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Vermeer Presents VX75 and VXT600 Vacuum Excavators

Vermeer has introduced the first model of its next generation of new trailer vacuum excavators, the Vermeer VX75. It is the most powerful Vermeer vacuum excavator in the 75-hp class, equipped with a 1,500-cfm vacuum blower capable of generating 15 in Hg of suction force. It is available with a 5-inch hydraulic boom option for standard units and a 4-inch hydraulic boom option for air and jetter versions.

The VX75 is designed for challenging utility work, including potholing, horizontal directional drilling (HDD) slurry management, and microtrenching dust containment.

The VX75 vacuum excavator's control panel and full-function remote control allow operators to start and stop the machine and control everything from the boom to the water system and spoil tank. This remote control feature is especially useful for contractors using the excavator for slurry management, as they no longer have to manually restart the unit when draining a pit, potentially saving time and fuel.

Powered by a 74.3-hp Kubota diesel engine, the VX75 can be equipped with either a 500-gallon spoil tank with two 125-gallon freshwater tanks or an 800-gallon spoil tank with two 205-gallon freshwater tanks. It also has an 8-gpm, 3,000-psi water system, a dual cyclone filtration system, and a full open cam over the spoil tank door.

The VX75 can be configured with a 180-cfm,110-psi air compressor for dry digging and powering pneumatic tools, an 18-gpm at 2,000-psi jetter for cleaning pipes and culverts up to 12 inches in diameter, and an 8-gpm auxiliary hydraulic system for powering tools such as core saws. Other optional accessories available on the VX75 include a strong arm, an arrow board, a 300,000 BTU hot box, and an external kerosene tank for the hot box.

VXT600 Vacuum Excavator
The Vermeer VXT600 vacuum excavator has undergone a redesign to enhance its performance. The load capacity has been increased for road use, and the component and technology reliability and serviceability have been optimized. Furthermore, the machine has incorporated performance-enhancing features to boost productivity for vacuum crews.
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With a 12-yd3 elongated spoil tank design and 1,200-gallon freshwater tank capacity, the Vermeer VXT600 vacuum truck is the lightest vacuum excavator in its size class, weighing in at just 40,000 pounds. This new design allows for even weight distribution when traveling while maximizing the volume of material hauled. It also has a low profile with a height (with boom) of 12.25 feet so that it can maneuver under trees, power lines and bridges.

The VXT600 is a powerful digging machine that operates quietly while on the job. It features a vacuum system that is powered by a 6,400-cfm Helical tri-lobe Jurop blower. With a 23-foot boom, an 8-inch diameter dig hose, a vacuum level of 27 inHg, and a water pump that produces 10 gpm of flow at 3,000 psi, the VXT600 can dig quickly and deeply. Additionally, the boom dig hose can be stowed with the dig tube attached to minimize setup time between digs.

When it's time to empty the spoil tank, crews will appreciate the labor-saving and efficient functionality of the VXT600 vacuum truck. They don’t need to unstow the boom before dumping, and the tank's cam-over door is easy to operate. The spoil tank can be lifted to a 50-degree angle for quick offloading. For even more efficient cleanouts, an optional tank vibrator is available. Additionally, the VXT600 includes a handwashing station for operator convenience.

The VXT600 has a 7-inch LCD electronic display and a full-function wireless remote with the option of a belly pack or handheld unit. There are two chassis options available: a Kenworth T880 truck with a 510-hp Paccar MX-13 engine and a 6-speed Allison 4500RDS transmission; and a Mack Granite truck with a 505-hp Mack MP8 engine with a 6-speed Allison 4500RDS engine. Both chassis have an 86,000-pound GVWR and two pusher axles. Other customization accessories are available.

For more information about the Vermeer VX75 and VXT600 vacuum excavators, contact your local Vermeer dealer or visit vermeer.com.

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