Product Focus - April 2020

Product Focus - April 2020

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Horizontal Directional Drilling

1 / Ditch Witch JT24
The JT24 directional drill from Ditch Witch is equipped with a 101 gross hp, Tier 4- and European Stage 5-compliant Cummins diesel engine. The unit offers 24,000 pounds of thrust and pullback while maintaining a small footprint on a wide range of urban and residential gas, fiber and other utility installations. A new hydraulic platform maximizes drilling efficiency and conserves horsepower downhole. It holds up to 400 feet of drill pipe on board, allowing for longer bores. 800-654-6481;

2 / Infinity Tool PDC Product Puller
The PDC Product Puller from Infinity Tool is designed to integrate with a PDC bit, allowing the product to be pulled without removing the bit at the end of the pilot bore. The puller enables massive time savings, as there is no need to remove the PDC bit at the end of the pilot bore, which means no large exit pit or heavy hand tools. 618-439-4042;

3 / Melfred Borzall Eagle Claw SD
The Eagle Claw SD bit from Melfred Borzall has integrated dome carbide blocks in the body to give greater wear protection and cutting power. Added conical carbides on the upper cutting face add more aggression to the bit’s cutting power. The dome carbide blocks on the opposite side of the body also help transfer more power to the cutting surface as they push against the wall pack during rotation down the hole. The balanced cutting design ensures there is no vibration up the rod and to the rig so that wear protection extends to the rest of the rig. 800-558-7500;


4 / Comet Industrial Pumps EF and EFR 75/88
EF and EFR 75/88 high-pressure plunger pumps from Comet Industrial Pumps (A Division of Valley Industries) easily handle up to 23 gpm, 4,060 psi and 43 hp. Flexible setup allows for multiple gearbox mounting positions, and a symmetric crankcase allows for simple right-to-left shaft conversion. They are designed with stainless steel and aluminum alloy to provide increased durability. They come standard with heavy-duty seals that have low-pressure lubrication and a circulation chamber. They include oversized tapered roller bearings, solid ceramic plungers, stainless steel piston guides and connecting rods with thin-shell bearings. They come standard with a flange for a direct-drive mount, but they can be adapted for a hydraulic motor, a PTO connection or set up with an input pulley and clutch. 800-864-1649;

5 / Dynablast HV420F-12VRED
The Dynablast HV420F-12VRED hydrovac water heater produces 420,000 Btu with an output temperature of 175 degrees F at 5 gpm, making it suitable for colder climates and improved digging in clay-filled areas. All models come with ETL certification for safety, which also includes certification on the coil for higher efficiency and heat transfer, a stainless steel target plate for increased coil life and a design with serviceability in mind with momentary override control. A 19-by-19-inch footprint makes it suitable for compact installations. 905-867-4642;

6 / Enz USA HydroX nozzle
The HydroX nozzle from Enz USA is available in 3/8-inch NPT or 1/2-inch connecting threads, and it can function at up to 5,000 psi with flow as low as 8 gpm. It combines a powerful, oscillating water jet with the high removal rate of debris. A tungsten carbide front jet ensures a longer life than ceramic jets can offer. For quick and easy maintenance, a repair kit is available. Due to the nozzle’s simplicity, repairs can be made quickly and efficiently in the field with little downtime. For the operator’s safety, a plastic cover provides protection against harsh and sensitive environments. 888-369-8721;

7 / GapVax HV33
Designed to safely transport water and debris in urban areas, the GapVax HV33 is shorter, smaller and more compact than its predecessor. It is 30 feet long overall on a medium-duty chassis and includes a 600-gallon water tank, 6-cubic-yard debris body, 6- or 8-inch top-mounted telescoping boom with a 14- to 17.5-foot reach, 4,000 cfm power and an inverted, full-opening tailgate. 888-442-7829;

8 / Hi-Vac Aquatech Guardian
The Aquatech Guardian from Hi-Vac has a large vacuum system offering 5,800 cfm and 27 inches Hg, allowing operators to keep up with heavy-flow, large-diameter sewers. The large-capacity vacuum system allows for fast, efficient loading in any application. A noise-deadening, climate-controlled enclosure prevents freezing, reduces noise and secures tools. Its rear hose reel design protects the operator from noisy and hot chassis engines with an operating noise level typically less than 81 dBA. The top-loading, 360-degree boom offers efficiency and unlimited work zones for fast and easy setups. A rear-mounted hose reel with 180-degree hydraulic articulation can extend the reel reach beyond the truck’s width. 800-752-2400;

