2018 Vacuum Excavation Product Showcase

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The Ring-O-Matic 550 HiCFM VacEx Hydroexcavator comes standard with a 50 hp CAT diesel engine and 1,000 cfm, Positive Displacement blower for durability, dependability and longevity of service. The patented VIPER pothole tool attachment can dig a 3-ft hole in 30 seconds, making it the first choice among contractors looking to locate underground utilities quickly and safely. A dielectric option enhances operator safety during utility exposure or daylighting activities. Ring-O-Matic hydroexcavation equipment with proven performance is available in trailer-, truck- and skid-mount options and can be customized to the owner’s unique requirements.

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Rival HydrovacRival Hydrovac

The Rival T7 Hydrovac is a road legal, cost-effective unit, engineered to work primarily in urban settings. The Rival has become a popular choice for contractors who need high production in populated areas but need to remain street legal. The truck is built on a Western Star tandem chassis with Cummins power, Allison automatic transmissions and full locking differentials. The truck has a 7-cubic yard debris body and 800 gallons of fresh water storage. With hoist and “Pressure off” offloading capabilities, the Rival can pressure loads into other vessels, vehicles or tanks in minutes. The RaptorLock dump door system to allow the door to hold a seal under vacuum or pressure without the use of manual wing nuts. The Robuschi Robox enclosed blower system ensures quiet operation, 2,650 CFM and Full vacuum. The Rival has a 12 Volt boiler system, 14 GPM water system and full winterization features. The truck has a full rotation 6-in. boom, extendable to 20 ft and an Aarcomm remote system controls boom, water, vacuum and displays real time truck weight.

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Super ProductsSuper Products

Specifically designed for optimal performance in oil field, mining and cold weather environments, the Mud Dog 1600 hydro excavator features a 16-yard debris body, 2,000-gallon water tank setup and rear-mounted boom that in addition to offering 335-degree rotation can pivot down 25 degrees for 8 ft of extra digging and access to hard-to-reach areas. The 1600 offers water pressures up to 18GPM at 3,000 PSI in combination with its 8-in. positive displacement vacuum system that provides air flow of 5,800 cfm/28 Hg. An onboard boiler heats up the high-pressure water to break up frozen, stubborn material and flush out tight spaces efficiently. Winter recirculation, anti-freeze and air purge systems ensure the unit performs optimally in even the harshest of climates. And its aluminum cabinet, heated by dual 714,000 Btu/Hr heaters, provides easier access and increased storage capacity. For fast, thorough and safe debris removal, the 1600 uses Super Products’ unique ejection unloading technology. And its tilt-unloading feature ensures that liquids in the debris tank are cleared quickly and efficiently even when unloading in an up-slope/nose down position.


At 31.5 ft, the Atlas hydro excavator trailer from Supervac offers the compact versatility of a regular vacuum truck, with a high payload capacity of 49,400 lbs. Its six side-mounted and evenly distributed plastic water tanks (three on each side) have a total capacity of 1,500 gallons. The unit’s top-loading boom offers 320-degree rotation, extension of 25 ft, an 8-in. flex hose, top access door, and protection elbow. The debris tank has a 20-in. manhole for access and cleaning, a primary shutoff valve, 14-. stainless steel floatball, a 6-in. vacuum relief valve, carbon steel cyclone and dropbox. A fully insulated enclosure houses a Webasto diesel heater for work in cold climates. The unit’s Pratissoli water pump offers 20 gpm capacity at 3,000 psi. The unit comes equipped with hose reel with a capacity of 100 ft of hose, with a gun/lance system and 12-volt recirculation pump. Its Dynablast boiler offers 680,000 Btu, while its heavy-duty Robuschi blower offers 3,800 cfm at 27 in. Hg with hydrostatic drive.

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Mike Kezdi

Mike Kezdi is an associate editor with Benjamin Media Inc. where he covers everything from compact equipment happenings, to the latest in trenchless technologies and oil and gas pipeline projects. Mike joined BMI in 2013 after seven years in the newspaper world at the top weekly newspaper chain in Northeast Ohio. Contact Mike at mkezdi@benjaminmedia.com

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