Vactor Manufacturing, Inc.

1621 S. Illinois Street
Streator, IL
US, 61364

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Rapid deployment boom improves productivity for Vactor sewer cleaners

The patent-pending RDB 1015 boom telescopes 10 feet out and extends the debris hose an additional 15 feet down for faster cleaning of catch basins, manholes and lift stations.

For most wastewater and sanitary system cleaning jobs, it takes several minutes for sewer cleaner operators to lift additional debris tubes off the racks, maneuver the truck's boom and clamp the tubes into place - a process that can lead to operator fatigue. To improve this time-consuming process, Vactor Manufacturing introduced the Vactor RDB 1015 rapid deployment boom as an option for the company's 2100 Series combination sewer cleaners, which include the Vactor 2100i and 2100 Plus trucks.

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Revised weight regulations in Ontario behind the design of new vacuum excavator truck

Regulations focused on various types of trucks and equipment in the province of Ontario have had a small loophole in them for quite some time – a fact discovered recently by the Provincial Government during a licensing review that was undertaken to raise fees on heavy commercial vehicles. For owners of vacuum excavators, the loss of that loophole may mean a loss of payload, which would mean a loss of efficiency. One long-standing Ontario dealer, Joe Johnson Equipment (JJE), took the concerns expressed by its customers straight to the manufacturer, Vactor Manufacturing, which has responded by developing a truck that can meet regulations both in Ontario and throughout other regions where operators face weight-limit challenges.

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Vactor Showcases Next-Generation HXX Vacuum Excavator Concept at 2017 ICUEE

Vactor Manufacturing has unveiled the successor to the legendary Vactor HXX vacuum excavator at the 2017 International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) Show October 3-5, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. The concept vacuum excavation truck makes its first public appearance at Vactor's outdoor exhibit (K381) at the Kentucky Exposition Center. "The new HXX concept showcases our latest design thinking in terms of improvements in payload capacity, weight distribution, operation and performance," said Ben Schmitt, product manager at Vactor Manufacturing. "Our goal in previewing this HXX concept at ICUEE is to gain feedback from customers and other industry professionals before launching the next generation of this truck."

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Larger body now available

Larger body now available

Vactor Manufacturing has announced the availability of a larger debris body for the HXX Prodigy Vacuum Excavator - an optional 9-yard debris tank mounted on a tandem axle chassis. Lighter and more compact than the full-sized Vactor HXX HydroExcavator, the HXX Prodigy - both the standard 6-yard configuration and the optional 9-yard configuration - is specifically designed for mobile applications. The HXX Prodigy features an above-deck compressor system that does not need a holding tank to build pressure, which eliminates the wait time some units require for pressure to build up.

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