Product Focus: Hydroexcavation and Industrial Jet/Vac Services, Sewer Nozzles

Product Focus: Hydroexcavation and Industrial Jet/Vac Services, Sewer Nozzles
Deployed on any 3/4- or 1 1/2-inch jetter hose, the JetScan HD video nozzle from Envirosight

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Cleaning Nozzles

Envirosight Jetscan 

Envirosight’s Jetscan wireless, HD video nozzle system streams video footage straight to a tablet post-cleaning. This footage can be offloaded wirelessly or via a USB connection. Using it means operators don’t have to clean blindly and can conclusively document that a line has been adequately cleaned. It provides an inexpensive solution to assess pipe condition and cleaning success, eliminating repeated callouts and wasted resources. This video nozzle system includes features for ease-of-use and increased efficiency: tool-free sleds of varying sizes for simple deployment in a variety of lines, wireless charging and an app-based tablet interface making it easy to view, annotate and share footage. 866-927-5634;

Enz USA 10.125TR Turbine

With operating flows as low as 13 gpm at 2,000 psi, the Enz USA 10.125TR Turbine nozzle is a powerful cleaning tool. The turbine design allows for lower flow and less water usage while still maintaining high torque for effective pipe cleaning in lines ranging from 5 to 12 inches. Because of its sealed bearings, this nozzle can be operated with both clean and recycled water while being relatively maintenance-free. This compact, efficient nozzle is a powerful root remover and conquers grease, solids, mineral deposits, concrete and grout. Its complete kit offers a selection of pre-cut chains, skids and two head styles to competently clean pipes efficiently. 877-369-8721;

Hydra-Flex Marksman

With controlled flow of over 20 feet, the Marksman from Hydra-Flex provides long-distance cleaning for hard-to-reach places. Its powerful impingement force works to completely clean solid and grease buildups at long distances while simultaneously reducing potential damage to electrical components. This nozzle is ideal for cleaning lift stations, manholes and tanks as operators no longer need multiple lances to extend distance or to lower themselves into confined spaces exposing them to hazardous substrates. Its low-flow design reduces water consumption and job duration with a flow rate range of 4.8 to 17.4 gpm and an inlet pressure range of 500 to 2,500 psi. The stainless steel housing extends the nozzle’s life and makes it lightweight and highly durable. 952-808-3640;

Hydroexcavation Equipment

All Jetting Technologies Parker Hannifin TOUGHJACKET

Parker Hannifin TOUGHJACKET water blast hoses, distributed by All Jetting Technologies, are designed to eliminate the need for an additional PVC sleeve and reduce the hose weight by up to 16%. This allows for ease of handling, improved productivity and reduced operator fatigue. They have polyurethane jackets, are tested to DIN EN 1829-2 standards and exceed the abrasion resistance and durability of standard PVC-covered assemblies by more than 100%. ColorGard technology means the primary hose jacket is a different color than the abrasion-resistant WJTA-compliant colored outer jacket to provide easy visual identification of abrasion issues, allowing for efficient inspections and reducing unscheduled downtime. 772-286-1218;

Ditch Witch Warlock W12

The Warlock W12 from Ditch Witch is a PTO-driven vacuum excavator that offers dual 600-gallon saddle tanks and a 12-cubic-yard debris tank, bringing increased capacity and performance to the job site. Available with a 5,000 cfm blower and 27 inches Hg of vacuum power, it helps operators take on bigger jobs and maximize job site uptime. 580-336-4402;

Dynablast Pratissoli KTX Series

The Pratissoli KTX Series water pump, distributed by Dynablast, is designed for hydroexcavation. The KTX24ASPF offers 13.5 gpm at 3,625 psi and 1,450 rpm and the KTX28ASPF offers 18.4 gpm at 2,900 psi and 1,450 rpm. Its T13 female spline shaft input and SAE B 2/4 bolt flange enable direct mounting to the hydraulic motor. It has run dry seals with a Kevlar Graphite rope, a 420 stainless steel manifold for protection from cavitation, and a self-lubricating design so that no oiler kit or weekly oiling is required. Its symmetrical crankcase makes it easy to reverse shaft the pump. Internal fins on the aluminum crankcase provide cooling to lower oil temperature. A tapered roller bearing improves lateral loading. The two-bore ceramic plungers are thicker ceramic on the water end to prevent thermal shock. 905-867-4642;

