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Ever seen crews laboriously cleaning up a job site? Or slowly completing costly shutdown cleaning or manufacturing waste spills? There's a good chance they could've done these jobs faster and more effectively with an industrial vacuum truck.

KOR was founded in 2011 to Keep Operations Running. We're at the forefront of transforming excavation and cleanup practices by connecting you with the right equipment and knowledge for your operational requirements.

This guide provides a detailed overview of industrial vacuum trucks, their operation, benefits, & more

What are the main applications of industrial vacuum trucks?

Industrial vacuum trucks can be used in a broad range of applications including:

  • Conveyor spills
  • General site clean-up
  • Settling pond cleaning
  • Manufacturing waste spills
  • Shutdown cleaning
  • Tank sludge removal
  • Rail ballast removal
  • Furnace cleaning
  • Dust separator cleaning
  • Rail line spill clean-up
What are the environmental advantages of using industrial vacuum trucks?

Unlike conventional equipment, industrial vacuum trucks target the precise location of waste removal. This accuracy, compared to the broader sweep of traditional bucket equipment, not only enhances efficiency but also significantly reduces the environmental impact. In challenging removal areas, the precision of these trucks means a smaller carbon footprint per tonne of material moved.

What costs are involved in operating an industrial vacuum truck?

Beyond the initial purchase or finance costs, owning and operating an industrial vacuum truck can include operational expenses like fuel, insurance, maintenance, repairs, and labour.

What features should operators consider when selecting an industrial vacuum truck?

Features to look for can vary depending on your planned application, for a perfect match to your needs we recommend chatting to one of our experts. Examples of standout features that can add significant benefit over alternatives are:

  • Stainless steel construction
  • High efficiency/high productivity Hibon blower type vacuum system
  • Baghouse dust filtration systems
  • Udor or Uraca high-pressure water blasting systems
  • An efficient drive system without hydraulics to drive large pumps
  • Or a long-reach boom with a 6-8" diameter hose.
How does the dry baghouse filtration system in industrial vacuum trucks improve efficiency?

This system facilitates continuous dry vacuuming, removing the need for additional water which in turn reduces the total weight of the waste and increases productivity. Additionally, this feature enables the potential reuse of waste on-site, enhancing both environmental and economic efficiency.

What is the difference between hydrovac and regular vacuum trucks?

A Hydrovac refers to a vacuum truck that uses water in its processes, either for excavation or waste management whereas a standard vacuum truck is a more general term for any truck equipped with a vacuum pump and tank, suitable for a variety of tasks.

Find the Right Industrial Vacuum Truck for Your Needs

We're dedicated to providing versatile, sustainable solutions for excavation and cleanup challenges. Our commitment to exceptional customer service and ongoing support ensures that your projects not only meet but exceed expectations.

Embrace the efficiency and innovation of KOR's industrial vacuum trucks for your next project. Explore our range and contact us to discover how we can transform your operations.