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How And Where To Apply A Vacuum Truck Loader for Maximum Productivity and Profits



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A vacuum truck loader works in the toughest applications from dry bulk powders, like fly ash, to solids, to liquids such as slurries and heavy sludge.

It permits quick and easy recycle and redistribution of material. Certain offloading loaders can convey and draw material up to 120 feet vertically. Material can be conveyed by into railcars, silos or other containers.

For example an industrial vacuum loader is very effective for grain and food facilities, moving grain, fertilizer, pellets and other food product material out of and into railcars, storage bins, tracks, and grain silos. They are designed to move product at 2,500 bushel capacity rate per hour.


Choosing the Best Vacuum Truck Loader System

Contractors need to carefully consider the variety of applications and offloading conditions to correctly specify the best system for their business. There are two main systems; batch systems and continuous systems.

Batch systems
A batch system is used for material that needs to be vacuum loaded and then offloaded elsewhere. It works best when materials need to be regulated or if the material needs to be offloaded at a distant location.

Continuous systems

Continuous System Vacuum Truck Loader

Continuous systems vacuum and offload material at the same time without interrupting the vacuuming operations. Very quick act loading and unloading material resulting in high productivity



Markets for a Vacuum Truck Service

  • Water treatment plants
  • Steel mills
  • Chemical plants
  • Grain elevators and silos
  • Mines
  • Power generating plants
  • Bulk powder facilities
  • Foundries and forges
  • Railyards
  • Oil refineries and oilfields
  • Cement plants
  • Shipyards and docks
  • Phosphate plants
  • Grain elevators
  • Waste to energy plants
  • Lime and coal plants
  • Aluminum plants
  • Glass manufacturing


Top 12 Applications for a Vacuum Truck Loader

1 Steel mills: A vacuum truck loader can clean ingot molds and furnaces. Pit cleaning by hand is cost prohibitive and most mechanical means cannot access hard-to-reach areas.

2 Gold mines: The vacuum truck will convey and/or fill blast holes and allow a controlled dump to the blast.

3 Copper and silver mines: Clean up conveyor spills.

4Coal mines: Vacuum collect dust and fly ash spills and accumulations.

5 Carbon processors: Vacuum conveyance does not destroy the granular nature of activated carbon as opposed to manual or mechanical methods. Advanced filtration systems enable cleanup of carbon black and similar fine materials.

6 Carbide plants: Clean raptors, support structures, and balconies and recover carbide dust for reprocessing

7 Brillion plants and brass foundries: Vacuum systems collectsthe hazardous dust and, due to its high value, re-integrates it into the production process

8 Wastewater treatment plants: A septic vacuum truck cleans filter beds of sludge.

9 Wastewater and water department: Vacuum excavators provide manhole cleaning, meter box cleaning, and relocation, and dry well cleaning.

10 Cement plants: Vacuum at both transfer and conveyor spills, bagging stations, and general housekeeping.

11 Abrasive blasters: Recover sand, steel grit and other blasted media used for blast cleaning, bridges and water towers. Hazardous letdowns convey heavy blast media distances up to 1200 feet.

12 Oil spills: A vacuum truck loader can work on both barges and on land collecting oil spills, spilled bulk solids, liquids, and slurries. They also evacuate radioactive sites and gunnery ranges. Used in wetland remediation and also in top soil and gravel removal on underground storage tanks.

A vacuum truck service can clean hard-to-reach crawlspaces of contaminated soil with traces of minerals and asbestos. They are used for barge and railcar filling, bulk cleaning and final clean out.

Vacuum trucks remove roofing rock from built-up roofs, and clean petroleum based resins embedded in processing machinery or spilled during transport or processing.

Industrial vacuum trucks work around oil pipelines, water mains, and underground storage tanks where striking ruptures would be environmentally disastrous.

Vacuum trucks can be used as vacuum excavators to locate utilities by soft trenching and excavation around sensitive underground utilities. They also recover cuttings on oil platforms, slurry generated from concrete saws during road building, clean manholes, catch basin cleaning, sewer pipe cleaning and culverts.


When specifying a new vacuum truck loader or looking for used vacuum trucks consider the following:

Hi dumping: Gain reach into rolloff containers or hard to reach storage containers

Hydraulic boom: Control the rotation, raise and lower of the water suction hose, allowing faster setup, range of motion and more productivity.

Debris body vibrator: Whether electric or hydraulic powered debris tank vibrator, this option is essential in discharging material during dumping operations.

Wireless remote control: Remote control pendant controls engine throttle, debris body door, operates the boom, controls engine throttle, dumping operations eliminating two-way radios or hand signals to guide the vacuum truck loader.


Hydro excavation: Adding a high pressure washer system coupled with powerful vacuum excavation system transforms a vacuum truck loader into a hydro excavator that effectively locates underground utilities and sensitive areas with limited access.


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