Built To Last

Combination jet/vac from GapVax is time-tested and trusted.
Built To Last
GapVax owners Gary Poborsky (middle) and wife Rose (left) discuss the water pump on the MC 1510 Combination JetVac with an attendee at the 2016 WWETT Show. The user-friendly unit is designed for one operator to handle effectively. (Photo by Craig Mandli)

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While GapVax always uses the annual Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show to unveil their newest products, the show also gives the company the opportunity to highlight the longstanding stalwarts in their fleet of products.

Despite being available for more than 14 years, the MC 1510 Combination JetVac turned plenty of heads at the 2016 show. According to Gary Walker, a product specialist and demonstrator of the MC Series, that’s because the unit is the perfect fit for the WWETT Show crowd.

“The best fit for this particular unit is municipalities and industrial drain cleaners,” says Walker. “This is the show those guys are always at. This is what they are looking for.”

The unit comes with a two-compartment tank that includes a 1,500-gallon water tank compartment constructed from 3/16-inch stainless steel, and a 10-cubic-yard debris tank made from 3/16-inch ASTM A572 Grade 50 exten steel. The tank has a full-opening tailgate with field-adjustable hinge and dual cylinders. Four fail-safe, individually adjustable locks ensure no spillage. A heavy-duty, double-acting lift cylinder provides a stable 50-degree dump angle.

“This unit is designed to be operator-friendly,” Walker says. “The operator has easy access to all controls and functions needed during the job. It is designed for operation by one person if necessary.”

The unit’s front-mounted, articulating hose reel has a heavy-duty frame mount with high ground clearance and allows for easy engine access. It is directly driven with a capacity of 1,200 feet of 3/4-inch hose, 800 feet of 1-inch hose, or 500 feet of 1 1/4-inch hose. The water system includes a 3-inch water fill line with anti-siphon and 2 1/2-inch fire hose fitting, a curbside water level sight tube, 3-inch water supply line with easy access filter and shut-off valve, and low-point water drains. Its triplex water pump provides 80 gpm at 2,000 psi, with upgrades increasing capacity to 100 gpm at up to 3,000 psi.

Vacuum is provided by a positive displacement pump offering 3,500 cfm at 16 inches Hg. The 500 hp transfer case provides up to 15.5 ft-lbs of torque, and the 8-foot front-mounted, telescopic boom has twin lift cylinders and a 26-foot reach, allowing it access to the hard-to-reach areas found in urban areas. Blowers are available offering up to 6,000 cfm at 27 inches Hg. GapVax has hundreds of MC 1510 units currently in operation around the world, and according to Walker, few complaints ever come in.

“People just don’t call us with problems on these units,” he says. “They are built to last. We do a lot of demos with competing manufacturers for potential buyers, and that really lets customers compare. We love going head to head.”

Walker was very happy with how the 2016 WWETT Show went for GapVax, especially the show’s first day and the Kick-Off Party at Lucas Oil Stadium. An MC unit was on display at the party, and it definitely got attendees talking.

“Talking to people right on the field was so much fun for us,” Walker says. “Seeing those beautiful trucks in a completely different environment was electric. That was a great addition to the show.” 888/442-7829; www.gapvax.com.


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