Dig These New Products at The Utility Expo 2023

The Utility Expo is the premier event for utility professionals and construction contractors to gain comprehensive insight into the latest technologies, innovations and trends affecting their industry. This year’s event, slated for Sept. 26-28 in Louisville, Kentucky, promises to show off some of the finest new products on the construction market. Below is a preview of some of the newest products that will be highlighted at this year’s show.

Dig These New Products at The Utility Expo 2023

BOSS Industries REVOLT

The REVOLT from BOSS Industries is a revolutionary design that takes advantage of everything a contractor likes about their vehicle and allows them to produce power in a stationary mode to perform the work or play needed. There are no batteries or engines to maintain. Simply park and engage the power switch like you would with any other PTO-type application and you’re off to work or play. By adding an additional custom-designed alternator and controlled through a power distribution system, the 6 kW of power is as clean as if you were plugged into your own home or office. The applications are endless for mobile power requirements. 800-635-6587; www.bossrevolt.com; Booth E1318

Brokk 120DII

Brokk’s 120DII remote-controlled demolition machine pairs with the Brokk Vacuum Excavation Kit for improved maneuverability, safety and versatility in tight vacuum excavation applications. At 31 inches wide, 80 inches long and 49 inches tall, it is ideal for tight spaces where truck-mounted excavation systems can’t reach. The package includes a bracket mounted on the rear of the machine and on the three-part arm to secure the hose and transport it from the vacuum excavation truck to the excavation site. A specially designed plate attaches to the end of the arm and includes an opening to hold and stabilize the hose’s nozzle. Thanks to the quick hitch, the plate can be rapidly removed and switched with another attachment. A range of electric models can also be equipped with the vacuum excavation kit. 800-621-7856; www.brokk.com; Booth N1855

CrewPlex DR10 All-In-One Wireless Headset

The CrewPlex DR10 All-In-One Wireless Headset combines the great sound quality and excellent performance of the proven DR10 system with the comfortable fit, exceptional noise isolation, and flip-up microphone muting technology of the SmartBoom PRO headset, but without the wire. The new headset is available in single and dual-ear models with field-replaceable batteries. Compatible with DR10 beltpacks, users can use a combination of DR10 wireless all-in-one headsets and traditional DR10 beltpacks as part of the same system. 334-321-1400; www.crewcom.com; Booth S3908


Dynablast is a Canadian distributor for Interpump, Pratissoli water pumps and PA accessories such as valves, lances, guns and nozzles for the past 35 years. The company currently supplies ETL-certified high-pressure hot water heaters in various sizes for hydrovac trailer or truck applications. They can provide custom hot water heaters and water pump package solutions to meet hydrovac OEM requirements, as well as aftermarket support. Dynablast will be displaying the KTX series water pump, exclusively designed for the hydrovac market, along with 420,000 and 690,000 Btu water heaters. 888-881-6667; www.dynablast.ca; Booth N1624

GapVax VHX Series

The GapVax VHX Series hydrovac offers a 15,000-pound payload and low-profile (12 feet 2 inches) making it the ideal combination for all-around hydroexcavation projects. The vacuum system with wet/dry filtration is quiet, reliable and simple. This design includes ultra-efficient centrifugal cyclone separators and long-lasting filter bags. It offers a powerful combination of a 13 gpm, 3,000 psi water system with optional 200 cfm air compressor. The standard full tilting debris body allows for fast unloading and easy clean out. Ease of operation and maintenance keep the operator in mind. 888-442-7829; www.gapvax.com; Booth N1339

HammerHead Bluelight LED System

The Bluelight LED CIPP lining system for laterals and small drain pipes from HammerHead is an advanced light-curing system. The innovative technology empowers CIPP lining pros by alleviating the time pressures of other CIPP systems. The specially formulated resin only cures under light in the blue wavelength, giving installers a significantly longer working time between liner wet-out and curing. Once installed, the automated curing system pulls the LED light head through the liner, curing the resin almost instantly — up to five times faster than other methods. A 50-foot sewer line could be fully cured in under 10 minutes. 800-331-6653; www.hammerheadtrenchless.com; Booth N855

