Product Spotlight cut away vx200

The MEGA VX200 6-inch vacuum excavator from McLaughlin can be mounted on either a new or repurposed truck chassis. The tank, power pack and water system all have a modular design and were developed to fill the gap between smaller trailer-mounted vacuum excavators and the largest truck-mounted units.

“It has really been the customers who have shaped the specifications of this vacuum excavator,” says Jeff Wage, McLaughlin vice president. “The MEGA VX200 will help them be more productive and — with the options for spoil tank capacity — stay on the job longer while reducing time away from the job site dumping spoils. It also has the reliability they need and is supported by the extensive Vermeer global network.”

The 6-inch series offers spoil tank capacities ranging from 1,200 to 3,000 gallons and a standard option of 800 gallons of freshwater (400 gallons per side). It has a 6-inch hose diameter with a 3,200 cfm blower at 18 inches of Hg and features a 5- by 18-foot three-stage cyclonic filtration system.

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“It’s just a super economical and reliable, low-maintenance filtration system that allows you to vac wet and vac dry,” Wage says. “This can be mounted on any double-walled truck chassis that’s out there. What’s unique about that is there are a lot of trucks out there that customers own or have access to for $30,000 to $60,000. It allows somebody to get a vacuum package put together that’s got a brand-new, high-performing vac on a repurposed chassis and be at a great price point, or select a truck of their preference and we can mount it for them.”

A cam-over hydraulic rear door provides a 360-degree positive seal without additional clamping requirements to keep fluids securely in the debris tank. No components are inside the tank, so maintenance
is external.

“For the sewer and drain contractor doing water valve boxes or any sort of excavation work, this would be a good fit for them — getting in there and wanting to do surgical excavation,” Wage says. “A 6-inch system gives you the productivity in a 6-inch hose to pick up larger material and be able to do production potholing.”


Written By Luke LeNoble and Originally Posted in the March 2016 Product Spotlight of the Cleaner Magazine –


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