When we talk about the lowest long-term cost of ownership, it all starts with the filtration system. It's what makes a GapVax different than any other truck, and it's why our trucks last the longest, are the easiest to work on, and have the highest resale value on the market.
What makes GapVax different from any other company in the industry is that we built our trucks for ourselves first. So all those little annoying things that go wrong— bags clogged, blower overheating, rock-in-the-boom— we took care of them. This truck wasn't engineered in an office. It was figured out in a coal plant by mechanics and operators. Because when you're miles from the shop and you need to get the job done to get paid, you wouldn't want anything else.
Bury the boom in water or ash, and let it run all day— no problem. Hydro or air excavate until your arms fall off— no sweat. This machine is up for any job you can throw at it, from pipelines to power plants, from oilfields to shipyards. These trucks run in Americas dirtiest trenches, and they don't stop running.
This machine is up for any job you can throw at it, from pipelines to power plants, from oilfields to shipyards.
With GapVax there is no cookie-cutter. Each truck is cutom built to the needs of each customer. If you're using water, and you've got frosty winters, we've got you covered with varying degrees of winterization. If you've got brutal heat, don't worry. Our air system is designed to handle it.
When you're vacuuming dry, there's no greater threat to your equipment than carryover to the baghouse. Our cyclone filtration system eliminates 90% of carryover. With proper service, a GapVax truck can normally operate 1,500 to 2,000 hours before requiring a change of filter bags. Since filtration/blower maintenance is the single greatest expense of a wet/dry vacuum truck, superior filtration immediately lowers operating costs.
At GapVax, capacity isn't just about how many cubic yards. It's about how many years of service. That's why we build our trucks to stand the test of time. It's why we've introduced bolt-on filtration. It's why we've got four independent, field-adjustable, over-center locks, and a stainless steel vee-wire filter. The truck aboveto the right is an HV57 built in 1999, and sold in 2018 for well over one hundred thousand dollars. Now that's preventative maintenance!