FX30 Vacuum Excavator
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The FX30 vacuum excavator is equipped with a lengthy list of standard features—including a curbside operator's station that allows single-operator control—and more than enough water pressure and suction to perform a myriad of cleanup and soft excavation tasks. The FX30 also can be customized to suit a wide range of applications, with options that include a hydraulic boom, hydraulic valve exerciser and a choice of spoils/water tank sizes.
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At 73 dBA, the FX30 vacuum excavator is the quietest on the market, for minimal disturbance in noise-sensitive areas and greater operator comfort.
Compact footprint capable of large-volume production.
Reusable, single-element vacuum filter and a blower relief valve air filter provide the industry's best filtration.
500 Gal Spoils/80 Gal Water on T9SE6 or T9SH6
800 Gal Spoils/200 Gal Water on T18S
SAE reserve capacity rating
SAE cold crank rating @ 0°F (-18°C)
With the aid of its 24.8-hp (18.5-kW) Kubota® diesel engine, the FX30 vacuum excavator provides more than enough suction power and water pressure.
System may be ordered from the factory either trailer-mounted or stand-alone, so you can mount it on your own trailer or flatbed truck.
Number of cylinders
Manufacturer's gross power rating (SAE J1995)
EPA Tier 4
EU Stage IIIA
Fuel tank capacity
The FX30's numerous options include a choice of 500- or 800-gallon (1893- or 3028-L) vacuum tanks and 80-, 200- or 300-gallon (303-, 757- or 1136-L) water tanks to meet the requirements of virtually any size cleanup job.
The FX30 will be one of the most versatile machines in your fleet; applications include exposing buried utility lines, cleaning out storm drains, directional drilling site cleanup, water leak repair, valve box cleanout, utility vault cleanout, commercial and residential debris cleanup and landscaping, and posthole digging.
Your Ditch Witch equipment is backed by a worldwide network of dealers you can count on for unmatched commitment to your success. From genuine Ditch Witch parts to factory-trained service to expert advice, your Ditch Witch dealer has it all for you.
Water tank capacity
Water pump flow
Water pump pressure, max
Electric pump clutch w/auto de-clutch feature
Hose reel (locking)
50/50 water/antifreeze mix
15 in Hg
381 mm Hg
3 or 4 in
76 or 101 mm
Outlet valve size
Tank inlet valve size
Tank dump angle, max
0.5 micron per ASHA RP531
Water trap capacity
Vaccum tank capacity
Tank door diameter
Ease of use
FX30Ease of use
Full-opening rear door with single-point latch provides easy spoils removal.
Water pressure can be adjusted from a curbside operator's station that allows one-person control of all unit functions.
Autoclutching feature disengages the water pump when water is not in use, allowing full system power to the blower.
Fully enclosed, insulated and lockable power pack protects major components from weather and vandalism while leading the industry in noise reduction.
Tank lift cylinder size (2)
Tilt angle, max
Sound pressure per ISO
Specifications are general and subject to change without notice. If exact measurements are required, equipment should be weighed and measured. Due to selected options, delivered equipment may not necessarily match that shown.