A key feature of this technology is that risk of “strikes” to underground infrastructure is greatly reduced. The X-Vac also benefits from a boiler system and circulation pump to heat water for digging in frozen ground, to enable working in all weather conditions. The machine comes fully equipped powerful vacuums and specialised wands to enable safe, fast and precise water assisted digging in any soil conditions with minimal operator effort. The unit uses state of the art water and vacuum technology to excavate soil and gravel, carefully locating and exposing underground utility systems. Excavations can be carried out up to 90m (subject to conditions) from machine location, and with all debris moved directly into the tank, avoiding mess and pollution in sites sensitive to surface disruption, such as busy or congested traffic areas.