Elasto Proxy supplies vacuum truck parts to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) organizations. These rubber products provide sealing and insulation for hydro vac trucks, excavation equipment that uses a stream of pressurized water to remove soil or dirt. Known as hydro excavation, this process is safer than digging, which can damage pipes and underground utilities. Vacuum trucks can also access depths and tight spaces where digging equipment can’t reach.
Vacuum trucks are equipped with powerful vacuum systems, dust separators, pumps, blowers, and rust-free water tanks. Some have a heater for unthawing frozen ground. Many of the major systems on a vac truck are made of metal, but rubber is used in seals, gaskets, and insulation. Contact Elasto Proxy if you’re an OEM or MRO that needs vacuum truck parts like this. You can also keep reading to learn about the types of vac truck parts that we supply.
Vibration mounts or anti-vibration mounts are molded rubber products that attach to vacuum tanks with a threaded metal fastener. They are rated for specific load capacities, such as 3,000 pounds per axle. The rubber in a vibration mount acts as a spring and absorbs energy. Rubber-to-metal bonding is required. The elastomer is often black EPDM, but silicones in custom colors are sometimes used.
Bumpers and Mud or Debris Flaps
Rubber truck bumpers are made of impact-resistant rubber that protects against damage caused by low-speed collisions. These molded products include holes with embedded washers that can accommodate standard fasteners. Rubber mud flaps protect vacuum trucks against flying debris. Rubber debris flaps are used inside the vac tank itself.
Access-hole gaskets are designed to fit the tank covers on vacuum trucks. These rubber seals are sometimes called manhole gaskets, manway gaskets, or vent gaskets instead. Access-hole gaskets are fabricated from bulb trim into specific shapes and sizes. These vacuum truck parts provide a positive seal so that the debris a vac truck captures isn’t released onto roadways.
Anti-Slip Grip Tapes
Anti-slip grip tapes are made of durable rubber materials such as vinyl and provide secure footing for workers who step onto the vac truck to gain an elevated position. These anti-slip tapes are also used on service trucks and have a textured, high-friction surface. Anti-skid safety tapes can withstand outdoor conditions such as snow and ice, too.
Floor Mats and Acoustic Insulation
Rubber floor mats for vacuum trucks protect metal flooring and help reduce slip-and-fall hazards. They can have recessed features and cut-outs for brake and gas pedals. Rubber floor mats reduce road noise in the truck cab, but acoustic insulation is also needed for vacuum truck tanks. This tank insulation is fabricated from acoustical foams that absorb or dampen sounds.
Window Gaskets and D-Shaped Door Seals
Window gaskets are vacuum truck parts that provide a secure environmental seal between stationary glass and a body panel. They’re either self-locking or have a key. Vacuum truck door seals are fabricated from D-shaped rubber profiles. Lengths of rubber are cut and spliced to form an endless gasket. These D-seals also resist compression set and provide positive sealing action.
Silicone hoses are molded rubber parts that serve as conduits or connectors in vacuum truck systems. They can have fiber or metal wire reinforcements and liner materials. Product categories include straight silicone hoses, hump hoses, and wrapped hoses. Hump hoses can compensate for slight misalignments between pipes or tubes. Wrapped hoses provide enhanced pressure resistance.
Find Vacuum Truck Parts for OEMs and MROs
Are you an OEM or MRO that needs vacuum truck parts in low-to-medium volumes? Do you need these parts on-demand or in response to your sales forecasts? Are you interested in value-added services such as kitting and custom packaging for more efficient assembly and maintenance? Then it’s time to talk to Elasto Proxy, a leading provider of sealing and insulation for the heavy equipment industry.
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