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How to choose a vac truck

If you would like to hire a vac truck, there are a few things worth considering.

Vac trucks are highly versatile and useful when it comes to safely and efficiently executing excavation projects. Designed to perform non-destructive digging in a way that is non-evasive, cost-effective, and accurate, hydro-vacuum excavators make use of high-pressure water to break up and cut the soil, gravel, and rock. A high-flow vacuum system removes the debris up and out of the excavation area. If you are considering hiring a vac truck for your next project, there are a few things you should consider when choosing the piece of equipment. Read on for our top tips for choosing a vac truck that will do the job you need it to…

1.  Consider the size

When choosing a vac truck for your project, it is important to think about your particular needs. Mini-excavators are a great option if you need equipment that can be easily loaded and unloaded onto the truck bed via board ramps. These smaller-sized vac trucks are also ideal for those looking for a cost-effective solution for their excavation project.

However, if your project requires something larger, be sure to take this into account when selecting your truck and tank size.

2.  Inspect the truck

When you choose a vac truck for hire, don’t be afraid to ask if you can have a look at the equipment before you begin your project. With the details and budget of your project in mind, have a thorough look at the vac truck to ensure that it suits your particular purposes. If necessary, you can raise any questions you might have about its features to make sure that it will be able to carry out your project accurately and efficiently. Your service provider should be willing to explain any relevant features and applications if you wish.

3.  Get the paperwork in order

Once you have selected the vac truck that is best suited to your needs and checked that you fully understand its features and possible applications, make sure that you understand the terms of the hiring process. You might need to discuss the details of your project with your service provider so that they can help advise you on your timeline when it comes to the period for which you will need the vac truck.

It is also advisable that you chat to your service provider about any details related to possible damages or a warranty agreement — open communication is always best for all parties concerned as this can help prevent stressful situations down the line. Check that any necessary paperwork and permits are in order, and don’t hesitate to ask any questions that you might have regarding these details.

How can we help?

At Provac Australia, we offer a range of services, including vac truck and mini excavator hire. Our vac truck excavator combos are ideal for projects which require a combination of hydro vacuum excavation and traditional mechanical excavation. We offer combo units in a choice of 3000 litres and 5000 litres vac tanks paired with 1.7-ton excavators.

If you would like to find out more about our vac truck hire services, please have a look here.

Our other services include hydro vacuum excavation, underground service locating, ground-penetrating radar (GPR), utility mapping, and surveying. For more information about the range of services we provide, please have a look here.

We service the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Logan, and other areas of South East Queensland. To get in touch for more information or to request a quote, please contact us here or give us a call at 1300 734 772. Our team is proud to provide unparalleled reliability while delivering the most trusted underground service locating and vacuum excavation in the area. We are happy to assist you in finding a cost-effective and efficient solution for your next project.

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