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Winterizing Vactor Equipment

By Ben Schmitt, Product Manager, Vactor Manufacturing In the winter months, when cold weather conditions set in, regular maintenance and a heightened awareness of how to keep vacuum excavation equipment operating properly is required to avoid costly repair expenses. Check coolant and use recommended antifreeze/water mixture for the lowest temperature

Utility Accident

By Samantha Schmidt January 18, 2017 When a utility worker in Key Largo, Fla., noticed that a section of a paved street was not settling properly, he decided to remove a manhole cover and descend into the earth. Moments later on Monday morning, the 15-foot-deep hole went silent. Sensing the man was

Understanding Hydro Excavator Blower Ratings

By Brett Wise It’s a complicated world out there. As technology advances, we are bombarded with more and more jargon that sometimes is hard to comprehend. “Well, the new iPhone doesn’t have a higher pixel rating than the Samsung Galaxy, but it has more GB

Addressing Common Street Sweeper Operation Mistakes

Every sweeping operation has them: the Sweeper operator that has been diligently doing his job for twenty years and knows everything about sweeping – the way s/he does things is THE way, and the ONLY way. Then, on the other end of the spectrum is