Product Focus: April 2022

Product Focus: April 2022

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Horizontal Directional Drilling

1 // Underground Tools 2K and 5K Series Horizontal Directional Drilling Swivels

The 2K and 5K Series Horizontal Directional Drilling Swivels from Underground Tools have all component parts (body, bearing axle bolt and clevis pins) machined from heat-treated chrome-moly steel with an average tensile strength of 133,000 psi for superior strength and abrasion resistance. Additionally, all swivel bearing packs are made up of multiple, stacked angular contact bearings, which are designed to handle the high radial, axial and composite loads for the demanding HDD application, while double lip seals resist contamination and protect the bearings. Full-diameter shouldered pins, recessed into the outer casing, create a tremendously strong connection and allow for snag-free pullbacks. Grease fittings are also recessed to protect from breakage. All of these features ensure maximum strength, service life and value. 866-488-3478;


2 // Ditch Witch HXT Line

Contractors looking for the efficiency and payload capacity of a truck-mounted vacuum excavator can turn to Ditch Witch’s HXT Line of vacuum excavators. The HXT50 and HXT75 are powered by Kubota engines with 50 and 75 hp, respectively, for optimal suction power. The HXT50 has a 1,005 cfm blower and 3,000 psi water pressure. Both units are available with 500-, 800- and 1,200-gallon spoils tank configurations, allowing contractors the freedom to stay on a job site longer and avoid repeated spoils disposal and water refilling. The 500-gallon configuration is designed to be under CDL requirements, allowing contractors to transport the machine without a CDL driver on staff. The HXT75 offers 1,315 cfm and up to 5.5 gpm water pump flow. They are designed with a spoils tank-door that can be controlled curbside or remotely to keep operators clean during spoils disposal. Both come with a multifunction remote control option for the boom, allowing operators to more easily control the vacuum hose. 580-336-4402;

3 // Enz USA Hydro X

The Hydro X 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 a high debris removal rate. 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;

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 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;

5 // HotJet USA Vac ’n Jet Series

The HotJet USA Vac ‘n Jet Series of vacuum trailer jetters are designed to be rugged and compact, 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 engines ranging from 13 to 66 hp and gas or diesel. 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 CentriClean filter system. They can also be designed to meet specifications. 800-624-8186;

6 // Rival Hydrovac T7 Tandem and T10

The T7 Tandem from Rival Hydrovac was designed primarily to be a unit that could be loaded with debris and drive 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 weight prior to travel. The T10 is built with the same features and operating system, but with larger capacities and components. It is popular with clients who do both utility and industrial work. It is available in three chassis layouts to meet weight restrictions in a given area. An air compressor option allows for excavating with air when required, while a truck-mounted coring system allows for removal of hard surfaces prior to nondestructive excavating. 403-550-7997;

7 // SewerProShop Raven

The Raven hydroexcavation nozzle from SewerProShop has been precision engineered by Intersewer and manufactured to the highest technical standards by ISO 9001:2008 certification in Germany. The weight has the purpose to counteract the high-pressure kickback of the wand. It is constructed from high-grade stainless steel, is threaded, and includes a replaceable ceramic nozzle insert with forward water jet angled at 0 degrees or a fan jet. It is rated for 18 gpm at 4,000 psi up to 80 gpm at 2,500 psi. It includes a 1/2- to 1-inch sewer hose connection. It is operator friendly, with no maintenance required. 877-864-9394;

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 jets boring outward bring the tube down. 949-363-1401;

9 // Super Products Mud Dog 700

Mud Dog 700 vacuum excavators from Super Products are designed for operator convenience and consistent performance to meet the challenges of applications from compact, urban projects to large-scale excavation. Units come standard as hydroexcavators with an optional air excavation package. They maximize legal payload, allowing operators to carry and accomplish more while still excavating safely in small work areas. The compact, versatile vacuum excavator features a 7-yard debris body and 600-gallon water tank. The unit comes standard as a dump body with an electric vibrator offering a 50-degree dump angle with the capability of dumping into a 48-inch container. Additionally, it is equipped with a rear-mounted, extendable, 8-inch-diameter boom that reaches 18 feet, has 270-degree rotation and pivots 10 degrees downward, which minimizes job site restoration and eliminates traffic congestion near roads. 800-837-9711;