Hi-Vac X-13

Contractors, municipalities and utility service providers depend on Hi-Vac X-13 hydroexcavators to safely and efficiently trench for new sewer and wastewater lines with minimal disturbance to surrounding areas. They combine surgically precise hydroexcavating power with low-maintenance components that help minimize downtime. Simple, intuitive controls and quick access to all critical systems mean jobs get done faster. A 13-cubic-yard debris tank, up to 24,500-pound payload capacity and 1,140-gallon freshwater capacity help reduce the number of costly job site returns. Power is provided by a 5,800 cfm, 27-inch Hg high-performance blower and a run-dry water pump that delivers 20 gpm at 2,500 psi. The 360-degree, top-mounted boom provides full accessibility in every direction, and a heavy-duty hydraulic vibrator provides fast and efficient unloading of the debris body. Designed for safe and easy operation, it only requires a short learning curve. 800-752-2400;

Rival Hydrovac T7 Tandem

The T7 Tandem from Rival Hydrovac was designed primarily to be loaded with debris and drive within legislated road limits with most types of debris on board. Standard features include a scale that reads real-time weights both in the cab and on the wireless remote to confirm weights prior to travel. The operating system is engaged through one PTO switch. The remainder of the operation occurs from the rear panel or the wireless remote. The truck uses high-performance components and will dig at levels competitive to large units, according to the maker. 403-550-7997;

SewerProShop Raven

The Raven hydroexcavation nozzle from SewerProShop has been precision engineered by Intersewer and manufactured to the highest technical standards of ISO 9001:2008 certification in Germany. The weight counteracts 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 zero 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;

Super Products Mud Dog 700

Mud Dog 700 vacuum excavators from Super Products are designed to meet the challenges of compact, urban projects as well as large-scale excavation projects. They offer a compact footprint for excavation in urban environments while maximizing payload and maintaining the power and precision that larger units offer. The unit features a 7-yard debris body and 600-gallon water tank. This model 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;

TRUVAC Abrasion Resistant Elbow

The Abrasion Resistant Elbow from TRUVAC is a 70-degree boom elbow developed for demanding vacuum excavation jobs. Embedded with noncorroding carbide steel, the interior of the elbow is engineered for maximum wear resistance. It is retrofittable to all full-sized TRUVAC HXX vacuum excavator models with an 8-inch telescopic boom. 815-672-3171;

Vac-Con Mudslinger MS800

The Mudslinger MS800 trailer-mounted hydrovac from Vac-Con is designed to provide the same power, suction and capacity of a truck hydroexcavator on a portable, pull-behind trailer. It includes the choice of Tier 4 diesel or gas engine options providing up to 1,190 cfm and 16 inches Hg with a PD blower and 325 gallons of water. It has an 845-gallon debris tank and a 9-foot boom with 24 inches of hydraulic extension providing a full range of motion. It is designed to be a standalone unit but can also provide support to construction, HDD and public utility fleets. A variety of applications include daylighting, potholing, culvert and manhole cleaning, and utility locating. 904-284-4200;

Vacall AllExcavate and AllExcavate2

Vacall AllExcavate and AllExcavate2 machines feature standard intelligent controls and easy startup operation. Both models are designed to efficiently remove dirt around utility lines and foundations. Water pumps generate 24.5 to 120 gpm and pressures to 3,000 psi. The AE2 model adds air excavation at 185 cfm and dual psi of 110 and 150. Water system, wand, control panel, tools and worker apparel are protected in a heated compartment. An AllSmartFlow CAN bus control system features a programmable LCD display that monitors engine, water flow, air pressure and vacuum performance for precise boom and reel adjustments. Aluminum water tanks with lifetime warranty carry 1,000 to 1,300 gallons. Galvanized debris tanks have a supreme finish and are available with 8-, 10- and 13-cubic-yard capacities. They use one engine to power the chassis and excavation functions, designed to reduce service and operation costs. 800-382-8302;

Jet/Vac Combo Unit

Vermeer JTV PTO

The Vermeer JTV PTO vacuum excavator/jetter is equipped with an 800-gallon debris and 400-gallon water tank. The PTO of the truck drives the positive displacement vacuum blowers that produce 1,000 cfm. The truck’s jetter is capable of producing 15 gpm at 3,000 psi and comes with 425 feet of 1/2-inch hose on an electric self-retracting hose reel. All components are controlled from the truck, eliminating the extra weight, space, and cost of the pony motor. The rear hydraulic claw door has an over-center locking mechanism for a no-fuss positive lock and unlock. An optional hydraulic boom is available with full six-way function, wireless remote with vacuum valve operation, 330-degree rotation, remote water jet for ease of clean-out, and a 5-inch hose with quick connect to 4-inch tooling. It is built on a Ford chassis. 352-728-2222;

