Rear of Vacuum Truck

Vacuum Truck Operation – Part 2

Vac2Go Operation

In part 1 of Vacuum Truck Operation, we learned how to start the truck, open all relief valves, plug in the remote pendant (optional), close all vacuum relief valves, increase RPM’s to the desired level, and begin vacuuming debris or material. Vacuuming can continue until the debris body capacity is reached. When this occurs, all vacuum operations must stop until the …

Master Control Panel with Pendant Plug2

Vacuum Truck Operation Part 1

Vac2Go Operation

When you are ready to begin vacuum truck operation, the truck must be running and the following procedures should be followed: Open the master control panel door, turn on the master control switch, and open all vacuum relief valves. If you are using a remote pendant, plug in the remote pendant and carry the pendant to the working end of …

Master Control Panel Hydraulics

Vacuum Truck Hydraulic System

Vac2Go Operation

All of the main functions of the vacuum truck are activated by hydraulic power. Hydraulic power is supplied by the main hydraulic pump. This pump is driven by the power takeoff (PTO) on the truck transmission. The hydraulic tank, complete with filters is positioned behind the truck’s cab. Hydraulics are required in order to perform the following functions: To raise and lower …

Vacuum Trucks

Vacuum Truck Tips

Vac2Go Operation, Safety

Next time you are operating a Vac2Go vacuum truck, here are some tips to help keep your working environment safe, efficient, and accident free. Start and run the vacuum truck for about 20 minutes to warm the system up. Always use a vacuum nozzle at the working end of the hose. Keep your hands and any loose objects away from …

Vacuum Truck at Job Site

Job Site Setup for a Vacuum Truck

Vac2Go Operation, Safety

Each Vac2Go Guzzler Classic & Ace Vacuum Truck comes standard with a single elbow intake opening located near the top of the debris body rear door. Clamp the vacuum hose (optional) to the elbow intake or to an 8-6 reducer which has been clamped to the elbow intake. Attach enough hose to allow you to safely reach the material you …

Vacuum Truck at Job Site

Job Planning for a Vac Work: Safety, Safety, Safety

Vac2Go Operation, Safety

No Vacuum truck job behinds without a job walk down. Before moving equipment and people to the site, it is important to get the lay of the land and make sure that your equipment, your employees, and your customer are safe from any potential hazards associated with the work. No dollar amount is worth someone getting hurt. Take the time …

Vacuum Truck Filter Baghouse

Cyclone Separator and Filter Baghouse – Classic Trucks

Vac2Go Operation

These units utilize a cyclone separator and a filter baghouse. Air leaving the float-ball vacuum shut-off in the debris body enters a cyclone housing located on the passenger size of the unit and directly in front of the debris body. Additionally, there is a filter baghouse which is found on the driver side of the unit and directly in front …

Passenger Side Separator Baghouse

Cyclone Separator and Filter Baghouse – ACE Trucks

Vac2Go Operation

The Dual Filter ACE (DF ACE), which is the standard ACE vacuum truck utilized by Vac2Go, utilizes two cyclone separators and two filter baghouses. Air leaving the float-ball vacuum shut-offs on each side of the debris tank enters two cyclone houses. A cyclone housing is located on each side of the unit and directly in front of the debris tank. …

Vacuum Relief Valve

Vacuum Truck Relief Valves

Vac2Go Operation

As you are operating a Vac2Go vacuum truck, air is flowing throughout the truck. As air is leaving the microstrainer, it  flows past an air-operated butterfly valve. The purpose of the air-operated valve is to relieve the system vacuum during normal operation. Excessive vacuum can be caused by a clogged suction hose or boom. A loss of vacuum air flow …

Transfer Case

Vacuum Truck Transfer Case

Vac2Go Operation

The transfer case on a Vac2Go vacuum truck is located next to the blower. The transfer case enables the truck chassis engine to either drive the truck on the road or to transfer the power to the blower to engage the blower and allow the vacuum truck to suck material. When the vacuum truck is in Road Mode, the drive …