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Among the greatest challenges facing our world is the maintenance and improvement of our infrastructure.  Assuring the safety and wellbeing of our communities and the families who live and work in those communities is what drives all of us at Vactor to bring you the absolute best equipment available.

Our origins as an American manufacturer go back more than a century, and our expertise and leadership in sewer cleaning date back more than fifty years.  In that time, we have been more than a manufacturer.  As a pioneer and an innovator, we have found ways to help communities save money, improve the quality of life for people, and improve the productivity and safety of the individuals who operate our equipment.

This commitment to innovation inspired us to create the very first combination sewer cleaner.

Today, we remain driven to bringing you the safest, most capable, versatile, quietest, and most efficient equipment possible.  Durable, reliable equipment that delivers the quality and value you deserve and should demand.  Equipment you can count on today, tomorrow, and years into the future.

Quite simply, we seek to be the #1 provider of infrastructure maintenance equipment and safety tools in the world.

A Brief Timeline of Vactor History

1911

1911

The Myers-Sherman Company, a manufacturer of pneumatic farm equipment is founded in Chicago, IL.

1930's

1930's

Myers-Sherman moves its operations from Chicago to the community of Streator, IL.

1960's

1960's

The company begins to design and manufacture a line of sewer cleaners and catch basin cleaners for the municipal market.

1969

1969

Myers-Sherman engineers the first combination sewer cleaner featuring water jetting and vacuuming.  That same year, the company introduces the Vactor Jet Rodder™ water pump, the first pump designed specifically for sewer cleaning.

1979

1979

The company is acquired by Peabody International.

1985

1985

The Pullman Company purchases Peabody International, changing the company name to Peabody Myers and focusing the company solely on the growing sewer cleaning market.

1989

1989

The company introduces the revolutionary 2100 Series combination sewer cleaner, which becomes the industry standard for the municipal market. To date, the company has sold more than 13,000 sewer cleaners

1984

1994

The Pullman Company is acquired by Forstmann, Little & Co., then becomes a unit of Federal Signal Corporation and is renamed Vactor Manufacturing.

1999

1999

The Vactor HXX Hydro Excavator is introduced.

2000

2000

Federal Signal consolidates the manufacturing of its Guzzler brand of industrial vacuum loaders into the Vactor manufacturing facility in Streator, creating greater product synergies and manufacturing economies.

2004

2004

The first Vactor HXX PD is built, launching expanded capabilities to the vacuum excavation market.

2009

2009

The Vactor 2100 Plus combination sewer cleaner is introduced offering a leap forward in machine technology.

2100i

2018

The Vactor 2100i is introduced bringing to the marketplace the innovative IntuiTouch® controls and optional RDB 10-15™ boom.

2019

2019

Our organization includes more than 50 North American distributors in 100 locations to serve our municipal customers and eight factory-direct locations for our industrial customers.

2020

2020

Vactor introduces the new compact iMPACT combination sewer cleaner and upgraded Ramjet® jetter, both featuring our state-of-the-art IntuiTouch® controls.