hydro vacuum truck

Excavation is a necessary but often cumbersome and disruptive public service. While traditional excavation is fast, hydro excavation is safer for cables, underground pipes, utility lines, work teams and communities. 

What is Hydro Excavation? 

Hydro vacuum excavation is a non-destructive method of moving earth. Using this method, operators use pressurized water to break up soil. An industrial vacuum then contains dirt, debris and water in a tank. Hydro excavation trucks contain all the necessary equipment in a single unit, increasing efficiency. 

A safe and accurate method of soil excavation, hydro excavation is ideal for locating underground utility lines and pipes. 

With traditional excavation, workers are more likely to experience accidents and cause damages to fiber-optic lines, sewage lines, telecommunication lines and underground power mains. When accidents happen due to traditional excavation, they are more likely to result in extensive damage and even mass service outages. 

Hydrovac Excavation Increases Safety 

Using hydrvac trucks to dig around buried utility lines is much safer than using traditional excavation methods. This equipment takes much of the guesswork out of digging safely because they allow you to easily and reliably visually locate underground utilities. This advantage protects your team, your community and the infrastructure itself. 

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Hydro Excavation Applications 

Hydro vacuum excavation is ideal for accessing modern underground utility infrastructure. This safer solution is perfect for a number of applications, including: 

  • Confined digging
  • Daylighting
  • Landscaping
  • Mains exposure
  • Potholing
  • Water supply and sewer applications
  • Sign and light pole location and installation
  • Utility repairs

For these and other applications, hydro vacuum excavation is safer and more cost-effective than traditional excavation methods. 

The Benefits of Renting a Hydro Vac Excavator 

Purchasing a hydro-vac truck doesn’t always make sense, especially if your municipal or project budget is small or you don’t need to perform excavation work regularly. 

As you consider whether it is best to purchase or rent a hydro vac truck, think carefully about your budget. Maintaining a truck can be costly in terms of labor, parts, repairs and general service. If your truck breaks down, you will also be responsible for the cost of project delays. 

Renting Hydro Vac Trucks from Haaker Underground 

Renting may be a viable option if you do not have a regular need for excavation equipment or are working with a smaller budget. If you’re considering renting a hydro vacuum truck for your municipality or business, we can help you access the latest equipment at the best prices. 

Never used a piece of equipment like this before? That’s ok! Our team will provide operator training upon pickup of your rental unit. We will cater this training to your experience and knowledge level to make sure you are comfortable with the equipment and get answers to any questions you may have. We’ll even check out your job site on the first day to ensure you’re operating the vehicle correctly and that it’s the right fit for your project. 

Interested in learning more about our rental units? Give us a call today at 909-598-2706 or click here to contact us to learn more!