Ditch Witch FX30 Vac Helps With Okla. Tornado Cleanup

Sun March 29, 2009 - West Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Ditch Witch of Oklahoma, Edmond, Okla., helped a Target store in Oklahoma City clean up the damage after tornados tore through the area on the afternoon and evening of Feb. 10, 2009. The store suffered structural damage to the roof and a substantial amount of standing water covered the floors.

Hertz Rental Equipment, Oklahoma City, turned to Ditch Witch for the rental of an FX30 vac. Hertz then rented the FX30 to NorthStar Recovery Services, Shawnee, Okla., a subsidiary of LVI Services Inc., an emergency response and recovery service. The FX30 was put into quick use to extract all of the water from the carpets in Target, before mildew could develop and destroy them.

According to Ward Phillips, project manager, LVI Services, the job took a total of two weeks and involved a crew of 20.

“The FX30 was exceptionally easy to operate. Extremely productive; anyone can operate it,” said Phillips.

The FX30 is equipped with a choice of three tank sizes, a long list of standard features and more than enough water pressure and suction to perform a variety of cleanup and soft excavation tasks. Spills and unwanted fluids in and around manholes, catch basins, meter boxes, storm drains, cellars, conduit and pipe, vehicle wash pits and grease traps are ideal situations for the FX30 to handle. Other uses for soft excavation include street repair, digging postholes, exposing and locating lines and cleaning utility boxes.

“The FX30 allowed us to be more productive and get the job done much quicker, which pleased Target. I recommend that any contractor who is extracting liquids use the FX30. Your job will go much faster,” Phillips said.

For more information visit www.ditchwitchok.com.

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