Guzzler Vacuum Trucks Offer Kenworth and Caterpillar Chassis Options

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STREATOR, Ill. (Oct. 9, 2014)Guzzler Manufacturing, the world’s leader in industrial vacuum loaders, today introduced the Kenworth T880 and Cat CT660 Class 8 truck model chassis options for the company’s Guzzler® CL and Guzzler® NX vacuum loaders and the Guzzcavator™ multi-purpose vacuum truck.

“Guzzler has been building and improving industrial vacuum equipment for more than 40 years,” said Ben Schmitt, product manager at Guzzler Manufacturing. “Guzzler vacuum trucks work in very tough environments, so providing solutions that deliver enhanced operator comfort and convenience is important to our industrial cleaning customers.”

Kenworth T880 chassis

“The Kenworth T880 chassis option includes a variety of features designed to improve on-road comfort, drivability, visibility and safety,” Schmitt said.

Shorter bumper and axle settings on the Kenworth T880 chassis provide a tighter turning radius and greater maneuverability in confined spaces. A 45-percent larger, bonded-style windshield and cowl-mounted side mirrors provide increased visibility. Reflector-style headlights replace the seal beam-style headlamps on previous models.

A new door configuration on the T880 chassis offers greater sound attenuation and decreases the exterior noise inside the cab. The functionality of switches and gauges has been designed to help operators perform their tasks more efficiently. For operators who spend considerable time in traffic, the cab features an air-assisted, hydraulically-activated clutch.

Cat® CT660 chassis

The first vocational truck produced by Caterpillar for the American market, the Cat CT660 chassis is built for operator comfort and ergonomics. The chassis’ rugged durability and styling is built to work hard in the toughest applications. The Cat CT660 features a sloped hood, wraparound windshield, heated mirrors and halogen headlights. The durable aluminum alloy construction provides longer life and improved productivity.

“The Cat® CT660 chassis is an option for customers looking for improved ride quality on long hauls and in extreme conditions,” Schmitt said.

The spacious interior includes such features as sound insulation, tuned cab air suspension system, and an ergonomic dash and center stack, resulting in reduced driver fatigue and enhanced driver and worksite safety. Side and rearview mirrors are designed for secondary visibility on the road and at the jobsite. Gauges can easily be viewed through the steering wheel, so the driver can locate key indicators quickly and safely to ensure all systems are operating at optimum performance.

Guzzler CL

The Guzzler CL (Classic) industrial vacuum system is designed to clean up and recover a full spectrum of materials — from solids and dry bulk powders, to liquids, slurries and thick sludge. Depending on material type, the Guzzler CL industrial vacuum loader can operate effectively in remote or inaccessible locations more than 1,000 feet away.

Guzzler NX

Built for cleanup and recovery of a wide range of materials, the Guzzler NX industrial vacuum loader features a modular design that improves maintenance accessibility and allows the customer a wide range of productivity enhancement features that can easily be added on at the factory. The exclusive Vacuum Recovery (VR) Technology system on the Guzzler NX allows for complete loading of the debris body, while a quick-access, fold-down valve assembly makes manual cleaning effortless.


The multi-purpose Guzzcavator vacuum truck combines the performance of the Guzzler CL vacuum loader and the Vactor HXX™ Hydroexcavator, without compromising productivity. In addition to handling a variety of wet/dry industrial cleaning applications (such as cleaning and recovering solids and dry bulk powders, liquids, slurries and thick sludge), the Guzzcavator can also perform vacuum excavation work including potholing, slot trenching, water valve box repair, locating existing fiber optic lines, cables and other utilities, and oil and gas field support.

Guzzler is the world's leader in industrial vacuum loaders that efficiently clean up industrial waste or recover and recycle valuable raw materials in such settings as cement plants, steel mills, railroads, oil refineries, chemical plants, foundries and power-generating stations. The Guzzler vacuum truck line represents leading technology for today's environmental protection.

For more information on Guzzler industrial vacuum trucks and how they can be paired with the Kenworth or Cat chassis, please contact Guzzler Manufacturing at 1/800-627-3171, or visit


About Guzzler Manufacturing

Guzzler Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation’s Environmental Solutions Group, is the world's leader in industrial vacuum loaders for use in cleaning up industrial waste and recovering and recycling valuable raw materials. With the widest range of offloading options available, Guzzler products are designed to vacuum a full spectrum of materials – from solids and dry bulk powders, to liquids, slurries, and thick sludge – in such industrial areas as cement plants, steel mills, railroads, oil refineries, chemical plants, foundries and power-generating stations.

Federal Signal’s Environmental Solutions Group is a leading provider of a full range of Elgin street sweepers; Guzzler industrial vacuum trucks; Jetstream high-performance waterblasting equipment; and Vactor sewer cleaners and vacuum excavators for commercial, municipal and industrial customers. The Environmental Solutions Group also includes FS Solutions, which offers unsurpassed expertise and a unique breadth of environmental cleaning equipment, parts, rental, service and training to meet the needs of industrial cleaning professionals.

Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) provides products and services to protect people and our planet. Founded in 1901, Federal Signal is a leading global designer and manufacturer of products and total solutions that serve municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., with manufacturing facilities worldwide, the Company operates three groups: Safety and Security Systems, Environmental Solutions and Fire Rescue. For more information on Federal Signal, visit: