Vacuum excavators retrieve both wet and dry material

Vermeer and McLaughlin have partnered to introduce a line of 500-gallon vacuum excavators capable of hydro-excavation and retrieving both wet and dry spoil. Each model has an engine idle-down mode to automatically reduce the engine to idle when water is not in use. Pressing the reduction tool’s trigger returns the engine to its normal working range and full vacuum. An in-tank cleanout system washes the tank clean after dumping and eliminates manual cleaning. The V500, V500LT and V500LTHD are available with a 36- or 49-horsepower diesel engine and a 10,000- or 12,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating.