Vactor HXX Hydro-Excavator adds PD Blower
STREATOR, Ill. (February 2, 2005) — The Hibon® 8702 positive displacement blower is the latest development on the industry-leading Vactor HXX Hydro-Excavator®. This new option is designed for contractors requiring a unit that vacuums heavier material.
Customers can now outfit the HXX with either the time-tested dual-stage fan or the PD blower.
The benefits of using water (as opposed to air) as a nondestructive excavation tool include:
• Water acts as its own lubricant
• Water controls static electricity
• Water prevents the sandblasting effect of air
• Water is far more productive
• Water works in almost all soil conditions
• Water is heated for excavating frozen ground
Unlike mechanical excavation, there is little chance of damage when water is used to loosen the soil, significantly reducing the safety and financial risks associated with utility line strikes.
Vactor worked closely with excavation contractors to develop the HXX, which is a dedicated unit specifically designed for hydro-excavation.
The HXX provides up to seven hours of continuous operation with the on-board water. Lower water flow results in less operator fatigue and a cleaner, more precise digging process. Other HXX features include a 12 cubic-yard debris tank, a 1,300-gallon single-cell stainless steel water tank and a 320-degree rotating boom. The HXX works on frozen ground in sub-zero temperatures thanks to heated pump cabinets and a built-in boiler.
For more information about the Vactor HXX, call (800) 627-3171 or visit www.vactor.com.