Cleaning and Maintenance Strategies

Manufacturers are constantly improving tools for cleaning and maintaining municipal sewer lines. New tools for jetting, cable machine cleaning and industrial vacuum loading serve a variety of functions, from the cleaning of debris, roots and grease from various-sized pipe, to removing paint and other coatings from surfaces, to hydroexcavation and cutting. Here is a look at some of the latest developments.
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Manufacturers are constantly improving tools for cleaning and maintaining municipal sewer lines. New tools for jetting, cable machine cleaning and industrial vacuum loading serve a variety of functions, from the cleaning of debris, roots and grease from various-sized pipe, to removing paint and other coatings from surfaces, to hydroexcavation and cutting. Here is a look at some of the latest developments.

Jetters

  Jetter/pressure washer combo unit

The Performance line of trailer-mounted jetter/pressure washer combo units from Amazing Machinery is designed for easy trailering, and the large water supply tank allows technicians to jet anywhere. A rear-mounted 12-volt electric jetter hose reel and SS rear stack-mounted manual pressure washer and garden hose reels provide ample hose space. They come standard with 300 feet of jetter hose, two nozzles, and a complete set of washdown accessories. The triplex ceramic plunger pump provides pressures up to 4,000 psi and flow rates up to 15 gpm. 800/504-7435; www.amazingmachinery.com.

  Compact trailer jetter

The compact 55 Series trailer jetter from American Jetter features a 150-gallon tank, large wheels and a removable trailer tongue for easy storage. User-friendly controls allow for easy operator learning curves. It’s powered by gas or propane Kohler engines with up to 40 hp, flow ranges from 4 to 11 gpm and pressure to 4,000 psi. The powered reel holds up to 500 feet of 3/8- or 1/2-inch jetting hose with forward and reverse reel function and manual pullout. Options include an antifreeze system for cold climates and wireless remote for one-man operation. Low oil and water shut-off prevent engine and pump damage. 866/944-3569; www.americanjetter.com.

  Truck-mounted jetter

The Model TM2712H truck-mounted jetter from Cam Spray can be mounted on a flatbed truck, in an enclosed or on an open trailer or in a truck box, and easily removed with a forklift. They are available in 11.5 gpm at 2,700 psi, 8 gpm at 3,800 psi or 7 gpm at 4,000 psi. Driven by a 690 cc Honda engine, it can jet up to 8-inch lines, or cleanup with the accessory pressure wash gun, hose and wand. Features include 400 feet of jet hose with a DC-powered reel with 2:1 drive system and foot control switch, 300-gallon water tank with low water shutdown, powder-coated frame, washdown gun and hose, and four nozzle set. 800/648-5011; www.camspray.com.

  Trailer jetter

The JM-2512 Typhoon trailer jetter from General Pipe Cleaners delivers 12 gpm at 2,500 psi. A 200-gallon holding tank carries enough water to handle remote applications where access to water is limited. It features electric brakes, safety strobe light, safety cones, rear fold-down stabilizer jacks, retractable hose guide arm, and antifreeze system as standard equipment. Its 24 hp Honda engine with electric start and 10-gallon fuel tank ensure extended performance on stubborn stoppages. On-demand Vibra-pulse helps slide the nozzle around tight bends and propel the hose down long lines. Two hose reels — a jet hose reel with 400-foot by 1/2-inch capacity featuring variable-speed electric rewind, and a water supply hose reel carrying 150-feet by 3/4-inch hose — are mounted at the rear of the unit next to the pressure gauge and output valve. 800/245-6200; www.drainbrain.com.

  Diesel-powered hydrojetter

The O’Brien 7040-SC diesel-powered hydrojetter from Hi-Vac features plate-mounted polyethylene water tanks that have a 700-gallon capacity. The swinger reel pivots 190 degrees, providing easy access to the manhole regardless of how the trailer is parked. The hydraulically actuated reel has a variable-speed control. It is powered by a 65 hp Cummins diesel with Murphy safety gauges and variable electronic throttle control. The triplex pump is rated to 40 gpm at 2,000 psi. The standard 400-foot high-impact thermoplastic sewer hose is easy to clean, maintains stiffness and is abrasion-resistant. The tandem-axle trailer has a 6-foot channel frame and is rated to carry a full tank of water at highway speeds. 800/638-1901; www.obrienmfg.com.

