LMD takes delivery of its 40th vacuum excavator

LMD Vacuum Excavation has taken delivery of its fortieth vacuum excavator. LMD is already acknowledged to have the UK’s most flexible and agile fleet of vacuum excavators, and the latest arrival reinforces its credentials as the fastest-growing vacuum excavation operator in the country.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield visited LMD’s operations in recognition of the landmark occasion. They were greeted by LMD Managing Director, Mick Dysart, and his wife Sandra whose support has been fundamental to LMD’s success. The Mayor, Tony Rogers, climbed into the cab of the MAN TGS 26.510; no mean feat for a man of 83 years of age. Mick explained how the vehicle worked and the Mayor and Mayoress then had a demonstration of the power arm and tipping mechanism in action.








LMD Vacuum Excavation was established in 2015 with the purchase of three used vacuum excavators. Initial development was slow, but from 2018 onwards strong growth has been achieved year-on-year. LMD doubled its fleet to ten by the end of 2018 and doubled it again to twenty by the end of 2020.

According to Managing Director, Mick Dysart, LMD has its sights fixed on further expansion:

‘By the end of 2022 I am planning to have at least 44 vacuum excavators in the fleet. It may be more; it depends on the ability of manufacturers to meet demand.

When LMD first started up, we had to educate users and convince them of the merits of vacuum excavation. Today, vacuum excavation is considered best practice and is mandated by developers, utilities and highways contractors alike.

My goal continues to be that LMD becomes synonymous with quality vacuum excavation; the ‘go to’ providers. If we achieve this, we’re going to need a much bigger fleet in the years to come.’

Depending on the exact specification, each vacuum excavator costs between £400,000 and £500,000. This demonstrates the commitment of LMD Vacuum Excavation to the construction industry and the economy of the East Midlands in general.