Waterjet and Accessories

Waterjet and Accessories
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Cart-mounted jetter

The RIDGID KJ-3100 waterjetter clears blockages in 2- to 10-inch drain lines with 3,000 psi working pressure and 5.5 gpm flow. Powered by a 16 hp gasoline engine, it is mounted on a heavy-duty, two-wheeled cart that fits through standard-sized doors and negotiates tight turns.

The hose reel quickly detaches from the cart for easy loading into service vehicles and permits easy access to hard-to-reach drains. The 3/8-inch jetter hose is 200 feet long. The unit includes pulse action, which allows the cleaning head and hose to maneuver through traps and bends. The high-pressure pump is a triplex design with a corrosion-resistant brass head, forged for strength and durability. The unit comes with a propulsion nozzle that helps to carry the hose quickly through pipes to obstructions, and a penetrating nozzle to cut through ice and sludge. 800/474-3443; www.ridgid.com.


New hose reels

Series CT hose reels from Reelcraft store longer lengths of high-pressure wash hose. The reels include a balanced brass swivel and brake assembly attached to the main shaft, eliminating de-spooling when the reel is not in use. The inlet hose connects to the swivel through the tubular base. The reel is powder-coated at the component level for corrosion resistance. Reels are available for up to 100 feet of 5,000 psi hose. 800/444-3134; www.reelcraft.com.


Compact electric jetter

Gorlitz Model GO 1500A Series jetters are compact, simple and portable and require limited maintenance. The frame has an integral carrying handle, a reel accessory tube, retractable pull handle and phenolic 4-inch wheels for easy transportation. All models include a custom-built dual-capacitor 2 hp electric motor drawing 19.8 amps at full load. The duplex ceramic plunger pump with dual pulsation generates more than 1,500 psi/2.1 gpm. The unit carries a 1/8-inch 50-foot trap hose to clear drain lines from 1 1/2 to 3 inches. The hose and reel connections have quick-disconnect fittings. An accessory tube accepts an optional reel for compact hose storage and operation. 877/446-7548; www.gorlitz.com.


Crank and motorized reels

The 1125 Series hand-crank and motorized hose reels from Coxreels include a low-profile outlet riser and open drum slot design, providing a non-crimping, flat, smooth hose wrap. The reels have full-flow, machined-from-solid swivels that allow for simple seal maintenance and fast and easy hose installation.

The CNC robotically welded steel A-frame keeps the reel rigid and free from bending and loosening, making it suitable for pressure washing, wash down, industrial and ground maintenance applications on stationary and mobile units. The reels are built of heavy-gauge steel and sealed with a long-lasting and chip-resistant CPC blue powder-coat finish. 800/269-7335; www.coxreels.com.


Root removal tool

The Cak tool distributed by UEMSI allows operators to clean pipes filled with roots and deposit buildup and clear the materials out of the line. It uses a solid front blade and steel cables that rip out roots and scrape the pipe walls clean of scaling. Once the materials are broken free, the jets on the back of a root cutter flush them out. The tool can be attached to any root cutter motor system with a 1-inch main shaft. It comes with the main body, a 5- or 7-inch front solid blade, and three sets of cables from 6 to 30 inches. 800/666-0766; www.uemsi.com.


Thermoplastic hose

Piranha Hose Products, a Kuriyama Group Company, offers Armor Belt and Slither high-pressure thermoplastic sewer cleaning hoses. Armor Belt hose is constructed with a yellow polyolefin tube and is highly durable and resistant to cuts, abrasion and crushing. Slither hose with optional polyether urethane Slither cover is ultra slippery, allowing the hose to maneuver around and through difficult sewer bends. 800/250-5132; www.piranhahose.com.


Trailer jetter

The Bulldog trailer-mounted waterjetter from John Bean Sprayers is a compact unit designed to be easy and efficient to operate. It includes wireless remote control capability, jet pulsation, antifreeze circulation, a mini-jet system with quick-release mount, and an Udor 18 gpm/4,000 psi run-dry pump. Two lockable tool/accessory storage boxes are optional.

