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Vacuum Excavation Hire in Launceston, TAS 7250

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8th August 2019

What is the right vacuum truck for my job?

Working on any construction sites you often are confronted with the requirements of using vacuum truck (sometimes referred to as a sucker truck or vacuum excavator) for all non-destructive digging. Vacuum excavation or hydro excavation is the process of safely removing unwanted materials such as dirt, mud, sand that are situated around underground assets. Due to the nature of it work and the advancements in technology  it is becoming one of the most popular plant being used across the construction projects. However, there are a number of things to consider when choosing the right vacuum truck for your project as there isn't a one-size fit all. These considerations will also dictate the true costs of vacuum excavation. To view our rates guide on vacuum excavation click here. 

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13th July 2018

$280 million Granville Harbour Wind Farm set to begin construction after receiving green light

Tasmania's Granville Harbour Wind Farm is set to begin construction shortly after receiving its required funding. This 112 megawatt is expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 46,000 homes.     The project, which has received funding from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), will deliver a one-third increase to Tasmania's wind power capacity.

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2nd August 2019

Do you need a license to operate a vacuum truck?

Whether you need a license to operate a vacuum truck or not can be a difficult question to answer. There is no specific license that you need to provide in order to operate a vacuum truck but experience and training is required in order to work on construction sites. Also the weight of the vacuum truck will depend on whether you need just a class C driver's license or a heavy vehicle license.Using a vacuum truck without any training is a recipe for disaster, they are complex machines with a number of functions. One wrong move can mean dangerous consequences for all involved. There are a number of training facilities that offer variations of vacuum truck training, which is the best way to become a qualified vacuum truck operator.If you are wanting to hire a vacuum truck, the service generally comes as a wet hire - with an operator - as the machine is not something that a lot of people can use. Because of this, hire rates will always lean on the more expensive side but if you pick the right vacuum truck hire supplier you’ll see that you get your money's worth.

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