Product Spotlight: High-Powered Wet/Dry Vac Mounts on Construction-Grade Wheelbarrow

Product Spotlight: High-Powered Wet/Dry Vac Mounts on Construction-Grade Wheelbarrow

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Many drain cleaning jobs require more power than a basic wet/dry vacuum can offer. But the “step up” options for portable vacuum systems capable of maintaining high power while sucking up wet material are limited. Vacuum trucks and trailers provide the power, but not the portability, not to mention the price point to make most contractors comfortable. Even the biggest, most powerful shop vac has its limitations. The RNV Hydrovac 2 from RNV/TRUEBITE, though, offers the best of both worlds.

The RNV Hydrovac 2  is marketed as the industrial hydrovac for those small tough jobs. Simply placing the unit on an approved 6-cubic-foot-capacity steel construction-grade wheelbarrow turns it into a portable hydrovac. Initially developed for the swimming pool maintenance industry, the compact unit is being accepted widely in the plumbing, concrete and construction Industries. It can vacuum down vertically 12 feet, cleaning sludge, sand and small aggregate. It will vacuum 20 gallons of water in less than 12 seconds.

The RNV Hydrovac 2 provides suction so strong that it will implode lesser-quality wheelbarrows. According to RNV/TRUEBITE, the lowest cost wheelbarrow that will not implode is the Jackson M6KBUT12 that can be bought reasonably at Home Depot or Lowes. Generally, these wheelbarrows come with only one wheel, so RNV/TRUEBITE also recommends purchasing a two-wheel tire conversion kit available on Amazon.

Every component of the RNV Hydrovac 2 is sourced to provide maximum reliability with the goal of providing the most powerful portable hydrovac system possible. According to the company, 98% of the components used in the unit’s construction are sourced from U.S. manufactures. In addition to swimming pool maintenance, it can be used in drain cleaning applications, and the addition of a high-powered pressure washer essentially turns the package into a portable hydrovac.

The body of the unit is designed for fast cleanup, rinsing off easily with a garden hose. At a total weight of 42 pounds, it is easy for one technician to move. The package includes a 10-foot-long, 2 1/2-inch-diameter hose, two wands, three tools, a filter and a 20-foot power cord. It requires 120V, 15 amp power outlet and will easily run on a 2,200 watt generator or inverter for maximum portability.  800-356-8059;


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