Hydra-Flex Ripsaw

The Ripsaw HD nozzle from Hydra-Flex has revolutionized the hydroexcavation industry with its incredible digging power and proven increased efficiency. Its 0-degree stream rotates at an 18-degree cone of coverage, which increases impingement to dig faster and uses less water. Built with a heavy-duty, nonconductive coating, stainless steel housing, and tungsten carbide wear surfaces, its long-lasting, premium components stand tall against frost, shale, and rocky soil, and provide extra safety for both users and underground utilities. 952-808-3640; www.hydraflexinc.com; Booth N1525

Kondex Drill Defender HDD Components

Kondex Drill Defender HDD Components provide improved product life and performance from the company’s laser cladding application that outlasts hard face welding. Sonde housings, cobble and dirt bits, starter rods and collars improve wear protection characteristics while minimizing labor costs by eliminating the need for hard facing. Get better protection from the start — laser cladding adds a carbide-dense layer of protection that’s metallurgically bonded to the base material that won’t easily chip or wear off. Its robotic application offers gained wear protection in areas that require pinpoint accuracy to protect. 920-238-2915; www.kondexparts.com; Booth N831

Rival Hydrovac T7 and T10

The T7 from Rival Hydrovac was designed as a unit that could be loaded with debris and drive within legislated road limits with most densities of debris on board. Additionally, the unit comes standard with a scale that reads weights both in the cab and on the wireless remote to confirm weights prior to travel. The Rival T10 is built with the same features and operating system, but with larger capacities and components. The T10 is popular with clients who do both utility and industrial work. It is built on three chassis layouts dependent upon weight restrictions in a given area. 403-550-7997; www.rivalhydrovac.com; Booth N1329

RODDIE DD-1 Bore Glide

The DD-1 Bore Glide from RODDIE is a user-friendly, compact pit-launched horizontal directional drill with the power of much larger machines. Its over 15,000 pounds of thrust and pullback give it a drill range of up to 400 feet and 6-inch pipe. Because of its design you can set up in a shallow pit as small as 2-by-4 or 3-by-5 feet if you are using the stackable drill containment box. It can be powered by a mini-excavator, skid-steer or stand-alone power pack. 888-406-3821; https://roddieunderground.com; Booth EH2337

United Rentals

United Rentals is the world’s largest and most versatile equipment rental company, offering rentals, expertise and digital solutions to be a one-stop partner. With a fleet equipped with telematics capabilities, and with their cloud-based work site management solution, Total Control, users can make the most of their on-rent or owned equipment. The company’s 25,000-plus dedicated specialists, technicians, engineers and experts are trained, certified and ready to help meet the demands of any and every job. 800-877-3687; www.unitedrentals.com; Booth E1345

Vermeer D23x30DR S3 Navigator

The Vermeer D23x30DR S3 Navigator horizontal directional drill integrates dual-rod technology into a compact machine design to efficiently maneuver through rock in congested cities, busy neighborhoods or tight job sites. Featuring a narrow footprint and a weight of 16,500 pounds, it is well-suited for fiber, electrical, gas and water installation in hard rock, as well as many other challenging ground conditions. The unit’s threaded outer rod has a rotational torque of 3,000 ft-lbs, while its hex inner rod delivers up to 800 ft-lbs. 888-837-6337; www.vermeer.com; Booth K225

Vivax-Metrotech vCamMX-2

The vCamMX-2 portable all-in-one system from Vivax-Metrotech can inspect pipes from 1 1/2 to 4 inches in diameter. The 8-inch adjustable LCD shows the pushrod’s distance out along with the current date and time. It is available with 100 or 150 feet of pushrod with a 512 Hz sonde and a choice of three user-changeable camera heads. Text and audio comments can be added to videos and pictures from the control module or the free VMC smartphone app. 800-446-3392; www.vivax-metrotech.com; Booth EH2300

VMAC 5-in-1 Multifunction Power System

VMAC’s 5-in-1 Multifunction Power System, powered by a Honda iGX800 gas engine, offers five power sources in one powerful machine. It includes everything needed for heavy-duty mechanic work and is engineered for service truck bodies. This system includes a 40 cfm rotary screw air compressor, an 8 kW generator, a 250 amp welder, a 300 amp battery booster, and a 12- and 24-volt charger. It includes all the best features of traditional diesel and gas multipower systems, but with more power in a smaller, lighter package. 877-912-6605; www.vmacair.com; Booths S3041 & E1346


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