The hydraulically driven hose reel mounted on a bearing system provides easy access to the line regardless how the vehicle is parked. A 2 1/2-inch water fill system with air gap allows quick hydrant filling while protecting the potable water supply. The unit comes with a 2 5/16-inch ball hitch (pintle hitch available), electric brakes with an emergency activation system, and an electronic safety strobe light. Users can choose a 350- or 700-gallon black polyethylene tank. 800/241-2308; www.johnbeansprayers.com.


Electric and gasoline jetters

Eel Jet EJ1500 electric and EJ3000 gasoline-power jetters from Electric Eel Mfg. are portable units for cleaning drain lines. The EJ1500 cleans 1 1/2- to 4-inch lines with a 1,500 psi/1.7 gpm pump, 1.5 hp/15-amp motor, duplex pump with pulsation, and reel with capacity for 150 feet of 1/4-inch hose.

The EJ3000 cleans 2- to 8-inch lines up to 300 feet long with a 3,000 psi/4.7 gpm pump, 13 hp overhead valve engine (electric start available), 2-to-1 gear-reduced triplex pump with pulsation, and a 300-foot-capacity hose reel. A throttle-back control automatically adjusts engine speed, and a low-tone muffler allows quiet operation. 800/833-1212; www.electriceel.com.


Cleaning with air and water

The BL Swiper cleaning nozzle from NozzTeq comes in two sizes, for 8- to 18-inch pipes, and in a version with six waterjets and six air channels for pipes 15 inches and up. The design optimizes cleaning by using both water flow from the jets and airflow in the pipe. The pressurized water flow creates jet streams, and the jet streams create thrust through the air channels. The channels are placed in the center of the nozzle so that the combined force of air and water cleans the pipe with less water usage. 866/620-5915; www.nozzteq.com.


Inspection and cleaning

Kleen-Vue system from KEG Technologies lets users clean lines and record and watch the process as it happens. The system gives the operator immediate visual feedback on pipe conditions, saving time, water and fuel. Users can clean, provide documentation, and maximize the effectiveness of traditional camera and video systems.

The camera system is wireless. Two cameras are factory installed on an eight- or 12-jet cleaning unit, providing forward and rear views. The unit is propelled by water pressure from the cleaning nozzle with KEG fluid mechanics. A water-powered turbine generates electrical power to the camera and lighting. A video receiver mounted at the manhole receives the images and forwards the signals to the monitor at the operator’s station. The recording system then makes video records of the cleaning process. 866/595-0515; www.keg-pipe.com.


Low-noise jetter

The Warrior trailer jetter from Spartan Tool delivers 4,000 psi/18 gpm and cleans up to 24-inch pipes. When matched with the controlled rotation of a Warthog nozzle, the jetter becomes a root-cutting machine. The trailer’s exterior shell serves as a sound dampener, eliminating the need for OSHA-mandated hearing protection. The 87 hp Kubota turbo diesel engine is matched to a Giant pump. Equipped with a full antifreeze system, a wash down kit and 75 feet of auxiliary hose for small drain lines, the machine also is available with a wireless remote control. 800/435-3866; www.spartantool.com.


Hot-water cart jetter

The cart-mounted J/NP-1300-01 hot-water jetter/pressure washer from Amazing Machinery operates at up to 4,000 psi/3.5 gpm and can clean 2- to 6-inch lines. A 13 hp electric-start Vanguard motor powers a General direct-drive ceramic plunger pump with aqua pulse feature as well as an adjustable chemical injector.

