Tag: vacuum trucks

A vacuum truck is a tank truck with a heavy duty vacuum designed to pneumatically load solids, liquids, sludge or slurry through suction lines typically 2-4″ in diameter with 3″ being the norm. The typical pump used in the industry is the rotary vane vacuum pump. The truck can be configured to be a direct belt drive, or a hydraulic drive system. There are two different ways to mount the pump either directly on the truck with the vacuum drive powered by the truck motor, or on the trailer with an independent motor. Each application has different handling characteristics.

Kenworth Announces Three New Options for Vocational Trucks

Kenworth Announces Three New Options for Vocational Trucks

KIRKLAND, Wash., Oct. 7, 2015 – Kenworth has announced three new options for its vocational lineup of trucks.

Allison’s 4700 RDS 7-speed automatic transmission – with optional second “deep reverse” – can be ordered on Kenworth’s T880, T800, W900, and C500. The transmission is part of the Allison rugged duty series.

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Federal Signal to Open FS Solutions Location in Williston, ND

LEEDS, ALA. (July 8 , 2014 ) — Federal Signal Corporation’s Environmental Solutions Group today announced plans to open a new FS Solutions service center in Williston, N.D., later this month . Located at 305 Energy Street, the new FS Solutions center is part of the group’s expansion of FS

No Outlets for Trash

No Outlets for Trash

Removing sediment and trash from stormwater and, eventually, from natural waters can often be a challenge. The best first step in this task is to catch the unwanted items before they get to any water source-and there are a variety of inlet protection devices to do the job. Keeping Adobe

Taking Down the Dust

Taking Down the Dust

Southwestern Energy is involved with natural gas drilling throughout the country, including a substantial portion of the state of Arkansas, within the Fayetteville Shale. “We cover well over a million acres here,” says Kevin Cotton, structural superintendent for Southwestern Energy. That also involves a great many roads leading to and

Mountain Tarp Expands Texas Service Area

CHARLOTTE, N.C. [April 1, 2014] – Mountain Tarp , a Wastequip brand, and one of the industry’s most trusted manufacturers of quality tarping solutions, announces the opening of its newest installation and repair facility in San Antonio, Texas. The San Antonio installation and repair center is conveniently located between downtown

Applying Pressure

Applying Pressure

Hydro- and vacuum excavating systems are becoming so much an increasing part of the construction site landscape these days that one manufacturer states it’s been the busiest year for his company to date, with the demand in some cases exceeding supply. The driving factors: increasingly strict construction site regulations, the

Keeping Stormwater Cleaner

Keeping Stormwater Cleaner

When Raul Garza sits in the cab of Clean Water Services’ light blue Tymco street sweeper, he sees himself as doing more than earning a paycheck. Driving through the streets of the stormwater utility’s district–parts of Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties in Oregon–Garza knows that the work he is doing

Inlet Expertise

Inlet Expertise

Whether during construction or post-construction, erosion control contractors are turning to the latest technologies to help site clients manage erosion and stormwater in a way that is cost effective yet comprehensive enough to meet regulatory requirements. An 85-acre athletic field complex being constructed at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA,

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