  Jetter/power washer

The Hot Jet II from Hot Jet USA features a V-twin Vanguard motor manufactured by a division of Toyota. The pump is a premium General Emperor Series that is triple V-belt driven. It generates a minimum of 8.5 gpm at 3,600 psi with either hot or cold water, and has a remote control system. It is mounted on a 5- by 12-foot diamond-plate steel deck trailer that has tandem axles and dual electric brakes for safety. The hot water deep cleans and emulsifies fats, oils and grease. The unit also can serve as an industrial-grade hot-water power washer. 800/213-3272; www.hotjetusa.com.

  Hydroblasting cleaner

The Hydroblaster from Infratech Infrastructure Technologies is a specialized cleaning unit fitted with a General pump ranging from 4,000 to 10,000 psi at 20 gpm. Specialized cleaning nozzles are centered in the pipe to remove roots, grease and heavy pipe scale from 4- up to 60-inch pipe. It is enclosed in a fifth-wheel all-weather trailer and is easily transportable. 800/533-4244; www.infratechonline.com.

  Convertible water jet unit

The 125 Series convertible water jet unit from NLB Corp. can be converted in about 20 minutes to any of eight operating pressures, from 6,000 to 40,000 psi. A wide range of flows (4.4 to 32.5 gpm) provides additional operating flexibility. It features a continuous-duty six-cylinder diesel engine (electric models are also available), and is trailer-mounted for transport to job sites, with four-wheel electric brakes, heavy-duty axles and full DOT lighting package. All operating controls, including pressure gauge, rupture disc and bypass valve, are mounted on a separate accessory manifold. 248/624-5555; www.nlbcorp.com.

  Portable water jetter

The KJ-3100 water jetter from RIDGID clears blockages in 2- to 10-inch drainlines with 3,000 psi working pressure and 5.5 gpm flow. Powered by a 16 hp gasoline engine, it is mounted on a heavy-duty, two-wheeled cart that fits through standard-sized doors and negotiates tight turns. The hose reel quickly detaches from the cart for easy loading into service vehicles, and permits easy access to hard-to-reach drains. The 3/8-inch jetter hose is 200 feet long. The unit includes pulse action, which allows the cleaning head and hose to maneuver through traps and bends. The high-pressure pump is a triplex design with a corrosion-resistant brass head. The unit comes with a propulsion nozzle that helps carry the hose quickly through pipes to obstructions, and a penetrating nozzle to cut through ice and sludge. 800/769-7743; www.ridgid.com.

  Portable electric cart jetter

The SJPE-1500 from Shark Pressure Washers & Jetters is rated at 1.7 gpm at 1,500 psi, operating on 115-volt electricity. It comes standard with a 35-foot power cord with GFCI, and features a slide-in handle to help accommodate loading and unloading into any van, truck or car, and also allows for convenient customer transport around work sites. Its pulse action helps propel the hose through the line and around tight curves. Designed for indoor use on 2- to 4-inch pipes, it comes standard with a roll cage steel chassis, triplex pump and heavy-duty Baldor motor. It fits into tight workspaces and allows for easy one-person operation. It is ETL certified to UL-1776 safety standards. 800/771-1881; www.sharkpw.com.

  Trailer hydrojetter

The Soldier midsize hydrojetter from Spartan Tool features 3,000 psi and 12 gpm of flow, with noise-dampening engine shrouding, a complete antifreeze system and 200-gallon water tank. It can clean lines to 15 inches, and allows for simple towing and positioning on the job site. It has a 27 hp gasoline engine, and when matched with the controlled rotation of a Warthog nozzle, is able to penetrate large root balls. It includes a washdown kit, 75 feet of 1/4-inch hose for small drainlines and a hose protector. 800/435-3866; www.spartantool.com.

