Cleaner's 'Foundation' Built Around One Piece of Equipment

Ted Berry Company boasts an impressive fleet, but the trenchless specialists rely on one piece of equipment more than the rest.
Cleaner's 'Foundation' Built Around One Piece of Equipment
The Ted Berry Company's 2008 Vactor 2115 combination sewer cleaner/hydroexcavator (photo courtesy of Ted Berry Company).

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Ted Berry Company President Matt Timberlake is a firm believer that no single piece of equipment will make or break you and that everything depends upon people and their ability and commitment. Even so, he does acknowledge that the company’s 2008 Vactor 2115 combination sewer cleaner/hydroexcavator is something special.

It rises to the top among an impressive list of company-owned equipment that includes seven vacuum trucks (five Vactor combo units, one Guzzler Classic and one Super Products), five mainline CCTV trucks (four Aries and one CUES), about 50 service trucks, a fleet of about 20 large-diameter hydraulic pumps ranging from 6 to 12 inches, two pipe bursting teams that are set up with static and pneumatic equipment ranging in size from 2 to 36 inches, and a Reline America UV CIPP system. 

Although this is just one of many vacuum trucks owned by the company, it is versatile enough to allow multiple revenue streams to be generated by just one crew. The truck is a 15-cubic-yard combination Vactor with typical jetting configuration of 100 gpm at 2,500 psi with a multi-flow system. It also has a PD blower with an 8-inch Vactor suction boom. 

A full hydroexcavation package is installed to add additional capabilities to the truck. The auxiliary high-pressure pump, high-pressure reel and boiler — coupled with standard Vactor features — make this truck a critical component in a diverse fleet of service equipment, according to Timberlake. 

“It’s kind of the Cadillac option,” he says. “It’s got all the bells and whistles. Without that we can’t inspect pipe, and without that we can’t rehab pipe. It is kind of the foundation: The company is really built around it.”

The truck is used on a combination of large-diameter sewer flushing projects and vacuum excavation projects for power utilities, natural gas distribution companies and general contractors installing new gas lines. Beyond that, it’s put to use when water and wastewater utilities call Ted Berry Company in for digging around broken or damaged mains during emergencies.

Read more about the Ted Berry Company in the cover story of the November 2015 issue of Cleaner.


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