Vacuum Excavator Hire in Tennant Creek, NT 860

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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. View our rates guide on vacuum excavation.

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13th August 2019

What are the best vacuum truck manufacturers

When you’re looking to hire a vacuum truck for a vacuum excavation job, the quality of the machine is an important factor to consider. Vacuum excavation trucks and carts come in all shapes and sizes but the one thing that identifies a quality machine is who builds it. Five vacuum truck manufacturers that consistently provide high quality and long lasting vacuum trucks are:

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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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