  Hot-water jetting unit

The Model ET 800 from Woma Corporation is a lightweight and compact jetting unit capable of delivering up to 11,600 psi and 5.5 gpm of hot water. While many applications can also be performed with cold water, the hot water allows the same applications to be accomplished with less energy, and lower pressure/flow, meaning less horsepower and translating into lower costs. Removal of coating is accomplished without the need for chemicals or abrasives. Typical cleaning applications include paint and graffiti removal, removing grease and oil films, as well as cleaning applications in the food industry, which may require hot water to kill germs and bacteria. 800/258-5530; www.womacorp.com.

Cable Machines

  Sled drain machine

The DM55 sled drain machine from Duracable Manufacturing offers a maintenance-free gearbox, an industrial 3/4 hp motor at 175 rpm and a durable frame. The gearbox with a 10:1 gear ratio delivers high torque and horsepower. It offers fully enclosed polyethylene reels, which make for less mess while operating. It is designed to handle several different sizes of reels to provide the operator with flexibility of cable size and length. The power cable feed and return also comes standard, and feeds and returns cable automatically at a steady pace. It is ideal for use on mainlines, industrial, commercial and residential jobs including overhead and wall cleanouts, flood drains, grease and roots. 877/244-0556; www.duracable.com.

  Sectional drain and sewer cleaner

The Model C sectional drain and sewer cleaning machine from Electric Eel runs up to 200 feet of 1 1/4-inch self-feeding dual cable in 8- or 10-foot sections that require no handling when rotating. It spins cable at a high rpm for cleaning power in 3- to 10-inch lines. It can be operated by one person, and a heavy-duty 1/2 hp motor comes standard (3/4 and 1 hp available). A heavy-duty, fully adjustable safety clutch keeps cable and tool breakage to a minimum and provides overload protection. A fold-down handle allows for easy transportation, storage and use in crawl spaces, while a carry handle allows for balance and easy transport. 800/833-1212; www.electriceel.com.

  Drain cleaning machine

The Model GO 68HD heavy-duty electric drain cleaning machine from Gorlitz Sewer & Drain is available in two different versions, either with an open steel reel or enclosed polyethylene drum, and can be outfitted with an optional power feeder. Standard configuration is 150 feet of 11/16-inch hollow-core cable, which should reach most blockages with a single reel. The unit weighs 185 pounds, and adding a loading ramp and electric winch to any vehicle makes transportation quick and simple. It is designed to clean pipes from 3 to 8 inches in diameter. 562/944-3060; www.gorlitz.com.

  Lightweight sewer cleaner

The 400 cable machine from Ken-Way Corporation is a lightweight sewer machine designed for cleaning 3- to 10-inch lines of blockages ranging from roots to grease. It is equipped with an air switch-activated 1/2 hp motor and a three-speed pulley, which allows speed adjustment depending upon length of cable and the obstruction being encountered. Two 8-inch wheels, along with a set of stair climbers, aid in handling and maneuverability. It is available with an optional power feed or as a manual-feed unit. Cables of 5/8-, 11/16-, and 3/4-inch diameter are available in either hollow core or inner core in various lengths. A set of six heavy-duty blades, along with a retriever tool and flexible cable leader, come standard. 800/533-0551; www.ken-way.com.

  Rubber-tracked power carrier

The Easement Machine from K&W Products is a heavy-duty, all-terrain rubber-tracked power carrier that is used in conjunction with a high-pressure hydraulic sewer cleaner. Its maneuverability allows access to easements, ravines, wooded areas, wetlands, narrow alleys, and behind homes and buildings. It travels at speeds up to 5 mph, and weighs 2,900 pounds for gas models and 3,200 pounds for diesel. Features include a variable-speed reel, water pressure gauge, removable reel (when removed, the machine converts to a power carrier), reel guide with foot counter, narrow 46-inch design for tight areas, low 3 1/2 psi ground pressure tracks and a 27 hp Kohler engine. Options include 600 feet of 1-inch 2,500 psi hose, hydraulic tilt bed, work light or plug-in spotlight and 26 hp Kubota diesel engine. 800/503-0076; www.easementmachine.com.

