VX30 Gen3 Diesel Series

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About this product

Introducing the next generation of its popular VX30 model, a vacuum excavator that is compact in size but offers the same power and productivity found in it’s predecessor including tank capacities from 250 gallons up to 800 gallons. This introduction brings in new features including: automotive style belt tensioners, quick grip tool storage, high clearance trailer with Dexter torsion axles, standard tool storage box, quick drain service points, and operator friendly “No-Hassle” hose with Strong Arm option. The portable, versatile nature of this vacuum excavator makes it the ideal choice for utility contractors’ potholing and fluid management needs.

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Key Features

PATENTED HIGH LIFT “CAM-OVER” EXTERNAL HYDRAULIC DOOR

The McLaughlin patented “Cam-Over” hydraulic rear door leads the industry with this simple reliable design with all components being external to the tank. The design provides a consistent 360° seal and mechanical locking mechanism, to keep fluids securely in the debris tank even under reverse pressure.

INDUSTRY LEADING, THREE-STAGE CYCLONIC FILTRATION

Standard three-stage cyclonic filtration system, which allows the vacuum to be used for both wet and dry vacuum excavating where the cyclones reduce airborne particulates from reaching the final filter and vacuum blower. This system prolongs the filter life, reducing maintenance costs.

PATENTED IN TANK WASHDOWN

Delivers a high-pressure water spray to the tank interior helping simultaneously dump material and clean the inside of the tank, saves clean up time, and makes it easier to remove dificult debris.

IN TANK WASHDOWN
AUTOMOTIVE BELT TENSIONERS

AUTOMOTIVE BELT TENSIONERS

Automotive style belt tensioners on water pump and vacuum blower for long belt life and simple maintenance.

REVERSE FLOW – STANDARD

The Reverse Flow option allows for offloading liquids quickly and easily without opening the rear tank door.

AUTOMOTIVE BELT TENSIONERS

HIGH CLEARANCE TRAILER

Featuring a high clearance trailer with dexter torsion axles allows for a durable, off-road ready machine.

Available Options

no hassle hose

No Hassle Hose

Hang the suction hose on the side of the machine when moving between jobsites.

Strong Arm

Strong Arm

The STRONG ARM is a tank-mounted attachment that carries the weight of the vacuum hose and debris being vacuumed.

hot box

Hot Box

The Hot Box option allows you to work with water heated up to 165 degrees F to improve digging in conditions such as frost.

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Specifications

Specifications

General Dimensions and Weights - Skid
 VX30-250  VX30-300  VX30-500 VX30-500LT  VX30-800 VX30-800LT  VSK30-100 VSK30-250 VSK30-500 VSK30-800
 Length  129.25″ (328.3 cm)  127.3″ (323.3 cm)  182.4″ (463.3 cm)  208.4″ (529.3 cm)
 Height  67″ (170.2 cm)  59.8″ (151.9 cm)  66.3″ (168.4 cm)  70.1″ (178.1 cm)
 Empty Weight  Call  4,120 lbs (1,868.8 kg)  Call  6,860 lbs (3,111.6 kg)
 Width  57.6″ (146.3 cm)  89.1″ (226.3 cm)  92.1″ (233.9 cm)  97.6″ (247.9 cm)

General Dimensions and Weights - Trailer
 VX30-250  VX30-300  VX30-500  VX30-500LT  VX30-800 VX30-800LT VSK30-100 VSK30-250 VSK30-500 VSK30-800
 Empty Weight  4,380 lbs (1,986.7 kg)  5,680 lbs (2,576.4 kg)  5,700 lbs (2,585.5 kg)  5,440 lbs (2,467.5 kg)  7,980 lbs (3,619.7 kg)   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A
 Length  152″ (386.1 cm)  182″ (462.3 cm)  212.9″ (540.8 cm)  204.5″ (519.4 cm)  237.8″ (604 cm)  237.8″ (604.01 cm)   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A
 Width  87″ (220.9 cm)  94.1″ (239 cm)  96.05″ (229.9 cm)  90″ (228.6 cm)  102.6″ (260.6 cm)  102.6″ (260.6 cm)   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A
 Height  83″ (210.8 cm)  102″ (259.08 cm)  84″ (213.4 cm)  82.9″ (210.6 cm)  88.7″ (225.3 cm)  90.9″ (230.9 cm)   N/A   N/A   N/A  N/A
 Brake Type  Electric Electric  Electric  Electric  Electric  Electric   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A
 Hitch Type  Pintle  Pintle  Pintle  Pintle  Pintle  Pintle   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A
 Weight (Gross Vehicle Weight)  9,850 lbs (4467.9 kg)  9,999 lbs (4,535.5 kg)  12,000 lbs (5,443.1 kg)   9,999 lbs (4,535.5 kg)  16,000 lbs (7,257.5 kg)  16,000 lbs (7,257.5 kg)   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A
 Trailer Axles  (2) 6,000 lbs (2,721.6 kg)  (2) 6,000 lbs (2,721.6 kg)  (2) 6,000 lbs (2,721.6 kg)  (2) 6,000 lbs (2,721.6 kg)  (2) 8,000 lbs (3,628.7 kg)  (2) 8,000 lbs (3,628.7 kg)  N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A

Engine
 VX30-250  VX30-300   VX30-500   VX30-500LT   VX30-800   VX30-800LT  VSK30-100 VSK30-250  VSK30-500 VSK30-800
Horsepower  31  31  31  31  31  31  31  31  3131
 Enclosure  Full with Lockable Doors Full with Lockable Doors  Full with Lockable Doors  Full with Lockable Doors  Full with Lockable Doors  Full with Lockable Doors  Full with Lockable Doors  Full with Lockable Doors  Full with Lockable Doors  Full with Lockable Doors
 Fuel Tank Capacity  22 gal (83.3 L)  22 gal (83.3 L)  22 gal (83.3 L)  22 gal (83.3 L)  22 gal (83.3 L)  22 gal (83.3 L)  22 gal (83.3 L)  22 gal (83.3 L)  22 gal (83.3 L)  22 gal (83.3 L)