Root Control Equipment

Arthur Products Cnt-r-KUT G2 EMAX2

The Cnt-r-KUT G2 EMAX2 from Arthur Products is an interchangeable cutter nozzle to clear roots and debris. The centering devices can be modified for custom applications. They help operators tackle tough jobs, including when using drain cleaning nozzles in tight spaces in damaged sewers. Technicians can expect to achieve maximum cleaning spread in drains and other pipes, according to the maker. 800-322-0510;

Duracable DM55

When up against a sewer line that’s been infiltrated by tough tree roots, the DM55 machine from Duracable can be used. With the versatility to clear obstructions from 2- to 10-inch lines, it is suitable for municipal, commercial and residential work. The direct-drive 10-1 gear box ratio provides all the torque needed to tackle heavy roots. A power cable feed and return on this machine makes it easy to use. It comes standard with 110 to 150 feet of 11/16-inch hollow-core cable in a 26-inch reel, but the user can switch to 3/4-inch cable when needed. Duracable’s lineup of tough, heat-treated and coated blades make it ready for any root removal job. 800-247-4081;

General Pipe Cleaners ClogChopper 

The ClogChopper cutting tool from General Pipe Cleaners has six self-sharpening blades that dig into encrusted debris and root masses, easily grinding up stoppages, scale and crystallized urine, without risking pipe damage. The spherical design maneuvers around tight bends and traps, thoroughly and safely cleaning metal, plastic and clay pipes. It is available in 1-, 1 1/2-, 2-, 2 1/2-, 3- and 4-inch sizes, and is ideal for downspouts to drain lining and all jobs in between. It can negotiate multiple, tricky bends, clearing clogs and scraping encrusted debris from inner walls in one operation. It is durable enough to handle years of demanding use and also self-sharpens while working. Connectors are available for most popular brands of drain cleaning machines. 800-245-6200;

Root Rat cutting nozzle

Root Rat cutting nozzles are used with jetters from 11 hp to large truck-mounted models. The cutters are made of hardened stainless steel and come with a toolbox with two interchangeable rotors — one with cables and the other with chains. The combination kit includes extra chain, cable and bearings. They need no repair or rebuilding other than bearing replacement, which can be completed in less than two minutes for under $10 in parts. 800-288-7873;

USB-USA Turbo Chain Cutters

The heavy-duty Turbo Chain Cutter series from USB-USA are tough and powerful. These cutters continuously adjust from 8- to 15-inch (Turbo S200) or 12- to 24- inch (Turbo S600) and easily fit into the pipe. Turbine technology powers the durable chain retainer on a robust body to remove roots, concrete, calcium deposits, hardened grease and tuberculation from sewer lines. They are designed to be very aggressive for the hardest materials. The beefed up, heavy-duty cutters have double the amount of turbine driving water jets as the company’s other cutters, generating tremendous cutting power. Easily adjust the cutter to within 1/16-inch by spinning the rear to make it larger or smaller. Internal 3D fluid mechanics in conjunction with one-piece ceramic nozzle inserts allow the cutter to be used with recycled or clean water. 844-285-5770;

Safety Equipment

ProCom Headsets

ProCom Headsets provide crystal-clear audio quality whether the user is underground or 500 feet in the air, ensuring every word is transmitted with security and clarity. They offer up to six channels, up to 32 users and don’t require a base station. They can connect directly to an existing two-radio system to extend communication even further. Their design ensures ergonomic comfort, allowing the user to wear them effortlessly throughout even the longest of workdays. 727-692-8700;

Truck/Trailer Jetters

American Jetter 58 Series Inferno Burner Hot Jetter

The 58 Series Inferno Burner Hot Jetter from American Jetter offers up to 67% more efficient heat over traditional burners, according to the maker. This fuel-saving hot-water system provides power for grease cutting and deicing, utilizing a 38 hp EFI Kohler gasoline engine with flows up to 20 gpm and pressure to 5,000 psi. The rear speed control reel provides precise cleaning speeds and easy access to the jet hose with the included hose guide. Low-water shut-off stops the engine if the 220-gallon tank runs low. The optional 1-mile open range wireless remote has water ON/OFF, engine shutdown and hose reel control. The heavy-duty square tubing trailer has a 2-inch ball coupler and standard electric brakes. 866-944-3569;

Cam Spray 3012H Compact Skid Mount Jetter

The 3012H Compact Skid Mount Jetter from Cam Spray is designed for a high cube van or pickup bed and takes up as little space as possible while providing 12 gpm at 3,000 psi. Features include a Honda iGX800 fuel-injected gasoline engine with oil alert and hour meter, powering a gearbox-driven plunger pump with ceramic plungers, stainless steel valves, pressure gauge and 80-mesh water filter. The pump is protected by an unloader valve and secondary pop-off. A power pulse feature is used for navigating longer runs and elbows. The 100-gallon tank includes low-water shut-off and a float valve to manage filling. An industrial-coated skid platform and frame allows transfer among vans, trucks and trailers, while mounting flanges and D-rings allow the machine to be fastened or tied down. The machine measures 52 inches long by 41.5 inches wide by 50 inches tall. 800-648-5011;

