In the field of major infrastructure construction and maintenance, timeliness is critical, especially with tight scheduling of operations and shortened project timelines. Hence, the use of hydro excavation (or non-destructive digging – NDD) is expanding rapidly. Fast-rising hydro vacuum manufacturer Vac Dig is now offering John Deere diesel power in its machines which have met with great approval from its customers.

Vac Dig recently delivered its first John Deere-powered 3000 litre hydro vacuum and its benefits are already being noted.

IMG_1913“This machine is fitted with the John Deere PowerTech™ 4045T diesel engine rated at 93kW (125hp). It’s a 4 cylinder 4.5-litre turbocharged engine rated for heavy duty,” Vac Dig’s Luke Farrell said while signalling that other John Deere engines could feature in other future models from the company.

“The John Deere engines have a good reputation and our new hydro vac customer already runs other John Deere-powered equipment so he knows their true value and he’s already familiar with the engine systems, parts and support.”

“We’ve already noticed the JD 4045T runs quieter and smoother than other engines, and its compact dimensions are ideal for our truck-mounted machines,” Luke said.

“We’ve also noted some extra features in the 4045T like a dynamically balanced crankshaft, the option of engine balancer shafts, forged steel connecting rods with bigger bearings, replaceable wet cylinder liners and poly-vee fan drive belts. Front and side mounting points really help our installation flexibility and even the dipstick and oil filter can be optionally located for service from either side of the engine,” he enthused.

Benefits of the Vac Dig Vacuum

“However, ultimately it’s about reliability and customer support.  Over the years we’ve built a strong relationship with our engine supplier Power Equipment Pty Ltd, even before their recent appointment as John Deere industrial engine distributor for Australia and New Zealand. They have delivered excellent support to us and our customers.”

When the scheduling of operations is tight and project timelines shortened, any downtime at all can disrupt major projects and maintenance, inconveniencing business and community, Luke explained.

IMG_1907“That’s why we build our machines to the strength and durability benchmarks our customers expect.”

“At Vac Dig we utilise the latest technologies, engineering, methods, materials and components. We’re proud of every job we see go out the door. John Deere engines from Power Equipment are a perfect fit for us. After all, ‘nothing runs like a Deere’.”

Over more than 27 years, Power Equipment has achieved an excellent reputation as a high-quality supplier of engines and associated products. It has a very mature state of the art infrastructure which has been created by continuous reinvestment. Power Equipment attributes much of its success to offering quality products and backing this up with a total commitment to customer satisfaction.