April 1, 2015 by On-Site
The Ditch Witch MV800 is a vacuum excavator designed specifically for cleanup on horizontal directional drilling (HDD) jobsites. A commercial-grade, 31-hp (23.1-kW) Briggs & Stratton Vanguard gas engine powers the MV800 and features an electric start and a high-capacity, remote air-intake filter that helps maximize performance. The filtration system includes an integrated carryover chamber that eliminates contaminants before they reach the blower, increasing efficiency and reducing downtime. The 800-gallon (3028-L) spoils tank is suited for HDD drilling fluid cleanup jobs. With its optional reverse flow feature and optional hydraulic opening door, spoils removal is simple and efficient. The model has an optional water system with a 100-gallon (379-L) water tank and adjustable pressure up to 3,000-psi (207-bar) for soft excavation tasks such as potholing utilities. The standard curbside controls enable one-person operation of all functions. Other standard safety features include a strobe light, belt guards and mechanical locks on all lift cylinders. www.ditchwitch.com.
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