A 2019 Summer adventure for our all-terrain Tracked Vac included a trip to a Cornwall beach, however, this was no holiday as a major operation in collaboration with the Environmental Agency. The Tracked-Vac was the only suitable Vacuum Excavator for the job.
The project was based on the beach with a freshwater lake to the left and the sea to the right, with a large pipe connection from the lake to the sea that allows the rainwater to be dispersed into the sea to prevent flooding in Helston. The task for our operators was to clear the pipe after it had been blocked with sand and stones, utilising the flexibility and manoeuvrability of the Tracked-Vac allowed the blockage to be cleared safely and effectively.
This was critical work due to the environmental impact that flooding would cause. The job was completed in under 2 weeks, with the shifts programmed around tide times and changing water levels to ensure that the job was kept on track.
Due to the location, the Tracked-Vac was positioned on the public beach which posed some potential environmental issues, but with some forward thinking, the unit was flushed out and had the standard oil replaced with biodegradable in case of a leak.
About The Tracked-Vac
The Tracked-Vac is a brand new, unique Vacuum Excavation designed by PIER (UK) for use on rough and challenging terrain. The system’s unique tracked design allows it to access remote cross-country areas that would be impossible for wheeled trucks to navigate which makes it the perfect solution for excavation work on buried services.
With the same fan design and suction hose diameter as the best-selling Dino 3 Vacuum Excavation system, the Tracked-Vac boasts all the quality features of the standard PIER (UK) fleet, along with bespoke features that make the Tracked-Vac a truly innovative addition to the market.