in cold climates. Heated water can
also be helpful in heavy clay soils,
he said. With the heater option,
water is pumped through a diesel-fired burner capable of 340,000 Btu.
Proctor said that another important
feature of the FX50 is the hydraulic
tank door that opens fully to maximize
the efficiency of spoils removal. For
added safety and convenience, the
tank door also locks hydraulically. The
hydraulic operated tank door is standard on all Ditch Witch vacuum excavators. “With the FX50, we’ve changed
our tank designs so basically one
button operation unlocks the door and
lifts the door fully open so you have
complete access to the tank,” he said.
The FX50 also can be configured
with an optional reverse-flow feature
that enables the operator to offload
fluid spoils from the vacuum tank
more quickly and easily, he said.
“When your tank is full you can
reverse the flow and instead of having
a vacuum inside the tank you pres-
surize the tank so you can off load
to a remote location,” he said. “That
feature has become very popular,
particularly in the oil and gas industry
An optional boom offered with the
800 and 1200 gal. machines supports,
extends and raises the hose and helps
limit operator fatigue, he said.
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or hydrant, reducing risks of operator
injury and equipment damage, he said.
Another feature includes the triple fil-
tration system with a cyclone separator
that cleans the air before it ever reach-
es the filter, minimizing maintenance.
The FX50 is equipped with a Tuthill
1020 cfm blower and a water system with a water-pressure capacity of 3000 psi and 5 gpm flow. The
hydraulic circuit is operated by a 12 V
dc MTE hydraulics power pack and is
used to lift the tank and open the tank
door and the boom.
The 300 gal. FX50 is 222 in. long,
92 in. high, 96 in. wide and weighs
10,350 lb. with a full water tank. The
800 gal. model is 263 in. long, 92 in.
high, 100.5 in. wide and 17,135 lb. with
a full water tank. The 1200 gal. model
is 245 in. long, 99 in. high, 100.5 in.
wide and weighs 24,480 lb. when the
tank is full. dp
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