FXT65 Truck Vacuum Excavator
The Ditch Witch FXT65 truck vacuum excavator is an exceptionally versatile machine with the power to perform a wide variety of tasks, especially larger jobs in difficult-to-access locations. With 1,027 cfm of suction power and a high-pressure water system with a 5.5 gpm, 3,000-psi water pump, the FXT65 has more than enough power and suction for soft excavation tasks such as potholing or large cleanup jobs. The FXT65 is available on a Class 6 or 7 single-axle of Class 8 tandem-axle truck.
Key Features
  • Equipped with a 74-hp Deutz® diesel engine, the FXT65 offers 1,027 cfm of suction power and a high-pressure water system with a 5.5-gpm, 3,000-psi water pump.
  • Easily accessible controls and service points; curbside controls can be configured for left- or right-hand traffic, for greater safety and convenience.
  • Mounts to single-axle truck of your choice, new or used, so you can control the level of initial investment and customize with toolboxes and support equipment; complies with all truck manufacturers’ requirements.
  • Designed for minimal overall package height, resulting in a lower center of gravity and better handling during transport.
  • Saddle-style tanks provide optimal weight distribution to keep payload over rear axle.
  • Remote-fill water tank allows for easy filling and prevents siphoning back into the water supply.
  • Integrated tool rack on door and underbody hose storage help simplify operation.
  • Easy access to power pack for convenient servicing.
  • Ladders provide easy access to truck bed, and can be stowed when not in use.
  • Optional hydraulic boom extends to 14 ft; saves labor, time and reduces operator fatigue.
  • Optional heater keeps water system from freezing in inclement weather and increases production in tight soils.
  • Choice of 500-gallon spoils tank with 200-gallon water tank or 800-gallon spoils tank with 400-gallon water tank to meet the requirements of virtually any size cleanup job.
  • At 82 dBA, the FXT60 is the quietest in its horsepower class; fully enclosed, insulated and lockable power pack protects major components from weather and vandalism while leading the industry in noise reduction.
  • Reusable, 3-micron vacuum filter and a blower relief valve air filter provide the industry’s best filtration; optional cyclonic filter cleans the air before it reaches the filter, minimizing maintenance.
  • Optional reverse-flow feature enables quick and easy offloading of spoils.
  • Standard hydraulic door opens fully horizontal to maximize the efficiency of spoils removal; door also features hydraulic locks.
  • Autoclutching feature disengages the water pump when water is not in use, allowing full system power for suction.
Dimensions - Trailer Package
Dimensions - Skid Package
214.3 in
96 in
93 in
Weight, empty
7,420 lbs.
Truck GVWR, min
33,000 lbs.
Deutz® TD2.9L4
Cooling Medium
Number of Cylinders
178 in³
3.62 in
4.33 in
Manufacturer's Gross Power Rating (SAE J1995)
74 hp
Rated Speed
2,600 rpm
Emissions Compliance
EPA Tier 4
Fuel Tank Capacity
25 gal
Vacuum System
Blower Displacement
1,027 cfm
Drive Type
Vacuum, max
16 in Hg
Vacuum Tank Capacity
800 gal
Full Opening Door Diameter
52 in
Tank Outlet Valve Size
6 in
Tank Inlet Valve Size
4 in
Tank Dump Angle, max
Filter Type
Washable Polyester
Filter Area
100 ft²
4 in
Power – TIER 4
Power – TIER 4i
Water System
Water Tank Capacity
400 gal
Water Pump Flow
5.5 gpm
Water Pump Pressure, max
3,000 psi
Clutch Type
Electric Pump Clutch w/auto de-clutch
Antifreeze System
50/50 water/antifreeze mix
Hose Length
50 ft
Hydraulic System
Flow Rate
7.5 gpm
Reservoir Size
6 gal
2,500 psi
Hydraulic System - TIER 4
Hydraulic System - TIER 4i
Fluid Capacities
SAE Reserve Capacity Rating
195 min
SAE Cold Crank @ 0°F
950 amps
Electrical System
Noise Level
Sound Power
110 dBA
Sound Pressure
82 dBA
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