HXX Paradigm Brochure - Vactor Manufacturing

HXX Paradigm Brochure - Vactor Manufacturing
Introducing the Vactor HXX Paradigm®, the most innovative and versatile compact vacuum excavator
available. This customer-inspired vacuum excavator was based on input from over 100 utility company
and contractor job site visits as well as years of experience from the market leading Vactor HXX line of
vacuum excavators.
The HXX Paradigm was designed specifically for utility, municipal and contractor customers
involved in installation, maintenance and repair of underground water, sewer, gas, electric and
telecommunications utilities. In addition, the Paradigm is ideally suited for subsurface utility
engineering (SUE) contractors and other design planning firms involved in civil, road, municipal,
commercial, industrial and residential projects.
This compact, multi-purpose truck can:
Excavate safely around utilities with water or air
Vacuum, contain and dispose of drill mud
Power pneumatic, hydraulic or electrical tools
Provide transport and storage of replacement parts, equipment and tools
Jobsite Safety is #1
Safety is the key reason why vacuum excavation is important on even ordinary repair and maintenance
jobs. Many states require excavation within the utility tolerance zone to be completed with hand
tools or vacuum excavation. However, studies have indicated hand tools are the number two cause of
underground strikes - second only to backhoes. Vacuum excavation is also minimally invasive reducing
project reconstruction costs and damage to surrounding areas such as road ways, tree roots, and
landscaping. Applications include:
• Excavate in hard to reach areas
• Precision excavations
• Exposure of live gas distribution lines
• Utility, pipe and line location
• Daylighting underground
• Fire hydrant repair/replacement
• Valve box repair/replacement/
• Cathodic protection
• Cross-bore detection and
• Service shut-off
• Fiber optic repair/installation
• Excavation in frozen ground
• Directional drilling mud recovery
• Pipe and line installation
• Utility excavation
• Keyholing
• Drill rig cleanup
• Emergency response
• Water main repair
• Slot trenching
• Potholing
• Pit cleaning
• Spill cleanup
Quick setup with Park-N-Dig™
The Paradigm's Park-N-Dig design reduces setup and tear down time between excavated holes,
significantly increasing productivity. The time between arriving on the job site and actual excavation
is minimized, including the ability to dig up to six feet in depth without additional pipe and hose.
•Park-N-Dig controls allow operator to flip a single switch to begin operations.
•A wireless remote control comes standard with vacuum, boom, and water controls.
•Paradigm can also be operated from the conveniently located control panel.
•Operational and performance information is visually monitored via the 7” IntelliView® display.
•Water jetting and air lances have the ability to
remain connected to their respective supply of
water or air when stowed for travel between
jobs so no set-up or tear down is required
between holes to begin digging.
Unmatched versatility
With the ability to use air or hydro excavation as the
digging method, the Paradigm can be used in a variety
of applications allowing the operator to use the most
effective excavation method for soil conditions. The
Paradigm can also quickly be switched from air to
hydro excavation. This capability, combined with the
optional backfill hopper, allow the Paradigm to begin an
excavation with air for dry backfill, then switch to water
for tougher conditions when encountered.
The Paradigm features:
•Large water (300 gallons) and debris (675 gallons)
capacities for maximum productivity.
•Flexible water fill system allowing unit to fill from a fire
hydrant or a ¾” garden hose outlet for convenience.
•Standard air compressor rated for 185 CFM @ 150
PSI, ideal for air excavation applications. With push of
a button, compressor’s air pressure can be reduced to
110 PSI to power common jobsite tools such as a jack
hammer or tamper, eliminating need for additional
trailer-mounted, aux engine driven compressor at
•Unmatched lockable storage space available for
common jobsite tools, with several convenient
toolboxes including a long-handle toolbox under the
debris body.
•Optional 2” receiver hitch or Pintle hitch enable
the Paradigm to tow up to 20,000 lbs of additional
equipment to the jobsite – eliminating the need for
additional job site trucks.
Lockable overfender toolbox with
slideout tray
Powerful vacuum
The Paradigm includes:
•Standard boom with 6" vacuum hose to prevent hose
clogging and increase performance, which is over double the
area of 4” hose systems which are prone to clogging.
•Airflow produced via a positive displacement, hydraulically
driven blower delivering performance up to 2,200 CFM and
15” Hg of vacuum.
•The standard boom eliminates need for the operator to
manually manipulate or hold hose while excavating which
can be strenuous and difficult.
•For quick cleanout applications the Paradigm has a convenient
4” rear loading port and hose to get the job done quickly.
The combination of these features make the Paradigm more
productive than other units this size.
Available as an optional enhancement, Vactor's patent pending
DigRight® technology for unmatched water pressure control
around vulnerable buried infrastructure.
•Allows operator to select a maximum water pressure limit
to prevent the pressure from exceeding site or industry
•Includes three default pressure limitations based on industry
best practices for digging around underground utilities: 1500,
2500, 3000 PSI with option to turn feature off
Standard wireless boom and
air compressor
**Capacity rating on a non-CDL class 6 chassis. Legal capacity can be optioned up to 8200 lbs on a
class 7 chassis. Actual capacity is dependent on chassis configuration and tools stored on the unit.
Increased payload hauling capabilities
With a maximum payload of more than 6,000 lbs** of spoils,
no other vacuum excavator in this size range can match the
Paradigm’s hauling capability. Weight enforcement is an
important issue within the vacuum excavation industry, as
overweight fines can be significant. The Paradigm’s payload is
nearly three times the payload of larger sized vacuum excavators.
