Vacuum Trucks – Our Unique Safety Features

One of the reasons that our tanker trucks at Amthor International have always been in such high demand is due to the state of the art designs and features that our trucks boast. We put a lot of effort into making sure our tanker trucks are the very best in the industry, which is why we keep up with advancing technology and constantly innovating. Take for example the CLAW hydraulic rear opening system outfitted on our vacuum trucks.

CLAW Hydraulic Rear Opening System

We first introduced our CLAW hydraulic rear opening system a few years ago, at the Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo in Indianapolis, IN. The CLAW is basically a series of hydraulic arms that open and close the rear door of our vacuum trucks. This feature allowed us to eliminate the use of wing nuts on the top of and the sides.

The CLAW hydraulic rear opening system is a huge benefit to vacuum truck drivers due to the fact that they will no longer be required to climb ten feet into the air in order to tighten down the rear door as they have to do with other typical vacuum trucks. Instead, all your driver will have to do is pull a lever. The lever will cause the CLAW’s arms to extend, reach out and either release the door open or pull the door in. This provides a number of benefits, including:

  • Improve Convenience – It won’t take your drivers nearly as long to open and shut the rear door of the vacuum truck.
  • Improve Safety – Your drivers won’t risk their safety climbing up the back of the truck since that’s no longer required.
  • Improve Function – The CLAW will ensure a much tighter seal than any driver or operator could provide manually. The CLAW will lock past center and the latch will not be loosened even if the cylinder fails to operate or pressure is lost.
  • Save Money – Adding a CLAW hydraulic rear opening system may cost a bit more than using traditional wing nut design, but the costs are minimal. Not to mention that you’ll save money on unnecessary repair work caused by incorrect operation.

The CLAW hydraulic rear opening system has been available on our code and non-code vacuum trucks since mid-first quarter of 2014. For more information about our CLAW hydraulic rear opening system or our tanker trucks, be sure to contact us at Amthor International.