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Ditch Witch FXT60 Truck Vac Designed for Large Cleanups

The Ditch Witch FXT60 truck vacuum excavator is a versatile machine with the power to perform a wide variety of cleanup tasks.

Mon May 18, 2015 - National Edition
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The Ditch Witch FXT60 truck vacuum excavator is a versatile machine with the power to perform a wide variety of cleanup tasks, even in difficult-to-access locations, according to the manufacturer.

The FXT60 is a powerful vacuum excavator available on a Class 6 or 7 single-axle or Class 8 tandem-axle truck. An FXT60 configured with a tandem rear-axle truck offers maximum payload and towing capacity. Built to handle heavy spoils while towing a trailer, a tandem rear-axle model can reduce equipment and fuel expenses.

The vacuum excavator is mounted directly to the truck frame rails, allowing system components to flex independently of the truck, maximizing structural integrity. With its lower center of gravity, the FXT60 is easier to handle during transport. Enhancing the machine’s stability are saddle-style tanks that provide even weight distribution.

Equipped with a 74-hp (55 kW) Deutz diesel engine, the FXT60 offers 1,027 cfm (29.1 cu m/min) of suction power and a high-pressure water system with a 5.5-gpm (21 Lpm), 3,000-psi (207 bar) water pump — more than enough power and suction for large cleanup jobs around directional drilling sites and municipal locations, plus soft excavation tasks such as potholing utilities. Its autoclutching feature disengages the water pump when water is not in use, allowing full system power for suction.

Even with all of its power, the FXT60 is one of the quietest truck vacs in the industry — only 82 dBA sound pressure — due to a fully enclosed, insulated and lockable power pack, according to the manufacturer.

The FXT60 can be equipped with an optional hydraulic boom that extends to 14 ft. (4.3 m), which saves labor and time and reduces operator fatigue. Other options include a choice of tank configurations: a 500-gallon (1,893 L) spoils tank with a 200-gal. (757 L) water tank or an 800-gal. (3,028 L) spoils tank with two 200-gal. (757 L) saddle-style water tanks. Either configuration meets the requirements of virtually any size cleanup job.

To accommodate international markets, the easily accessible, curbside controls can be configured for left- or right-hand traffic, which enhances operator safety and convenience. The FXT60 also has a standard hydraulic door that opens fully horizontal to maximize the efficiency of spoils removal.

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