with heavy-duty coating, stainless steel housing, and tungsten carbide wear surfaces, its long-lasting, premium components stand tall against frost, shale, rocky soil and more. Its coating is nonconductive, which provides extra safety for both users and underground utilities. It  is designed to be repairable — not replaceable — to extend the nozzle’s life so you’re back up and running in just 10 minutes. 952-808-3640;

RNV Hydrovac2

The RNV Hydrovac2 can be placed on an RNV-approved 6-cubic-foot steel construction-grade wheelbarrow to create a portable hydrovac. It can vacuum down vertically to 12 feet to convey effluent sludge, sand and small aggregate. It can be combined with a pressure washer or air spade for another excavation solution. The unit weighs 42 pounds, requires a 120-vac 15-amp power outlet and will run on a 2,200-watt generator or inverter. 607-786-2139;

Hydroexcavation Trucks/Trailers

Ditch Witch Warlock W12

The Warlock W12 from Ditch Witch is a PTO-driven vacuum excavator that offers dual 600-gallon saddle tanks and a 12-cubic-yard debris tank, bringing increased capacity and performance to the job site. Available with a 5,000 cfm blower and 27 inches Hg of vacuum power, it helps operators take on bigger jobs and maximize job site uptime. 580-336-4402;

GapVax HV33

Designed to safely transport water and debris in urban areas, the GapVax HV33 is shorter, smaller and more compact than its predecessor. It is 30 feet long overall on a medium-duty chassis and includes a 600-gallon water tank, 6-cubic-yard debris body, 6- or 8-inch top-mounted telescoping boom with a 14- to 17.5-foot reach, 4,000 cfm power and an inverted, full-opening tailgate. 888-442-7829;

Haaker Equipment TRUVAC Paradigm

The TRUVAC Paradigm subcompact vacuum excavator, distributed by Haaker Equipment, lets you excavate around utilities with the utmost safety and efficiency. It boasts unmatched versatility with its compact design for easy maneuverability and Park-N-Dig quick setup design that allows operators to flip a single switch to begin operations. Operational accessibility features include a 675-gallon spoils tank. No CDL is required to operate this hydroexcavation truck. The extendable boom reaches to 14 feet, 6 inches and offers 210-degree rotation for easy positioning in any conditions. It seamlessly integrates hydroexcavation with vacuum technology so that you can protect your underground utilities while digging effectively. 800-200-3432;

Hi-Vac X-13

Contractors, municipalities and utility service providers depend on Hi-Vac X-13 hydroexcavators to safely and efficiently trench for new sewer and wastewater lines with minimal disturbance to surrounding areas. They combine surgically precise hydroexcavating power with low-maintenance components that help minimize downtime. Simple, intuitive controls and quick access to all critical systems mean jobs get done faster. A 13-cubic-yard debris tank, up to 24,500-pound payload capacity and 1,140-gallon freshwater capacity help reduce the number of costly job site returns. Power is provided by a 5,800 cfm, 27-inch Hg high-performance blower and a run-dry water pump that delivers 20 gpm at 2,500 psi. The 360-degree, top-mounted boom provides full accessibility in every direction, and a heavy-duty hydraulic vibrator provides fast and efficient unloading of the debris body. Designed for safe and easy operation, it only requires a short learning curve. 800-752-2400;

HotJet USA Vac’n Jet Series

The HotJet USA Vac’n Jet Series of vacuum trailer jetters are compact and specially engineered to haul equipment and the spoils load, perform hydroexcavation, and clean valve boxes, storm drains and drain/sewer lines. They feature hot and/or cold water operation with a choice of engine options ranging from 23 to 70 hp and gas or diesel operation. They are equipped with premium triplex pumps, a 500-gallon spoils tank, up to 440-gallon water tanks, Gardner/Denver vac/blowers, a 4-ton hydraulic dump and a dual filter centri-clean filter system. They can also be custom engineered and designed to meet specifications. 800-624-8186;

Rival Hydrovac T7 Tandem and T10

The T7 Tandem from Rival Hydrovac was designed primarily to be loaded with debris and drive within legislated road limits with most types of debris on board. The unit comes standard with a scale that reads real-time weights in the cab and on the wireless remote. The T10 is built with the same features and operating system, but with larger capacities and components. It is for both utility and industrial work and is available in three chassis layouts to meet weight restrictions in a given area. An air compressor option allows for excavating with air when required, while a truck-mounted coring system allows for removal of hard surfaces prior to nondestructive excavating. 403-550-7997;

Presvac Systems Hydrovac

The Presvac Systems Hydrovac is designed for versatility and cold-weather operation with optional full compliance with U.S. Department of Transportation specifications for collection or transportation of hazardous materials. The high-vacuum blower allows extraction of all types of soils, gravel, rock, clay, water and silt material, with knockout features in the debris tank to minimize carryover. Modular filtration configured to blower size provides blower protection and minimal maintenance. It comes with a heavy-duty, 8-inch boom that extends up to 25 feet with six-way hydraulic power and wireless controls for all boom functions, a soft-start water pump, vacuum breaker and truck engine speed. 800-387-7763;

