Guzzler Guzzcavator: A Hydrovac with Industrial Vac Capabilities
The Guzzcavator is the first truly dual purpose machine with the same industrial cleaning capabilities as the Guzzler Classic. Having the same hydro excavation capabilities as the Vactor HXX the Guzzcavator is one of the most versatile vacuum trucks on the market. This feature enables the Guzzcavator to handle a variety of applications, including standard wet/dry industrial cleaning, potholing, vacuum excavation services, as well as oil and gas field support. Industrial cleaning contractors who are constantly challenged to get jobs done faster and do more with less now get a powerful and efficient industrial vacuum system that cleans and recovers solids and dry bulk powders, liquids, slurries and thick sludge, combined with an easy-to-operate vacuum excavation truck that can also take on tough excavating jobs. The improved utilization and expanded versatility and productivity all add up to an improved bottom line.
The Guzzcavator blasts away soil with jets of up to 20 gallons of water per minute, at rates up to 2,500 psi, depending on the pump selection, variable water pressure adjustment and nozzle tip configuration. The 1,300-gallon stainless steel water tank allows for 7 hours of continuous operation between refills.
When high-flow hydro excavation is required, the Guzzcavator blasts away soil with jets of up to 20 gallons of water per minute, at pressures up to 2,500 PSI in a dual-lance setup. Depending on the pump selection, variable water pressure adjustment and nozzle tip configuration, the truck's 1,300 gallon stainless steel water tank provides up to seven hours of continuous operation between refills.
The Multi-Flow pump allows water pressure adjustment with the push of a button for digging in various conditions. The water system is rated at 10 GPM @ 2,500 PSI (20 GPM @ 2,500 PSI is also available). It is powered by a hydraulically operated triplex piston water pump. The water pump can be mounted in an optional heated cabinet for protection against cold weather conditions. Optional handguns and nozzles are available for various applications.
The telescoping boom provides robust lifting capacity. The pendant length reaches 55 ft. (16.8m) to give total access around the unit. The boom can be stored with the hose attached for greater convenience between locations and when transporting. An optional extendable boom is available.
Ease of Operation
A wireless remote is standard and includes boom controls, full water pump control, vacuum enable / disable, and the standard emergency stop which brings the unit to a safe condition. Toggle switch controls are mounted in a single, full sealed aluminum panel for easy monitoring including blower tachometer, E-Stop, blower temperature and hourmeter; hydraulic, vacuum and air pressure gauges. The wiring is harnessed, color-coded and each circuit clearly function stamped and individually grounded.
ENHANCED OPERATOR ERGONOMICS
The operator has easy, safe access to the top of the Guzzcavator with a standard ladder, catwalk and railing. Baghouse and cyclone top inspection doors are accessed via the heavy-duty platform. Standard safety features include and E-Stop, body and rear door props, hydraulic check valves on all lift cylinders, back-up alarm and transfer case protection to prevent damage from shifting errors. An 8 in (203mm), air-operated relief valve with wireless control, 4 in. (102mm) manual relief valve, and in-line, manual safety-T are also standard. The E-Stop cuts power to disable the vacuum and hydraulics and throttle the chassis engine down to idle.
Ease of Maintenance
The large baghouse an cyclone clean-out access doors simplify cleanup and maintenance. The efficient cyclone design provides access to the driveline components that require greasing. The boom hydraulic and electrical components are located at eye level. All filter components are 100% accessible.
ADVANCED REAR DOOR DESIGN
1/2 IN. (12.7mm) steel-plate construction prevents deflection and warping. Tapered, looking, over-center chocks and three top-mounting brackets ensure a positive, leak-proof seal. A central hydraulic manifold provides a single access point for adjustments. Two double-acting, hydraulic cylinders (versus up to four on other brands) means less maintenance. Hinge blocks are shimmed to allow adjustment. The rear door seal raises with the door to remove the seal from the debris during dumping. A full-opening door is available as an option.
IMPROVED MODULE GROUNDING
For improved module grounding, the debris body, sub-frame and chassis are fully connected via a copper grounding strap, while an improved grounding cable clamp grounds the module components to their grounding location.
SUPERIOR DESIGN FROM THE WORLD’S LEADER IN VACUUM SOLUTIONS
ADVANCED FILTRATION PROCESS
Finding balance between filtration and productivity is what the Guzzcavator is about. Similar to the Guzzler CL industrial vacuum loader, the Guzzcavator's air-routing maintains the lowest pressure drop of any machine in its class, delivering the air where you need it.
SUPERIOR AIR ROUTING & FILTRATION
The 16-cubic-yard capacity Guzzcavator features a smooth, powerful vacuum source to quickly and efficiently recover material. The superior material separation in the debris body during vacuum operations consists of sixty 70 in. filter bags providing an air-to-cloth ratio of 9.94:1 for the lowest pressure drop in the industry. The linear wall connection from the cyclone to the baghouse has enough are to produce efficient airflow. The transition from the baghouse to the micro-strainer includes an elbow and square to round transition for less disruption to hte airflow as it moves through the system. The micro-strainer and exhaust silencers are not directly mounted to prevent blower case distortion. A spring mounted subframe connnection to the chassis prevents stress transfer through body and subframe.
FIRST STAGE | Debris Body
As vacuumed material enters the 16-cubic-yard (13.76 cubic meter) debris body, air speed slows. This allows gravity to remove the bulk of material.
SECOND STAGE | Cyclone Chamber
From the debris body, the air flows to the secondary pre-filter - the cyclone chamber - where centrifugal force hurls the denser particles to the cyclone wall and spirals them downward into the collection hopper. Material collected in this chamber is dumped simultaneously when the debris body is discharged. During hydro excavation, this pre-filter serves as a highly efficient de-mister, extracting moisture from the airstream
THIRD STAGE | Baghouse
The primary and secondary pre-filters remove 98% of all material from the airstream. All remaining particles are removed in the baghouse. Sixty 70 in. (1778mm) Dacron filter bags deliver an air-to-cloth ratio of 9.94:1. Material collected in the baghouse hopper is dumped simultaneously with the main payload compartment.
FINAL STAGE | Strainer
Final vacuum pump protection is provided by the micro-strainer. This is the safety drop-out point for any items that may have entered the system during servicing. A fine mesh-screen prevent foreign object from entering the blower.
An optional 400,000 or 800,000 BTU / hr water heater is available to help cut through frozen ground an clay, and to aid in cleaning applications.
REAR DOOR MOUNTED SLUDGE PUMP
An optional rear-door mounted sludge pump with a 4 in. (101.6 mm) removable, hydraulically driven pumphead is ideal for unloading sludges from the debris body and may be used during vacuuming.
FULL OPENING REAR DOOR
A full opening rear door allows for improved dumping by providing a greater area for material to pass. The optional door also provides the operator greater access and ability to clean the inside of the debris body.