LMD Vacuum Excavation continues to grow its fleet. The latest addition, an MTS Dino8, is currently under construction in Germany.

The MTS factory is located at Germersheim, a small German town with a population of around 20,000. Germersheim sits on the River Rhine, between Mannheim in the north and Karlsruhe in the south, and is close to the French border. MTS has been building vacuum excavators since 1998.

The MTS Dino8 comes with a Mega Power Arm for fingertip control of the suction nozzle. It is being build on an MAN chassis which includes a sleeper cab for added driver comfort. The specification reflects the fact that LMD is wining work across the UK.

The photos featured here provide a fascinating insight into the structure that lies beneath the skin of a vacuum excavator.