For over 45 years, Vactor has been the leader in building sewer cleaners with technological innovation and custom configurable design. With a rich history that spans most of the century, Vactor Manufacturing continues to be respected as an innovative designer and manufacturer of products using pneumatics. Nearly 10,000 units have been sold worldwide, far more than any other sewer cleaner manufacturers.
In 1969, Vactor introduced the first combination sewer cleaner to combine water jetting and vacuuming action, which resulted in the fastest, most thorough cleaning job possible. In that same year the Vactor Water Pump was introduced, the only pump specifically designed for sewer cleaning.
Over the years, Vactor firmly established expertise in the use of high pressure water and pneumatic conveyance. Taking these two technologies along with intensive customer input, Vactor designed, engineered and manufactured one of the leading hydro-excavators. Hydro-excavation is a safe and productive nondestructive excavation method. Unlike mechanical excavation, there is little chance of damage when water is used to loosen the soil, significantly reducing the safety and financial risks associated with utility or pipe line strikes.
Atlantic Heating & Cooling in Richmond, VA, has one of the largest Vactor fleets in Virginia, which takes advantage of this powerful cleaning system to remove oil, dirt, grease, rubber and other materials from hard, flat surfaces using the two core area of expertise - high pressure water technology with a powerful vacuum source. These machines combine high-pressure water blasting (up to 10,000 PSI) technology with a powerful vacuum source and a multi-stage filtration process. An operator easily guides a maneuverable, compact rotary surface-cleaning mower over the area. Removed contaminants go directly into the filtration system and all water used remains within this closed loop process. Other traditional pressure washing systems clean surfaces, but allow the residue (including the oil, grease and detergents) to run off into storm drain systems and ultimately into the water supply.