Vactor Hydro Excavators

The HXX Series of Vactor Hydro Excavators®, are proven leaders in hydro excavation, with a full line of powerful machines that safely tackle major excavations while also managing smaller jobs with precision. Vactor offers the widest range of vacuum excavators for the utility industry ranging from single to four-rear axle vacuum trucks, 3.5 cu. yard to 15 cu. yard debris capacity, and air, water or both for digging.

For over 53 years, Vactor Manufacturing has been building durable, reliable products using air conveyance, high pressure water and vacuum technology. Nearly 17,000 units have been sold worldwide, far more than any other sewer cleaner or hydro-excavator manufacturer.

Hydro Excavators

You have the option of selecting between a fan or PD blower to get your job done. The Full Size HXX comes in either a tri-driver or pusher axle, while the mid-sized comes in a standard tandem axle configuration.

Featuring a compact, lightweight design, the Prodigy can carry up to 600 gallons of water and 6 cubic yards of debris, and can perform in the toughest climatic and soil conditions.

No CDL Required! The Paradigm® vacuum excavator was designed for utility, municipal and contractor customers involved in the installation, maintenance and repair of underground water, sewer, gas, electric and telecommunications utilities.


DigRight® Technology, a new patented technology standard on all Vactor® HXX HydroExcavatorst®, allows operators to select a maximum operating water pressure to control maximum water pressure output – all with the push of a button. DigRight increases safety, adheres to industry recognized best practices, and allows the operator to focus on the application.


Safety is the key reason why vacuum excavation is important on even ordinary repair and maintenance jobs. Many states require a visual verification around utilities before repair or construction work can begin – preventing accidents that can cost millions in damage and risk of injury or death to workers and the public. The added bonus is the small repair holes, possible only by using vacuum excavation, which reduces environmental and surface replacement costs and is less disruptive to traffic and commerce.

By using a vacuum excavator 99.8% of known reported strikes could have been avoided.

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