Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus Vac-Con Combination Truck Testimonial

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Here’s a couple of action shots (our favorite!) of a combination truck in action from the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey Department of Public Works.

1st picture is a valve replacement, its hard to make out but there is a storm drain line on one side and red rock underneath and on the other side.
Next two pictures is a water main break directly under a gas main and <...> two gas lines on both ends also

The remaining pictures are of two water main breaks at the same location with what I would call a mess of gas lines on top. We patched a 4 and a six underneath.

When we purchased our Vac-con Jet/Vac combination truck, we thought it would be used at most half of the year. After the truck was delivered we realized it would be used much more than that. Having the ability to hydro excavate has made this piece of equipment a must have. From digging curb boxes to cleaning graffiti off concrete, the amount of different jobs it can do and help with are too many to list.
— Dan Priestner, Water Supervisor Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus

Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus purchased one of the trucks we had in our rental fleet. If you are currently renting with us or planning to rent, we have special lease-to-purchase options you can find out more about by calling our office number (908) 203-0999

Congratulations Utility Service Affiliates Inc.!

This is what happy customers look like!

Yesterday Utility Service Affiliates received their brand new Vacuum/Jetter Combo Truck mounted on Western Star Chassis.

You can spot that positive displacement blower right on the team photo. What an exciting way to end 2018 and step into the New Year with a new truck ready for tough jobs!

Want a demo? Call 908-203-0999 and we will take care of you!

Hydro-Excavation: Are You Still Digging? (with video)

History of hydro excavation goes back to hydraulic mining, all the way in mid 1900's, so this business is nothing new.
There are numerous reasons why hydro excavation should be chosen over using a backhoe or manual labor only, here' is our take on it through the experience with a
Vac-Con X-Cavator.

  • X-Cavator allows your job to be more clear-cut.
    • You work with a high-pressure water handgun and an air vacuum boom. This makes it easier to dig exactly in the area where work has to be done, without making a big mess.
    • Gentle on pipes and cables, but tough on roots and soil.
      In the example we have here, our mission was to replace a fire hydrant. It was located in a residential area between two trees. Big roots, TV cables, and gas pipes were involved.
      • Digging with a backhoe or manual labor sounds dangerous!
        With an  X-Cavator and a couple of people you can get this job done in one day.


    • Boom! And the job is done.
      if the street your job located is small or there are difficulties with stopping traffic, our boom rotates 270 degrees, with an up to 10 feet boom extension which gives you flexibility on where and how to park the X-Cavator.


    • Less time and money, More quality!
      Hydro X-Cavator only requires 2 people to fully operate this machine!


    If you are interested in the advantages of hydro-excavating for your business, and want to know if Vac-Con X-Cavator is right for your job, please contact us at
    908-203-0999 with any of your questions!

    (you can also request a demo!)



    p.s. We STRONGLY SUGGEST that for any of your combination truck or hydro-excavation truck jobs you use SONETICS noise-cancelling headsets to create a safe and more efficient work atmosphere. 

    (click on the word SONETICS for more info)