Chapman Hancock

Product Manager, Vacuum Excavators; Ditch Witch

Chapman Hancock has more than 10 years of experience in the construction industry and directional drilling industries. Hancock has served in a variety of roles throughout the Ditch Witch organization, including serving as a downhole tooling engineer and product and market analyst.

Currently the Ditch Witch vacuum excavation product manager, he works to identify the challenges and needs of vacuum excavation customers globally and provide industry solutions. He received a degree in medical engineering from Oklahoma State University.

Chapman has articles in the following magazines:
2019 Q2 Issue

Conquer All Conditions: How to Best Utilize Vacuum Excavation in Various Soil Types

With its ease-of-use, high ROI and soft-excavation style, vacuum excavators are growing in popularity across a wide range of industries and applications. Today’s contractors are using them to support HDD jobs, irrigation installation, and even landscaping and tree-care tasks. One reason for the growth is that present-day jobsites and underground environments are congested, with limited …

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The Best Excavation Method: Hydro, Air or Both?

Today’s vacuum excavators offer a range of versatility to meet new demands In the old days, installing underground utilities usually began with open cutting along roadways. Those days are long gone. Especially in developed urban areas, today’s underground rights-of-way are already congested with fiber, gas, electric, water and sewer lines and damaging one of these …

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The Best Excavation Method: Hydro, Air, or Both?

The old days of open cutting along roadways to install underground utilities are a thing of the distant past. Especially in developed urban areas, underground rights-of-way are already congested with fiber, gas, electric, water and sewer lines. This presents a challenge for horizontal directional drilling (HDD) projects to install new utilities and has led to …

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Truck Vacuum Excavators

Understanding Regulation and Safety Standards for Truck Vac Fleets Today’s vacuum excavation manufacturers are designing smarter and safer truck vacuum excavators to help owners and operators meet evolving federal, state and local regulations. These regulations are in place to keep everyone safe, maintain the structural integrity of our roads and bridges, and protect the surrounding …

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