3.5 Yard VX-230 X-Cavator

Vac-Con® has done it again... First in providing the industry with a 3.5 cubic yard dedicated X-cavator!

The new 3.5 Yard X-Cavator offers operators the versatility to substantially outperform smaller truck or trailer mounted vacuum systems without sacrificing the maneuverability of a compact package. Powered by Vac-Con®’s legendary centrifugal compressor and hydrostatic drive system and loaded with features usually found only in larger machines, this machine can effortlessly perform all of the tasks handled by smaller machines, but readily accepts the challenge of larger and deeper excavation projects.

3.5 cubic Yard VX-230 X-Cavator - Vac-Con®Vac-Con® has pioneered a number of “industry firsts.” Many of the employees in the company started their careers working on crews and operating equipment. They learned from the bottom up. This experience has led to innovations that have had an impact on design, manufacturing, operator safety, productivity and
much more. ‘Keep it simple’ is at the core of every Vac-Con® product.

The 3.5 cubic yard X•cavator has all the features and benefits of our larger units, but it’s compact design lets you squeeze into tight situations, and is perfect for that small job.

Minimum Chassis Requirements
210 HP Diesel Engine
Manual or Automatic Transmission
26,000 lb. Capacity GVWR and up
128" Cab to Axle (CA) Dimension
Clean Frame Rails (back of cab)
50 Gallon Fuel Tank
Basic Machine Specifications
Debris Tank Capacity 3.5 Cu. Yd. 2.68 Cu. Mtr.
Water Tank Capacity 500 Gal. 1892 L.
Overall Length OAL (approx.) 29' 6" 8.99 m
Overall Width OAW (approx.) 8' 2.42 m
Overall Height Above Ground 10' 6" 3.12 m
Vacuum & Water System Drive Hydrostatic

Debris Tank

  • Capacity: 3.5 Cubic Yards (2.68 Cubic Meters)
  • Material: 3/16” Corten Steel w/5 yr Warranty
  • Rear Door: Full Opening
  • Dump: 50° Angle
  • Drain: 5” Butterfly Valve with 10’ Lay Flat Hose
  • Shut Off: Stainless Steel Float Balls

Vacuum Compressor

  • 2-Stage Centrifugal Compressor w/5yr Warranty
  • Rating: 135” Negative Water Pressure and 0-8000 CFM
  • Filtration: Centrifugal Separator with Clean Out
  • Power Source: Hydrostatic Drive / Chassis Engine

Water Tank

  • Construction: Cross-Linked Polyethylene Non-Corrosive Tank w/10 yr Warranty
  • Tank Thickness: 3/8” (9.53 mm)
  • Hydrant Fill Hose Diameter: 2-1/2” (63.5 mm)
  • Hydrant Fill Hose Length: 25’ (7.62 m)
  • Additional Features: Water Level Sight Gauge, Tank Access Inspection Ports
  • Capacity: 500 Gallons (1892 L)

Water Pump

  • Style: Triplex
  • Rated for: 10 gpm at 3000 psi (37.8 lpm at 206.9 Bar)
  • Power Source: Hydraulic Drive / Chassis Engine / Variable Flow
  • Handgun Hose Reel: 100’ Capacity
  • Hydro excavation: High Pressure Wand with nozzle
  • Control Panel Cabinet: Steel 35” x 14” x 24” Water Pressure Gauge


  • Front Mounted 8” Diameter
  • 6’ Hydraulic Telescoping Boom with 240° Hydraulic Rotation
  • Electric over Hydraulic Control with Dual Lift Cylinders
  • 8” Steel Elbow
  • Front Mounted Joystick
  • 25’ Pendant Control Station
  • Front Bumper Tie Down
  • 20.5’ of 6” Aluminum Pipe & Clamps with 8” x 6” Reducer

Tool Storage

  • Tool Box:Tool Box (16” x 13” x 72”) Steel
  • Pipe Racks: Vertical Pipe Storage (6)


  • Winter Recirculating System
  • Air Purge (Requires Air Brakes)
  • Arrow-board/Arrow-stick
  • Revolving / Strobe Lights
  • Hydraulic Door Locks
  • Debris Tank Flush Out System
  • Automatic Vacuum Breaker System
  • Low Water Alarm with Light
  • 50’ Retractable Hand Gun Hose Reel
  • Positive Displacement Blower (2100 CFM)
  • Boom Work Lights
  • Pump Off / 200 gpm
  • Hand Held Spot Light
  • Fan Flush Out System
  • Wireless Remote
  • Back Up Alarm
  • 8” Dia. Inlet & Pick Up Tubes
  • PTO Drive Side Mounted Air Compressor 185 CFM @ 100-150 psi with Supersonic Air Knife
  • Wear Back Elbow
  • Hot Water Diesel Fired Boiler
  • Storage Box Behind Cab (Steel) 16” x 42” x 96”
  • Aluminum Tool & Storage Boxes

Specifications are subject to change without notice.