Single engine design
The Paradigm features a powerful, single-engine, PTO driven
design that drives all vacuum, air and water systems. Unlike
other vacuum excavators this size that require two engines –
one to power the truck chassis and one to generate vacuum
and excavating power – the Paradigm delivers superior
performance with a single engine. This saves on fuel, parts,
time and money spent on additional engine maintenance. It
also decreases job setup time and increases productivity.
Non-CDL chassis
The Paradigm is available on a Class 6 non-CDL, (state
dependent) chassis, which is helpful for vacuum excavator
operators who don’t have a commercial driver’s license. A
Class 7 chassis (CDL required) for customers looking for
increased payload capacity is also available.
Bluetooth connectivity for
service support
Compact design for tight urban areas
Worksites are often on crowded urban streets with
overhead power lines, trees and even low bridge height.
The Paradigm's compact, low-profile design and truck
maneuverability are well-suited for these tight, urban job sites.
Service and support
The HXX Paradigm is supported by Vactor’s extensive,
factory-trained dealer network of more than 50 dealers,
as well as 12 factory direct locations in the USA through FS
Solutions, and 8 JJE sites in Canada.
4" rear loading port
The Paradigm’s Bluetooth connectivity service tool allows
remote troubleshooting and diagnostics anywhere in
the world through your Bluetooth device with cell or wifi
connectivity. Simply connect your smart phone to the truck’s
Bluetooth and a factory authorized service rep can provide
troubleshooting assistance getting you back up and working
quickly without leaving the jobsite.
The Vactor HXX Paradigm is loaded with standard features making it ‘work ready.’
Debris Body
•675 gal volumetric capacity debris body
•Hydraulically open and close and hydraulic locking rear
•6” vacuum pipe storage
•Hydraulically raising debris body for easy offloading
•Electric vibrator
•48” unladed dump height
•Rear door splash shield
•4” quick connect loading port
Vacuum System
Optional front bumper tool storage
•2,200 CFM blower, 15" Hg
•Ultra quiet blower silencer package
•Hydrostatic blower drive
•6” pipe package with clamps
•Final filter with washable 5-micron polyester insert for dry
fines vacuuming
•Park-N-Dig quick operation design
•Dual Cyclone Filtration
Boom and Vacuum Pipe
•6” diameter extendable boom with 5’ of extension
•Hydraulic up/down control
•4” loading port on rear door includes 4” x 25 ft smoothbore vacuum hose
•Boom tube handle
Water System
•300 gal capacity polyethylene water tank
•Anti-siphon fill device & anti-splash valve
•2”camlock with 25 ft hydrant fill hose
•3/4” x 25 ft garden fill hose
•Triplex water pump - 8 GPM @ 2500 PSI
•Hydraulic water pump drive
•Hose reel equipped with 1/2” x 50 ft hose
•Excavating water lance with quick connect fittings
•Two Vactor HXXPOSE™ rotating nozzles
Raising debris body
Air Excavation Package
•Dual PSI setting 150 PSI for air excavation and 110
PSI for powering air tools
•185 CFM air compressor
•Retractable air tool reel with 1” x 25 ft hose
•Air excavation lance
•Compressor upgrade – 300 CFM @ 250 PSI
Controls and Instrumentation
•Illuminated curbside control station featuring:
waterpump, blower, and air compressor controls,
vibrator, fuel level, blower RPM, vacuum level,
operation status indicator, warning indicators
•New wireless remote with two-way communication
displaying unit performance in operator's hand
•LED worklight curbside
•Hydraulic extend/retract boom
Storage (Options)
•Lockable full width storage locker front bumper
•Lockable, vertical storage locker, passenger side
•Lockable aluminum storage box driver side mid-ship
•Lockable aluminum storage box driver and
passenger side rear
•Water excavation nozzle storage rack
•Lockable overfender toolbox with slide out tray
•Emergency stop button at all HMI
•New emergency shut-off wrist strap
•Rear door prop
•Debris body prop
•6” air-operated vacuum relief valve
•Backup camera with in-cab display standard
•LED stop, tail, turn, and brake lighting
Large vertical storage cabinet
All painted and powder coated components are sand
blasted for proper adhesion prior to finishing. Debris
body painted customer colors per Vactor's 5 stage
paint process that includes 2 coats of automotive grade
Axalta™ Imron® Elite polyurethane top coat.
Curbside controls with manual
override capability
•Backfill hopper
•Lockable tool
•2” receiver hitch
•Hydraulic tool
•Cold weather
•Amber LED
flashing light
•LED work
upgrade – 300
CFM @ 250 PSI
Backfill Hopper
When clean backfill is needed, an optional 175 U.S. gallon
backfill hopper is available for transporting this material. The
hopper is supplied with a manual gate offload and chute
for easy filling of the excavated hole or a 5-gallon bucket for
remote transport. The hopper includes a vibrator to assist in
material removal. The hopper can be filled via vacuum through
a 4” loading port or manually through a top access hatch.
•4X4 chassis
Additonal options available
Vactor offers the widest range of vacuum excavators for the utility industry ranging from single to four-rear axle,
3.5 cu. yard to 15 cu. yard debris capacity, and air, water or both for digging.
For more information or schedule a demonstration call 815-672-3171
v ac tor. c om
Some items shown may be optional. Specifications subject to change without
notice. Vactor®, HXX®, Paradigm®, IntelliView®, DigRight™, HXXpose™ and
Park-N-Dig® are registered trademarks of Vactor Manufacturing. Axalta™ Imron®
are registered trademarks of Axalta Coating Systems IP Co. LLC. Vactor is a
subsidiary of Federal Signal.
Effective 1/17 P/N 00166-B ©2016 Vactor Manufacturing
Vactor Manufacturing, Inc. • 1621 South Illinois Street • Streator, IL 61364
(815) 672-3171 Phone • (815) 672-2779 Fax
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