9 / HotJet USA Vac ’n Jet Series
The HotJet USA Vac ’n Jet Series of vacuum trailer jetters are rugged and compact; are engineered to haul equipment and spoils loads; can clean valve boxes and storm drains; and can hydroexcavate and/or clean drainlines and sewer lines. They offer hot- and/or cold-water operation with a choice of engine options ranging from 13 to 66 hp and gas or diesel operation. They are equipped with premium triplex pumps, a 500-gallon spoils tank, 200-gallon water tank, Gardner Denver vac/blowers, 4-ton hydraulic dump and centri-clean filter system. They can also be custom-engineered and designed to meet specifications. 800-624-8186;

10 / Hydra-Flex Reaper rotating jetting nozzle
The Reaper rotating jetting nozzle from Hydra-Flex has a rotating front jet that provides a 0-degree, straight water stream that blasts at up to 4,000 psi while rotating. Optimized stream quality results in greater impingement, allowing the technician to use one tool for various applications, including cutting, cleaning and removal. Its four rear jets create a 20-degree angle for maximum thrusting and pulling power. This heavy-duty, high-impact nozzle is constructed with a stainless steel housing and tungsten carbide wear surfaces to withstand harsh environments and provide long life. 952-808-3640;

11 / Kaiser Premier CV Series
CV Series hydrovacs from Kaiser Premier are purpose-built to handle tough applications in harsh climates. At the center of the unit is a Robuschi DV145 27-inch Hg, 6,600 cfm positive displacement blower that allows operators the power to pull long distances, reach great depths and handle heavy sludges. Optional air excavation capabilities let operators use air or water excavation depending on the demands or requirements of a specific job. They come ready to dig with a top gun boom that allows 342-degree rotation and 26 feet of reach. The boom is also capable of digging 20 feet down without clamping on extension pipes, saving valuable time in the setup, teardown and cleaning processes. 970-542-1975;

12 / NozzTeq MONRO-JET
The MONRO-JET hydroexcavation nozzle from NozzTeq combines the power of a solid-stream pencil jet with the large coverage of a fan jet. An orbital design increases performance at a lower gallons-per-minute rate and pressures as high as 36,250 psi, allowing the operator to move faster when hydroexcavating and cleaning surfaces or sewer lines. It can be used for other types of surface cleaning such as concrete, steel, castings and large surface areas including line removal from runways. It can be modified for internal cleaning of sewers and pipes of all types. 866-620-5915;

13 / RAMVAC Vacuum Excavators by Sewer Equipment HX-12
The HX-12 hydroexcavator from RAMVAC Vacuum Excavators by Sewer Equipment has a 12-yard debris box and a standard 4,400 cfm blower designed to match the performance of larger blower machines while delivering fuel economy. Its directional discharge system allows the off-loading of debris back into the excavation site without the mess of dumping the tank and lets operators easily blow obstructions out of the dig tube without having to shut down vacuum operations. It is a true all-weather vacuum excavator, as all major water components, including plumbing, water tanks and water pump, are housed within a temperature-controlled environmental chamber to avoid water system freezing when working in subzero temperatures. It includes a long-range wireless remote, NEMA 4 electrical system, a 900,000 Btu water boiler and a three-stage cyclonic filtration system. 877-735-4640;

14 / Rival Hydrovac T7 Tandem
The T7 Tandem hydrovac from Rival Hydrovac was designed primarily to be loaded with debris and driven within legislated road limits with most types of debris on board. The unit comes standard with a scale that reads real-time weights both in the cab and on the wireless remote to confirm weights prior to travel. It is operator-friendly, and the operating system is engaged through one PTO switch. The remainder of the operation occurs from the rear panel or the wireless remote. The components are high performance, and the unit will dig at levels competitive to large units, according to the maker. 403-550-7997;

15 / Soil Surgeon hydroexcavating tool
The Soil Surgeon hydroexcavating tool fits any sewer combination truck equipped with a telescoping 6- or 8-inch boom. The tool has a 1-inch water connection. The operator controls water pressure and power through truck controls. It has a 6-foot Tuff Tube with handles to guide the unit down for potholing or side to side for trenching. Six jets boring inward cut the soil, while six boring outward bring the tube down. 949-363-1401;

