With what starts as an idea for machine to pump out the septic systems and the clogged drains, usage of vacuum truck has expanded greatly to what it is now. Their versatility has made this ideal for various industries when it is suitably adapted to needs of job. The vacuum truck also is adapted for jobs in different settings, like usage of hydro excavating machine at various construction projects. It is other clever way of using the exclusive forces of water and controlled air to accomplish the tasks, generally faster and better than other options.

Benefits on Construction Site

Even though it is also wondered that how the truck using air and water as a key tool of excavation could be quite useful than the rough digging machine, hydro digging excavation trucks are just suitable. With the regular advances and improvement, these machines have now become invaluable on specific construction sites to work for achieving the desired results.

Air and Water under adequate pressure will cut through the hard surfaces like backhoes and precise control, key benefit is attained while using the hydro excavation where the mechanical and hand digging should have been used otherwise. Since pressure of water can get adjusted and pinpointed to act such as water ‘knife,’ so vacuum trucks that are used as hydro excavators usually are invaluable in the delicate situations of digging, like: trenching; pot-holing; shovelling, cables, tree roots; digging holes and around pipelines in the small spaces that big machines cannot easily handle. It has always made hydro excavation to be the preferred method for every task of delicate digging.

Important requirement at Job Site

To make best use of various hydro excavator trucks, basically there are main 3 requirements at job site:


There should be a close source of liquid like water truck or water container, fire hydrant, nearby pond or any nearby lake, or being in the distance of the reservoir. If the water source is nearby it will make excavation process easy and hassle free.


Needing a proper place for dumping the liquid residue has passed through process of hydro excavation and it is important to get removed from the job site is possibly less common. If you are unable to dump at the site retrieved water and processed water need to be driven by the truck to the dumping area. Working along two trucks is best way for achieving work efficiency, since one vehicle may be working when the other vehicle is driving to nearby site of water dumping.


It is important to understand that no job can be done without easy reach. Though immediate locality is best, still it is possible to use digging method at distance about some hundred feet. Pressure of water will possibly be lower over the period of time; hence it is certainly something you need to consider prior to starting a job.