Backyards can be difficult to reach with large vacuum trucks. In northern climates, road weight limits keep trucks off the road. That doesn’t mean the jobs don’t need to be done, though. Designed for smaller applications, the Neptune trailer-mounted combination machine solves those problems. The units are manufactured for Vac-Con by Vector Technologies.
“It’s a great fit for your smaller contractors and even municipalities who don’t need a big truck,” says David Mitchell, president of Vector Technologies.
The unit can be used to flush and vacuum drainpipes, small-diameter sewer lines, lift stations and septic systems. It can be trailer- or skid-mounted and could be considered an entry-level unit for contractors considering service diversification.
“Because it offers 2,000 psi, you can even do some smaller hydroexcavation and potholing jobs,” says Mitchell. “Plus, it’s small and light enough at 9,100 pounds to be pulled with an F-250 pickup.”
The Neptune is available with debris tank capacities up to 800 gallons, up to a 1,000 cfm vacuum system, a 4 gpm at 4,000 psi water system, plus another independently powered water system rated at 20 gpm at 2,000 psi. Essentially a mini-combination machine, the unit is available with up to 325 gallons of freshwater storage, optional reverse flow, hydraulically rotating and lifting extendable boom, and a range of tools, including a hydraulic valve exerciser. Standard features include a hydraulic opening and locking rear door.
“We feel it’s a great fit for Vac-Con’s product line because it fills a big need in the industry,” says Mitchell. “The need for smaller, more efficient units continues to grow.”
The unit’s debris tank has a 55-degree dump angle for easy discharge, and the specifically designed trailer offers the stability for jetting operations. A Super Neptune option adds higher-performance vacuum systems up to 2,400 cfm for larger jetting jobs. Skids can be adapted to flatbed or roll-off (hook-lift) truck applications. 800/832-4010; www.vector-vacuums.com.