The world’s most powerful twin fan vacuum excavator

We are the exclusive dealer in the UK, Ireland, USA and Canada for the Rhino – the most powerful twin fan vacuum excavator in the world.

Boasting powerful turbines that generate a flow rate of 45,000 m3/h and a vacuum of up to 600 millibar, the Rhino is capable of dealing with the toughest of tasks.

It incorporates an innovative management and control system which regulates the dust released into the air to improve safety in the working area.

The Rhino can be built around Mercedes-Benz, Volvo or Scania or any other chassis. Specification options include hydrostatic drive technology (enabling the truck to be operated by remote control); perimeter lighting; a water tank coupled to a high pressure water piston pump with stainless steel head and valves, hose reel, gas detector devices, and a rear street washing/suction system with high performance nozzles. All Rhino vacuum excavators come with a vibrating skip as standard



VAC UK Longo is a partnership between VAC UK, the UK’s leading vacuum excavator operator and Longo, the Italian manufacturer of high quality vacuum excavators and industrial vehicles.

With one of the UK’s largest operated rental fleets. VAC UK is the supplier of choice to the UK’s largest blue chip civil engineering contractors, construction companies and public utilities.

VAC UK is part of the Kilkern group of companies. One of the UK’s leading infrastructure specialists.

Longo has a world-class reputation and its products are valued for quality, power, reliability and safety. Expertise and technological advancement has made it a market leader in the production of industrial vehicles for the water, highways, airports, oil and gas and civil engineering and infrastructure sectors.

Longo has been manufacturing for 50 years and its vehicles are used in more than 40 countries worldwide.


  • Turbines and double separate aspiration plant for the suction of dry and/or liquid material through arear suction trunk with a 250mm diameter hose.
  • The turbines are made of wear resistant material for high performance. They produce a flow rate of 45,000 m³/h and a vacuum up to 600 mbar to ensure the suction of material from long distance.
  • Continuous automatic filtration system of the sucked air, consisting of 50 washable and replaceable filter cartridges capable to completely breaking down the aspirated dust.
  • Dust emission control.
  • Designed to eliminate the detrimental problems caused by liquids entering the dry filters.
  • Powerful air compressor of 4.500 lit/min, designed for continuous heavy duty operation.
  • The body is entirely made of Hardox abrasion proof steel and furnished with a vibrating device to improve unloading.
  • Different models are available for 2, 3 and 4 axle vehicles and can be supplied in ADR version on request.


ChassisFitted to clients spec. including Mercedes, Volvo and Scania.
Tare of equipped vehicle25,500 kg
Vehicle weight fully loaded32,000 kg
HARDOX tipping container
Dry and/or liquid material suction turbines with double separate aspiration plant
Rear suction arm with 250 mm diameter hose
Turbines45,000 m3/h at 0.45 bar
Water pumps110 l/m at 400 bar
Water tank capacity5000 litre
Automatic air filtration system with 40 washable and replaceable filter cartridges
Washing and aspiration system for dirty surfaces
Side hose reel60 mt da 1/2”
Remote control
Remote-controlled hydrostatic move
Remote-controlled working light
Side pipes and tools lockers
On request, Atex equipment for both powders and liquids
Double air duct to eliminate the harmful problem of liquids entering the filters


VAC UK has a dedicated team of quality controlled fitters and service personnel who maintain the most technologically advanced fleet of vacuum excavators in the UK.

We offer an aftersales warranty and have a dedicated service centre, yard and workshop which operates 24 -7 and stocks all the Longo spare parts all of which helps to ensure you continue to get the best after sales support after your purchase from us.


Find out how you could be benefitting from the world’s most powerful twin fan vacuum excavator:

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