Vacuum excavator

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  1. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

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    Unless you live in an area where summers are miserably muggy.
     
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  3. Richierich76

    Richierich76 Light Load Member

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    Fair enough, but still better than inside of a manufacturing plant or steel mill
     
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  4. Side pipes

    Side pipes Light Load Member

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    Just a prospective Driver
     
  5. AModelCat

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    From what I've seen, not a lot of driving in that job. I wrenched for a year at an outfit with a couple hundred of those units. 15k-20k hours on some of the higher hour trucks and barely 200k km of drive distance.
     
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  6. Side pipes

    Side pipes Light Load Member

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    Yes more site work than Actual driving and most of the drivers put up in motels if working Away from home
     
  7. Itsbrokeagain

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    We contracted out a hydrovac company to dig holes in Queens where it's super rocky here. Upgrading the electrical system in the area and they make short work of digging. They can have a hole 7ft down in less than an hour whereas us digging by hand can be almost a full 8 hour day if not multiple days for one. They come out of upstate NY and the company has 12-13 trucks and a host of other equipment...so there is def money to be made.
     
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  8. NH Guy

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    They are great in spots surrounded by utility lines too.
     
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  9. Cat sdp

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    Can’t use a backhoe with a tiny bucket?
     
  10. RockinChair

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    Super suckers have almost no chance of actually making contact with underground lines, so they are considered safer.
     
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