  Flexible leader cable

The LE151 Super Flex leader cable from MyTana Mfg. Company is a flexible cable used for leading main cables down a sewer or drainline with twists, turns, elbows, offsets, sweeps and other irregularities. Many contractors keep several leaders available for use in special situations. For instance, leaders with a slight bend 8 to 10 inches from the end can help force a single blade to the outside of the pipe. The leader is suitable for 3/4-inch cable, and is available with a choice of fittings to attach to existing cables and blades. Other sized leader cables are also available. 800/328-8170; www.mytana.com.

  Pneumatic pipe debris cleaner

The Pneumatic Micro-Cutter from Nu-Flow Technologies can be used to clean and remove pipe debris, calcite and roots from the inside of a variety of pipes, including steel, cast iron and Orangeburg. It rotates at approximately 2,000 rpm in 1 1/2-inch and larger pipes in lengths up to 100 feet, and will negotiate turns of 90 degrees in pipes down to 2 inches in diameter. It runs at 40 cfm and allows for multiple cutting heads. It is also available in an electric/light-duty model. 800/834-9597; www.nuflowtech.com.

  Flexible drain cleaner

The Flexi-Cleaner from Southland Tool Mfg. comes equipped with a Briggs and Stratton or Honda engine and features a steel frame and four wheels for easy tracking (pnuematic tires are available). It comes with instant reverse transmission and an automatic chuck to grip cable. Its close-coiled, left-hand-wound rods are 1-inch diameter and 25 feet long. They are easily coupled together for cleaning runs up to 600 feet. Once the rod and tool are started in the drain, the unit is wheeled forward or pulled back, which pushes or pulls the rod in or out of the line. 714/632-8198; www.southlandtool.com.

  Automated tube lancing system

The StoneAge Sabertooth automated tube lancing system is remotely operated, offering better visibility and increased safety by moving the operator away from the hoses. The self-contained dual hose reel has up to 52 feet of usable stroke for cleaning tubes from 0.87 to 2 inches at up to 22,000 psi. The autostroke feature recognizes when a nozzle has reached a blockage and automatically retracts the hose slightly to keep the tool rotating. Remote shotgunning capabilities are also available, allowing for safe cleaning of exterior bundle faces and tube interiors in one setup. The entire assembly is quickly dismantled to fit through 24-inch manways. 866/795-1586; www.stoneagetools.com.

Jet/Vac Combo Units

  Vacuum excavation system

The 49 hp FX50 from Ditch Witch can be customized to a contractor’s specifications, with choices of trailer configurations and options such as hydraulic booms, water heaters and hydraulic valve exercisers. It comes with a choice of four spoils tank sizes (from 300 to 1,200 gallons) and four water tank sizes (80 to 500 gallons). It can be configured with an optional reverse-flow feature that enables the operator to off-load fluid spoils from the tanks. The hydraulic tank door opens fully to maximize the efficiency of spoils removal. For added safety and convenience, the tank door also locks hydraulically. 800/654-6481; www.ditchwitch.com.

  CANbus-controlled combination jet/vac

The MC Advanced Series combination jet/vac from GapVax is ideal for catch basin and sewer line jetting. It is CANbus controlled, and includes a monitoring system allowing the operator to observe and troubleshoot the entire system. The display screen controls most functions, while providing manual control should something go wrong electrically. All body, boom, and hose reel functions, vacuum break, throttle, as well as lighting are wirelessly controlled, still maintaining proportional boom and hose reel control. Specs include 3/16-inch ASTM A572 Grade 50 Exten steel, 5- to 12-cubic-yard debris body and stainless steel water tank with capacity up to 2,000 gallons. Vacuum pump options range from 3,500 to 5,000 cfm, with up to 27 inches Hg. The boom is an 8-foot, front-mounted telescopic design with dual lift cylinders, reaching 26 feet with a 270-degree rotation. 888/442-7829; www.gapvax.com.

