Product Focus - March 2020

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Cable Machines

1 / Drain Rehab Solutions ZIP-ZIP REVOLUTION
The ZIP-ZIP REVOLUTION from Drain Rehab Solutions is a flex shaft, high-speed drain cleaning machine that is available with either 125 feet of 3/8-inch or 100 feet of 1/2-inch premium flex shaft cable. It is powered by a Milwaukee Tool hammer drill, and the cables can be used in clockwise or counterclockwise rotation at speeds of 1,500 and 3,500 rpm to cut tree roots, descale cast iron or remove blockages. It is possible to use the machine while keeping an inspection camera in the pipe, allowing the user to watch live as they surgically perform precision spot cleaning with no more guessing. The 3/8-inch cables can pass through 3- and 4-inch P-traps and U-bends. The cable has a bright green flexible casing for easy camera viewing. 514-379-3544; www.drainrehabsolutions.com.


2 / Duracable DM55
The DM55 from Duracable has a continuous-weld frame constructed from an aluminum alloy that the maker reports is as strong as steel. The sled design allows service technicians to operate the machine in either a vertical or horizontal position. To help protect the operator, the unit’s electrical wiring runs through the frame. The winch hook on the frame makes it easy to lift the machine with a loading ramp or crane. It can fit four different styles of 26-inch reels with open-spoke metal or enclosed polyethylene drum options. Depending on which reel is used, it can run 110 or 150 feet of 11/16-inch cable. 877-244-0556; www.duracable.com.


3 / General Pipe Cleaners Sewerooter T-4
The Sewerooter T-4 midsize drain cleaner from General Pipe Cleaners/General Wire Spring can be used to unclog 3- to 6-inch-diameter lines up to 100 feet long. It carries 100 feet of 9/16-inch Flexicore cable to clear stubborn stoppages in 3- to 4-inch inside lines. A heavy-duty, 9/16-inch cable provides more torque than traditional 1/2-inch cables offer, yet it can clean the same size drainlines. To clear tree roots and other tough clogs from 3- to 6-inch lines, simply switch drums to 75 feet of 5/8-inch Flexicore cable. To adjust to different cable sizes, just turn a knob on top of the feed. A labor-saving variable-speed power cable feed provides enhanced control through blockages to easily guide the cable in and out of the line at up to 20 feet per minute, yet keeps hands clean and off spinning cable. It comes with a fold-down handle, stair climbers and truck loading wheel for easy transport, maneuvering and storage. 800-245-6200; www.drainbrain.com.


4 / Logiball Lateral Cleaning Launcher
The Logiball Lateral Cleaning Launcher is pulled in tandem with a multiconductor camera, positioned at the service connection where the guiding arm is rotated with tractor controls. The jet operator turns the pump on, and a 1/2- or 3/8-inch hose and nozzle are launched into the lateral from the main to clean grease, roots and buildups. Cleaning distances from 5 feet to as far as 70 feet into the lateral have been achieved. Units are available for 6- to 18-inch mainlines. 800-246-5988; www.logiball.com.


5 / MyTana Mfg. M745 Workhorse
The M745 Workhorse drain machine from MyTana Mfg. can adjust cable speed on the fly for maximum performance, and it features two torque settings for safety. It incorporates SmartDrive technology, so cable speed can be throttled up to 300 rpm to negotiate turns, strengthen cleaning force, and expedite feeds and retrievals. Speed can also be reduced to as low as 100 rpm for tackling obstructions and debris. SmartDrive sounds an alarm when cable torque approaches unsafe limits and then automatically cuts power when that limit is reached. The machine comes equipped to work in 3- to 4-inch lines with 100 feet of cable, slip-joint fittings, autofeed, blades and accessories. A sink line kit is available to address 1.5- to 2-inch lines, and no tools are needed to swap reels due to the quick-release design of the drive system. 866-327-7176; www.mytana.com.


