Vacuum excavators offer a safe and effective way of clearing unwanted earth around pipes and sewer systems. And because not all projects are the same, Ditch Witch® offers a large variety of both air and hydro vacuum excavators for your business. Below we’ll discuss the difference between these two categories of equipment.
Air excavators use highly pressurized air to break up soil and other materials. This allows for the easy removal of excess earth around underground utilities. They are most often used when working near delicate piping systems that may rupture or break from water pressure. Additionally, the removed material can later be added back to the hole, due to the fact that it remains dry throughout the entire process.
Hydro excavators apply pressurized water to a given area, creating a slurry of soil, rock, and water. This can then be easily removed via the vacuum system. Hydro excavators can remove most types of material with ease, often making them the more efficient option.
Choosing the Right Vacuum Excavator
Selecting the right equipment for the job will largely come down to the size of your project, the amount of material that will be removed, and the amount of force needed to remove that material. Whether you’re working on a small site or a large construction operation, we’ve got a vacuum excavator to fit your needs.
Having difficulty deciding which equipment is best for your site? Stop by your local Ditch Witch® West location and ask to speak to one of our product specialists. We’ll make sure you have the right gear for any job.
Available Financing Options
At Ditch Witch® West, we aim to be your business partner. That’s why we offer a range of financing, leasing, and rental options on all of the equipment you need. Stop by your local store to learn about our current rates and manufacturer incentives.
Find a Vacuum Excavator Near You
With convenient locations throughout the western U.S., Ditch Witch® West can help keep your business moving forward with top-of-the-line construction equipment, parts, and repair services.