16 / Super Products Mud Dog
The Mud Dog hydroexcavator from Super Products is designed for operator convenience and consistent performance in the harshest environments, according to the maker. It offers an air excavation option, allowing the operator to choose water or air. It is available with 12- or 16-yard debris capacity. It comes standard with safe tilt ejection unloading and is equipped with a rear-mounted boom that can reach 27 feet with a 335-degree rotation and can move in a 45-degree-upward and 25-degree-downward pivot. This allows for versatility within dig areas so units do not need to be constantly readjusted into position. 800-837-9711;

17 / Tornado Global Hydrovacs F4 ECOLITE
The F4 ECOLITE from Tornado Global Hydrovacs has a 12-cubic-yard mud tank and holds 1,550 gallons of freshwater. The unit is more than 7,000 pounds lighter than the company’s older models and offers more than double the payload. The boom has a 342-degree rotation and a 26-foot reach. The smaller F3 ECOLITE is a 10-cubic-yard, 1,250-gallon tandem-axle unit that more than doubles older payload capacities. It features an 8-inch boom and 3,800 cfm blower. 877-340-8141;

18 / TRUVAC by Vactor Paradigm
Designed for utility, municipal and contractor customers involved in the installation, maintenance and repair of underground water, sewer, gas, electric and telecommunications lines, the Paradigm subcompact vacuum excavator from TRUVAC by Vactor can dig holes with water or air; vacuum, contain and dispose of drill mud; power pneumatic, hydraulic or electrical tools; and provide transport and storage of replacement parts, equipment and tools. The truck’s Park-n-Dig design minimizes time between job site arrival and excavation, including the ability to dig up to 6 feet without additional pipe and hose. The air compressor powers utility tools such as jackhammers and tampers. The truck offers tool storage space, including a long-handle toolbox. The truck can tow up to 20,000 pounds. 800-627-3171;

19 / Vac-Con X-Cavator
The X-Cavator from Vac-Con is designed to be powerful, durable, efficient and easy to operate. It features a hydrostatic drive using the chassis engine for vacuum, eliminating the need for PTO, clutch and gearbox operation. It is available with water systems up to 4,000 psi and a mobile, wireless remote-control system for chassis engine revolutions per minute, boom, automatic vacuum breaker, dump controls and hydraulic door locks from up to a half-mile away. The boom rotates 270 degrees. 904-284-4200;

Pipe Bursting Tools

20 / HammerHead Trenchless HG2200
The 22-ton, radio remote-controlled HydroGuide HG2200 cable winch from HammerHead Trenchless is designed for maximum efficiency and ease-of-use in pipe bursting, sliplining and pipe slitting applications. Radio remote control provides operators maximum visibility when positioning the winch by freeing them from a position at the controls on the back of the unit. Operators simply launch the unit’s 23-foot hydraulic boom with the touch of a button and can fine-tune its depth to 20 feet. The boom is adjustable along all three axes for exact positioning. Line speed and pressure for the unit’s 2,500 feet of cable are both infinitely adjustable within their parameters. It is available in wheeled or tracked configurations and comes standard with hydraulic leveling jacks. 800-331-6653;

21 / Pow-R Mole Trenchless Solutions PD-33M  
The PD-33M pipe bursting machine from Pow-R Mole Trenchless Solutions is designed to replace existing underground pipes 2 to 6 inches in diameter. Its nonslip, cylinder-activated jaws prevent cable damage while providing 60,000 pounds of pulling force. It offers a cost-effective alternative to opencut excavation, reducing customer disruption and increasing company profits. The process replaces the existing pipe with a fused HDPE pipe, which eliminates all joints, and allows the operator to pull through bends such as 45-degree fittings. This system is modular and can be easily disassembled and reassembled for manhole and basement applications. With a compact design and very small footprint of only 20 by 20 inches, this unit can be used in tight locations. 800-344-6653;

22 / Spartan Tool UnderTaker
With 30 tons of lateral pulling force, the UnderTaker pipe bursting system from Spartan Tool employs a hydraulically powered cylinder that pulls a bursting head through the existing line while simultaneously replacing it with seamless, high-flow, code-approved HDPE pipe. With a small hole at each end of the run, the user can pull pipe from the building to the main, accommodate bends in the pipe, increase diameter and lay new line at a rate of up to 5 feet per minute. The system allows replacement of 2- to 6-inch pipe with up to three 45-degree bends in the pipe. It can also upsize from 4- to 6-inch pipes. When assembled, the unit weighs 210 pounds, but it disassembles into four separate components for easy transport, with no part weighing more than 70 pounds. 800-435-3866;


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