Vacuum Excavator Announcements Shine at WWETT Show

Ditch Witch, Vac-Con debut new vacuum excavators to potential customers at annual trade show in Indianapolis

Vacuum Excavator Announcements Shine at WWETT Show

Ditch Witch unveiled its new W12 vacuum excavator at the 2023 WWETT Show on Tuesday. The first truck in its Warlock Series was an eye-catching unit for many attendees on the first day attendees were able to get on the trade show floor.

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One company went bigger and another went a little bit smaller when it came to new vacuum truck announcements at the 2023 WWETT Show’s opening day of the trade show on Tuesday, Feb. 21. 

Ditch Witch unveiled its largest hydrovac unit to date, debuting the W12 truck. The first in its Warlock Series of equipment. 

“We’ve been the leader in trailers for a long time and this is just a natural progression in our offering,” says Chris Thompson, vacuum excavation product manager at Ditch Witch. 

The W12 is equipped with a fully-opening and tilting 12-cubic-yard debris tank. The new truck is capable of 5,000 cfm and a 27-inch Hg of vacuum power. The design and layout of the debris tank positioned between dual 600-gallon saddle tanks of fresh water creates a more stable truck, improving operator experience. 

“We’re building on 20 years of truck vac knowledge to bring excavation crews the innovative line of Warlock vacuum excavators,” says Thompson. “Operators get improved technology and optimized design with the same service and support that comes with purchasing any equipment in the Ditch Witch dealer network.” 

The W12’s dual hose reels coupled with the ability to use both a hydro and air method enable crews to use one machine for a variety of excavation tasks.

On the other side of the trade show floor, Vac-Con gave attendees a look at its new truck in its Titan series — a 3-yard non-CDL combination sewer cleaning truck. 

"Vac-Con continues to meet customer requirements by innovating and expanding our product offering," says Bryce Rieger, national sales manager for Ditch Witch. "The non-CDL Titan fills the gap in an evolving industry where operator skills range from beginner to expert. Anyone can drive and operate this machine, which empowers our customers with the flexibility they need to get the job done."

The unit sports a powerful PD blower vacuum system with silencer rates up to 2,100 cfm and 16-inch Hg. It has a 60-inch diameter debris tank with 45-degree dump angle and the aluminum water tanks feature a 500-gallon capacity. 

It weighs under 26,000 GVWR with full freshwater capacity and features 3-yards of usable capacity in the debris tank and a simple operating system designed for all skill levels.

The Vac-Con truck is capable of 30 gpm at 3,000 psi. The front-mounted hose reel rotates 180 degrees and the boom rotates 180 degrees and extends five feet with lifting capacity of 500 pounds at full extension. 


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