6 / Spartan Tool Model 300
The Model 300 from Spartan Tool has a compact design that is suitable for tight spaces and narrow doorways. Its enclosed inner and outer steel drums keep the mess contained. It can be combined with up to 107 feet of Spartan Tool’s Magnum cable for increased power and performance in a compact machine. 800-435-3866; www.spartantool.com.


Cutting Nozzles 

7 / Enz USA 10.300R rotating chain scraper
The 10.300R rotating chain scraper from Enz USA is an upgrade from the 10.200R chain scraper. It offers a pipe cleaning range from 8 to 20 inches. The chains are arranged for a multistage cutting concept, and the chain plates are harder and more durable. Because of its sealed bearings, this nozzle can be operated with both clean and recycled water while remaining relatively maintenance-free. It is a powerful root remover and can handle incrustations, concrete residues and other deposits. It can be used to prepare for restoration work such as relining, grouting or applying coatings. Accessories include tap cutters for protruding taps and a wire rope head attachment for gentle cleaning in compromised pipes. 877-362-8721; www.enz.com.


8 / EPL Solutions MadDog Nozzle
The MadDog Nozzle from EPL Solutions, manufactured by Enz USA, is a redesigned Bulldog nozzle with optimized ceramic inserts for the highest ideal cutting power. It removes aggressive tree roots with flows as low as 5.5 gpm at 3,500 psi with 3/8-inch hose and up to 18 gpm at 4,000 psi with 1/2-inch hose. It is suitable for accessing mainline stoppages from a 2-inch toilet roof vent, wall clean-out or 8-inch manhole using a skid body since it is only 1.5 inches in diameter and 3.3 inches in length. A front oscillating penetrating insert is included and can be installed by the user for front cutting. It has a hardened steel body and is oil-free and zero maintenance. 714-453-9760; www.epls-usa.com.


9 / NozzTeq Lumberjack
NozzTeq Lumberjack cutters are low-torque, variable-speed, multipurpose cutting nozzles powered by common sewer jetting or combination trucks. The cutting chains rotate at speeds of 10,000 to 50,000 rpm, depending on pressure and flow rate. The precisely engineered cutter is designed to cut roots, but it also effectively clears out concrete, tuberculation, grease, protruding laterals and other obstructions. Low torque means it won’t get stuck, won’t harm host pipe and won’t spin off the hose end. The cutters are sealed, include grease-lubricated bearings and are water-cooled so they don’t need daily maintenance. Five models clear pipes from 3 up to 48 inches. The entire kit includes the turbine, water supply tube, chain plate/pull plate, tow ring, cutting blade, sleds, five sets of chain per sled size, propelling nozzle with jets and adapter, spanner wrench, hand tools and toolbox. 866-620-5915; www.nozzteq.com.


10 / Root Rat cutting nozzle
Root Rat cutting nozzles are used with jetters from 11 hp to large truck-mounted models. The cutters are made of hardened stainless steel and come with a toolbox with two interchangeable rotors — one with cables and the other with chains. The combination kit includes extra chain, cable and bearings. They need no repair or rebuilding other than bearing replacement, which can be completed in less than two minutes for under $10 in parts. 800-288-7873; www.rootrat.net.


11 / Sewer Pro Shop Viper
Viper chain cutters from Sewer Pro Shop are made of high-grade stainless steel and are equipped with ceramic nozzle inserts and UHMW wheels. They require no maintenance and are designed to be operator friendly for the municipal and industrial markets. The efficient, powerful hydrodynamic tool is designed to remove heavy obstructions caused not only by roots, but by grease, mineral deposits or other solid organic material as well. The unit is driven by a high-performance turbine, which doesn’t require any lubrication. It utilizes turbine technology with optimized 3D hydromechanics, enabling less water and fuel consumption. The unit is available with three different-size, continuously adjustable guide skids: 10- to 16-inch, 16- to 28-inch and 28- to 48-inch. It is also available with carbide bits for stubborn calcium deposits and scaling. It can be operated with recycled water. 877-864-9394; www.sewerproshop.com.


