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Heavy-Duty Flat Flange Aluminum Dig Vacuum Tube with Rubber Cuff

Heavy-Duty Flat Flange Aluminum Dig Vacuum Tube with Rubber Cuff

Regular price $200.00 USD
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A "Heavy-Duty Flat Flange Aluminum Dig Vacuum Tube with Rubber Cuff" is a specialized component used in hydro excavation equipment. This particular tube is designed for heavy-duty applications, and its main purpose is to aid in the excavation process by effectively digging and transporting soil, debris, and water. Here are the key features and applications of this equipment:

Key Features:

  1. Material: The tube is made from aluminum, which is known for its lightweight yet durable properties, making it suitable for heavy-duty applications.

  2. Flat Flange: The presence of a flat flange ensures a secure and leak-free connection when attaching the tube to the hydro excavation equipment.

  3. Rubber Cuff: The rubber cuff, typically located at the end of the tube, serves as a seal to prevent the escape of soil, debris, or water during the excavation process.

  4. Digging and Transporting: This tube is designed for both digging into the ground to expose buried utilities and transporting the excavated material into the collection tank of the hydro excavation equipment.

  5. Compatibility: These tubes are designed to work with specific hydro excavation systems that have the corresponding size and fittings.


A Heavy-Duty Flat Flange Aluminum Dig Vacuum Tube with Rubber Cuff is primarily used in hydro excavation applications:

  1. Hydro Excavation: Hydro excavation is a non-destructive digging method that uses pressurized water to break up soil and a vacuum system to remove the resulting slurry of soil, water, and debris. The tube plays a critical role in this process.

  2. Trenching: Hydro excavation is commonly used for trenching tasks, including exposing underground utilities, laying pipelines, and creating trenches for various construction projects.

  3. Potholing: It is used for safely and precisely locating and exposing utilities or underground infrastructure to prevent damage during construction or repair work.

  4. Slot Trenching: Hydro excavation equipment with these tubes can create narrow slot trenches for specific tasks such as cable installation.

  5. Utility Locating: These systems are used to expose utilities like gas lines, water pipes, and electrical conduits, which may need inspection, repair, or maintenance.

The combination of the flat flange and rubber cuff, along with the lightweight yet durable aluminum construction, ensures a secure and leak-free connection while preventing soil and debris from escaping during excavation. Proper sizing and compatibility with the hydro excavation equipment are crucial to maintain a reliable and effective excavation process, especially in applications where precision and safety are paramount.

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