Ditch Witch debuts first truck vac in its new Warlock line

A Ditch With truck vac parked outside of a building
Ditch Witch's new W12 truck vac

Ditch Witch has introduced the new W12 truck vac, which is the first machine in its new Warlock line of vacuum excavators.

As the first offering in Ditch Witch’s new line of Warlock vacuum excavators, the W12 gives utility contractors a PTO-driven vacuum excavator designed to enhance productivity while potholing or cleaning up spills and debris.

“We’re building on 20 years of truck vac knowledge to bring excavation crews the innovative line of Warlock vacuum excavators,” said Chris Thompson, vacuum excavation product manager at Ditch Witch.

The W12 truck vac delivers increased capacity, versatility and performance to job sites with more than 4,500 litres of fresh water and a nearly 9,200 litre debris tank.

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With 5,000 cubic feet per minute (CFM), 27 ”Hg of vacuum power, and its extensive storage capacity, the W12 truck vac allows crews to take on larger jobs, as well as maximize time of the jobsite, which will reduce time spent dumping debris.

Truck vac design

The design and layout of the debris tank, positioned between dual 2,271-litre saddle tanks of fresh water, creates a more stable truck to improve operator experience. For easier operator usability, the W12 includes a remote-control to operate the water system and boom, as well as lift and lower the tank.

“The increased versatility and capacity of the W12 allows crews to improve productivity and decrease downtime on even the toughest jobsites,” Thompson said.

“Operators get improved technology and optimized design with the same service and support that comes with purchasing any equipment in the Ditch Witch dealer network.”

The W12 truck vac also includes dual hose reels, coupled with the ability to use both a hydro and air method, to enable crews to use one machine for a variety of excavation tasks, even in harsh environments. Together, the size and versatility of the W12 allows it to be used for slot trenching, HDD projects, potholing and more.