X-Vac X-8 Air & Hydro Excavator

The tandem axle X-8 offers a debris capacity of 8 cubic yards and water tank capacity of 570 gallons, but is still small enough to be ideal for utility work including utility location and potholing.


The tandem axle X-8 by X-Vac offers the perfect balance of debris capacity and size– leaving a small enough footprint to be perfect for utility work such as utility location and potholing.

Smaller than traditional hydro excavators, the X-8 still effectively and efficiently complete projects while maximizing its maneuverability and capabilities.


  • 6″ High Capacity Vacuum System
  • Triplex Water Pump: 10 GPM @ 2000 PSI
  • 8 Cubic Yard Debris Body
  • Tandem Axle Chassis
  • Powerful Transfer Case Drive System
  • Top Loading 340° Boom
  • 3400 CFM @ 16″ Hg Vacuum Blower
  • Cyclonic Dust Separators
  • Polygraphite Rust-Free Water Tanks (Lifetime Warranty)
  • 570 Gallon Water Tank Capacity
  • Optional Features:

  • 400,000 BTU Heater
  • Heated Enclosure
  • 27″ Hg @ 2500 CFM Blower
  • Wireless Control
  • Side-Mounted Tool Box with Roll-Up Doors
  • Cyclone Separator Capable of > 10 Micron Filtration
  • Additional Features

    Debris Tank

  • Cylindrical design, 50,000 PSI minimum yield strength
  • Directional splash shield including side shielding attached to the tank
  • Blower

  • Roots Model 616 DVJ vacuum pump capable of producing 2400 CFM
  • Ultra quiet exhaust silencer
  • Water Tanks/Pump

  • Poly-graphite rust-free tanks
  • Adjustable Triplex water pump; 0-2,500 PSI
  • Miscellaneous

  • Spring loaded hose reel
  • Control Panel mounted on curb side of unit
  • LED DOT lighting
  • Cold Weather Package
  • Vacuum Tube Package
  • Single axle diesel-powered truck chassis
  • Chassis engine powers the system
  • Frame mounted ground cable reel
  • Additional information



    Power Source

    Debris Tank Capacity

    Vacuum Blower

    16" Hg @ 3400 CFM; Optional: 27" Hg @ 2500 CFM

    Water Storage Capacity

    570 Gallons

    Title Type Size
    X-Vac X-8 Brochure- Bortek Industries Inc application/pdf 2 MB
    X-Vac Weight Problem Brochure application/pdf 883 KB
    X-Vac Brochure application/pdf 7 MB