Are you looking to buy or lease a new or used hydro-vac, combo-vac or straight-vac truck for your oilfield, septic, excavating or construction company in Alaska?
Buying a hydro vac or straight vac truck for your company isn’t a small decision. With these trucks easily costing $100,000 – $500,000 or more for the more equipped trucks they are incredibly large investments for most contractors to make. If you own or manage a busy company in Alaska with enough clientèle to keep a hydro-vac truck or several of them busy then you already know the potential revenue these trucks can generate.
There are several problems every contractor or business owner must face when looking to purchase hydro-vac or straight-vac trucks for their business. Do you buy used? or new? How will you configure it? How will your company pay for it? Are you going to lease the unit? finance the unit? or buy it outright?
What Are Hydro-Vac Trucks?
Hydro-vac excavation or “hydrovacing” is the process of excavating rock, soil and earth to help uncover and expose underground pipelines, electrical cables and other utilities in sensitive areas where traditional excavations (dig methods) would be too disruptive or dangerous.
Through the use of special equipment highly pressurized water is used to agitate the ground. If you’ve ever taken a garden hose or even a pressure washer to some soft earth or sand you’ll see how quickly the water works in this fashion and a hydro-vac truck just does this on a much larger scale.
As the ground becomes agitated the hydro-vac trucks powerful vacuum system sucks up and stores the soil and/or debris in a self-contained tank on the truck chassis. In many cases the water/debris getting sucked up into the truck could be contaminated either with drilling fluids (oilfield service) or waste water and even septic and sewage waste and would otherwise be nearly impossible to contain and transport without the services of these specialized trucks.
The use of hydro-vac trucks in these situations is a very non-destructive alternative to traditional excavations around sensitive underground infrastructure which would normally require multiple pieces of equipment such as excavators, backhoes and even workers manually digging. The hydro-vac truck can complete the work in a fraction of the time.
Compared to traditional excavation methods hydro-vac trucks also save construction and excavation companies money because of the reduced environmental liability and decrease in restoration costs due to the precision at which these trucks can excavate.
What Are Straight Vac Trucks?
Straight-vac trucks also known as vacuum trucks have one purpose and that is to suck and store liquids including hazardous waste with the proper tanks. Straight-vac trucks are often used in the septic and sewage industry for sucking up the contents out of septic tanks, vessels and other large tanks. Depending on the type of work you do straight vac trucks can be configured a number of different ways with items like special hose racks, extended booms, stainless or aluminum tanks, hazardous waste ratings and more.
What Are Combo Vac Trucks?
Combo-vac trucks are most commonly used in the oilfield and other construction projects where ground disturbance is required around sensitive underground utilities such as gas and oil transport pipelines. A well equipped combo-vac truck can both blast pressurized water into the ground and suck it up at the same time effectively excavating through soft, sensitive ground quite quickly and with minimal impact. The name combo-vac comes from the “combination” of two tanks (one for clean water to blast/ the other for hauling out the waste/debris) that these trucks are equipped with.
A well equipped combo-vac truck is suitable for variety of tasks on the oilfield including daylighting services, moving and transporting contaminated drilling fluids, excavating through frozen ground (with pressurized hot water), well-site work and more.
Buying Used or Buying New?
Buying a used hydro-vac truck definitely has advantages in the cost savings department but you just might be sacrificing some of the features and options that you really need to make this purchase as efficient and profitable as can be for your business.
When you buy a used hydro-vac truck you are buying a piece of heavy duty equipment that has already endured what could be considered an “extreme service” life whether it’s been down rough oilfield roads for a couple of years or has been hauling sewage and other waste materials in a more urban setting these trucks get used hard and if not maintained correctly, could end up being an expensive purchase with future repairs and breakdowns down the road.
As a business owner a breakdown doesn’t just cost money to repair but it also costs you money in lost revenue when the hydro-vac truck is down.
If you are buying a used hydro-vac truck you want to look for hydro-vac trucks with low hours and low kilometers and a well documented service life.
When you buy a new hydro-vac truck you are buying a brand new piece of equipment that is ready to endure a life of extreme service. You get to choose the features and options that are going to work the best for your specific intended usage of the hydro-vac unit. A contractor working combo-vac trucks in the oil patch and hauling contaminated drilling fluid may require different accessories, plumbing configurations and options then a contractor who is just emptying septic tanks with a straight-vac truck.
You want your new hydro-vac unit to be easy for your employees to use and configured in such a way that it makes them more efficient at their jobs, this translates into hours saved at the end of every work day.
The clear benefits to purchasing a new hydro-vac truck for your company is the availability of a warranty, the ability to customize your hydro-vac unit for your specific industry and possibly even financing and leasing incentives that would only be available for the purchase of a new unit.
Types Of Hydro Vac Trucks We Manufacturer and Sell To Customers in Alaska
Name any type of construction or excavation industry in Alaska and we’ll be able to show you hydro vac truck solutions that will be able to make your job easier and more efficient. From sewage hauling to oilfield services to road construction and excavation we can work with you to come up with a vac truck solution specifically tailored to the type of projects your trucks will be working on the most.
Hydro Vac Trucks For Sale
Our hydro vac trucks are engineered to be very versatile and be suitable for work in a wide variety of construction and industrial projects. We build and sell hydrovac trucks that carry a TC407 rating which allows the truck to transport hazardous goods. The ability to transport hazardous goods such as contaminated waste water, drilling fluids, spills and more gives you a greater range of jobs types and environments your vac truck can work in.
