Vacuum Excavation Portsmouth

Weight (tonnes)16
Width (m)2.3
Length (m)6.3
Height (m)3.2
Air Compressor4.5m3/min, 8 bar
Capacity (m3)2
Ideal ForSites with limited or restricted access or in built-up areas
Weight (tonnes)26
Width (m)2.5
Length (m)9.7
Height (m)3.8
Air Compressor4.5m3/min, 8 bar
Capacity (m3)8
Ideal ForFor medium to larger scale jobs where more material needs to be removed
Weight (tonnes)26
Width (m)2.5
Length (m)9.7
Height (m)3.8
Air Compressor4.5m3/min, 8 bar
Capacity (m3)8
Ideal ForFor medium to larger scale jobs where more material needs to be removed
Weight (tonnes)32
Width (m)2.5
Length (m)10.1
Height (m)4.1
Air Compressor4.5m3/min, 8 bar
Capacity (m3)12
Ideal ForLarge scale jobs.
Weight (tonnes)20
Width (m)2.55
Length (m)7.7
Height (m)3.2
Air Compressor4.5m3/min, 8 bar
Capacity (m3)4.5
Ideal ForOff-road sites where standard wheeled vehicles could not reach
CITY SUCKER
city sucker suction excavation lorry
Weight (tonnes)16
Width (m)2.3
Length (m)6.3
Height (m)3.2
Air Compressor4.5m3/min, 8 bar
Capacity (m3)2
Ideal ForSites with limited or restricted access or in built-up areas
DINO 4.5 TWIN FAN
Dino Twin Fan vacuum excavation lorry
Weight (tonnes)26
Width (m)2.5
Length (m)9.7
Height (m)3.8
Air Compressor4.5m3/min, 8 bar
Capacity (m3)8
Ideal ForFor medium to larger scale jobs where more material needs to be removed
DINO 8 TWIN FAN
Dino 8 Twin Fan Vacuum Excavation Machine
Weight (tonnes)26
Width (m)2.5
Length (m)9.7
Height (m)3.8
Air Compressor4.5m3/min, 8 bar
Capacity (m3)8
Ideal ForFor medium to larger scale jobs where more material needs to be removed
RSP ESE 6
RSP ESE 6
Weight (tonnes)32
Width (m)2.5
Length (m)10.1
Height (m)4.1
Air Compressor4.5m3/min, 8 bar
Capacity (m3)12
Ideal ForLarge scale jobs.
TRACKED VAC
Tracked Vac Ex machine
Weight (tonnes)20
Width (m)2.55
Length (m)7.7
Height (m)3.2
Air Compressor4.5m3/min, 8 bar
Capacity (m3)4.5
Ideal ForOff-road sites where standard wheeled vehicles could not reach
If you are looking for vacuum excavation in or around Portsmouth, then we can help. Whether you need a small vacuum excavator for a city site where space is limited, and access is difficult or a tracked vacuum for a rural site inaccessible to wheeled vehicles, we have a good range of different sizes and designs of excavators. Our experienced and professional team will always work within the complexities of your project to ensure that your deadlines and budgets are met.

Why Do You Need Vacuum Excavation?

Vacuum excavation is almost always the best solution for moving earth or other materials on your site. If you are dealing with hidden utilities, especially where the utility plan is old or unreliable, vacuum excavation is the safest choice. Cable strikes can be dangerous and cause disruption and financial implications for your project. Vacuum excavation removes the risk associated with more traditional excavation methods such as digging. Vacuum excavation is also a more environmentally friendly excavation method. Despite the power of the vacuum excavation method, it is remarkably gentle, allowing the earth to be removed from around tree roots without damaging them. It can also extract earth from under the topsoil without destroying the top layer, which helps maintain local ecosystems. Due to the vacuum nature of this excavation method, the dust that would be released into the air during traditional excavation is captured within the excavator. This is beneficial in reducing air and water pollution, which is better for the environment and your workforce. Vacuum excavation is rapid, and large quantities of material can be moved quickly. This, in turn, reduces the cost of excavation. The vacuum excavation method can be used on a vast range of sites and can overcome issues and difficulties within the project.

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How PIER (UK) Can Help You?

PIER started as a civil engineering company, so we have a solid knowledge base and understanding. After we first used vacuum excavation, we were so impressed with this method of excavation that we refocused our business to concentrate solely on providing vacuum excavation services to our clients. We bring this knowledge and experience to every project we undertake, regardless of size or scale. Our team are accredited, professional and dedicated. Their positive attitude is brought to every project they undertake so that you can always be confident in the quality of the work we will get to your project.

