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NEWPRODUCTS
McLaughlin Adds PTO Options To MEGA VAC
McLaughlin has extended its Vermeer MEGA VAC vacuum excavator product line with new
PTO-driven options.
Ideal for utility and distribution contractors, the VXT Series is a reliable, cost-effective solution
for high-production potholing crews. The VXT series is a 6-inch system featuring spoil tank
capacities ranging from 1,200 to 2,000 gallons, and a standard option of 800 gallons, of fresh
water. For off-road applications, larger spoil tank capacities are available from 2,200, 2,600 and
3,000 gallons.
The VXT Series is powered by the industry-proven OMSI Gearbox and a ROOTS 3200 CFM (91
m3/min) blower. When put into PTO mode, the truck's rear axle is disengaged and the OMSI gearbox becomes live to drive the ROOTS blower at 18 inches of mercury and 3200 cfm. The OMSI
gearbox hydraulically provides the power to drive the 10-gpm, 3,000-psi water pump, as well.
Utility, gas distribution and fiber optics contractors must balance the need for maximum spoil
tank capacity with increasingly stringent weight regulations and restrictions. The VXT6 and the
VXT8 MEGA VACs were designed with scalability as a top priority.
Built on a 10-wheel Peterbilt chassis, the VXT6 has a 1,200-gallon spoil tank capacity and can
carry up to 410 gallons of water and still meet weight regulations. The VXT8 has a 1,600-gallon
tank capacity and can carry up to 800 gallons of fresh water. With a standard drop axle, the VXT8
weighs only 33,000 pounds empty on the Peterbilt 348 chassis.
For reassurance that the vacuum meets weight regulations, the VXT Series features the new
optional Air-Weigh scale system. Incorporated into the chassis and the CAN Controls, Air-Weigh
informs the operator when a truck hits its preprogrammed maximum axle weights, and the unit
automatically enters Vacuum Neutral mode. The CN Control system also allows operators to start
the MEGA VAC, control the idle speed, dump spoils, open the rear door and control full boom
operation, which helps increase job-site productivity.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
McLaughlin, mclaughlinunderground.com

Vulcan Pumps Introduces Revolution In
Vacuum Technology
Vulcan Pumps of Birmingham, AL, manufacturers a
vacuum excavator system that can increase revenue
for contractors by replacing costly, time-consuming
manual handling methods of shoveling and digging
material.
The revolutionary Vulcan Universal Pump design,
based on air-flow technology, converts pressure energy into velocity energy, and collects and transports
material over long distances through easy-to-handle
3- or 4-inch diameter hose and pipes. It can be
powered by compressed air, plant air or portable air
compressors.
The engineered components are enclosed in a single straight flow-through housing
to create the powerful secondary vacuum airflow. With no moving parts - no timing
gears, blower lobes, liquid rings or rotating belts - the pump is virtually maintenance
free and requires no skilled labor to operate it.
As powerful as an expensive vacuum truck, the 16" Hg Vulcan system comes in
several sizes to fit various applications. It operates in all types of weather and conditions,
excavating where a backhoe cannot, such as around wet foundations, with air-operated
air knife, hydro blasting or clay diggers in mud, slug, dirt, rock, liquids and muck.
It is ideally suited to repairing or replacing buried utility lines without damaging them
- especially natural gas lines, since the Vulcan system is explosion proof.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Vulcan Pumps, (800) 624-7069, vulcanpumps.com

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Caterpillar
Caterpillar is
equipping more
excavators with its
time- and money-saving Cat Connect technology.
Cat Grade with Assist, introduced
last year on the 323F L, is a simple-touse system that helps operators dig
a level base with just the right slope.
With a touch of a button, the boom
and bucket adjust automatically to
help operators consistently get to
grade with more accuracy, less effort
and less rework. Plus, it works with tilt
buckets for even greater versatility. It's
now available direct from the factory
on the 330F L, 336F L XE, 349F L and
352F L.
The latest technology, Cat Payload, has been expanded
beyond the 336F L XE, to larger machines like the 349 L XE,
374F L and 390F L. This system calculates load weight as
the operator swings the bucket toward the truck, with no
interruption in the loading cycle. It eliminates making an additional trip to the scale, and costly under- and over-loading
of trucks. Managers can access the data remotely through
Caterpillar LINK technologies to help improve overall jobsite efficiency. (888) 614-4328, cat.com
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Underground Construction - August 2017
Contents
Editor’s Log
Newsline
Washington Watch
Pipeline Projects
Construction Industry Applauds Pab Legislation
First Look: Vacuworx Unveils Compact Vacuum Lifting System
Two Ways Utility Contractors Can Transfer Risk
Pvcpa Study Examines Environmental Impacts, Safety, Costs of Water Pipes
Real Business in the Big Easy
Currently @ Cuire
Matthews Assumes Ttc Leadership Role
2017 Buyer´S Guide
Nassco Tech Tips
Test Your Skills at the Rehabzone ‘18 Cutter Challenge
Rehab Products
Waterworksnews
Business
New Products
Calendar of Events
Equipment Spotlight
Business Cards
Sales Reps
Ad Index
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