Vacuum Trucks

Vacuum Excavation is fast becoming the preferred method of digging.

Pot-holing to expose utilities is recommended by underground asset owners, and, in many cases, is mandatory prior to any works being carried out, close to, or inside asset exclusion zones. Further to this many asset owners are now recommending that vacuum excavation is used to replace mechanical digging in virtually all circumstances where there is any risk of damage to their assets.

Vacuum Excavation also known as Non-Destructive Digging (NDD), significantly reduces the risk of asset damage which is of particular importance when in the vicinity of high risk assets such as Optic Fibre and High-Pressure Gas. Vacuum excavation is the safe and environmental alternative for excavating and determining existing utilities location and depths prior to project commencement.

This method uses a high-pressure water jet to break up the soil and a powerful vacuum to remove the soil. The specifically designed wand can dig in any soil condition with minimal operator effort, whilst providing no threat to the existing underground services.

All operators are fully trained in the operation and use of the equipment. They adhere to strict guidelines ensuring safety and all regulations are followed.

Some Vacuum Excavation Applications include: Exposing Utilities, Cleaning Drains, Clear blocked pipes, Slot trenching, Pot-Holing, Drilling mud removal, Wet / Dry Vac, Site Clean ups, Post holes, Catchment cleaning, Manhole cleanouts, Hydrant clean outs, Pit removal, Pit Re-alignment, Culvert Cleaning, Setting Posts and signs and many more.

The Benefits

Non-Destructive
Detection

Fast and
Accurate

Keyhole
Technology

Low
Impact

Safely Uncovers
Located Assets

Our fleet of trucks use only the latest technology to ensure our clients are receiving 1st class service. We have our own in house full time mechanic with ongoing preventative maintenance to ensure that ULS trucks run efficiently.

 1000 HI CFM
 3000 LITRE
 HYDRO-VAC UNIT
 
 Available: 2 Trucks
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 VACUUM 1000 HI CFM
 WATER PRESSURE 3500 psi / 21 LPM
 CAPACITY 3000 ltr debris
 HOSE SIZE 100mm 4 inch
 WIDTH 2600mm
 HEIGHT 3400mm
 LENGTH 6600mm
 QUANTITY 2 available

 1700 HI CFM
 6000 LITRE
 HYDRO-VAC UNIT
 
 Available: 1 Truck
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 VACUUM 1700 HI CFM
 WATER PRESSURE 3200 psi / 32 LPM
 CAPACITY 6000 ltr debris
 HOSE SIZE 100mm 4 inch
 WIDTH 2500mm
 HEIGHT 3500mm
 LENGTH 10200mm
 QUANTITY 1 available

 

750/1200 HI CFM
4000 / 4500 LITRE
HYDRO-VAC UNIT
 
Available: 4 Trucks
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 VACUUM 750 HI CFM
 WATER PRESSURE 3200 psi / 22 LPM
 CAPACITY 4000 ltr debris
 HOSE SIZE 100mm 4 inch
 WIDTH 2500mm
 HEIGHT 3200mm
 LENGTH 6600mm
 QUANTITY 4 available

750 HI CFM
6000 LITRE
HYDRO-VAC UNIT
 
Available: 1 Truck
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 VACUUM 750 HI CFM
 WATER PRESSURE 3500 psi / 21 LPM
 CAPACITY 6000 ltr debris
 HOSE SIZE 100mm 4 inch
 WIDTH 2600mm
 HEIGHT 3400mm
 LENGTH 6600mm
 QUANTITY 1 available

 

850 HI CFM
5000 LITRE
HYDRO-VAC UNIT
 
Available: 1 Truck
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 VACUUM 850 HI CFM
 WATER PRESSURE 3200 psi / 32 LPM
 CAPACITY 5000 ltr debris
 HOSE SIZE 100mm 4 inch
 WIDTH 2500mm
 HEIGHT 3200mm
 LENGTH 8800mm
 QUANTITY 1 available

3300 HI CFM
7500 LITRE
HYDRO-VAC UNIT
Twin Steer 8 x 4 Wheel Drive
Available: 1 Truck
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 VACUUM  3300 HI CFM
 WATER PRESSURE  3500 psi / 32 LPM
 CAPACITY  7500 ltr debris
 HOSE SIZE  150mm 6 inch w. boom
 WIDTH  2500mm
 HEIGHT  38000mm
 LENGTH  10200mm
 QUANTITY  1 available
 

1200 HI CFM
6000 LITRE
DEEP VAC HYDRO-VAC UNIT
 
Available: 2 Trucks
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 VACUUM  1200 HI CFM 23 inch Mercury
 WATER PRESSURE  5000 psi / 21 LPM
 CAPACITY  6000 ltr debris
 HOSE SIZE  125mm 5 inch w boom
 WIDTH  2500mm
 HEIGHT  4000mm
 LENGTH  10200mm
 QUANTITY  2 available

6.5 Tonne Tipper
Self sufficient with
Quick Cut & Generator
 
Available: 2 Trucks
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 VACUUM N/A
 WATER PRESSURE N/A
 CAPACITY 2,7460kg
 HOSE SIZE N/A
 WIDTH 2300mm
 HEIGHT 2700mm
 LENGTH 5800mm
 QUANTITY 2 available

 

Vacuum Excavation uses a high-pressure water jet to break up the ground and a powerful vacuum to remove the spoil. The specifically designed wand can dig in many varying ground conditions with minimal operator effort, whilst providing no threat to the existing underground services. All operators are fully trained in the operating and use of the equipment. They adhere to strict guidelines ensuring safety and all regulations are followed.

ULS can clear and clean all types of pits, manholes, drains, and culverts, using our high cfm vacuum, removing water, mud, slurry and debris fast and efficiently 24 hours a day, we remove many types of material wet or dry.

The 5 ‘p’ process

Plan

Ensure you have considered all underground utilities.

Prepare

Collate all utility plans and conduct site investigation using a ULS DBYD Certified Locator.

Pothole

Positively Identify underground utilities by potholing the area using Vacuum Excavation.

Protect

Safety on site is a must for all civil works. Information provided by Electronic Locations & Potholing is an essential contribution to safe digging. Protect the infrastructure, Protect the onsite workers.

Proceed

Proceed with construction after you have established the position of all underground utilities.

ULS have made a substantial investment not only in equipment, but also in training for its operators, with competencies in cable location; confined space entry; resuscitation; trenching and underground electrical awareness; construction site access; traffic control; road sign placement; environmental awareness; oil spill awareness; noxious weed control; sediment control; rail track safety (NSW and QLD); and metered standpipe.

Our Knowledge & Experience Creates Solutions