Super Products Mud Dog 700

Mud Dog 700 vacuum excavators from Super Products are designed to meet the challenges of compact, urban projects as well as large-scale excavation projects. They offer a compact footprint for excavation in urban environments while maximizing payload and maintaining the power and precision that larger units offer. The unit features a 7-yard debris body and 600-gallon water tank. This model comes standard as a dump body with an electric vibrator offering a 50-degree dump angle with the capability of dumping into a 48-inch container. Additionally, it is equipped with a rear-mounted, extendable, 8-inch-diameter boom that reaches 18 feet, has 270-degree rotation and pivots 10 degrees downward, which minimizes job site restoration and eliminates traffic congestion near roads. 800-837-9711;

Transway Systems Terra-Vex HV65

The Transway Systems Terra-Vex HV65 is a single-operator unit capable of performing all functions from a single remote control. The blower, water tank, boiler, jetter system and wands are housed in an insulated, sound-dampening enclosure with thermostat-controlled heater. It includes large, winter-friendly roll-up doors with ample storage. An onboard air compressor is available. 800-263-4508;


The TRUVAC APXX hydroexcavator is built with a variety of standard features to work reliably in rugged climates and environments. It is positioned to maximize payload and make time on the job more profitable. Operator comfort is addressed with a standard double-walled storage cabinet that also shelters operators from the weather in cold climates. The quiet operation of the venturi injection system on the Hibon blower provides sound reduction technology for operators as they perform vacuum excavation applications. The 50-degree dumping debris body has a fully opening rear door and tank vibrator for more efficient offloading. It is available in multiple sizes and is designed for municipal, commercial and residential applications. 815-672-3171;

Vac-Con X-Cavator

The X-Cavator hydrovac from Vac-Con includes a cold-weather enclosure for the water systems and control panel as well as an interior area for operator seating and workspace. Unit filtration is based on the Titan combination machine, with a single-cyclone design and final cartridge-style filter. The redesigned boom is lightweight and flexible, rotating 310 degrees around the unit and moving plus 45 degrees and minus 22 degrees vertically. The durable rubber hose material can withstand harsh environments, according to the maker, and has a reach of 26 feet. 904-284-4200;

Industrial Vacuum Trucks

Guzzler Guzzcavator

The Guzzler Guzzcavator combines the capabilities of an industrial vacuum loader and a hydroexcavator, eliminating the need for two separate machines. This multipurpose machine boasts powerful hydroexcavation with extended operation time, a multiflow water system for precise control, and a telescoping boom for greater reach. It’s easy to operate and maintain, saving time and money. 815-672-3171;

RAMVAC Vacuum Excavators by Sewer Equipment Tempest

The Tempest industrial air mover from RAMVAC Vacuum Excavators by Sewer Equipment is capable of removing dry and liquid materials over a long distance and from great depths. This unit delivers maximum vacuum efficiency even in the toughest working conditions. While utilizing high suction from a 28 inches Hg, 5,500 cfm positive-displacement blower through an 8-inch system, this unit offers a self-discharging filter system that provides automatic interval cleaning of the filter house during vacuum operations. This system significantly reduces the downtime associated with premature cleaning of the baghouse when the debris box is not full. It allows operators to keep working, while recognizing maximum debris capacity. Additionally, its hydraulically powered articulating extendable knuckleboom is exclusive in the marketplace. With 270-degree range of motion and 16-foot working length, this boom hinges back and forth, providing maximum support of the vacuum tube for increased operator ergonomics as well as cleaning efficiency. 888-477-7638;

Jet/Vac Combination Trucks/Trailers

Aryan Pumps combination machines

Combination sewer cleaning trucks from Aryan Pumps include a hose cassette apparatus with a combined arm to simplify hose storage. It holds continuous lengths of 65 feet of suction hose, so there is no need to couple hose extensions for deep suction. It includes easy in-and-out functionality and comfortable handling of the hose through the telescopic design of the arm. It includes a roller track for smooth operation, and the wide reach of the telescopic extension helps operators with vehicle parking flexibility. The unit offers single-person suction and jetting operation from the rear side of the vehicle. 248-464-8853;

Bucher Municipal North America FlexLine

FlexLine C120 and C60 combination sewer cleaners from Bucher Municipal North America are used for preventive cleaning, emergency cleaning of mains, septic and collection tanks, and hydroexcavation. They offer 8- and 15-cubic-yard capacities, 7.2 and 14.5 psi, a jetting hose reel with more than 492 feet of capacity, a 5-inch suction hose with 7-foot extension, a hydraulic end cover that opens upward to minimize obstructions on roads and sidewalks, two control panels placed for easy operation, and a 5,100 psi at 5 gpm hydroexcavation pump. 704-658-1333;

Vactor 2100i catch basin

The Vactor 2100i catch basin provides all of the advantages of the traditional 2100i, but with an improved air-routing system that provides an efficient air-flow path for both the single-stage and dual-stage fan or a positive-displacement blower configuration for maximum productivity. Ergonomic controls make it easy to operate and maintain. For those who want to expand capabilities beyond catch basin cleaning and into vacuum excavation, a hydroexcavation package can be selected. Water system and water heater options are available to enhance the hydroexcavation performance. Features include Intuitouch one-touch controls, a Jet Rodder water pump, a high-strength aluminum water tank, a quieter engine design and high ground clearance. Options include water heaters and cold-weather features. 815-672-3171;


Comments on this site are submitted by users and are not endorsed by nor do they reflect the views or opinions of COLE Publishing, Inc. Comments are moderated before being posted.