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Ditch Witch’s new FXT60 truck vacuum excavator handles potholing and other soft excavation tasks (PHOTOS)

Updated Apr 30, 2015
Ditch Witch FXT60 truck vacuum excavator

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Safely identify buried utilities with Ditch Witch’s FXT60 truck vacuum excavator, which handles heavy-duty cleanup jobs and soft excavation tasks such as potholing. Equipped with a 74-horsepower Deutz diesel engine, the FXT60 delivers 1,027 cfm of suction power, and has a high-pressure water system with a 5.5-gpm, 3,000-psi water pump.

The choice of a 500-gallon spoils tank with a 200-gallon water tank, or an 800-gallon spoils tank with a 400-gallon water tank allows the operator to handle any size cleanup job. The unit is designed for mounting on truck frame rails, allowing the system components to flex independently of the truck to boost structural integrity. The FXT60 mounts to any single-axle truck, enabling cost control and customization.

The easily accessible controls and service points ensure convenience, and curbside controls can be configured for right- or left-hand traffic for safety. The minimal overall height provides a low center of gravity and improved handling during transport. Saddle-style tanks provide weight distribution to keep the payload over the rear axle.

Additional features include an integrated tool rack on the door, underbody hose storage system, remote-fill water tank, hydraulic locks on the hydraulic door and an auto clutching feature that disengages the water pump when not in use.