First you met our City Sucker and now in the second of our series introducing you to our fleet, we now meet the PIER (UK) Tracked-Vac.
In 2018, PIER (UK) launched the UK’s first Tracked-Vac, a specially designed Vacuum Excavator that is ideal for rough and challenging terrain.
The Tracked-Vac has assisted our customers with projects on cross-country terrain. This unique piece of excavation equipment can reach areas that a standard wheeled excavator cannot, enabling our team to solve logistical problems for our customers with an economical, efficient and innovative solution.
The Making of the Tracked-Vac
In 2017, we took our ideas to our manufacturers and collectively, we turned them into a unique design. The finalised idea was then moved onto the workshop where our vision came to life, in which we incorporated the fan design and suction hose from our 26-ton Dino 3 system. The system was then mounted onto an 8-meter-long undercarriage and powered with a 525-horsepower engine.
What are the key features of the Tracked-Vac?
- Safe excavating
- High manoeuvrability
- All terrain ability
- High performance suction power
- Standard operating procedures
- A large capacity container
- A self-cleaning filter system
- High capacity on board compressor
- Long distance working
- Deep excavation working
Which projects are suitable for the Tracked-Vac?
The Tracked-Vac has been specially designed for terrain surfaces such as grassy land and beaches and since its launch, it has completed a mixture of projects for our customers, including:
- An Environmental Agency project on a Cornwall beach – an emergency job took place to prevent flooding.
- A muddy landscape in Stoke-on-Trent—our operators excavated the ground ready for the installation of HV cable connections at a new distribution centre.
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To hire the Tracked-Vac for your project, please complete this short form.