A Wayne diesel-fired burner with a Schedule 80 coil heats water to 195 degrees F. The unit includes a hose reel and 150 feet of 1/4-inch low-friction sewer hose, allowing operators to jet drains with the machine operating safely outdoors. Also included are a 50-foot pressure washer hose and a 5-foot jumper hose with ball valve water flow operation. For jetting, the package includes a 1/4-inch ram sewer nozzle, a 1/4-inch laser sewer nozzle, and a 1/4-inch rotating sewer nozzle, a trigger gun with a dual-insulated wand, four pressure washer spray tips, and one chemical tip. 800/504-7435; www.amazingmachinery.com.


Drain jetter

The upgraded JM-3080 Jet-Set waterjet drain-cleaning machine from General Pipe Cleaners has a removable 300-foot-capacity hose reel, allowing users to use a gasoline-fueled machine on remote or indoor applications. The unit generates 3,000 psi/8 gpm. Vibra-pulse on demand helps the hose slide down long runs and around tight bends.

A 20 hp Honda engine with electric start and 2-to-1 gear reducer drives the pump, while a 12-gallon buffer tank maintains the jet if the water supply cannot match pump demand. The jetter is mounted on a tubular frame with four pneumatic tires and a wheel brake. Standard safety features include a thermal relief valve to protect the pump from heat damage and a backflow check valve and inlet filter. The unit comes with a toolbox, spray wand and chemical injector. 800/245-6200; www.drainbrain.com/jetset.


High-capacity jetter

With a 700-gallon water tank and a 400-foot, 3/4-inch high-impact thermoplastic sewer hose, the 7040-SC trailer jetter from O’Brien Mfg., a division of Hi-Vac Corp., has the capacity and versatility for cleaning a wide range of pipes. Its 65 hp diesel engine drives a triplex pump that delivers 2,000 psi/40 gpm. The 190-degree swivel reel allows easy access to a manhole regardless how the trailer is parked. 800/752-2400; www.hi-vac.com.


Uprated jetter

The Big Brute jetter from JETTERS NorthWest has been uprated to 4,000 psi with a new class of Honda engines now standard on the cart-mounted unit. With an adjustable flow rate of up to 8.5 gpm, the jetter is designed for cleaning 8-inch and smaller pipes, but can be used on some 10-inch and larger lines. The unit includes 300 feet of jetting hose and a set of four nozzles. It is available with a propane-fueled engine and can be configured as a skid unit for van mounting. 877/901-1936; www.jettersnorthwest.com.


Combination sewer cleaner

AllJetVac P Series combination sewer cleaners from Vacall use a positive displacement blower system for efficient cleaning. The blower is powered by the chassis engine rather than a second engine, reducing fuel consumption, service time and emissions while holding down cost. Standard aluminum water tanks and optional galvanized debris tanks have 6-, 8-, 10- or 12-cubic-yard capacities; 1,000-, 1,200- and 1,500-gallon water tanks are available. The series has a front-mounted pivoting hose reel and 8-foot 6-inch extending boom with 180-degree rotation. Rear-mounted boom and hose reel design and fan blower models are available. 330/339-2211; www.vacallindustries.com.


Hydraulic reels

6200 Series industrial jetting hose reels from Hannay Reels are engineered with a direct-drive hydraulic motor that allows precise payout of hose without maintenance. With a capacity of 500 feet of 1-inch hose, the series features a swinging hose guide arm with roller and operator handle; an external hose connection that allows access without removing all the hose from the spool; and a heavy-duty ball-bearing swivel base. 877/467-3357; www.hannay.com.


Complete package

The XT Jetter package from Water Cannon comes in models delivering 3,200 psi/5 gpm, 3,500 psi/5.5 gpm or 4,200 psi/5.5 gpm. Selective hydro pulse provides pulsation on demand, and adjustable pressure allows users to control operating pressures from 100 psi upward.

A ball valve shutoff protects the jetter from damage. A 50-foot super kit provides the option to pressure wash, making the equipment cross-functional. The complete system also includes a 350-foot hose reel for 200 or 300 feet of Piranha jetter hose. A second 125-foot jetter hose and four stainless steel jetter nozzles are included. 800/333-9274; www.watercannon.com.