  Multipurpose cleaning truck

The PAT 949 combination truck from Polston Applied Technologies is a multipurpose cleaning truck that utilizes the Polston Process to provide a complete, stand-alone cleaning system for large-diameter lines, lift stations, water treatment plants and other difficult-to-clean environments. It delivers up to 425 hp, enabling it to pump/separate sand and water at up to 2,500 gpm. It can remove sand and grit at depths of more than 27 feet, and can perform with equal efficiency in surcharged conditions, allowing the facility to remain online. It features an extra-long hydraulic knuckleboom crane, with up to 49 feet of reach from the center and 180-degree rotation. It operates using a closed-loop and non-odor-emitting design. 866/862-7271; www.polstonprocess.com.

  Hydrovac unit

The F4 hydrovac unit from Tornado Hydrovacs carries 13 cubic yards of mud and more than 2,000 gallons of freshwater. Components include a water tank from which you excavate, a mud tank in which the excavated spoils are held, a water pump, a boiler to heat the water and a positive displacement vacuum blower to pull the spoils to the tank via a boom. 877/340-8141; www.tornadotrucks.com.

  Combination machine

Combination machines from Vac-Con are available in configurations from 3.5- to 16-cubic-yard capacities, with hydrostatically driven two- and three-stage centrifugal compressors, or several optional positive displacement blowers with up to 27 inches Hg. High-pressure, smooth-flow water systems are offered up to 120 gpm and 3,000 psi, with cross-linked polyethylene water storage tanks with total capacities up to 1,500 gallons to handle the cleaning of small- or large-diameter pipe. They can be equipped with a 180-degree articulating front-mounted hose reel in capacities up to 1,000 feet, and high-pressure hose diameters from 5/8 to 1 1/4 inches. There are front-mounted telescopic booms available with up to 10-foot extension, and 8- and 10-inch tube diameter. It can double as a vacuum excavator with an optional hydroexcavation package that allows the operator to reduce the volume of water, maintain the pressure for digging and direct the flow through a conventional excavation hand wand. 904/284-4200; www.vac-con.com.

  Positive displacement combination cleaner

AllJetVac P Series combination sewer cleaners from Vacall use a positive-displacement blower system to create the jetting and vacuum forces to efficiently open and maintain sewer lines. The blower system is powered by the chassis engine, which reduces fuel consumption, slashes service time and eliminates emissions. The AllSmartFlow CANbus control system allows the operator to precisely control vacuum forces as well as water flow, using only the proper quantity of water, reducing unnecessary refill trips. Debris tanks have 6-, 8-, 10- or 12-cubic-yard capacities, while 1,000-, 1,200- and 1,500-gallon water tanks are available. They have a front-mounted, pivoting hose reel and an 8-foot-6-inch extending boom with 180-degree rotation. 330/339-2211; www.vacallindustries.com.

  Hydro/vac unit

The POWERVAC hydro/vac unit from Vacuum Sales Inc. can be used in wet or dry environments for hazardous and nonhazardous applications. It features stainless steel and carbon steel construction (ASME DOT 407 — 412 certified), positive displacement high vacuum blowers, a capacity up to 4,600 cfm, vacuum up to 28.5 inches (95 percent) continuous, and pressure unloading with a rotary vane vacuum/pressure pump. It also has high-capacity intake and exhaust silencers, and filtration and vacuum lines. It is designed for continuous operation at maximum vacuum, with five bearings for belt or direct drive, oil lubricated bearings and gears, oil-free air discharge and air injection cooling, and requires no relief valve. A full range of rotary vane pumps is available with pressures up to 35 psi. 800/547-7790; www.vacuumsalesinc.com.

