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Vacuum Excavation Market Remains Strong

Vacuum excavation systems on trenchless jobsites have come a long way over the decades. No longer unusual to see these powerful systems as part of the jobsite, they have evolved into a critical component in any trenchless project. These systems are either collecting and/or disposing

Sweeper Pre-Trip Checklist: Crosswind and Crosswind1

One of the quickest things an operator can do to increase the longevity of their machine is to perform a pre-trip inspection before every job. In doing so, they can prevent buildup of dirt or leaves in the machine that could compromise the function of

Tips for Efficient Sweeping

Efficient sweeping takes more than turning on the machine and heading out to the jobsite. Owen Equipment’s Service Support Manager Greg Read has provided tips that will help you sweep your best through the year. Gutter broom adjustment: The burn pattern should not be 360

Salt Lake City Announcement

  Legacy Equipment joins forces with Owen Equipment Company Legacy Equipment and Owen Equipment merged in September of 2018.  No public announcement was made at the time because, for almost everybody involved, it just meant “business as usual.”  The combined Companies now serve customers with

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