Product Spotlight: December 2021

Product Spotlight: December 2021

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When you have a quality product, there is no need to reinvent the wheel. But that doesn’t mean you can’t improve it. Now Vermeer has updated its truck-mounted vacuum excavator line with the new VXT300 truck vac.

The VXT300 is outfitted with an 8-cubic-yard spoils tank, a 6-inch dig tube and the ability to carry up to 800 gallons of water so crews can maximize productivity on the job. According to Jake Jeffords, director of sales, marketing and global accounts at Vermeer MV Solutions, it is one of the lightest truck vacs in its class and designed with a low overall height of just 11.5 feet to efficiently transport spoils from the job site to the dumpsite. The VXT300 is the next generation of 8-cubic-yard truck vacs, replacing the VXT8 Mega vacuum excavator in the Vermeer line.

“We’ve made several upgrades to this truck vac and updated the model number to better align with the rest of the Vermeer truck vac line,” Jeffords says. “It’s a mid-sized PTO vacuum excavator for utility contractors working on projects where several holes need to be dug and for drilling crews using large volumes of drilling fluid. It is also a great fit for municipalities and contractors working on sites that only allow for soft digging methods, such as solar farms and data centers.”  

The VXT300 is built on a Kenworth T370 truck chassis with a 350 hp diesel engine and a six-speed automatic 3,000 RDS Allison transmission. The truck’s PTO drive powers its Roots 624 vacuum blower with a maximum flow of 3,500 cfm and maximum suction of 18 inches Hg. With a water pump capable of producing 10 gpm at 3,000 psi, the VXT300 delivers productivity on large jobs as well as when digging at deeper depths. In addition, this truck vac’s PTO drive system allows the vac to keep running while repositioning the truck between holes, rather than requiring full machine shutdown, for optimal efficiency on the job.  

The control system on the VXT300 makes it possible to be operated by one person using a durable full-function belly-pack or hand-held remote. It also comes with a reverse flow option to assist with spoils off-loading and clearing hose clogs. The waste tank has a cam-over hydraulic door and in-tank washout. Optional equipment includes winter packages with a 420,000 Btu water heater, as well as an onboard PTO-driven air compressor. 352-728-2222;


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