12 / StoneAge Warthog WT-1/2  
The Warthog WT-1/2 nozzle from StoneAge has been updated with a 1/2-inch inlet option and an R24 head engineered to increase the flow range up to 21 gpm. This configuration enables contractors to maximize use of their higher-flow pumps for more powerful cleaning while maintaining the small form factor of the WT for navigating pipe bends. The high-flow capacity paired with the company’s WT 040-R24-C head allows contractors to utilize the full power of their pump to tackle the toughest jobs and achieve a higher rate of cleaning. The small form factor is optimized for cleaning 3- to 6-inch pipes with elbows. The nozzle’s slow, controlled rotation combined with high flow delivers optimal cleaning power for cutting roots or clearing tough deposits. 866-795-1586; www.stoneagetools.com.


13 / USB-USA Heavy-Duty Turbo Chain Cutter
The Heavy-Duty Turbo Chain Cutter from USB-USA continuously adjusts from 8 to 15 inches (Turbo S200) or 12 to 24 inches (Turbo S600) and easily fits into the pipe. Turbine technology powers the durable chain retainer on a durable body to remove roots, concrete, calcium deposits, hardened grease and tuberculation from sewer lines. The chain cutters are very aggressive for the hardest materials. They have double the amount of turbine-driving water jets as the company’s other cutters, generating tremendous cutting power. Easily adjust the cutter to within a 1/16 inch by spinning the rear to make it larger or smaller. Internal 3D fluid mechanics in conjunction with one-piece ceramic nozzle inserts allow the cutter to be used with recycled or clean water. 844-285-5770; www.usb-usa.com.


Jetters

14 / Cam Spray CV Series
The CV Series cargo van drain jet from Cam Spray offers diesel-fired hot water for additional jetting power. Several models are available up to 4,000 psi and 12 gpm. A triplex plunger pump with power pulse valve provides an extra push when needed. Air purge and recirculation to the tank are provided for freeze protection. A 5-gallon fuel tank provides hours of runtime. It comes with a heavily built, powder-coated frame with full deck and 130-gallon water capacity; a 12-volt DC reel with 2-1 clutch drive allowing for free spooling; and a powered hose return. It is controlled by a push button or foot switch. Accessories include a four-nozzle set, storage box, tip cleaner, tiger tail, safety shield, rubber gloves, high-visibility safety vest, 50-foot washdown hose and trigger gun. 800-648-5011; www.camspray.com.


15 / GapVax GJet
The GJet truck jetter from GapVax offers 500- to 3,000-gallon stainless steel water tank options and 40 to 100 gpm water pump options along with a front-mounted hose reel, various toolbox options, room for a vice or crane, and 10-foot tube trays. 888-442-7829; www.gapvax.com.


16 / RIDGID KJ-1350 water jetter
The RIDGID KJ-1350 water jetter propels a highly flexible hose through 1 1/4- to 4-inch lines, blasting through sludge, soap and grease blockages. As users pull the hose back, it power-scrubs the line, flushing debris away and restoring drainlines to their free-flowing capacity. A working pressure of 1,350 psi and flow of 1.4 gpm provides fast, effective cleaning of lines. It comes standard with a 1.5 hp motor that draws a maximum of 14 amps, can run on most standard 115-volt circuits, and is CSA and UL standards approved. Simply guide the hose into the drain while the thrust propels the hose down the line. Activate the pulse action to easily navigate difficult bends and traps, and use the pressure control valve for quick and easy pressure adjustment. An optional H-10 cart makes for easy job site transport. 800-474-3443; www.ridgid.com.


17 / Vac-Con Hot Shot
The Hot Shot high-pressure water jet machine from Vac-Con is designed for removing stones, bottles, cans, grease, sludge and other debris from sanitary sewer and/or storm drainlines. Engineered for one-person operation, all high-pressure water and hose reel controls are located at the front of the machine for ease of operation and increased safety. Models are available with 1,000- and 1,600-gallon water tanks. Options include variable flow, articulating hose reel, polyethylene water tanks, 30 gpm at 3,000 psi water pump system, auxiliary engine or hydrostatic drive, cold-weather recirculation system, side-mounted toolboxes, air purge system, hose footage counter, arrow board, strobe lights, inspector cam, high-pressure spray bar, hose rewind guide, 600 psi handgun system with 25 feet of hose, and a selection of nozzles. 888-920-2945; www.vac-con.com.


