More power usually equals more weight in the hydroexcavation business, but with Hi-Vac’s X-8 and X-13 hydrovac trucks, as Hi-Vac president Dan Coley says, “You can have your cake and eat it too — and not get an overweight ticket!”
The powerful systems provide 4,000 cfm and 27 inches Hg, while maintaining a 24,000-pound payload capacity.
“There is a balance between power, performance and scalability in a tight, neatly configured package,” Coley says. “Instead of the push to make it bigger than ever, or to compromise performance to meet weight load restrictions, the X-8 and X-13 provide both power and performance.
“We have been hearing from customers who cannot abide by the fines and overweight tickets that their current equipment was getting them into. They also could not live with the light-duty, weak-performing units available that were others’ answer to overweight tickets.”
The X-8 carries 600 gallons of freshwater with an 8-cubic-yard debris capacity, and the X-13 carries 1,200 gallons of freshwater with a 13-cubic-yard debris capacity.
“The X-8 was designed to provide the industry with a powerful vacuum system in a weight-conscious package. It was designed to be able to work in any weather condition, cold or hot, with the lowest possible noise levels,” Coley says. “It is intended to provide the operator and the owner with the ability to know the unit weight at any time, thus avoiding ticket fines.”
Both units come with 360-degree boom rotation; an insulated, noise-deadening, heat-retaining enclosure for the vacuum and water system; and simple, rugged powertrain and transfer case.
“The X-8 and the X-13 are the perfect units for anyone and everyone who is working on the road and/or needs to transport payload,” Coley says.