... Safety in Suction: Vacuum Excavators Dig Without Damage

Safety in Suction: Vacuum Excavators Dig Without Damage

The oil and gas industry is committed to zero pipeline incidents and one of the keys to reaching this goal is maintaining pipeline integrity. Enter the vacuum excavator to safely and efficiently dig around buried infrastructure. With units available as towable trailer mounted, midsize mounted to heavy-duty pickups and larger chassis-mounted semi-trucks, a contractor needs to make the right acquisition.

Ditch Witch

1959 W. Fir St. • Perry, OK 73077 • info@ditchwitch.com ditchwitch.com

Ditch WitchAbout the Company: Since its founding in 1949, Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, has grown from inventing the first mechanized, compact service-line trencher to being a one-stop source for underground construction equipment. With a complete range of equipment for underground installations, the Ditch Witch product line includes trenchers, horizontal directional drills, mini skid steers with dozens of attachments, fluid management systems, drill pipe, downhole tools, chain, teeth and sprockets, and vacuum excavation systems. All of these products are recognized worldwide for advanced design, rugged construction, long-term durability, ease of use and reliability. The Ditch Witch name is also trusted for assisting with financial needs.

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2006 Perimeter Rd. • Greenville, SC 29605 • (800) 435-9340 • mmole@mclaughlinunderground.commclaughlinunderground.com

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McLaughlinAbout the Company: McLaughlin has been a leader in the underground construction industry. McLaughlin has developed a reputation for designing and building dependable, low maintenance trenchless solutions for the power, gas, telecom, water, sewer and oil markets. McLaughlin offers a full line of utility locators and vacuum excavators for safely finding and exposing existing infrastructure, as well as a number of other trenchless installation products.

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Ox Equipment

11-B 680 Tradewind Drive • Ancaster, Ontario • L9G 4V5 • 1-888-290-4044 • info@ox-equipment.comox-equipment.com

OxAbout the Company: Ox Equipment Inc. is the exclusive North American distributor for industry leading MTS GmbH Suction Excavators. Currently the industry standard for safe excavation technologies throughout Europe and Australia, dry suction excavation powerfully excavates without the use of water, eliminating issues related to slurry disposal, as well as overweight truck loads, with uncompromising performance, productivity and versatility. Ox Equipment is ready and able to deliver this new European cutting-edge excavation technology to its end users at municipalities and utilities, and to those contactors who serve them, throughout North America.

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1590 Dutch Road, Dixon, IL 61021 • (888) 477-7638 • sales@ram-vac.comram-vac.com

RamvacAbout the Company: Ramvac is a Sewer Equipment brand that manufactures truck and trailer-mounted vacuum excavators. Sewer Equipment manufactured its first trailer-mounted catch basin cleaner in 1996 under the brand name Tiger Vac. It was from Tiger Vac that Ramvac evolved and introduced its first mid-size vacuum excavator. Ramvac entered the full size vacuum excavator market with its introduction of the HX-12, which has a 12 yard debris tank, as well as the HX-9 and HX-15. Two years later, Ramvac added its line of vacuum excavation trailers, the HX-1000, HX-2000 and HX-3000.

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1714 Fifield Road • Pella, Iowa 50219 • 800-544-2518 • ring-o-matic.com

Ring-O-MaticAbout the Company: Ring-O-Matic specializes in the manufacture of a complete line of skid-, trailer- and truck-mounted vacuum-excavation and vacuum machinery as well as industrial carwash pit cleaners. Founded in Pella, Iowa, in 1960 by Bill Van Zante as a general machining and manufacturing company, its central Iowa location not only offers excellent shipping and support logistics for serving customers throughout North America but also provides Ring-O-Matic with a labor force grounded in the Midwest work ethic. Recent innovations are the result of a renewed dedication to listening to customers and then delivering the products contractors need to be profitable.

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Super Products

17000 W. Cleveland Ave. • New Berlin, WI 53151 • (800) 837-9711 • muddogeasy.com

super productsAbout the Company: Headquartered near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Super Products LLC has been a leading manufacturer of innovative truck mounted vacuum equipment for municipal, utility, industrial and contactor use since 1972. The company’s line of Mud Dog hydro excavators, Supersucker vacuum trucks, Durasucker liquid vacuum trucks and Camel sewer and catch basic cleaners and are recognized for their high quality, durability and ease of operation.

