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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

Vacuum Excavators

Vacuum Excavators Give Contractors a Better View Below

by PAM KLEINEKE on JUNE 5, 2017 While contacting 811 before you dig and having utilities identified is a great place to start for contractors, sometimes a job requires a closer look at what’s below. Enter the vacuum excavator. “A contractor might consider adding a vacuum excavator
Winterizing Vactor Equipment

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

The Great Debate: Centrifugal Fan vs. PD

It’s a common question:  “What’s better, fan or PD?” For many a sewer cleaning professional, the answer might be what they are familiar with, or what they’ve used in the past. But do you really know the difference in operation and performance? First, let’s look