Using high-pressure air rather than water technology, vacuum digging machines are far more environmentally friendly – and can also be used around trees without damaging the roots.
Vacuum excavation machines’ smaller footprint gives you far more versatility, since they can easily move across any terrain. Non-destructive digging (or NDD) is ideal for use in applications including pipe laying, cable laying, rail, industrial, gas, roadworks, water, arbor, electrical contractors, utilities networks, councils and more.
Of course, wet excavation uses a great deal of water, making it both expensive and damaging to the environment. Using air rather than water, vacuum excavation machines are far more environmentally friendly – and can also be used around trees without damaging the roots.
What’s more, when you excavate with a traditional water excavator, any soil that’s removed is considered by councils to be “contaminated soil” – which means it cannot be backfilled into the ground. Using air excavation eliminates this cost – and the need for expensive transport of soil.
Non-destructive digging machines are far more cost effective than traditional solutions. With no water to consider, there’s no need to transport and dump contaminated soil or backfill spoil at rubbish tips. No water also means there is no risk of damaging underground services or other assets. And of course, dry suction is much faster than hand digging.
At Monitor Lifts we’re serious about support. Having the right service and maintenance will help extend the life of your vacuum excavation machines, and increase your ROI by ensuring they keep working when other vacuum excavation give up.
A properly maintained vacuum excavation machine will ensure safe operation for both your employees and your customers. Maintenance must be done wherever you need it, whenever you need it, to preserve your investment and operations.
Monitor’s 24-Hour Support Service can provide you with the emergency support, spare parts supply, routine maintenance and training you need – wherever you are in Australia.
The cornerstone of responsive service and support is having sufficient critical parts on hand, ready to use. That’s why Monitor have made a commitment to maintaining a $2 million parts inventory.
From our central parts storage in Tamworth (soon to be expanded into an even larger facility to further increase our parts inventory) and through our other 5 warehouses in major cities across Australia, we can supply parts wherever you operate.
Monitor has sales and service outlets in 12 major cities across Australia and New Zealand, supported by a network of regional service teams and service agents.
Our specialist technicians are fully qualified in hydraulics, electrical, and mechanical servicing to keep your vacuum excavation machines running. Their years of experience with this equipment ensures we can offer you reduced downtime and increased safety.
We’re also happy to give you advice over the phone. You can talk to people who know and understand these machines and the real-world situation you’re in. We can help with both operating and troubleshooting for your team.
We’ve invested heavily in ensuring our support fleet is among the best in Australia. Some of our hardware includes:
With our state-of-the-art service trailers, the Monitor Lifts team can come to you to carry out crucial on-site maintenance. You don’t have to move the machine – instead, we’ll come to you!
The trailers are fully equipped with tools, parts and everything our team need to perform a full service at your site. This efficient service makes it easy for you to keep your NDD equipment running at maximum capacity, keeping downtime to a minimum and letting you get on with more work.
We understand that for your business, time is money. You need to keep working to take advantage of whatever business opportunities come your way. That’s why we’ve invested in our own in-house pilots and aircraft, so that we can offer fast, responsive service to remote locations across Australia. This amazing capability means we can be there for you when you need us most – giving you expert advice and support to get the problem solved quickly and get you back up and running.
Where possible, Monitor Lifts’ transport trucks allow us to control the quality of delivery you’ll receive. Our drivers know vacuum excavation machines, and can give you the advice you need at handover to make sure you’re comfortable with the machine and can get up-and-running without delay.
It’s another example of how we work to ensure a good relationship with you, right from the start.