New Vacall™ Hydro Excavator Introduced
at Global Trade Show

March 18, 2011

New Philadelphia, OH — A high-pressure water system, tanks with lifetime warrranties and an intelligent control system are featured on the new AllExcavate hydro excavator, which is being introduced by Vacall at the ConExpo-Con/Agg construction trade show in Las Vegas. The show is March 22 – 26 and Vacall will be at Booth 150 in the Gold Lot.

"Vacall is exceptionally proud to introduce our AllExcavate hydro excavator," said Bill Petrole, vice president of Vacall products for Gradall Industries, Inc. "Its top-of-the-line performance and efficient operation allows for very efficient excavation around water, sewer, gas and utility lines as well as other critical excavation tasks."

The AllExcavate's high-pressure water system not only conserves water usage and minimizes refill time, but it also breaks up material very productively using a wand that delivers a high-pressure stream. Water pumps are available in 10, 15 and 20 gpm with 3,000 to 3,500 psi.

"To protect critical components from weather, and to enhance their reliability, we've enclosed the water system, wand, control panel in a heated compartment that also has spaces for tools and worker apparel," said Petrole.

A new AllSmartFlow™ CAN bus intelligent control system has a programmable LCD display that monitors engine, water flow and vacuum performance while allowing for more precise boom and reel adjustments. A fully proportional pendant, either wired or wireless, is programmable to ensure productive control away from the chassis.

Water tanks are fabricated with high-quality aluminum for extra strength and a lifetime warranty. They are mounted high on the chassis, reducing damage from debris and eliminating any relocation needed to dump the debris tank.

A rugged, oval-shaped debris body with cylindrical sides is designed for extra strength and material dumping.

"Vacall also offers an optional flush system for the AllExcavate. It cleans the interior of the body, leaving no need for operator spraying assistance – a real convenience," commented Petrole.

Tougher than conventional liquid paint, powder-coat paint gives the AllExcavate a durable finish; while the optional galvanized tank carries a lifetime warranty.

"A one-of-a-kind, multi-stage, vacuum filtration system has a simplified design to reduce maintenance and extended operating life, " said Petrole.

In the filtration system, material is deposited into the debris body while air continues to move through a dual cyclone separator that removes material particles and moisture.

A hydro boom that loads debris is located at the rear of the chassis. The 8-foot, 6-inch telescoping boom reaches at a 320-degree radius, allowing the operator to work on different jobs without having to reposition the chassis.

The excavator is also equipped with a simple tailgate design.

"With use of a single control, the operator can perform several functions," said Petrole. "They can open, close and lock the tailgate. Reverse slope-lock wedges tighten under weight of a load and a D-ring gasket and shimmed hinge points create a superior seal."

ConExpo-Con/Agg is held every three years and is expected to attract 150,000 people from around the world to see equipment innovations on display in 2.2 million square feet of exhibit space.

On display with the Vacall AllExcavate will be Vacall's innovative AllSmartFlow, a control system that allows more precise boom and reel adjustments, and Gradall's Series IV highway-speed excavators with automatic transmission. The booth also will feature new street sweepers by Schwarze Industries and a Rivard trencher.

To learn more about Vacall AllExcavate hydro excavators, call 800-382-8302 or visit www.vacall.com to find an authorized distributor.

Vacall products, wholly owned by the Alamo Group, are designed, built and supported by Gradall Industries, Inc., with processes that meet ISO 9001-2008 standards. Gradall is known worldwide for productive, versatile equipment for governments and contractors.

Gradall Industries, Inc., may be contacted at 330-339-2211, or by mail to 406 Mill Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663. Online, visit www.gradall.com.

Alamo Group, Inc.: For 40 years, we've been a world leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and service of high quality equipment for right-of-way maintenance and agriculture. Our products include tractor and truck mounted mowing and other vegetation maintenance equipment, excavators, street sweepers, vacuum trucks, snow removal equipment, pothole patchers, agricultural attachments and related aftermarket parts and services. We currently produce and assemble products in 16 principal facilities worldwide. Our products are sold through Alamo Group's marketing organizations and our extensive independent worldwide dealer networks under various trademarks and trade names. These include Alamo Industrial, Tiger, Schwarze, Gradall, Vacall, Nite-Hawk, Henke Manufacturing, Schulte, Rhino, M & W, SMC, Herschel, Valu-Bilt, Bomford, Spearhead, McConnel, Twose, SMA, Forges Gorce, Faucheux, Rousseau, Rivard, and others. Alamo Group went public in 1993 and since 1995 has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange as ALG. Visit our website at www.alamo-group.com.