February 2022 Vol. 77 No. 2

Equipment Spotlight


Discovery Hydrovac 

discoveryhydrovac.com, (888) 4883-6452 

Discovery Hydrovac is a specialized hydro and air vacuum service provider that supports the ever-expanding oil, gas, utility and construction industries. 

Using state-of-the-art technology, the company safely and successfully performs subsurface utility locating (potholing/day lighting), hydro excavation, air excavation, and GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) scanning. 

Premier services combine the latest equipment, superior knowledge, and industry-leading operators to save you time and money, while reducing risk. Our experienced team can assist you through all phases of your project and ensure it gets done in the safest and most cost-effective way possible. 

Ditch Witch 

ditchwitch.com/vacuum-excavation, (580) 336-4402 

The new HXT Line offers the efficiency and payload capacity of a truck-mounted vacuum excavator, but also the low profile and productivity of the HX-series. 

Designed with the HX spoils tank door, HXT can be controlled curbside or remotely to keep operators clean. A new, multi-function remote control option for the boom reduces the physical demands of vacuum excavation jobs. 

All three models – HXT30, HXT50 and HXT75 – can be configured with 500- or 800-gallon spoils tanks. HXT50 and HXT75’s 1,200-gallon tank allows contractors to stay on a job site longer and avoid the hassle of consistent spoils disposal and water refilling. 

KAISER Premier 

kaiserpremeri.com, (970) 542-1975 

KAISER Premier’s TerraVac Hydro Excavation Trailer has the proven power of our CV Series Hydrovac in a compact footprint. 

Equipped with an 800-gallon debris tank and 400-gallon freshwater capacity, the TerraVac Xpose800 has the best feature set for the most common applications. The debris body is lined with a welded, stainless-steel floor insert for long-term durability. A bolt-on deflector plate can be quickly replaced during routine maintenance. 

The TerraVac has a 30-foot long 3-inch suction hose with a 50-foot dig hose; 4- and 6-foot dig tubes are also included. 

Ox Equipment 

ox-equipment.com, (888) 290-4044 

Through many years of innovation, research and development, the MTS Dino Series has emerged as the only dry vacuum excavation solution with components that are fully optimized and proven to deliver performance – and unmatched results in the field. 

This equipment has been tried and tested in a variety of vacuum excavation applications and has been found to absolutely obliterate the competition in large pipeline project work sites, where water is scarce or cannot be used, or in scenarios where slurry waste is too expensive or too far away to dispose of. 


ring-o-matic.com, (641) 628-1515 

The trusted JetVac brand relaunched with enhanced features and performance to make utility locating, fluid management, and soft excavation more efficient and safer. 

Redesigned with versatility, JetVac offers a choice of water pumps (6 gpm to 15 gpm), blowers (600, 1,000 and 1,700 cfm), and CAT or Kubota Tier IV final diesel engine. Also, features can be added as needs change, making it the ideal machine for municipal, HDD and general contractors worldwide. 

Maintenance-wise, JetVac has tool-less access to the engine compartment, a redesigned horizontal filter house with one large washable and reusable filter, and easy-access grease points. 

Super Products 

superproducts.com, (800) 837-9711 

Super Products’ Mud Dog® vacuum excavators are designed to meet the challenges of compact, urban projects to large-scale excavation. Mud Dog 700 maximizes legal payload, allowing operators to carry and accomplish more, while still excavating safely in small work areas. 

This compact, versatile vacuum excavator features a 7-yard debris body and 600-gallon water tank. The unit comes standard as a dump body offering a 50-degree dump angle with the capability to dump 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. 


vacall.com, (800) 382-8302 

High-pressure water and air jetting, and standard intelligent controls, plus easy startup and operation, set AllExcavate2 machines apart. Water pumps generate 24.5 to 120 gpm and pressures to 3,000 psi, with optional air excavation at 185 cfm and dual psi of 110 and 150. 

Vacall’s standard aluminum water tanks carry 1,000 to 1,300 gallons and have a lifetime warranty. Galvanized debris tanks with supreme finish and available with 10- and 13-cubic-yard capacities, also carry a lifetime warranty. 

AllExcavate2 models, manufactured by Gradall, use one engine to power the chassis and excavation functions, reducing service and operation costs. 


vermeer.com, (641) 628-3141 

The Vermeer VXT300 truck-mounted vacuum excavator is outfitted with an 8-cubic-yard spoil tank, 6-inch dig tube and the ability to carry up to 800 gallons. 

It is built on a Kenworth T370 truck chassis with a 350-horsepower diesel engine and 6-speed automatic 3,000 RDS Allison transmission. 

The truck’s PTO drive powers its Roots 624 vacuum blower with a maximum flow of 3,500 cfm free air and maximum suction of 18 inHg.  
With a water pump capable of producing 10 gallons per minute at 3,000 psi, the VXT300 delivers productivity on large jobs and at deeper depths.

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