Customers call the Tornado Hydrovacs the world’s best-built hydro excavation truck. Proven in the oil fields of Western Canada, Tornado invested years to develop the industry’s most durable, reliable and operator-friendly hydro excavation system. Now, Tornado Hydrovacs has appointed Cottrill Heavy Equipment to manufacture and distribute these trucks for customers from Manitoba to the Maritimes.
Hydro excavation utilizes a high pressure water drill to safely dig around pipes, cables and infrastructures buried underground and under roadways. The drill is paired with a powerful vacuum system to remove debris from the excavation as a slurry, and pump it into a truck-mounted tank. The process allows exceptional precision and fast removal of material while protecting pipes and cables from damage.
The wholly self-contained Hydrovacs truck system replaces traditional excavators, backhoes and shovels for:
- Potholing (visual confirmation of buried lines)
- Slot trenching
- Utility pole holes and piling holes
- Debris removal and cleanups
- Service and splice pits
- Pipeline and utility crossings
- Directional drilling test holes