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The Latest News + Advice on Hydro Vac Trucks from Haaker Underground
11
Jun

Hydra-Flex Nozzles: Dig Faster with Less Water

Want to dig faster with less water?  Our high-performance nozzles from Hydra-Flex are the answer to boosting productivity. Efficient streams and durable designs guarantee optimal performance in even the harshest environments.  Founded in 2002, Hydra-Flex has become the leader in innovative and reliable fluid handling products. Their core values of accuracy, reliability and innovation are...
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02
Jun

Hydrovac Trucks for Every Industry

No matter your industry, Haaker Underground and TRUVAC are dedicated to providing the most advanced safe-digging technology to boost performance and productivity. Here are just a few of the industries we serve:  Engineering  Our hydrovac trucks are ideal for piling and test holes, digging safely around buried infrastructure, daylighting, trenching and debris removal. Guaranteed to...
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20
May

Hydro Excavation in Remote Areas

Excavation plays an important role in so many different aspects of our lives — sewers, underground utilities and pipelines are installed through it. Sprinklers, signs and posts are often where they are thanks to digging, and even professional landscaping may use excavation to properly place plants. Excavating in remote areas presents particular challenges. Wilderness areas...
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10
May

The Past and Future of Hydro Excavation

Hydro excavation, the process of using pressurized water in combination with a high-powered vacuum to excavate, has been used for decades. At first, this type of excavation was adopted mostly in the oil and gas industries. As safety increasingly became a priority in the energy industry, use of hydrovac excavation trucks boomed. Their use became...
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01
May

3 Simple Tips for Safe Hydro Excavation

Hydro excavation delivers high benefits for operators in the construction, electric, water and utilities industries due to its efficiency and precision. One of the top benefits is increased safety, but understanding the equipment, how it works and best practices is essential. Follow these tips to use your hydro excavation equipment safely. Understand Your Jobsite Before...
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14
Apr

Safely Navigating the Maze of Underground Utilities

Nothing brings a construction job to a halt quicker than discovering unexpected water pipes, sewer tile, electrical lines or gas pipes. If you’re lucky, your crew will recognize the line before disrupting it. If you’re not lucky, you may find yourselves on the evening news that day.  There are more than 20 million miles of...
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05
Apr

Slot Trenching with Hydrovac Trucks

Need to dig narrow trenches to install cables, signs, pipes, posts or other underground utilities? Hydroexcavation is the best technique for accurate, precise slot trenching. Risks of Conventional Methods Traditional slot trenching methods were time-consuming and dangerous. Doing the work manually is extremely hard and poses serious safety risks. Conventional methods also failed at digging...
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01
Apr

How It Works: Sonetics Noise Cancelling Headsets

Over the last three decades, noise cancelling headsets have evolved tremendously and today provide many advantages for workers who need to communicate clearly in loud spaces. This remarkable technology restores the ability to hold a natural conversation in any environment, eliminating distracting sounds, making voices easier to hear and improving overall communications and understanding. A...
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11
Mar

TRUVAC HXX Rental Vacuum Excavation Truck Keeps Communities Safe

TRUVAC’s HXX rental vacuum excavation truck meets all mid-sized and full-sized excavation needs, boosts job site productivity and can power jack hammers, tampers and other tools while also towing mini-excavators, job supply trailers or HDD drills.  It’s also the ideal safe-digging machine that protects your team and community at worksites.  Striking underground utilities poses a...
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