Utility Contractor

SEP-OCT 2018

As the official magazine of NUCA, Utility Contractor presents the latest information affecting every aspect of the utility construction industry, including technological advancements, safety issues, legislative developments and instructional advice.

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40 Utility Contractor | September/October 2018 PRODUCTS McLaughlin Mid-Range Vermeer ECO75 The McLaughlin mid-range Vermeer ECO75 truck-mounted vacuum excavator fea- tures a three-stage cyclonic filtration system allowing for both wet and dry excavation, as well as a cam-over full open external hydraulic door. The ECO75 truck-mounted vacuum excavator offers utility contractors better fuel economy and lower operating costs. By utilizing a 74-hp (55-kW) Deutz auxiliary engine to power the vacuum ex- cavator, contractors see reduced fuel consumption compared to running the vacuum excavator off a 270-hp (201-kW) PTO-driven truck engine. The excavator is available with a 500-, 800- or 1,200-gallon (1892.7, 3028.3 or 4542 L) spoil tank. Contractors can customize the system with an optional 5-in. (12.7-cm) boom, a sewer jetter or air compressor. The Vermeer ECO75 vacuum excavator by McLaughlin is available now through Vermeer global dealer network. Web: mclaughlinunderground.com RAMVAC AX-4000 RAMVAC by Sewer Equipment brings you the AX-4000 air excavator series. This truck series offers a simple, single engine design with 12-volt electrical controls and manual hand valves for ease of use, while also providing operators the ability to exca- vate with both air and water effectively using only one truck. This series offers payload capacities from 5,000 to 12,000 bls, while the hydraulic rear door allows operators to dump spoils quickly and easily. The AX-4000 allows you to customize your blower to achieve the results you need in any applications, with capacities of 18- or 27-in. hg, 1,400 or 3,000 CFM and hose diameter of 6- or 4-in. All water systems are contained within a single heated enclosure for cold weather applications, while also offering the most cubic feet of standard tool storage on the market. Web: ram-vac.com Vactor HXX QX The Vactor HXX QX vacuum excavator from Vactor Manufacturing – the successor to the legendary Vactor HXX vacuum excavator – features improvements in payload capacity, weight distribution, operation and performance. The truck maximizes legal payload for customers and improves operational efficiency. The placement of the debris body and water tank on the chassis ensures equal distribution of the payload on the axles, regardless of how much water is in the tanks. Each component is purposely placed to ensure the entire chassis gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is used. A new PrecisionFlow water pump system features a single- piston design which is capable of higher flow and pressures than a triplex water pump system for superior production and reliability. The truck is equipped with a QuietPak sound-damping system featuring a Robuschi positive displacement blower rated for 6,176 CFM and 28-in. Hg. Web: vactor.com Vac-Tron Equipment 6-way Hydraulic Boom Vac-Tron Equipment is proud to announce the release of its new 6-way hydraulic boom design for its trailer vacuum excavation equipment and industrial vacuum equipment. This hydraulic boom maximizes job performance by supporting the weight of the vacuum hose. The new design features increased boom length, full 6-way hydraulic function, 5-in. hose, curved end with oversized rollers, new wireless remote control, vacuum valve func- tion operated from remote, wired harness, new remote storage location, forward stored boom in front of engine compartment, 330-degree swing, quick connect 4-in. tooling, easily connected additional section hose, water jet cleanout in boom, and easily accessible no tools needed cleanout port. Vac-Tron, the industry leader in vacuum excavation equip- ment and industrial vacuum equipment. We got your VAC! Web: vactron.com

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