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  • Versatility

    Options include a choice of 500-, 800- or 1,200-gallon (1893-, 3028-, 4542-liter) vacuum tanks and choice of 200-, 300- or 500-gallon (757-, 1136-, 1893-liter) water tanks to meet the requirements of virtually any size job.

    Applications include potholing to expose buried utility lines, directional drilling site cleanup, water leak repair, valve box cleanout, utility vault cleanout, commercial and residential debris cleanup.

    System may be ordered from the factory either trailer-mounted or as loose components for mounting to a skid or flatbed truck.

    Optional water heater keeps water system from freezing in inclement weather and increases wintertime productivity and production in tight soils.

  • Operator Comfort
    Operator Comfort

    Leads the industry in quiet operation at 82 dBA; The FX65 includes a larger silencer to further reduce noise for minimal disturbance in noise-sensitive areas and greater operator comfort.

    Easily accessible controls and service points; curbside controls provide greater safety and convenience.

    Easy access to power pack for convenient servicing.

    Standard hydraulic door opens fully horizontal to maximize the efficiency of spoils removal; door also features hydraulic locks.

  • Noise Level

    Noise Level

    Sound power
    112 dBA

    Sound pressure
    83 dBA

  • Vacuum System

    Vacuum System

    Air flow
    1,215 cfm
    34.4 m(3)/min

    Vacuum, max
    16 in Hg
    405 mm Hg

    Vacuum tank capacity
    500*/800/1,200 gal
    1893/3028/4542 L

    Tank outlet valve size
    6 in
    152 mm

    Filter type
    Washable polyester

    Filter area
    130 ft(2)
    12 m(2)

    Filter rating
    0.5 micron per ASHA RP531

    Suction hose
    4 in
    102 mm

  • Water System

    Water System

    Water tank capacity
    200/300/500 gal
    757/1136/1893 L

    Water pump flow
    5.5 gpm
    20.8 l/min

    Water pump pressure, max
    3,000 psi

    Antifreeze system
    50/50 water/antifreeze mix

    Pressure hose length
    50 ft

    Hydraulic System
    Gear pump

  • Ease of Use
    Ease of Use

    High-pressure water system with a 5.5 gpm (20.8 l/min), 3,000 psi (207 bar) water pump; water pressure adjustable from curbside operator’s station. OLL

    Standard hydraulic door opens fully horizontal to maximize the efficiency of spoils removal; door also features hydraulic locks.

    Fully enclosed, insulated and lockable power pack protects major components from weather and vandalism while leading the industry in noise reduction.

    Optional remote control hydraulic boom rotates 270 degrees and extends to 14 ft (4.3 m) saves labor, time and reduces operator fatigue.

  • Dimensions



    1,200 Gal Spoils / 500 Gal Water / T26S

    Length (vac only)
    249 in
    6325 mm

    Width (vac only)
    101 in
    2553 mm

    Height w/ boom (vac only)
    93 in
    2362 mm

    Height w/out boom
    99 in
    2515 mm

    Weight, empty
    12,245 lb
    5554 kg

    26000 lb
    11793 kg

  • Power

    Most productive unit on the market in this size class with airflow optimized to maximize efficiency for highest performance output.

    74-hp (55-kW) turbocharged Deutz Tier 4 diesel engine powers the FX65’s outstanding suction and water pressure. Optional engine configurations available in less regulated countries.

    1,215 cfm (34.4 m3/min): highest airflow on vacuum excavator trailer for the lowest investment on the market. 20 percent more performance than the competition.

    Auxiliary hydraulic power system powers a variety of jobsite tools, everything from impact wrenches to jackhammers.

  • Battery


    SAE reserve capacity rating
    195 min

    SAE cold crank rating @ 0°F (-18°C)
    950 amps

    Electrical system

  • Power


    TD2.9 L4



    Number of Cylinders


    Manufacturer's gross power rating
    74 hp
    55 kW

    Emissions compliance
    EPA Tier 4
    EU Stage IIIB

    Rated speed
    2,600 rpm

  • Rugged Design
    Rugged Design

    Three stage filtration includes a cyclonic filter which cleans the air before it reaches the filter and a 0.5-micron washable vacuum filter. An additional blower relief air filter provides the industry's best filtration for maximum protection of key components.

    Saddle-style tanks give the 1,200-gallon (4542-L) FX65 vacuum excavator a lower center of gravity and enhance trailer balance.

    Heavy duty FMVSS compliant trailer comes standard with toolbox storage to enhance trailer balance.