18 / Vactor RamJet 850 Series
The RamJet 850 Series truck jetter from Vactor has a choice of front or rear hose-reel locations and productivity-enhancing options. An integral aluminum rear shroud with heavy-duty, see-through Lexan windows is available. Large service access doors on both sides of the shroud enable easy greasing, maintenance and service. The rear shroud keeps the hose and components warm and protected for quick setup and cleaning in extremely cold conditions. It comes standard with a certified flow of zero to 80 gpm at a variable pressure up to 2,500 psi at the hose reel to clean any size line. An optional JetRodder water-pump heated cabinet keeps the pump and plumbing covered and protected. The standard front-hose reel has a capacity of 800 feet of 1-inch hose and can telescope up to 15 inches forward and rotate up to 270 degrees. 815-672-3171; www.vactor.com.


Root Chemicals

19 / Duke’s Root Control Razorooter II 
Duke’s Root Control uses Razorooter II, a thick, herbicide-laden foam with the consistency of heavy shaving cream. Since effectively killing roots in sewer systems requires access to the entire line, Duke’s crew inserts a hose from manhole to manhole. The hose releases and sprays the foam in all directions, allowing it to adhere to roots and penetrate through wye connections to kill roots even in lateral lines. The entire system is treated as the foam compresses against pipe surfaces and penetrates cracks, joints and connecting sewers. Roots are killed on contact inside and outside the pipe walls, decay naturally, and slough away with regrowth delayed for two to three years. Trees and other aboveground vegetation are not harmed. 800-447-6687; www.dukes.com.


20 / Lenzyme Trap-Cleer foaming root control
Foaming root control from Lenzyme Trap-Cleer has double the active ingredient dichlobenil of previous solutions, along with a latex base designed to help it stick to roots longer. It is easy to apply and provides a slower foaming action to coat the entire pipeline and eliminate fast-foam-over messes. 800-223-3083; www.lenzyme.com.


21 / RootX chemical root control 
Chemical root control from RootX is a long-term solution to pipeline root intrusion. It stunts new root growth without damaging the pipe, clearing pipeline roots that can cause blockages and sanitary sewer overflows. The chemical won’t harm water treatment systems and is registered with the U.S. EPA for both sanitary and storm use (EPA Reg. No. 68464). Simplicity of application enables crews to perform root control on demand or as scheduled preventive maintenance. 800-844-4974; www.rootx.com.


Root Cutters

22 / Picote Solutions Mini Sweeper
The Mini Sweeper from Picote Solutions is designed to clean and descale pipes, including removing tree roots. It grinds away debris from the inside of the pipe at 1,000 to 1,500 rpm. The aggressive tool is effective in situations where there is thick scale, rust or other waste materials that are difficult to remove. It can also be used to remove wrinkles in liners or to remove excess lining material from the pipe wall after a failed liner has been removed. It is rebuildable after the legs become dull. It is available for 2-, 3- and 4-inch pipe sizes and is powered by the Picote Mini or Maxi Miller. 708-267-6366; www.picotesolutions.com.


23 / Pipe Lining Supply Chain Knockers
Chain Knockers from Pipe Lining Supply are available in various diameters and cable sizes, and they are designed to be paired with the company’s high-speed cable machines. They quickly cut roots using a cable spinning at high speed from 1,800 to over 3,000 rpm. The root removal process can be accomplished by drilling a hole with a hand drill, opposed to an electrically driven drill. While the slow hand-driven drill eventually bores a hole, speeding up the process using the high-speed cable machine results in faster drill cuts, saving time and effort. 888-354-6464; www.pipeliningsupply.com. 



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