Vacall Hydro Excavators Now Feature Step-In Compartment Designed for Efficient Frigid Weather Productivity

June 30, 2014

Vacall AllExcavate hydro excavators now feature a new step-in compartment to provide operators with warmth and protection from inclement weather — an especially welcome advantage on winter-weather digging sites or oil and gas exploration locations.

The standard heated compartment is roomy, with enough space for an operator to change out of wet and muddy boots and clothing. The compartment also has floor drainage, racks to hang dry clothing and another rack to store the high pressure hand gun and extensions. Even larger compartments with extra room are among the AllExcavate options.

Ideal for cold weather job sites, Vacall hydro excavators have a range of features to maintain productivity when temperatures drop below freezing. Along with new LED lighting, the cold weather package includes extra insulation, heated cabinets for the hose reel and water pumps, and boilers that can heat water for more effective hydro excavation in frozen ground.

The Vacall AllExcavate, designed and manufactured by Gradall Industries, Inc., is ideal for excavating soil, rocks and clay. Simultaneously, the AllExcavate uses high pressure jetting action to loosen material and then the industry’s strongest vacuum forces (up to 27″ HG and 5,800 CFM) to remove the material and water slurry into a debris tank.

The highly productive process disturbs less terrain than conventional excavation while it safely exposes underground utilities and foundations; creates piling holes and slot trenches; and cleans frac tanks and other machinery on exploration sites.

Other Vacall advantages include a selection of three different vacuum boom tube and hose designs to accommodate customer preferences; standard AllSmartFlow® intelligent controls for less waste and greater productivity; lifetime warranties on the standard water and optional debris tanks; and a single-engine operating concept that saves fuel, emissions and maintenance.

In addition to hydro excavators, Vacall products include sewer maintenance, sweeper, catch basin cleanout and industrial vacuum models. All Vacall models are designed, built and supported by Gradall Industries, Inc., to ISO 9001 standards, with a worldwide reputation for exceptional machine versatility, performance and hydraulic functionality. Gradall Industries, Inc., is wholly owned by the Alamo Group.

To learn more about Vacall AllExcavate models, call 800-382-8302 or visit

Alamo Group, Inc.: For 40 years, we’ve been a world leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and service of high quality equipment for right-of-way maintenance and agriculture. Our products include tractor and truck mounted mowing and other vegetation maintenance equipment, excavators, street sweepers, vacuum trucks, snow removal equipment, pothole patchers, agricultural attachments and related aftermarket parts and services. We currently produce and assemble products in 16 principal facilities worldwide. Our products are sold through Alamo Group’s marketing organizations and our extensive independent worldwide dealer networks under various trademarks and trade names. These include Alamo Industrial, Tiger, Schwarze, Gradall, VacAll, Nite-Hawk, Henke Manufacturing, Schulte, Rhino, M & W, SMC, Herschel, Valu-Bilt, Bomford, Spearhead, McConnel, Twose, SMA, Forges Gorce, Faucheux, Rousseau, Rivard, and others. Alamo Group went public in 1993 and since 1995 has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange as ALG. Visit our website at