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    Less invasive method of excavation for hire

    Published on 22 January 2019, Tuesday, 5:01 PM

    Trailer-mounted, non-destructive vacuum excavators are a new addition to the Kennards Hire equipment range.

    These units, which are available from select hire centres, offer utilities, councils and contractors a flexible, lower cost, portable system for potholing and other small excavations involving wet or dry remediation of soil.

    Small, deep, precisely-controlled holes can be dug quickly to uncover buried utilities without the risk posed by a backhoe or excavator.

    A 946 litre (250 gallon) tank accommodates the spoil, while a 378 litre (100 gallons) water tank with attached hose and wand is used for water jet blasting. Units have a 575cfm pump and are powered by a 25hp Kubota diesel engine with electric start and throttle.

    Grays Plumbing Services hired a new unit from Kennards Hire Girraween to enlarge a stormwater drainage pit from 600mm by 600mm to 900mm X 900mm.

    “We were able to suck out the dirt without having to get a big machine in,” said contractor Todd Gray.

    “The earth was damp after recent rain, and we loosened it more with the water jet. Solids up to the size of about a tennis ball were no problem.

    “It would be handy in a lot of situations, so I am now thinking of buying one.”

    Click here to view Kennards range of excavators and other earthmoving equipment.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.