Industrial Vacuums/Vacuum Trucks

  Pneumatic vacuum

Engineered to mount on any vertical surface, the portable 5.5-gallon MV2000 pneumatic vacuum from Guardair Corporation effectively sucks up debris, metal chips, dirt, sawdust and fine materials, including powders and talc. It is also capable of vacuuming liquids such as machine oils, lubricants and other fluids. The unit is virtually maintenance-free, with no moving parts or electric motor to spark or burn out, eliminating electrical extension cords. Features include a 5.5-gallon chemical-resistant polyethylene container, predrilled steel mounting plate, cartridge filter (77 percent efficient at 0.8 microns), liquid shut-off and drum drain, 1 1/2-inch ID 10-foot flexible vacuum hose, 1 1/2-inch OD 11-inch plastic crevice tool and 3/8-inch FNPT inlet. 800/482-7324; www.guardaircorp.com.

  Industrial vacuum loader

The King Vac from Keith Huber Corporation combines high cubic feet per minute and a deep vacuum. It is ideal for hydroexcavation, hazmat response, jetting and general industrial cleaning. It features a 3,000-gallon carbon steel tank with 5/16-inch shell, a 20-inch top manway, hydraulically operated full-opening rear door, hydraulic tank lift, power via a transfer case, a 3,700 cfm liquid-ring vacuum pump, belt driven operation, a 6-inch discharge and intake valve with internal standpipe, rear work lights and LED running lights, and a backup alarm and grounding reel. Options include ASME/DOT 412 certification, high-pressure jetting systems with integral water compartment, a locking rear door, stainless steel tank and wetted stainless parts, an auxiliary transfer pump and a top-mounted hydraulically operated 6-inch boom. 800/334-8237; www.keithhuber.com.

  Single-mode-filtration vacuum loader

The Supersucker HDX industrial vacuum loader from Super Products is equipped with a water system that includes a standard 600-gallon-capacity water tank and a hydraulically driven pump that delivers flow up to 14 gpm and pressure up to 3,000 psi. Its 8-foot articulating boom offers 330-degree rotation and 27-inch reach, and has the ability to pivot 45 degrees upward and 25 degrees downward. An 8-inch positive-displacement vacuum system provides airflow to 5,800 cfm and 28 inches of vacuum. Single-mode filtration enables the loading of both wet and dry material with no changeover required. The durable collector body is constructed of 1/4-inch steel and offers a payload capacity of 18 cubic yards. A heavy-duty, telescoping double-acting cylinder provides a 51-degree dump angle. An optional Acculevel load sensor system is available. 800/837-9711; www.superproductsllc.com.

  Industrial sewer cleaner

The Vactor 2100 Plus sewer cleaner from Vactor Manufacturing has a front operator control panel that features two selector switches for the fan drive — fan on/off and fan mode (low/medium/high). Single-engine fan hydrostatic drive components have been sized to maximize the life expectancy of the system. The fan drive system keeps the step-up transmission, resulting in a lower required hydraulic motor speed than competitive models. A hydrostatic drive system provides constant torque, and the configuration features a split-shaft transfer case in the main driveline, engaged when directed by the operator, resulting in the highest attainable efficiency. The transfer case is rated to 500 hp. 800/627-3171; www.vactor.com.

  Dump-chute vacuum truck

The Mastervac 5327 DC (dump chute) vacuum truck from Cusco, Wastequip’s brand for mobile vacuum equipment, has the ability to self-clean the cyclone/baghouse filtration system when emptying product from the waste tank, eliminating the need to manually clean the filtration system, giving customers the option to choose which method is better suited to their operation. It is capable of handling both wet and dry materials, making it ideal when working with heavy sludge, fly ash, and hazardous and nonhazardous applications. It is equipped with an air cannon-pulsation cleaning system, pressurized air for off-loading and vibration off-load assistance. 800/490-3541; www.wastequip-cusco.com.