Looking For A Vacuum Excavator in Portsmouth? Contact Us 24/7 Hire Available

Whether you are planning for a future project or need vacuum excavation services in a hurry, we can help. We have invested in the size of our fleet to provide emergency support. We understand the difficulties of managing large-scale projects and the importance of flexibility, and we will always work to fit in with your schedule’s limitations. If you are looking for vacuum excavation services in or around Portsmouth, then our team can help. Whether you need an entirely operated vacuum excavator or a self-hire unit, simply call us today on 01925 228674

Vacuum Excavation Projects We’ve Worked On

We have worked across the country on a diverse range of projects. You can learn more about these individual projects on our projects page. Our teams have been involved in projects from clearing old culverts to helping regenerate canals. We have worked at Heathrow and in city developments, as well as extensively with the relocation and repair of vital utilities.

REVIEWS

We have used your company for a while now and have never had any trouble. The lads you send us are always good as gold.

The operators are always really polite and the systems spotless

We could use a more local company but choose to use you because you are reliable and provide a good service.

We are very happy with the overall service you have provided.

FAQs

What is the daily productivity of a vacuum excavator?
This is all dependent on the ground conditions, but it is approximately 1.6m3 to 2.5m3 per hour.

 

Do you have different sized systems available?
Yes. With a hire fleet of over 50 vehicles, we have 16t, 26t and 32t wheeled systems, and a 21t tracked unit for those difficult to reach areas.
Is there an additional cost for the disposal of the excavated material?
We do not dispose the excavated material, this is stockpiled at your designated location on site. This will allow for the material to be re-used at your own discretion/costs.
Where does the unit discharge the excavated material?

A standard unit (26/32T) and our Tracked unit (21T) will tip to the side of the unit and the city sucker (16T) will tip to the rear.

How much material can a vacuum excavator hold?

Our larger vehicles have an 8m3 – 10m3 capacity, whereas the City Suckers has 2m3 capacity and our tracked vac has 4.5m3 capacity.

What areas do you cover?

We cover the whole of the UK.

What days and times are your vacuum excavators available to hire?

Our fleet of vacuum excavators are available for hire 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Do you only provide operated hire?

No. We also provide self-drive hire, with full training for your operatives.

Are your operatives trained and accredited?

All our operatives are CPCS trained and fully accredited.

How does the system deal with stubborn or compacted material?

All our systems are fitted with an air lance that our operators will use to displace and break-up material. The air lance is powered by the onboard compressor.

Do you supply extension pipework?

Yes, at an additional cost.

How old are your vacuum excavators?
More than 18 of our excavators are under four years old, which makes our fleet one of the most modern in Europe.
What is the total reach of the power arm?
Approximately 4.5 metres from the rear/nearside of the truck.
What is the diameter of the suction hose?
The suction hose has a 250mm (10”) diameter.
Can the diameter of the suction hose be reduced?
Yes. We can provide a suction nozzle adaptor to reduce to 150mm (6”) if required.
How much does it cost to hire a vacuum excavation truck?

We aim to keep our costs affordable and will quote each project on an independent basis, depending upon the type of excavator used and the size of the project.

Can vacuum excavation be used in both urban and rural environments?

We have excavators designed specifically for the urban environment, as well as tracked excavators that can be used in areas that are inaccessible with wheeled vehicles.

What are the limitations of vacuum excavation?

Powerful excavators can reach a depth of 60 feet, making their reach far greater than other excavation methods.

Are there any noise or vibration concerns with vacuum excavation?

Whilst vacuum excavators can be noisy, we constantly invest in our fleet to make sure we have the latest technology to reduce noise and vibrations. Our skilled operators will always work smoothly to ensure minimal disruptions.

Can vacuum excavation be used for landscaping projects?

Vacuum excavation is an ideal solution for landscaping projects, as it is an efficient and easy way to move large quantities of earth around your site.

What kind of documentation is required before and after a vacuum excavation project?

Our experienced project management team will work with you to ensure that you have all the relevant documentation for your excavation project.

Can vacuum excavation be used in areas with a high water table or wet soil conditions?

Vacuum excavation is often used in difficult conditions, such as working in high water table areas, the excavators can operate in a variety of complex ground conditions.

WE COVER THE WHOLE OF THE UK