Drain flusher

The DrainJet-Pro drain flusher from Petersen Products is designed for use with high-pressure jetters. The device has NPT thread connections for connecting directly to jetter hose. It is designed for higher pressures, is flexible for navigating bends, and may be used as a pipe plug with the outlet end closed with a standard threaded pipe plug. 800/926-1926; www.petersenproducts.com.


Truck-mounted jetter

The truck-mounted Ramjet jetter from Vactor Mfg. delivers flows of 60 to 100 gpm at 2,000 or 2,500 psi at 60 to 100 gpm. The Jet Rodder water pump is a single-piston, hydraulically driven, dual-acting pump that delivers a jackhammer action water flow to break up line blockages and scour caked-on debris from pipe walls. The unit comes with a 2,500-gallon water tank. It can be configured with a front- or rear-mounted hose reel. An auto-wind hose guide allows hands-free operation from the control panel. 800/627-3171; www.vactor.com.


Vacuum/jetting combination

MC Series combination vacuum/jetters from GapVax are built with 3/16-inch ASTM A572 Grade 50 Exten steel. The system has a unitized water and debris tank with a double subframe. The stainless steel water tank has a 2,000-gallon capacity and the debris body capacity ranges from 5 to 12 cubic yards. A heavy-duty double-acting single-lift cylinder provides a stable 50-degree dump angle.

The front-mounted hose reel can store up to 800 feet of 1-inch hose. The standard water pump is rated at 2,000 psi/80 gpm. Vacuum pump options range from 3,500 to 5,000 cfm. An 8-foot front-mounted, telescopic boom with dual lift cylinders reaches 26 feet with 270-degree rotation. Options include a wash down system, hydroexcavation package, extra storage space, heated boxes, liquid-level load indicators, remote pendant and wireless remote controls for the boom and vacuum break, and water controls. 814/535-6766; www.gapvax.com.


Hydrodynamic nozzles

Pipe Wolf series nozzles from USB-Sewer Equipment Corporation are designed to deal with emergency blockages including grease, silt and roots in sewer lines from 4 to 15 inches. The nozzles are machined with Optimized 3D Hydro Mechanics to redirect the water stream to spin the tempered stainless steel head at speeds of 6,000 to 12,000 rpm. There are four models with connections for 1/2-, 3/4- and 1-inch hoses. 770/984-8880; www.usbsec.com.


Tube-Cleaning Nozzles

Typhoon10 series self-rotating, tube-cleaning nozzles from NLB Corp. are made to clean tubes with diameters of at least 0.75 inches. The RPN 2020 is rated for a maximum operating pressure of 20,000 psi and the RPN 1520 is rated for up to 15,000 psi. Both models rotate at 7,000 rpm with maximum flow of 20 gpm and feature the latest NLB seal design that reduces leakage by 50 percent. 248/624-5555; www.nlbcorp.com.


Nozzle safety device

The Banshee ProTex flex-lancing guard from StoneAge improves safety in the waterblast workplace. The ProTex is a lightweight, durable splashguard designed to keep operators of handheld flexible hoses safe from the potential hazards of high-pressure waterjets. The unit weighs 12.4 pounds and has a hose range of 1/4 to 1/2 inches. An optional 3-foot-long tube is available for use with a stringer. 866/795-1586; www.stoneagetools.com.


Effective pipe cleaning

The Enz Golden Jet 10.125TR turbine nozzle operates at flows as low as 13 gpm at 2,000 psi. The turbine design allows for lower flow and less water usage while maintaining high torque for effective cleaning in 5- to 12-inch lines. Sealed bearings allow the nozzle to be operated with clean or recycled water. The tool removes roots as well as grease, solids, mineral deposits, concrete and grout. With the complete kit, users can select precut chains, skids, and two head styles. 877/369-8721; www.enzusainc.com.


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