There are more than 100 billion feet of underground utilities located in northern America. In the U.S. alone, a utility line is hit every six minutes causing power and utility disruption, injuries and even death. Compared to abrasive, traditional machinery, hydro excavation and air excavation offer safer, smarter and more precise digging methods.
Mud Dog® Vacuum Excavators are designed to meet the challenges of compact, urban projects to large-scale excavation, daylighting and slot trenching projects. Regardless of the task they are utilized for, vacuum excavators offer versatility, as well as safety and productivity on the jobsite.
This product line comes standard as a hydro excavator with an optional air excavation package and is available with 7-yard, 12-yard or 16-yard debris capacity and has 600-2,000-gallon water tank capacity.
Versatility: Mud Dogs come in a variety of model configurations to tackle applications in various environments, including harsh conditions. The 700 offers a compact footprint for excavation in urban environments while maximizing payload and maintaining the power and precision that larger units offer. The 1200 offers consistent performance and precision for excavation during mid to large-scale projects. The 1600 is the largest vacuum excavator in the industry offering maximum payload and performance for large-scale excavation in the harshest environments; no project is too big or too tough to tackle.
Productivity: Excavating in remote areas or narrow streets and roads with traditional equipment can cause damage to the surrounding landscape and increase traffic congestion, which can be hazardous and inconvenient. When cables, utility lines or water mains need to be repaired or installed in these hard-to-reach areas, vacuum excavation provides an ideal solution. The unit can be located away from the excavation site by utilizing an extendable, 8-inch diameter boom that rotates and pivots downward.
Mud Dogs also come with features to ensure efficient workflow and productivity, including variable blower and water pump speed. These allow for increased digging effectiveness, water conservation and fuel efficiency.
Safety: The use of large, traditional machinery on a jobsite can be risky and hazardous to operators and even the surrounding community. Due to the precision and non-destructive nature of utilizing compressed air or pressurized water, vacuum excavation is the safer solution. With the Mud Dog, an operator can choose to dig with the most efficient and safest application for the job or environment at hand. Soil conditions can vary from soft topsoil to clay to limestone or rock; each of these requires a different excavation strategy: air, water, or both.
Mud Dogs come standard with various solutions to ensure safety on and off the jobsite. The 1200 and 1600 come with the industry’s safest dumping solution, eject unloading. All units have a variety of safety features including backup cameras, visual and audio alarms and emergency stop switches.