Customizations and Add-Ons: Tailoring Your Vacuum Truck to Specific Industry Needs

Two men using a vacuum truck to service a sewer

Searching for a vacuum truck that meets your specific needs can be difficult. Vacuum trucks come in all shapes and sizes, just like the businesses that use them. Trying to find a vacuum truck that is tailor made to your specific needs can feel like finding a needle in a haystack. However, going into it  knowing exactly what you want will help you out a great deal as you start to navigate the truck buying process.

Here at Flowmark, we understand that no two trucks – and no two businesses – are going to be exactly alike. We understand the frustration of trying to find exactly what you need. That’s why our vacuum trucks for sale are designed with you in mind.

As you start the truck buying process, here are some things you should keep in mind:


Why a Vacuum Truck May Be What Your Business Needs 

A surprising amount of businesses may be able to make use of having a vacuum truck. They are extremely versatile, hard-working, and well-built machines that can add value to almost any business venture. If you’ve been considering purchasing a vacuum truck for your business, then you probably already know the answer as to why you may need to get one in the first place.

Whether you have a traditional septic tank business, work in the construction business, contract out to the city, or a wide array of other business ventures, a vacuum truck can be a great investment. Not only do vacuum trucks work for traditional septic tank services, they’re also great for rescue operations, removing debris from a worksite, and even finding power lines and other utility lines buried in the dirt.

If any of this sounds like what your business does, then a vacuum truck may be exactly what you need.


Understanding Different Types of Trucks and Equipment

When you go to purchase a vacuum truck, it’s important to know the several different types of vacuum trucks, and what might work best for your business.


Hydro Excavator:

The Hydro excavator type of vacuum truck is perfect for those who work in construction forward businesses or may frequently contract to do work with the city. The purpose of the Hydro excavator is exactly what it sounds like: a high pressure water pump shoots out water in a precise controlled stream to push away dirt and debris to find what’s underneath. The Hydro excavator is perfect for use in construction and utility work, because it can easily locate utility lines without destroying them. It also saves on labor costs and labor time.


Sewer Cleaner: 

The sewer cleaner model uses a combination of a suctioning vacuum truck in the high powered water systems of the Hydro excavator. This kind of truck is perfect for cleaning sewers as the name suggests. The operator is able to first suction out all of the water and debris within the sewer, and with the clean water in a separate tank, is able to use the high-pressure water to clean the surfaces. Rinse and repeat as many times as needed for a clean sewer. This kind of vacuum truck is also great for certain rescue operations, construction projects, and general septic services.


Wet and Dry Combination Truck: 

This truck is ideal for the removal of both liquid and solid waste. What makes this truck special, though, is that they can easily remove debris that isn’t bogged down by water. And this type of truck would be ideal for construction projects, because it can easily remove dust, sawdust, and other detritus that comes from doing construction work. This would also be an ideal vacuum truck for rescue operations, and other contract work with the municipality if need be.


Sanitary Truck: 

The classic sanitary truck is what truly started at all. Most vacuum trucks for sale that you’ll see on the market are likely going to be sanitary trucks. These are the ideal for cleaning out septic tanks, portable toilets, and other sanitary tasks. If this is the type of vacuum truck that you’re interested in, try looking for one that has a liquid and solid separator. This will make the vacuum truck much easier to use, much less likely to get clogged, and much easier to clean.

A man using the hose of a vacuum truck to complete a job

Knowing Your Market 

Before you decide on which vacuum truck you’re going to purchase, you need to truly understand what you’re going to be using it for. What kind of business are you running? What kind of jobs do you anticipate that you’re going to have? These are all vitally important questions before you make any kind of choice on which vacuum truck to purchase.

For example, if you’re hoping to do several jobs in a day, you’re likely going to want to get a vacuum truck that is sturdier and more robust and with a larger tank. A smaller tank, or a vacuum truck, that you have to clean out more frequently, is going to prevent you from taking more jobs in a day. If you intend to be a high-volume business, looking into a bigger tank with more functionality is going to be key.

Before you make a decision on any vacuum trucks for sale, look at your current business. How many clients do you currently serve? Are you anticipating a larger client base? Are you looking to expand your business? Keep these things in mind before you buy!


Knowing the Value of Flowmark’s Vacuum Trucks for Sale 

Flowmark’s high-quality, American made vacuum trucks may be exactly what you’ve been looking for to help you expand your business. Our knowledgeable staff is here to help guide you in the right direction as you search for the missing piece to improve on what is already a successful business. With our team’s help, we can help you take your business to the next level.

If you’re interested in purchasing one of our vacuum trucks for sale, or would simply like more information, contact us today! We’re happy to help you take the next step forward in your business.