GapVax G7 Jetter 

The G7 Jetter from GapVax is built on a heavy-duty, contractor-grade NATM-certified trailer. Several engine choices, including Cummins diesel, are certified and sized appropriately for the water pump combinations. The unit’s hose reel is hydraulically powered with a direct-drive gearbox and variable-speed control. The hose reel offers a 3-foot (curbside) articulation from center of bearing, 180-degree rotation and a capacity of 800 feet of 3/4-inch jetter hose. The polyethylene plastic water tank is available in 300, 500, 600 or 700 gallons. The water pump is center-fed for optimum performance. The controller is interlocked with safety features that will show low fuel levels and low water, and is capable of a complete engine shutdown in an emergency. 888-442-7829;

HotJet USA Drain Line Cleaning Business Package

For drain line cleaning professionals looking to start or expand their jetter division, the HotJet USA Drain Line Cleaning Business Package includes a HotJet II trailer jetter that offers 10 gpm at 4,000 psi with a 35 hp engine. Including everything needed to clean drains from 2 to 12 inches with hot or cold water, the package comes with a choice of a handheld or roll-around electric jetter, inspection camera and locator. It also includes safety and operational training. A cold water drainline cleaning business package is also available. 800-624-8186;

JETTERS NORTHWEST Brute Jetters SKID-4009 and SKID-3012

Brute Jetters SKID-4009 and SKID-3012 from JETTERS NORTHWEST provide trailer-sized power in a compact skid package that mounts to a truck, van or trailer. Available at either 9 gpm/4,000 psi (SKID-4009) or 12 gpm/3,000 psi (SKID-3012), they have the power to run root-cutting nozzles such as the Reaper, Warthog and Bulldog. Compact water-tank skids are available in 100-, 150- or 200-gallon sizes which easily couple to Brute Jetters. Fuel-injected engines provide choke-free electric-starting and work with an optional wireless remote control that controls jetting on/off and engine on/throttle/off. They also feature panel-mounted controls to allow handy operator-access, a 12-volt power-reel holding up to 400 feet of jetting hose (300 feet standard), adjustable pulsation control and four jetting nozzles. An optional wheel-kit is available for increased portability. 877-901-1936;

Mongoose Jetters by Sewer Equipment Model 184

The Mongoose Jetters by Sewer Equipment Model 184 comes with a run-dry pump offering 18 gpm at 4,000 psi, a tubular steel frame, corrosion-resistant prepainted subassemblies, state-of-the-art controls, strong hose reel and high-quality gas engine. It is suitable for drain cleaning and sewer jetting, remote access locations, mainlines up to 12 inches in diameter, and commercial and industrial lines. The trailer unit comes with a water tank capacity of 300 gallons and standard hose reel capacity of 600 feet of 1/2-inch hose. The trailer setup consists of a 6,000-pound-rated single-axle trailer, and the addition of a wireless remote control system makes this equipment a true one-person operation. It is also available as a van pack or truck-mounted unit. 815-835-5566;

MyTana ROM compact jetters

MyTana offers two compact ROM-built truck-mounted jetters suitable for house connections and light industrial work. Both models fit medium-duty commercial vehicles and deliver 15 gpm at 4,000 psi for work in lines up to 24 inches. The smaller Economic has a hydraulic hose reel that swivels 225 degrees and holds 300 feet of 1/2-inch hose. A second reel is for a water fill hose. The EcoFit features three reels. Two hydraulic hose reels swivel 270 degrees along with the control panel, each with a hose entry guide. The main reel has 300 feet of 1/2-inch hose but could hold up to 550 feet. The second reel can hold up to 300 feet of 1/2-inch hose. A third reel houses the water fill hose. Both models include a handheld remote control unit and pulse action. 800-328-8170;

Spartan Tool Warrior

With fiberglass casing to protect and silence the entire machine, Spartan Tool’s Warrior trailer jetter provides 4,000 psi at 18 gpm to clear almost any line, according to the manufacturer. The 180-degree pivoting hose reel and optional four-function remote control allow technicians to handle the tightest spots. With pulsation and a full antifreeze system, it is designed to remove tough clogs in any weather. Its design includes room to customize it with a company logo and colors, and it provides a 300-gallon towing capacity. 800-435-3866;


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