Hydro vac trucks can be fitted with a variety of different options such as overhead vacuum hose booms, stainless steel tanks, aluminum tanks, baffled tanks, hose hooks, moisture traps, additional outriggers, heated water or steam units, hoists, toolboxes and more.
If you’d like to schedule a consultation regarding one of our hydro vac Trucks or receive a customized quote to build a hydro vac truck to your specifications please give us a call or fill out one of our contact forms with as much detail as possible so our sales associates can best answer your request.
Vac Trucks For Oilfield Services For Sale
For our customers with oilfield services companies we would consider these situations as extreme service. Many thousands of miles driven on rough oilfield roads and operation in extreme weather and temperatures are part of the life of one of our oilfield service hydro-vac trucks.
Larger capacity stainless steel holding tanks like our 4200 US GAL units mean a larger tank with great strength built to withstand up to 35 PSI of internal pressure to meet ASME/DOT compliancy. This allows you to haul more soil, water, or contaminated materials with every trip safely and securely and meeting all transportation requirements.
Oilfield service vac trucks can be fitted with a variety of different options such as hose hooks, moisture traps, additional outriggers, heated water units, hoists and more. No matter the size of your oilfield services company and the amount of water or debris you’re hauling we can come up with the oilfield vac trucks and after sales service to help you focus on company growth and not worrying about your equipment.
If you’d like to schedule a consultation regarding one of our Oilfield Service Vac Trucks please give us a call or fill out one of our contact forms with as much detail as possible so our sales associates can best answer your request.
Septic Vac Trucks For Sale
For our customers in the sewage, septic and waste water industry we offer custom straight vac truck configurations to make your job easier and more efficient. Larger capacity aluminum holding tanks like our 2500 GAL units mean with a larger tank that weighs less you can transport more waste per trip increasing the profitability of your operation.
Septic and sewage vac trucks can be fitted with a variety of different options such as hose hooks, moisture traps, additional outriggers, water-cooled vacuum pumps and even heated tanks for septic vac trucks that need to operate in cold and sub-zero climates.
Available in single axle, double axle and even tri-drive setups so no matter the size of your septic company and the amount of sewage and waste water you’re hauling we can come up with the septic vac trucks and after sales service to help you focus on company growth and not worrying about your equipment.
If you’d like to schedule a consultation regarding one of our Septic and Sewage Vac Trucks please give us a call or fill out one of our contact forms with as much detail as possible so our sales associates can best answer your request.
Straight Vac Trucks For Sale
Straight vacuum truck units have a single compartment tank that is designed specifically for high volume transfers of contaminated soil, water and other waste such as sewage. Straight vac trucks are often used in support of large combo vac trucks on large projects.
If you’re vacuum truck service company is just starting out or is well established straight vac trucks are a solid addition to any fleet.
If you’d like to schedule a consultation regarding one of our Straight Vac Trucks please give us a call or fill out one of our contact forms with as much detail as possible so our sales associates can best answer your request.
Industry Applications For Hydro Vac Trucks in Alaska
We manufacture (custom built) and sell Hydro-Vac trucks for a wide variety of industries and applications throughout Canada and the USA. Most of our customers are purchasing hydro-vac trucks for oilfield construction, septic and sewage hauling, waste water and contaminated soil hauling and more.
Typical Industry Usage of Hydro-Vac Trucks
[one-half-first]Blowing Frac Ports
Contaminated Soil Removal
Contaminated Liquid Removal
Daylighting (expose underground lines)
Exposing buried pipelines
Exposing buried utility lines
Hazardous spill recovery
High voltage cables excavations
High voltage cable discovery
Hydro-testing processing plants
Underground Oil or Gas Line exposures
[/one-half-first][one-half]Pile Hole Excavating
Production Tank Cleaning
Rig Tank and Vessel cleaning
Spill Containment and Clean-up
Septic Tank Services
Sewage Removal Services
Tank de-sanding and cleanouts
Waste Water Removal
Why Choose HydroVacTrucksForSale.Com To Find Your Next Hydro Vac Truck?
When you choose HydroVacTrucksForSale.Com to help you find the right hydro-vac unit for your oilfield, septic, construction or waste hauling company you are partnering with the hydro vac and hydro excavation experts. We know you aren’t buying a hydro-vac truck for show… You’re investing this money into your company so that you can make a profit.
We understand your specific needs and how your hydro-vac unit must perform efficiently and reliably for the specific industry it will be working in. Our years of combined experience supplying contractors and construction companies just like yours with custom hydro vac trucks have given us a unique perspective on the industry and some valuable insight into how others in your industry are rigging up their trucks.
From our custom built combination vac trucks, to new factory built hydro-vac trucks to well maintained used hydro-vac trucks we have the selection and dealer network across Canada and the USA to find the right hydro-vac truck for your needs and make your purchase an easy one.
With an “in-house” financing department that leverages the services of many different lenders we can offer competitive finance and leasing rates that are too low for us to publish on the Internet and too low for any business owner looking to purchase one or more hydro-vac trucks for their company.
If you want to receive a quote for your new hydro-vac truck, combination vac truck, septic vac truck or straight vac truck then give us a call or email us through the website and we’ll get back to you right away.