Badger Daylighting is North America’s largest hydrovac contractor, providing hydrovac services to customers on a 24/7 basis from more than 100 local offices across the United States and Canada.
Badger Daylighting has been designing, building and operating its own hydrovac trucks for more than 20 years and has incorporated numerous design efficiencies into the Badger Hydrovac. These efficiencies enable Badger crews to move more dirt in less time than other vacuum excavation equipment. Combined with an industry-leading health and safety program, Badger offers quality and value in hydrovac services.
Badger has more than 840 hydrovac trucks staffed with experienced and qualified crews ready to support contractors that want the job done right.
For more information, visit badgerinc.com.
To help meet contractors’ needs for more versatile power in vacuum excavators, the Ditch Witch FXT50 vacuum excavator mounts directly to the frame rails of a truck, allowing the system to flex independently of the truck, promising stability and confidence that skid-mounted vacuum excavators cannot.
Ditch Witch dealers will mount the FXT50 truck vacuum excavator to the single-axle truck of customers’ choosing. The truck can be customized with toolboxes and other support equipment, such as a 1,020-cfm blower or 3,000-psi water system with a flow rate of 5 gpm.
The FXT50 truck vacuum excavator is the quietest in its horsepower class and offers the best filtration in the industry.
For more information, visit ditchwitch.com.
McLaughlin offers a line of large-capacity vacuum excavators ideally suited for both the mid-sized horizontal directional drill (HDD) contractor, as well as large diameter pipeline contractors. Both models have the ability to arrive on a jobsite, pothole for existing utilities and then remove drilling fluids from larger and longer bore projects. The larger-capacity spoil tank allows the contractor to stay on the job longer and reduce the need for time-consuming dumping.
The MEGA 2000 skid-mounted vacuum excavator has a 99-hp Kubota diesel engine with a 1,200-cfm blower and features a 2,000-gallon spoil tank and 925 gallons of fresh water to ensure you have the power and capacity required.
The MEGA 2600 skid-mounted vacuum excavator is designed for fluid management and HDD support for up to large to maxi size rigs. The MEGA 2600 is typically paired with the PP100XT DEEP power pack, providing additional suction power with the 23 in. of mercury DEEP blower for increased fluid management capabilities. The MEGA 2600 also features 300 gallons of fresh water making it a versatile potholing unit when needed.
For more information, visit mclaughlinunderground.com.
Vacall AllExcavate hydro-excavation models are available with a popular cold weather package, assuring smooth, reliable performance during frigid winter weather. The package includes heated cabinetry that encloses the boiler, warming the water for hydro excavation when temperatures drop below freezing.
Another popular option – high dump capability – allows the operator to use a wireless remote control to raise the debris tank as much as 76 in. above ground level and then shift the tank horizontally 21 in. beyond the rear bumper. Unique to the industry, this option makes it possible to dump debris into roll-off containers, avoiding the need to travel off-site for dumping.
Vacall AllExcavate hydro excavators use just one engine for mobility as well as to generate water flow at 10 to 25 gpm and pressures up to 3,000 psi. Used in combination with strong vacuum forces, the AllExcavate can loosen and then remove dirt, rocks and other material from around utility lines and foundations. In the oil and gas industry, AllExcavate models can perform efficient frac tank cleanout.
Standard and optional debris bodies and water tanks are available with lifetime warranties, expanding the machine’s working life. The AllSmartFlow CAN bus intelligent control system is standard, monitoring water usage and minimizing downtime for
water tank refills
For more information, visit vacallindustries.com.
The Vac-Con X-Cavator is designed specifically to handle the toughest and most challenging excavating jobs. The X-Cavator is powerful, durable and easy to operate. Like every Vac-Con machine, the hydro excavator is fully loaded and has the industry’s best safety features.
The machine features a hydrostatic drive. Using the Vac-Con chassis engine with hydrostatic drive for the vacuum offers a more efficient system because it’s less complicated and eliminates the need for cumbersome PTO, clutch and gearbox operation.
Vac-Con also offers a mobile wireless remote, which enables the operator to work the following functions from remote areas (up to 1/2 mile away): chassis engine rpm, boom, automatic vacuum breaker, dump controls and hydraulic door locks.
Additional features include water systems with up to 4,000 psi and a boom that rotates up to 270 degrees.
For more information, visit vac-con.com/hydro_excavator.html.
An age-old problem facing anyone in the underground construction business is making sure that they do not accidentally damage underground utilities in the process of excavations in the oil and gas industry. Historic methods for digging, such as hand-digging or just using a backhoe, can present dangerous consequences if a buried utility is accidently struck. Air-vacuum excavation systems have been developed specifically for the purpose of safely and economically uncovering utilities and pipelines. The machines offer professionals a faster, more economical and safer method of exposing those buried utilities and pipelines.
Air-vacuum excavation systems use high-pressure air in combination with a powerful vacuum to first break up the soil and then remove it. This process enables a trench or a pothole to be dug quickly, easily and, most importantly, safely. After the utility or line is exposed its exact location is marked and then the removed spoils can be placed back in the hole as backfill.
Vacmasters systems range in size from the small, trailer-mounted System 1000 to the larger, more powerful truck-mounted units, the System 5000, 4000 and 3000. The System 6000 is one of the world’s most powerful air-vacuum excavation systems and can operate in any type of soil this earth has to offer.
For more information, visit vacmasters.com.