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Track configuration adds off-road mobility, versatility
STREATOR, ILL. (March 28, 2017) – Vactor Manufacturing, the industry leader in vacuum excavators, industrial vacuum loaders and sewer and catch basin cleaners, has introduced an extreme terrain configuration of the Vactor HXX Paradigm® vacuum excavator that features a Mattracks 400 series rubber track conversion system for pipeline, utility and construction applications.
Located in Karlstad, Minn., Mattracks, Inc., is the leading manufacturer of rubber track conversions for commercial and industrial specialty vehicles working in a wide range of terrain and climate conditions.
“We are pleased to offer a Vactor Paradigm track configuration for our customers working in rugged, remote environments.” said Ben Schmitt, product manager, Vactor Manufacturing. “The ability to quickly switch from tires to tracks, and to move from the road to harsh conditions and terrain, makes the multi-purpose Paradigm truck even more versatile. This is yet another example of Vactor’s ongoing commitment to deliver innovative solutions that meet the ever-changing needs of our customers.”
Mattracks 400 Series track system
The hub-mounted design of the Mattracks 400 Series track system facilitates a fast conversion – approximately 45 minutes in a shop – from tires to tracks. Featuring a patented rubber torsion anti-torque system and a 20-inch-wide front track and a 30-inch-wide rear track, this system includes steering assist and a rocker suspension.
Ideal for pipeline applications
“The track configuration of the Vactor Paradigm vacuum excavator is ideal for pipeline applications where significant ground pressure may cause damage to buried infrastructure,” Schmitt said. “Previously, pipeline contractors operating vacuum trucks were required to lay down wood matting on the job site to prevent the trucks from applying too much ground pressure, a process that can be extremely time consuming and expensive.”
Schmitt added that the Paradigm track configuration’s powerful vacuum and six-inch vacuum hose provide a significant advantage to contractors performing locates every thirty feet on a pipeline in remote conditions.
Vactor HXX Paradigm
As the latest addition to Vactor’s broad product offering of water and air vacuum excavators, the Vactor HXX Paradigm® truck was designed for the installation, maintenance and repair of underground water, sewer, gas, electric and telecommunications utilities. In addition, the Paradigm is ideally suited for subsurface utility engineering (SUE) contractors and other design planning firms involved in civil, road, municipal, commercial, industrial and residential projects.
This compact, multi-use truck can dig holes with water or air; vacuum, contain and dispose of drill mud; power pneumatic, hydraulic or electrical tools; and provide transport and storage of replacement parts, equipment and tools.
About Mattracks, Inc.
Established in 1995, Mattracks manufactures more than 100 different models of rubber track conversion systems for the industrial, commercial and recreational markets. The company’s mobility solutions are designed for off-road applications in extreme terrain.
For more information on the track configuration of the Vactor HXX Paradigm vacuum excavator, or to schedule a product demonstration, please visit www.vactor.com or see your local Vactor dealer.
Vactor Manufacturing is the industry leader in sewer and catch basin cleaners, industrial vacuum loaders and vacuum excavators featuring innovative technology and custom configurable designs. Based in Streator, Ill., Vactor Manufacturing has more than 50 North American distributors in more than 100 locations to serve the municipal market, as well as 12 factory direct locations through FS Solutions for industrial customers in the United States, and eight locations through Joe Johnson Equipment (JJE) in Canada.
Federal Signal’s Environmental Solutions Group is a leading provider of a full range of Elgin street sweepers; Guzzler industrial vacuum trucks; Jetstream high-performance waterblasting equipment; Vactor sewer cleaners and vacuum excavators; and Westech vacuum trucks for commercial, municipal and industrial customers. The Environmental Solutions Group also includes Joe Johnson Equipment, a leading Canadian-based distributor of maintenance equipment for municipal and industrial markets, and FS Solutions, which offers unsurpassed expertise and a unique breadth of environmental cleaning equipment, parts, rental, service and training to meet the needs of vacuum excavation and industrial cleaning professionals.
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