Back in October 2017, Vactor Manufacturing unveiled the successor to their current HXX hydro excavator at the International Construction and Utility Equipment (ICUEE) Show. According to Ben Schmitt, product manager at Vactor, “The new HXX concept showcases our latest design thinking in terms of improvement,” said Ben Schmitt, product manager at Vactor, “[including] payload capacity, weight distribution, operation and performance.”
As we await the new product’s release, here are FIVE things to know about the HXX concept:
1. Improved Weight Distribution
The HXX concept maximizes legal payload and improves operational efficiency in a way previous uni-body designs were unable to. Clever placement of the debris body and water tank ensures equal distribution of the payload on axles, regardless of how much water is in the tanks.
2. Single Piston Water System
The new PrecisionFlow™ water pump system’s single piston design is capable of higher flow and pressures, and less moving parts than a triplex system, allowing for superior production and reliability.
3. Improved Operator Interaction
The HXX concept features Vactor’s Park-N-Dig™ quick operation design, reducing set-up and tear-down time between jobs. The concept also features a seven-inch display with real-time operation, performance information, and unmatched diagnostic ability, allowing the operator to maximize productivity.
4. QuietPak System
A QuietPak sound-dampening system delivers higher airflow and quieter operation, with a decibel rating of less than 90 db(A) throughout the RPM range. The system is especially ideal for urban areas where noise levels are critical.
5. COMING SOON – in 2018!
While an official release date has not been announced, the new HXX concept is anticipated to be available before the end of 2018! Stay tuned for more information about Vactor’s completely redesigned excavator.
MacQueen Group Rentals
While we are patiently awaiting the release of the current Vactor HXX hydroexcavator’s successor, the MacQueen Equipment Group is still offering Vactor HXX full-size and compact hydroexcavators for sale and rent.
Currently, we have a fleet consisting of over 15 Vactor HXX full-size hydroexcavators, as well as compact HXX Prodigy and Paradigms. No matter your needs, our rental fleet may have just what you’re looking for.