Water Tank
 VX30-250   VX30-300   VX30-500   VX30-500LT  VX30-800   VX30-800LT VSK30-100 VSK30-250 VSK30-500 VSK30-800
 Water Tank Capacity  100 gal (378.5 L)  100 gal (378.5 L)  250 gal (946.4 L)  100 gal (378.5 L)  410 gal (1,552 L)  250 gal (946.4 L) 100 gal (378.5 L)  100 gal (378.5 L)  250 gal (946.4 L)  410 gal (1,552 L)
 Number of Tanks  2–50  2–50  2-125  2–50  2-205  2-125  1  2–50  2-125  2-205
 High Pressure Pump: Flow Rate  5.6 gpm  5.6 gpm  5.6 gpm  5.6 gpm  5.6 gpm  5.6 gpm  5.6 gpm  5.6 gpm  5.6 gpm  5.6 gpm
 High Pressure Pump: Pressure  3,000 psi  3,000 psi  3,000 psi  3,000 psi  3,000 psi  3,000 psi  3,000 psi  3,000 psi  3,000 psi  3,000 psi
 High Pressure Hose Length  50′ (15.24 m)  50′ (15.24 m)  50′ (15.24 m)  50′ (15.24 m)  50′ (15.24 m)  50′ (15.24 m)  50′ (15.24 m)  50′ (15.24 m)  50′ (15.24 m)  50′ (15.24 m)
 Low Water Shutoff  Electric  Electric  Electric  Electric  Electric  Electric Electric  Electric  Electric  Electric

Spoil Tank
 VX30-250   VX30-300   VX30-500   VX30-500LT  VX30-800   VX30-800LT VSK30-100 VSK30-250 VSK30-500 VSK30-800
Spoil Tank Capacity  250 gal (946.4 L)  300 gal (1,135.6L)  500 gal (1,892.7 L)  500 gal (1,892.7 L)  800 gal (3,028.3 L)  800 gal (3,028.3 L) 100 gal (378.5 L)  250 gal (946.4 L)  500 gal (1,892.7 L)  800 gal (3,028.3 L)
Door Type  Manual Hydraulic Hydraulic Hydraulic Hydraulic Hydraulic  Manual Manual Hydraulic Hydraulic
In Tank Washdown Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard N/A Standard Standard Standard
Mechanical Full Tank Shutoff  Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard N/A Standard Standard Standard
Electric Full Tank Shutoff  Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Tank Lift Type  Dual Cyl Dual Cyl Dual Cyl Dual Cyl Dual Cyl Dual Cyl Fixed Dual Cyl Dual Cyl  Dual Cyl

Vacuum
 VX30-250  VX30-300  VX30-500  VX30-500LT  VX30-800  VX30-800LT  VSK30-100 VSK30-250  VSK30-500  VSK30-800
 Type of Filters  2 Micron Washable  2 Micron Washable  2 Micron Washable  2 Micron Washable  2 Micron Washable  2 Micron Washable  2 Micron Washable  2 Micron Washable  2 Micron Washable  2 Micron Washable
 Cyclonic Filtration System  Standard  Standard  Standard  Standard  Standard  Standard  Standard  Standard  Standard  Standard
 Hose Length  2-10′ (3.04 cm)  3-10′ (3.04 cm)  3-10′ (3.04 cm)  3-10′ (3.04 cm)  3-10′ (3.04 cm)  3-10′ (3.04 cm)  1-16′ (4.88 cm)  2-10′ (3.04 cm)  3-10′ (3.04 cm)  2-10′ (3.04 cm)
 Hose Width  3″ (7.6 cm) 3″ (7.6 cm) 3″ (7.6 cm)  3″ (7.6 cm)  3″ (7.6 cm)  3″ (7.6 cm)  3″ (7.6 cm)  3″ (7.6 cm)  3″ (7.6 cm)  3″ (7.6 cm)
 Vacuum Hg Mercury  15  15  15  15  15  15 15  15  15 15
 Vacuum cfm  575  575  575  575  575  575  575  575  575  575
 Suction Hose Storage  Standard  Standard  Standard  Standard  Standard  Standard  No  Standard  Standard  Standard

Control Panel
 VX30-250  VX30-300  VX30-500  VX30-500LT  VX30-800  VX30-800LT  VSK30-100  VSK30-250  VSK30-500  VSK30-800
 Gauges Vac & Wat Vac & Wat Vac & Wat  Vac & Wat Vac & Wat  Vac & Wat Vac & Wat Vac & Wat Vac & Wat Vac & Wat

Boom
 VX30-250  VX30-300   VX30-500   VX30-500LT   VX30-800   VX30-800LT  VSK30-100 VSK30-250  VSK30-500 VSK30-800
Reach N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Movement N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Remote Control N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Available Options
 VX30-250  VX30-300  VX30-500  VX30-500LT  VX30-800 VX30-800LT VSK30-100 VSK30-250 VSK30-500 VSK30-800
Pressure Offloading N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes  Yes No   Yes Yes Yes
Strong Arm Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Hydraulic N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A
Hot Box Water Heater Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes Yes Yes
Air Compressor N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A
 Hitch Additional Freshwater Options N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A
Sewer Jetter N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A
Compact Core Drill N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A  N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A

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