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An Overview of Vactor-Style Hoses

An Overview of Vactor-Style Hoses

An Overview of Vactor-Style Hoses

Vacuum excavation is an essential process in many industries, including construction, utilities, and even farming. Vacuum excavators are used to dig deep holes or trenches, clear debris, and access underground utilities safely. One critical component of these machines is the vacuum hose, or more commonly known as Vactor-style hoses.


Vactor-style hoses are heavy-duty, flexible hoses designed to withstand the rigors of vacuum excavation. They are typically made of a combination of rubber and plastic materials and are reinforced with wire or fiber mesh to prevent collapsing under suction pressure. These hoses come in different lengths and diameters, depending on the type of vacuum excavator and the application.

The primary function of Vactor-style hoses is to transport the debris and excavated material from the excavation site to the debris tank. These hoses are designed to withstand the harsh conditions of vacuum excavation, including abrasion, punctures, and other types of damage that can occur from the surrounding environment.

Maintenance for your Hoses

Taking care of Vactor-style hoses is essential to ensure the optimal performance and longevity of the equipment. Here are some essential tips on how to take care of Vactor-style hoses:

  • Store the hoses properly – Vactor-style hoses should be stored in a dry, cool, and dark environment to prevent exposure to UV light and extreme temperatures. Hanging the hoses on racks is a great way to prevent damage from folding or kinking.
  • Clean the hoses after use – Debris and other materials can accumulate inside the hoses, which can cause blockages or damage over time. After use, clean the hoses thoroughly with water and allow them to dry before storing.
  • Inspect the hoses regularly – Regular inspections can identify any signs of damage, including abrasions, punctures, or tears. These damages can be repaired with the appropriate materials or replaced if necessary.
  • Avoid exceeding the hoses’ maximum working pressure – Each Vactor-style hose has a maximum working pressure, which should not be exceeded. If the pressure limit is exceeded, the hoses can burst, causing significant damage to the vacuum excavator or surrounding property.

In sum, Vactor-style hoses are a vital component of vacuum excavation machines. They are designed to withstand the harsh conditions of excavation and transport debris and excavated material to the debris tank. Proper care and maintenance are essential to ensure the optimal performance and longevity of the equipment. By following the tips above, you can keep your Vactor-style hoses in top condition and extend the life of your vacuum excavation equipment.

Get in Touch

If you are interested in purchasing vactor-style or other types of hoses, ASJ Industrial Hose and Fitting is your best option in the SoCal area. Located in Corona, California, our inventory encompasses a 24,000 square foot facility that is sure to have something you need. Get in touch today: (951) 735-1351.


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