Every Vac-Con®️ truck is an investment that gives back what you put into it. To maximize your truck’s performance, you’ll need to establish a daily inspection routine that increases its uptime and lifespan.

General Inspection Tips for After Everyday Operation

Remember to check your truck’s OEM manual for specific instructions on how to inspect it after use. The manual should have the steps you need to take for a general inspection of your industrial trucks that includes checking the following parts of the vehicle:

  • General appearance, including external damage and leaks
  • Engine compartment
  • Engine operation
  • Light and gauge function

Vacuum Truck Daily Inspection Checklist

Follow these steps at the end of the day to inspect your vacuum truck:

  • Full shutdown: Turn your vacuum truck off completely. Make sure you shut down every truck system in addition to stopping the ignition.
  • Drainage: Open up all of the truck’s drain valves to empty the drain system fully. This step will get rid of debris and let air circulate throughout the internal system.
  • Vacuum tank inspection: Perform a thorough inspection of the vacuum tank itself as well as its systems.

How to Perform a Daily Tank Inspection on Your Vacuum Truck

Check the following parts of your vacuum truck tank to ensure peak operation and catch existing problems:

  • Gauges
  • Manways
  • Valves
  • Prefilter
  • Baffles and welds
  • Oil-catch muffler

Everyday Inspection for Vac-Con Hydro Excavation Trucks

To keep your hydro excavation truck in top condition, perform these inspections every day:

  • Check blower oil: Keep an eye on your blower’s oil levels and change the oil out as needed. Your OEM manual will detail how often you should perform an oil change.
  • Replace the filter bag as needed: After you complete your everyday inspection, take a quick look at the filter bag to check for damage.
  • Run a restriction test: If you notice any issues with your truck’s operation, you can also perform a restriction test. See if the vacuum gauge shows higher levels than usual when you run the system.
  • Keep an eye on the exhaust: Make sure the exhaust has no material coming out of it after use. Any debris running through the blower can damage it.

Sewer Cleaner Daily Inspection

In addition to the directions outlined in your OEM manual, check these parts of your sewer cleaner attachment at the end of the day:

  • Boom
  • Jetter hose/reel
  • Dump door
  • High-pressure handgun

Get It Done With Southern Vac

At Southern Vac, we carry the largest stock of new Vac-Con trucks in the Southeast. If you need help taking care of your Vac-Con truck, schedule a professional inspection or service. For more information about our products, we welcome you to contact our team online.


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