Posted on 30 January 2019

Why are so many excavation companies buying Vac Trucks?


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The global Vac Truck market is expected to reach $US 1.45 billion by 2023. Up from $US 1.1 billion in 2017.

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The easiest way to explain the boom in demand for vac trucks you just need to follow the demand. As consumers keep on waking up to the benefits of hydro excavation, businesses are clamouring to get their hands on Vac Trucks. Across the globe, companies who traditionally have been able to rely on just their traditional excavator fleet are finding that in many cases they simply can’t compete with the value proposition put forward by companies with a vac truck in their fleet.

As such, businesses looking to add a vac truck to their fleet are fuelling the growth of the global vac truck market. That old adage “if you can’t beat em, join em” is proving itself to be very true in the excavation industry.

While the growth mentioned above is true around the globe, it is especially true in New Zealand (and countries with a similar climate) where the value proposition of hydro excavation is even more pronounced.

Vac-U-Digga has been shouting the benefits of hydro excavation from the rooftops for years now, and as consumers have seen these benefits play out first hand on their construction sites and are now demanding that hydro excavation is done whenever possible.


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When excavation is undertaken, those involved no longer want to deal with the hassle of traditional digging. They don’t want to worry about the extra manual labour, safety risks and larger crew required when they know that hydro excavation provides a much simpler, safer and more precise result (especially when dealing with sewers, electrical lines or telecommunication assets).

It’s not rocket science, the benefits of hydro excavation can be seen in the growth of the global market. Products that don’t offer compelling benefits (usually) die and go away, while those that offer compelling benefits grow, that is what we are witnessing in the hydro excavation market.

It’s survival of the fittest out there and excavation businesses are doing everything they can to survive and thrive in the current market. One of the most significant ways they are doing that is buying vac trucks so they can offer hydro excavation services.

As Vac-U-Digga has been offering hydro excavation since 2000 we are in the lucky position of having an almost 20 year jump on the competition. We’ve had almost two decades to learn the best techniques, perfect the tricks and to train our operators to be the best in the industry.
It’s great that the demand for hydro excavation is growing at such a rapid pace, it’s even better to have a 20 year first movers advantage!

Ask around and you’ll likely find us to be your best choice. 

We operate across a large portion of New Zealand,  where our vacuum excavation fleet, complete with a hugely experienced team, can tackle any excavation task – no matter how difficult.

Contact Vac-U-Digga NZ today to arrange a personalised obligation-free quote.

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