Product Spotlight: August 2020

Product Spotlight: August 2020

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When RIDGID released the first versions of the FlexShaft drain cleaning machines in spring 2019, they were met with an overwhelmingly positive response from drain cleaners and plumbers. But while those units were effective, they were limited to smaller lines and shorter runs. With contractors wanting a similar product to clear wider and longer lines, RIDGID introduced the K9-306 FlexShaft drain cleaning machine.

RIDGID is giving drain cleaners even more cleaning power and diagnostic capabilities in large-scale commercial or residential jobs with the addition of the K9-306. Designed to clean 3- to 6-inch drainlines up to 125 feet, the K9-306 clears blockages with speed while the ability to inspect with a camera simultaneously maximizes efficiency and lets the technician complete both jobs at once.

“As municipalities deal with older pipelines and the tough roots of established vegetation, the K9-306’s ability to power through 3- to 6-inch-diameter pipes is a must-have for contractors today,” says Wyatt Kilmartin, vice president and general manager, Global Underground Technologies, RIDGID. “Alongside the proven performance of our K9-102 and K9-204 models, it’s a great addition to our FlexShaft machine line.”

The K9-306 is designed to quickly clear grease buildup, roots and heavy scale in larger pipes. It includes a 1.5 hp internal universal motor for maximum power and longevity; a fully enclosed drum to minimize setup and cleanup time; and a retractable handle with multiple wheels and grab points to make loading, unloading, transporting and storage easy.

“Our customers loved our first rendition of the FlexShaft last year, but a common theme we kept hearing from contractors who handle bigger jobs was the need for a machine that reached 125 feet,” Kilmartin says. “The K9-306 clears up to 125 feet, making it ideal for those large-scale commercial and residential jobs.”

The K9-306 has the highest capacity of the RIDGID FlexShaft machine models; each uses various chain knockers that are spun at high speeds and expand to quickly clear the entire circumference of a pipe for a more thorough and longer-lasting wall-to-wall clean. The flexible, fully enclosed, nylon-sheathed cable can be easily wiped clean as it is pulled from the line. It also eliminates splatter, cutting down on job site cross contamination. Machines also allow for simultaneous pipe inspection for maximum efficiency, pairing with SeeSnake systems. 800-474-3443;


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