HYDRO-EXCAVATION

a safe alternative to conventional digging

PKX’s Hydro-Excavation process provides a safe non-destructive alternative to conventional digging methods by using pressurized water and high-powered vacuums soil is excavated and removed simultaneously. High pressured water breaks up soil, the water slurry and soil is then vacuumed into debris tanks onboard PKX state of the art hydro excavation trucks. This process allows our team to safely work around critical underground utility components, while also being environmentally friendly.

Hydro excavation is a proven accurate solution over conventional digging, which usually involves methods such as track hoes, augers, backhoes, and bulldozers. Using the power of water allows for quicker results that lead to less damage to surrounding soil. This minimizes site restoration time, expense and the environmental impact to the general area.

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PKX truck on-site

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A technician using pressurized water to dig

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Detail shot of the remote control

FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS

  • Most powerful water pressure and suction in the industry to easily excavate frozen ground
  • Non-destructive soil and debris removal, trenching, remote digging, and potholing reaches locations
    where traditional excavation may not be possible

  • Rear-mounted boom offers impressive range of motion and pivot
  • Tilt-ejection unloading provides fast and thorough removal of debris
  • Surrounding area and soil remain undamaged which increases efficiency and decreases downtime
  • Remote controlled vacuuming and water system, allowing for one man operation
  • Integrated fall-protection harness decreases safety-related incidents

SAFETY AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Superior EMR and TRIR ratings
  • All operators OQ
  • Affiliations with all unions
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19-foot - 27-foot reach
335 ̊ total range
45 ̊ upward pivot
25 ̊ downward pivot
35-foot digging depth

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6480 CFM
27” blower

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3200 PSI
water pumps

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1,800-gallon
water tank,
18 GPM flow

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12-yard
debris tank

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Remote digging
to 600-feet

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Multiple
cutting nozzles

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714K BTU
water heater