Product Spotlight - October 2019

Product Spotlight - October 2019

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Conserving clean water has become a goal all across the country. Because combination sewer cleaning units typically are large users of clean water, the popularity of units that can effectively reuse water continues to increase. The technology can potentially save vast amounts of water per year, which is an especially attractive benefit for drought-stricken regions, as well those communities looking to reduce overall sewer cleaning costs.

With that in mind, the popular Vac-Con combination machine is now available with a recycling feature suitable for sewer cleaning, catch basin cleaning, hydroexcavation and daylighting. The recycling components include a two-stage water filtration system with a stainless steel first-stage filter for removal of large particulate. The second-stage filter is self-cleaning and features a high-pressure backflush at 2,000 psi.

“The Vac-Con Recycler is the machine that operators have been waiting for,” says Todd Masley, Vac-Con’s executive vice president. “Our team of engineers and production associates have worked tirelessly to bring the strongest and most efficient recycling unit to the market.”

The Recycler boasts water flows of 50 to 80 gpm. Water pressure can be activated or deactivated regardless of system revolutions per minute, due to a hydraulic control located at the control panel.

The recycling system operates with freshwater and recycled water. During recycling, water is used from the debris tank directly and does not enter the freshwater system. Freshwater and recycled water are completely separated from one another. It can operate as a traditional combination machine by turning the recycling feature off, which gives the unit a wide range of applications. Employing the recycling system enables crews to clean more linear feet of sewer per day. Instead of spending time going back and forth to fire hydrants to refill water tanks, contractors can spend all day on a job site, never leaving to refill a water tank.

“We began this product design by first understanding what the customers in the field required and, consequently, what other recycling machines on the market lacked,” Masley says. “We believe this machine will revolutionize the way contractors and municipalities work. The timesavings and efficiencies that the recycling feature produces will bring year-round savings to departments.”

The Recycler is available in a dual- or single-engine configuration. The debris tank is offered in an 11-, 12- or 16-yard option. Freshwater capacity is offered up to 1,000 gallons. 904-284-4200;


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