Nozzles

  Towable jetter nozzle

The Cnt-r-KUT “TOW HOOK” towable jetter nozzle from Arthur Products allows for pressurized water to be applied by the integration of a towing nozzle that can be pulled through the line. The technician can also pull a line from point “A” to point “B” if required. It is flexible enough to conform to damaged or deformed lines and can easily be trimmed in the field to fit virtually any line from 2 to 8 inches by attaching a 3/8- or 1/2-inch NPT hose to one end. It is available in standard and mini sizes. 800/322-0510; www.arthurproducts.com.

  Floor/bottom cleaner

The GROUPER Floor/Bottom Cleaner from Cloverleaf Tool Co. is available featuring 60 to 120 gpm flow and pressure up to 3,000 psi. Its replaceable ceramic jets and a flat-bottom construction make it ideal for heavy removal of solids at the bottom of storm and sewer pipes. 800/365-6583; www.cloverleaftool.com.

  Jetter video nozzle

The JetScan HD video nozzle from Envirosight can capture HD video from any jetter. Deployed on any 3/4- or 1 1/2-inch jetter hose, it is a way to determine what tools and setup to use, identify blockages during emergency call-outs and document the outcome of cleaning operations. As it advances down pipe 8 to 24 inches in diameter, it records 720p HD video in MPEG format to an onboard SD memory card. Immediately afterward, the card can be removed and video viewed on an iPad or other SD-compatible device. Twin high-output LED lamps ensure bright, vivid footage. It can operate 4 hours on rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, and stores up to 8 hours of video. 866/936-8476; www.envirosight.com.

  Rotating front-jet nozzle

The Rotodrill nozzle from Enz USA features a rotating front jet for improved cutting performance. It is effective clearing blocked and frozen pipes, and moving heavy debris. It has ideal propulsion, but can also be used in hydroexcavation by plugging off the thrust jets. It is available in 1/2-, 3/4- and 1-inch systems. 877/369-8721; www.enzusainc.com.

  Tank-cleaning nozzle

The Bullet IV tank-cleaning machine from Gamajet Cleaning Systems is designed to clean residues that collect on the bottom of large tanks, open-top tanks, wet wells, lift stations, process vessels and trailers. It rotates in a tight 105-degree downward pattern, with high-impact water jets scouring the bottom area of the tank. It is engineered to rotate in a precise, repeatable and reliable pattern that ensures the entire tank interior is cleaned. 610/408-9940; www.gamajet.com.

  Umbrella-pattern nozzle

The Equalizer Nozzle from KEG Technologies is designed to virtually eliminate blowing toilets. Twelve forward jets at dual angles create an umbrella pattern, blocking airflow that creates problems. Six rearward jets with high-efficiency fluid mechanics provide ideal propulsion and debris removal. It comes complete with 6-inch skids, a high-pressure swivel and replaceable ceramic jets custom tuned to truck or jetter specifications. It will operate with as low as 50 gpm. 866/595-0515; www.kegtechnologies.net.

  Spinning sewer nozzle

Spinning sewer nozzles from NozzTeq are available in 1/2-, 3/4-, 1- and 1 1/4-inch sizes. They are made of stainless steel and brass, and require no oil or daily maintenance. They include rear-thrusting jets, along with a reversible body that can cut forward with 45-degree jets. They not only cut grease, but also can be used to clean pipe without putting another nozzle in the line. They can clean sewer or stormwater pipes from 3 to 18 inches, with several sled types available. 866/620-5915; www.nozzteq.com.

  Stainless steel cleaning nozzle

The one-piece FJ Penetrator stainless steel cleaning nozzle from USB - Sewer Equipment Corporation is neither bonded nor screwed together, enhancing strength and reducing chances of failure under pressure. Its 3D Hydro Mechanics, located in the lower part of the chamber, eliminate pressure in the upper portion of the nozzle and prevent explosion. The water coming from a pressurized hose is immediately guided directly into channels and smoothly into a one-piece ceramic nozzle insert, which do not require winglets or flow-straighteners because of the hydromechanics in and out of the chamber. It is ideal to remove sand, mud, silt, grease and obstructions from sewer and stormwater lines. 866/408-2814; www.usbsec.com.



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