Product Focus - April 2021

Product Focus - April 2021

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Excavating Equipment

1 // RAMVAC AX Air Excavator
The AX Air Excavator from RAMVAC Vacuum Excavators by Sewer Equipment is mounted on a non-CDL chassis for operator efficiency. The truck series comes standard with a single-engine design with 12-volt electrical controls and manual hand valves for ease of use and maintenance while offering onboard water for the ability to excavate with both air and water. With payload capacities from 5,000 to 12,000 pounds, the hydraulic rear door allows operators to dump spoils quickly and easily. The blower can be customized to achieve the results needed in any application, with capacities of 18 or 27 inches Hg, 1,400 or 3,000 cfm, and hose diameters of 4 or 6 inches. All water systems are contained within a single heated enclosure for cold-weather applications while also offering ample tool storage. 888-477-7638;


2 // Ditch Witch HX30G
The HX30G vacuum excavator from Ditch Witch boasts high-profile power in a low-profile design that eases navigation in congested and height-restricted areas. It is powered by a 31 hp Vanguard gas engine for optimal suction power and water pressure. To boost efficiency on any job, it comes with a powerful 542 cfm blower, 3,000 psi water pressure and 4.2 gpm water flow. It is offered with the choice of a 500- or 800-gallon tank for a variety of job requirements. The machine is available in multiple trailer configurations, including the VT9 trailer that, when equipped with the 500-gallon tank, does not require a CDL to transport. 800-654-6481;

3 // Dynablast HV420F-12VRED
The Dynablast HV420F-12VRED hydrovac water heater produces 420,000 Btu with an output temperature of 175 F at 5 gpm, making it suitable for colder climates and improving 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;

4 // 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 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;

5 // 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 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;

6 // Hydra-Flex Machete
The Machete hydroexcavating nozzle from Hydra-Flex channels water in an oscillating motion, creating a small spray angle and a direct stream with a forceful impact. This premium penetration will allow faster digging and more precise trenching capabilities. Its durable, replaceable cover allows for quick change while increasing the nozzle’s life span. It is available in three sizes, with operating pressure ranges from 1,000 to 3,200 psi and a heat rating of 180 degrees F. It will last in excess of 500 hours, improving digging times and replacement costs. 952-808-3640;

7 // 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. 403-550-7997;

8 // 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;

9 // Super Products Mud Dog
The Mud Dog vacuum excavator from Super Products provides a safe and efficient alternative to traditional digging. It is designed for operator convenience and consistent performance even in the harshest environments. Units come standard as hydroexcavators with an optional air excavation package, which allows an operator to always choose the best application, water or air, for the job. It is available with 12- or 16-yard debris capacity and has a 1,500- to 2,000-gallon water tank capacity. Each model comes standard with tilt-ejection unloading, and a rear-mounted boom that reaches 27 feet, has 335-degree rotation and can move in a 45-degree upward and 25-degree downward pivot. This allows for versatility within dig areas so that units do not need to be constantly readjusted into position. 800-837-9711;

10 // 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 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;

11 // 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;

12 // Vac-Con X-Cavator
The X-Cavator hydrovac from Vac-Con includes a cold-weather enclosure for the water systems and control panel, as well as an interior area for operator seating and workspace. Unit filtration is based off the Titan combination machine, with a single-cyclone design and final cartridge-style filter. The redesigned boom is lightweight and flexible, rotating 310 degrees around the unit and moving plus 45 degrees and negative 22 degrees vertically. The durable rubber hose material can withstand harsh environments and has a reach of 26 feet. 904-284-4200;

13 // Vacall AllExcavate
AllExcavate models from Vacall efficiently remove dirt around utility lines, as well as foundations where mass excavation is not practical. Water pumps generate 24.5 to 120 gpm and pressures to 3,000 psi. The water system, wand, control panel, tools and worker apparel are protected in a heated compartment. Its standard AllSmartFlow CANbus intelligent control system has a programmable LCD display that monitors engine, water flow and vacuum performance, allowing for precise boom and reel adjustments. Aluminum water tanks carry 1,000 to 1,300 gallons. Options include a remote control high-dump system that raises the debris tank 76 inches and then slides it back 21 inches for dumping into roll-off containers. 800-382-8302;

Pipe Bursting Tools

14 // HammerHead Trenchless HydroBurst 100XT
Underground contractors can use HammerHead Trenchless HydroBurst 100XT static pipe bursting equipment as an effective method to replace existing water mains, gas pipelines and sewer lines. Pipe bursting follows the path of the existing utilities, reducing utility strike risks and eliminating up to 85% of excavation work compared to opencut methods. Offering a tethered remote control, the streamlined unit pays out rod quickly due to its automated rod spinning assembly and the design of its hydraulic cylinders. The unit weighs just 3,200 pounds and is only 39 inches high by 30 inches wide. 800-331-6653;

15 // PE Equipment PE-10
The PE-10 from PE Equipment is a modularly designed system, providing the ability to interchange multiple machines on the same chassis. When using the pipe bursting module, it can replace service lines from 3/4 up to 3 inches, with cable pull lengths up to 150 feet. Cable pull-back speed is up to 13 feet per minute. Using the mountable pipe splitter, it is possible to remove the pipe from the cable as it enters the unit. Using the cable guide, the cable is automatically routed vertically out of a trench or pit, increasing efficiency for a small crew or one-person operation. Its four-blade designed pre-splitter can be repeatedly re-sharpened, increasing efficiency while lowering replacement costs. 406-499-8136;

16 // 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;

17 // RODDIE R8
The R8 pipe bursting system from RODDIE is easy to use, lightweight, can be set up vertically or horizontally, and can also be adjusted to use three different size cables. This unit can replace 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 6- and 8-inch pipes with ease and speed. Inexpensive cable grabbing inserts last 70 to 120 jobs, which reduces costs. High-quality tool steels on articulating bursting heads promote rare resistance for long lasting service. The pulling rate is 8 feet per minute and is hydraulically powered from your tractor, providing a pulling force of 30 tons. The wireless remote system is reliable and has a signal strength that moves through any cellar wall. Maintaining the system is simple, as the user only needs to rinse off and re-grease six zerk fittings. 888-406-3821;

18 // TRIC Tools X30
The redesigned X30 puller from TRIC Tools includes a new top bridge (the piece with the upper grippers and the handle) that is reshaped to maximize strength and minimize weight, thereby reducing production cost. The end result is a pulling unit that is lighter by at least 10 pounds (75 versus 85 pounds), stronger where it needs to be, and less expensive overall. 888-883-8742;

Pipe Cutters

19 // Reed HPC8+ Guillotine Pipe Cutters
HPC8+ Guillotine Pipe Cutters from Reed cut square on medium- and high-density PE pipe. Manual cutters slice smoothly through PE. Accurate cuts mean no facing is needed for electrofusion, and only minimal facing for butt fusion joints. All-aluminum construction results in lighter tool weight and greater rigidity, with a 22%+ weight reduction over the prior HPC8 model. The tool has greater pipe capacity, with up to 9.06 inches outside diameter, so it fits true 8-inch DIPS and IPS for PE. Aluminum rails and a crosshead with a hard anodized finish reduce wear on sliding surfaces. Its durable coated blade produces many square cuts with no chips to clog valves and small openings. A slight taper on the blade allows for an unchallenging start to the cut, and it holds form for an impressive, straight cut. The blades are straightforward to sharpen or replace. 800-666-3691; 


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