Product News - October 2013

Product News - October 2013
Air-Spade air-excavation tool

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Ditch Witch horizontal directional drill

The JT25 horizontal directional drill from Ditch Witch delivers 27,000 pounds of thrust and pullback and 4,000 ft-lbs of torque. Designed for installing utility pipe and cables up to 4 inches in diameter at lengths up to 500 feet, the drill has a rotational drive system and is powered by a 130-hp, Tier 4i Cummins diesel engine. 800/654-6481;

NLB 24,000 psi multi-gun valve

The MGV24-1200 multi-gun valve from NLB Corp. allows two or more waterjet lances (or other accessories) to be operated from the same 24,000 psi pump unit. The valve can be used with any dump-style lance and can be rebuilt in the field in approximately five minutes. Weighing 33 pounds, the valve operates at flows of 12 to 24 gpm per operator. 800/441-5059;

Subaru centrifugal pumps

The PKX line of centrifugal pumps from Subaru Industrial Power Products features an overhead cam engine with heavy-duty strainer to protect the pump from large solids. Self-priming is available in 2-, 3- and 4-inch models. The 2-inch PKX201 is powered by the EX13 4.5 hp engine and delivers 158 gpm. The 3-inch PKX301 is powered by the 6 hp EX17 engine and delivers 256 gpm. The 4-inch PKX401 is powered by the 9 hp EX27 engine and delivers 356 gpm. The pumps have an abrasion-resistant, cast-iron, three-blade impeller and hardened, cast-iron volute. 800/277-6246;

Air-Spade air-excavation tool

The Utility air-excavation tool from Air-Spade, a division of Guardair Corp., is designed for working around underground electric and gas lines. The tool has a high-voltage insulated (300 kV) 4-foot barrel and non-sparking nozzle (105 and 150 cfm). It is available with multiple extension lengths, and operates off a 185 cfm tow-behind compressor.  800/482-7324;

RIDGID RP 340 press tool

The RP 340 press tool from RIDGID joins copper and stainless tubing 1/2 to 4 inches in diameter as well as PEX tubing and black iron pipe 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter. The tool is compatible with all RIDGID Standard Series pressing jaws and attachments. Features include bolt sensor technology, four-second cycle time, ability to rotate jaws up to 270 degrees to access tight spaces and the ability to operate in temperatures from 15 to 122 degrees F. 440/323-5581;

Ditch Witch ride-on trencher

The RT30 ride-on, dedicated trencher from Ditch Witch has a 24.8 hp Kubota diesel engine and can dig a trench up to 8 inches wide and 42 inches deep. The 42-inch boom provides a 36-inch cover depth. 800/654-6481;

HammerHead CIPP epoxy system

Winter Blend, Standard Blend and Summer Blend 100 percent solids epoxy resin systems from HammerHead Trenchless Equipment are designed for use with HydraLiner CIPP lateral lining. The resins have a transparent blue base and transparent yellow hardener that creates a uniform green color when properly mixed. The combination resin works with felt or fiberglass liner material. The fast-curing Winter Blend is made for cold conditions or short applications. Standard Blend has an increased working and cure time. Summer Blend is made for long or large-diameter pipe runs and high-temperature applications up to 200 degrees F. 800/331-6653;

Radiodetection video system with built-in battery 

The GatorCam 4+ pushrod video inspection range with built-in battery option from Radiodetection, a unit of SPX, adds onboard lithium-ion battery power for a full day’s usage. The push-button fuel gauge indicates remaining power, even with the controller switched off. 877/247-3797;

Miller Twin Turbo fall protection system 

The Miller Twin Turbo fall protection system with G2 connector for 100 percent tie-off from Honeywell Safety Products attaches to harness webbing below the back D-ring. The connector has a webbing retainer clip that can accommodate thicker harness webbing designs and is available in 6- and 2.3-pound TurboLite 9-foot personnel fall limiter models. The connector meets all applicable standards, including OSHA, ANSI and CSA. 800/873-5242;


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