The 12 Toughest Industrial Vacuum Trucks

These rigs are more than vacuum trucks. From hydroexcavating to jetting and cleaning, these powerhouses let you do it all.
The 12 Toughest Industrial Vacuum Trucks
X-Cavator from Vac-Con

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From hydroexcavating and jetting to cleaning, these powerhouses let you do it all. Adding one of these units to your arsenal is a must. Industrial cleaning rigs are much more than vacuum trucks. They’re built to withstand the toughest hazardous and nonhazardous jobs you can throw at them with plenty of flexible options to meet your requirements. 

These workhorses are engineered to beat the rest. 

Storm onto the scene with the F4 Slope hydrovac from Tornado Hydrovacs. It holds 13 cubic yards of mud and more than 2,100 gallons of freshwater. It has a water tank from which to excavate, a mud tank where excavated spoils are held, a water pump, a boiler to heat the water, and a 3,600 to 6,300 cfm positive-displacement vacuum blower to pull spoils to the tank via a boom. 

Get the job done with the FXT50 truck vacuum excavator from Ditch Witch. The excavator mounts directly to a truck’s frame rails, allowing the system to flex independently of the truck, increasing stability confidence. 

Need to filter dry material? The X-Cavator from Vac-Con has a hydrostatic drive that efficiently uses the chassis engine for the vacuum, eliminating the need for PTO, clutch and gearbox operation. It has water systems up to 4,000 psi, and a mobile wireless remote control system that enables the operator to work the chassis engine rpm, boom, automatic vacuum breaker, dump controls and hydraulic door locks from remote areas up to a half mile away.  

The HV-64 all-season hydroexcavator from Transway Systems operates at less than 85 dBA. It has a 6,400 cfm and a 27-inch Hg high-vacuum blower with direct-drive transfer case. Water pressure is achieved with a hydraulically driven triplex pump, delivering 10 gpm at 6,000 psi. 

Super-powered never looked so good. The Supersucker HDX industrial vacuum loader from Super Products has a water system that includes a standard 600-gallon-capacity water tank and a hydraulically driven pump that delivers up to 14 gpm and pressure up to 3,000 psi. 

The X-10 and X-15 hydroexcavator models from Hi-Vac Corporation are designed to virtually eliminate the risk of underground utility strikes. They perform hydroexcavation along with vacuum excavation, potholing and daylighting. 

The king of all vacuum loaders is the Knight vacuum truck from Keith Huber Corporation. It incorporates all the features of the King Vac with the filtration technology of the AirLord. The ability to efficiently move dry product, combined with the deep vacuum of the 4,120 cfm liquid ring pump, allows it to perform hydroexcavation, hazmat response, jetting and general industrial cleaning. 

All hail the ultimate industrial cleaning machine. The multipurpose Guzzcavator from Guzzler Manufacturing combines the performance of a Guzzler CL vacuum loader with the versatility of a Vactor HXX hydroexcavator. The unit’s air filtration system features 60 Dacron filter bags (70-inch) for wet/dry industrial cleaning. 

Boom! This vacuum truck prodigy is a must-see. A high-dump option for AllJetVac combination jet/vac sewer cleaners from Vacall – Gradall Industries allows the operator to raise the debris tank 76 inches above ground level and shift the tank horizontally 21 inches beyond the rear bumper. 

No need to stop operations with this powerhouse. The PAT 949 combination truck from Polston Applied Technologies removes sand and grit from wastewater treatment plants, large-diameter lines, digesters and lift stations without shutting down the plant service. It combines vacuum, jetter and a down-hole pump system that cleans systems in submerged conditions and while they remain in operation. 

The Presvac Hydrovac versatile hydroexcavator is designed for cold-weather operation and is offered as an option to be in full compliance with DOT regulations regarding collection and 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. 

When it comes to industrial cleaning, the bigger, the better. The HV-55 hydroexcavator from GapVax has a 12.5-cubic-yard debris body and water tanks from 400 to 1,400 gallons. It comes with a positive displacement blower rated at 5,250 cfm and 28 inches Hg. The filtration design includes five cyclones that prolong the life of the filter bags and eliminate the threat of material entering the vacuum pump. 

Check out complete product listings, manufacturer contact information and find even more equipment to streamline your industrial cleaning jobs.


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