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Vacall Industries

406 Mill Ave. S.W. • New Philadelphia, OH 44663 • (800) 382-8302 • vacallindustries.com

vacallAbout the Company: Since its acquisition in 2006, Vacall machines have been designed, manufactured, sold and supported by Gradall Industries Inc., which has earned a worldwide reputation for strength, versatility and quality. The Gradall influence served to further strengthen the Vacall product group, first introduced in 1951 as a high performance solution to clear and maintain sewer lines and perform many other vacuum and jetting tasks that routinely challenge governments and contractors. Today’s AllExcavate hydro excavators, as well as Vacall’s AllJetVac combination jetting/vacuum sewer cleaners and other models, are designed with extra durability, efficient energy consumption, reduced emissions, precise operator control and industry-leading vacuum and jetting power.

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969 Hall Park Rd. • Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 • (888) 920-2945 • vns@vac-con.comvac-con.com

vac-conAbout the Company: Vac-Con, Inc. was established in 1986 by Darrell LeSage with 12 employees, when it developed and introduced a truck-mounted combination sewer cleaner using applied vacuum technology from the agricultural industry. In the subsequent 30 years, Vac-Con has grown to be a worldwide supplier of truck-mounted vacuum and high pressure systems for municipal and private contractor markets, with a practice of creating industry leading innovative features driven by customer input and incorporating them within a simple design that is easy to operate and maintain. The full line of Vac-Con machines is available in configurations from 3.5 to 16 cu yd capacities, with hydrostatically-driven 2 and 3-stage, centrifugal compressors or several optional positive displacement blowers with up to 27 in. Hg.



Vactor Mfg.

1621 S. Illinois St. • Streator, IL 61364 • sales@vactor.com vactor.com

About the Company: For more than 100 years, Vactor Manufacturing has provided customers around the world with a wide range of material handling equipment. Today, Vactor is the industry leader in vacuum excavators, sewer and catch basin cleaners and industrial vacuum loaders featuring innovative technology and custom configurable designs. With one of the largest and most developed distributor networks in the industry, Vactor has more than 50 North American distributors in more than 100 locations to serve the utility, contractor and municipal markets, as well as 12 factory direct locations through FS Solutions for industrial customers.

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Vac-Tron Equipment

27137 Highway 33 • Okahumpka, FL 34762 • 352-728-2222 • vactron.com

Vac-TronAbout the Company: Founded in 1997, Vac-Tron Equipment began with a focus on creating safer ways to work around underground utilities — and has expanded upon that vision. Vac-Tron offers a broad range of industrial vacuum, excavation and environmental cleanup equipment with more than 50 applications. Vac-Tron recently released a new series of PTO truck driven systems. The HTV series is available with 300- to 800-gallon debris tank sizes and the PTO of the truck drives positive displacement vacuum blowers that produce 1,000 cfm.

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1002 15 Ave. • Nisku, AB T9E 7S5, Canada • mhoward@westechvac.comwestechvac.com

WestechAbout the Company: The newest member of the Federal Signal Environmental Solutions Group, Westech Vac Systems Ltd., designs and builds rugged, reliable vacuum truck systems for the toughest municipality, oil and gas, utility and industrial cleaning applications. In business for nearly 30 years, Westech is considered one of the largest mobile vacuum tank manufacturers in Canada. Supported by an experienced and knowledgeable team of engineering, sales and service professionals, Westech’s products are designed for extreme environmental conditions. The Westech Hydrovac can handle the unpredictable off-road applications and the unknown hazardous materials, in every type of weather, from the freezing cold of winter or the heat and humidity of summer, from 95 F to minus-40 F (40 C to minus-40 C).

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117 Industry Road • Marietta, OH 45750 800-752-2400 • 740-374-2306 • sales@x-vac.comx-vac.com

x-vacAbout the Company: X-Vac is a leading manufacturer of hydro excavators, which use water and vacuum technology to safely and reliably excavate underground areas, particularly in challenging environments where there is the concern for preventing damage to underground pipelines and utilities. X-Vac hydro excavators come in three models, the X-6, X-8, X-12 and X-15, all of which are designed to the highest technical and quality standards.

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