10 // Tornado Global Hydrovacs F4 ECO-LITE

The F4 ECO-LITE 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 ECO-LITE 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;


The TRUVAC FLXX is a vacuum excavator built to perform for utilities and contractors installing, replacing and repairing underground infrastructure, utilizing both air and hydroexcavation options for all conditions. This safe digging machine offers more power and maneuverability ideal in tight urban settings where street excavation jobs can include supporting, repairing and installing a city’s water, sewer, power and telecommunications infrastructure. Designed to maximize productivity on the job, it boasts the highest legal payload capacity in a mid-size truck with a 10-cubic-yard debris body. In addition, it offers Park-n-Dig, an always-connected water source; safe and precise digging with the DigRight one-touch flow control technology; a water heater to dig in all types of weather/material conditions; a 22-foot boom reach with 340-degree rotation; and a DigFast option to maintain peak vacuuming performance and a clear airstream in the vacuum tube. 800-627-3171;

12 // Vacall AllExcavate

High-pressure water and air jetting and standard intelligent controls, plus easy startup and operation, set Vacall AllExcavate machines apart. Water pumps generate 24.5 to 120 gpm and pressures to 3,000 psi with optional air excavation at 185 cfm and dual psi of 110 and 150. The water system, wand, control panel, tools and worker apparel are protected in a heated compartment. Standard AllSmartFlow CANbus intelligent control systems have a programmable LCD display that monitors engine, water and airflow and vacuum performance, allowing for precise boom and reel adjustments. Aluminum water tanks carry 1,000 to 1,300 gallons. Galvanized debris tanks have a supreme finish. Units use one engine to power the chassis and excavation functions, reducing serviced and operation costs. 800-382-8302;

13 // Warthog Nozzles by StoneAge Switcher

Removing calcified grease, mineral deposits and plaster concrete deposits can be challenging, time-consuming and stressful. Having the proper tool ensures confidence for success without repeated passes or an open cut dig. With two sets of jetting angles in one tool, there’s no need to change nozzles or shut down equipment with the Switcher from Warthog Nozzles by StoneAge. One set of jet angles provides efficient pulling power and one set of jets is angled for highly effective cleaning, with the ability for the operator to switch between pulling or cleaning while still in the line. 866-795-1586;

Pipe Bursting Tools

14 // 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;

15 // RODDIE R8

The R8 pipe bursting system from RODDIE is easy to use and 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;

16 // Source One Environmental SilverBack XL 

The SilverBack XL extended flexible coupling from Source One Environmental is specifically designed for pipe bursting and ramming connections. It connects clay-to-plastic and plastic-to-plastic applications, while accommodating 4- to 12-inch pipes. Advantages include fixing pipe alignment problems, protecting against thermal expansion and contraction, securing pipe from unstable ground and structures and resisting heavy earth loads and tensile stress. Its shear ring contains a heavy-duty shield with high-torque clamps. Its gasket is manufactured to the requirements of ASTM D5926 and C1173. It can be custom ordered to fit any common sewer pipe size. 877-450-3701;

17 // 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 Cutter

18 // Pipeline Renewal Technologies IMS Drive Cutter

The IMS Drive Cutter from Pipeline Renewal Technologies provides powerful air-driven speed and torque for reinstating laterals and performing rehab prep in mainlines. This versatile cutter is capable of self-propelled crawling up to 492 feet and articulation on three axes: arm swivel, rotation and cutter forward/back. Twin joystick controls allow precision cutting in lines ranging from 6 to 16 inches in diameter. Productivity is maximized on every job with visual feedback available from the self-cleaning color camera with LED lighting. Easily interchangeable bits allow the user to address a wide range of pipe materials and cutting tasks, including plunge cuts, brushing, milling and grinding. A remotely operated clamping arm ensures superior stability during rough cutting. This compact cutter weighs only 46 pounds and comes with a wheeled cable reel and compact video and control interface, making transportation to any job site simple. 866-765-2473; 


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