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What You Should Look for When Choosing an Excavation Truck

Just like most projects you take on, your equipment should equate to what you are attempting to accomplish. If you want to cut down a tree, you get an ax not a shovel. This kind of sensibility should be used when deciding on which Hydro Excavation Truck you will need for your job. Here are some things to consider when you are on the hunt for this particular piece of equipment.



Choosing an Excavation TruckThe best place to start is to ask, ‘for what projects or goals do I need a hydro excavation machine?’ Though these days a hydro excavator is used for a multitude of tasks, there is a variety of options and add-ons for this type of machine that will have to be taken into consideration. Determining the scale of your project or ongoing work is the most important place to start in this decision process. This will assist in answering follow up questions such as, ‘do I need a heavier-duty truck,’ and ‘how long will my project(s) take?’

These are simply a few of the start-up questions around which you should build your purchasing decision.


Type of Soil

The type of soil that you will encounter on the jobsite will be a factor in the machine you need. Dealing with clay-like terrain is more difficult than a looser soil. A heavier soil, such as clay, requires a heavier-duty truck, while loose or soft soil will require a lighter-duty machine.


Water System

The water system of the truck is a crucial component, as it will determine the ease at which you are able to cut through the soil. You want to make sure that the pressure used is not too light, as this will disrupt the ability of the machine to displace the soil. It’s also important that the pressure isn’t too heavy, which could lead to irrevocable damage.

Choosing an Excavation Truck



With an array of machine systems and options, the price range of a hydro excavator can vary. It’s important to work closely with your representative to ensure that the machine you build fits not only into your project needs but into your budget as well. Your Vac•Con® representative can guide you through the process and options, making certain that you get the machine you require while staying financially responsible.



We offer only the highest quality and most durable equipment in the way of hydro-excavation machines. Our goal is to offer the best machines for your projects, always providing MORE POWER TO YOU. For questions, please contact us at our local number 888-920-2945, or for international inquiries at +1-904-493-4969.


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