Suction Excavation

Ox Equipment brings the latest technological advances to North America to help your business perform at its best. With today’s demands for faster completion times, cleaner, smaller excavations, safer methods and less risk for damage, Ox Equipment addresses it all. Dry suction excavation is an economically smart method for a wide range of applications and industries.


One suction excavation truck replaces work that used to be done by many, and the whole job is simplified. The process on site is up to 12X faster, so overall costs are significantly reduced.


The suction is powerful enough to pull up all debris to expose targeted area, but “gentle” enough to prevent damage to utilities or cabling – especially important where the location of underground features are unknown. Worker injuries are reduced with less material handling and slip and fall hazards. Public safety is improved with more contained site areas, shorter project durations and lower noise levels.


Excavated material, including liquid or potentially hazardous waste, is moved directly into sealed containers on truck, so airborne dust and dirt are eliminated and the material traditionally on the ground nearby no longer poses a hazard or requires time for cleanup.


North American industry is facing big challenges today with the tightening restrictions on transport and the increased costs to move waste material for disposal. Dry suction excavation makes for lighter transportation weights on the road because it doesn’t use water to excavate, so there’s no water added to the waste load. Disposal costs are also reduced because the process is simplified – materials are already separated. These are crucial advancements that no other mobile units today achieve.

It’s a whole new world in efficiency, cost and safety. And that means a big improvement on the bottom line. Give us a call to find out more.

    Suction Excavation

  • Utility and Engineering

    Utility and Engineering

    • Exposing leaks in gas and water pipes
    • Working in areas with existing utility lines, identified or unknown
    • Construction/renovation of wells and dikes
    • Emergency repair services to any type of site
  • Industrial Sites

    Industrial Sites

    • Vacuuming of contaminated soil
    • Uncovering underground tanks
    • Emptying boilers, bunkers, silos, etc.
  • Roadworks


    • Vacuuming of accident debris or spilt loads
    • Cleaning of tunnels, pits or marginal areas
    • Cleaning of road inlets
    • Work on overhead areas and bridges
  • Municipalities


    • Clearing of water after pipe breakages
    • Sand replacement in parks/waterfronts
    • Sludge removal in sewage treatment plants
    • Vacuum materials at long distances and depths
  • Building Construction

    Building Construction

    • Removal of debris and construction waste
    • Cleaning or removal of flat or green roofs
    • Uncovering exterior or foundation walls and underground tanks
    • Emptying filled tanks, ponds and pools
  • Landscaping


    • Damage-free removal of trees
    • Soil exchange
    • Drainage of ponds and pools
    • Cleanup of construction sites