AirSpade, a division of Guardair Corporation, launched its next generation vacuum excavation unit, the AirVac Model AVU16540.

Powered by compressed air, AirVac is designed to excavate dirt, sand, gravel and muck to safely uncover underground utility lines, tree roots or other buried objects. Equipped with a 4-inch diameter, 15-foot vacuum hose with a 4-foot, clear polycarbonate vacuum wand, the AirVac sucks up spoils at rates up to 2 cubic feet/minute.

Featuring an 11-cubic-foot (82-gallon) tank, AirVac offers a cost-effective, highly mobile alternative to larger, more expensive vacuum trucks. Constructed from lightweight, high-strength aluminum, the unit can easily be maneuvered around a jobsite on its 15-inch diameter pneumatic tires. Heavy-duty rear rails enable workers to slide the AirVac onto the rear bed of a pickup truck for transportation to the next job.

Engineered to run off a 185 cfm, tow-behind air compressor, AirVac features a powerful, multi-stage venturi vacuum engine. Incorporating proprietary AirSpade technology, with no motors or moving parts to wear out, the vacuum engine is removable for easy set-up, transportation and storage.

Other features include storage slots for tools and equipment, and a 24-inch-by-16-inch dump door opening and quick-release latches for easy emptying. AirVac is made in USA.