Product Focus - July 2019

Cable Machines

Draincables Direct Valor

The Valor drum machine from Draincables Direct cleans drainlines from 1 1/4 to 4 inches in diameter and up to 100 feet in length. The drum provided with the machine holds up to 100 feet of 5/16- or 3/8-inch, or 75 feet of 13/32- or 1/2-inch cable. The drum includes an inner drum that will guard against cable flip-over. It is designed to clean sink lines, floor drains and roof vents. The drum is driven by a 1/12 hp universal motor, and the cable is manually fed in and out of drains. There is an optional autofeed accessory available to advance or retract the cable. The drum tilt adjusts, providing the proper angle for cable feed. 800-421-4580;

Electric Eel Model C

The Model C dual-cable sectional drain cleaner 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 twice the revolutions per minute of a continuous cable machine for cleaning 3- to 10-inch lines for distances up to 200 feet. One-man operation means less time and labor expense. A heavy-duty, 1/2 hp motor comes standard, and 3/4 and 1 hp motors are also available. A custom-designed and manufactured gearbox ensures higher quality, lower cost and parts availability. The 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. Its carry handle allows for balance and easy transport. 800-833-1212;

Gorlitz Sewer & Drain Model GO 62HD Series

The Model GO 62HD Series machine from Gorlitz Sewer & Drain is a mirror image of the larger Model GO 68HD. Its smaller size, low profile and lighter weight make it suitable for getting into tight spaces or through narrow doorways and basements. It is available in a variety of reel and/or drum combinations. With a quick turn of an Allen wrench, the machine can be broken down into separate frame and reel components for easy transportation or adding an additional cable reel for extended reach. It includes a ball bearing 1/3 hp reversible motor and aluminum gearbox that develops approximately 100 pounds of torque and cleans sewer lines and drainlines from 2 to 4 inches in diameter up to 200 feet long. The machine comes equipped with a standard hollow-core 5/8-inch-diameter cable with slip-joint connectors. An electric foot switch is provided for safe operation of the machine. 877-446-7548;

MyTana Mfg. M745 Workhorse

The M745 Workhorse drain machine from MyTana Mfg. can adjust cable speed on the fly for maximum performance, and it features two torque settings for safety. It incorporates SmartDrive technology, so cable speed can be throttled up to 300 rpm to negotiate turns, strengthen cleaning force, and expedite feeds and retrievals. Speed can also be reduced to as low as 100 rpm for tackling obstructions and debris. SmartDrive sounds an alarm when cable torque approaches unsafe limits and then automatically cuts power when that limit is reached. The machine comes equipped to work in 3- to 4-inch lines with 100 feet of cable, slip-joint fittings, autofeed, blades and accessories. A sink line kit is available to address 1 1/2- to 2-inch lines, and no tools are needed to swap reels due to the quick-release design of the drive system. 866-327-7176;

Pipe Lining Supply Flexshaft

When used with a hammer drill, Flexshaft cable from Pipe Lining Supply can clean pipe fast, as the cable turns up to 10 times faster than a conventional cable machine. Users can see what they are cleaning in real time because they can strap a camera to the sheath of the cable that doesn’t spin, providing the ability to see what they are doing and where they need to clean without wasting time in unneeded areas. 888-354-6464;

RIDGID FlexShaft

RIDGID FlexShaft drain cleaning machines quickly and efficiently deliver wall-to-wall clean in 1 1/4- to 4-inch residential and commercial pipes up to 70 feet. Lightweight and fully contained machines, they are used in conjunction with a full suite of specialized accessories designed for clearing grease, sludge, small tree roots and soft blockages with less mess and enhanced speed. They utilize powerhouse chain knockers that expand to the size of the pipe to quickly clear the entire circumference. The chain knockers are connected to a flexible, nylon-sheathed cable that is housed in a fully enclosed drum and powered by a cordless drill attached to the drive shaft. Designed with efficiency and cleanliness in mind, the machines allow for inspection cameras to remain in-pipe throughout the entire drain cleaning process for maximum efficiency. 800-769-7743;

Spartan Tool Model 300

The Model 300 from Spartan Tool has a compact design that is suitable for tight spaces and narrow doorways. Its enclosed inner and outer steel drums keep the mess contained. It can be combined with up to 107 feet of Magnum cable for increased power and performance in a compact machine. 800-435-3866;

Cutting Nozzles

Enz USA Golden Jet 10.125TR

With operating flows as low as 13 gpm at 2,000 psi, the Golden Jet 10.125TR turbine nozzle from Enz USA is a powerful cleaning tool. The turbine design allows for lower flow and less water usage while 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. It is a powerful root remover and conquers grease, solids, mineral deposits, concrete and grout. The kit includes a selection of precut chains, skids and two head styles. 877-369-8721;

NozzTeq Lumberjack

NozzTeq Lumberjack cutters are low-torque, variable-speed, multipurpose cutting nozzles powered by common sewer jetting or combination trucks. The cutting chains rotate at speeds of 10,000 to 50,000 rpm, depending on pressure and flow rate. The precisely engineered cutter is designed to cut roots, but it also effectively clears out concrete, tuberculation, grease, protruding laterals and other obstructions. Low torque means it won’t get stuck, won’t harm host pipe and won’t spin off the hose end. The cutters are sealed, include grease-lubricated bearings and are water-cooled so they don’t need daily maintenance. Five models clear pipes from 3 up to 48 inches. The entire kit includes the turbine, water supply tube, chain plate/pull plate, tow ring, cutting blade, sleds, five sets of chain per sled size, propelling nozzle with jets and adapter, spanner wrench, hand tools and toolbox. 866-620-5915;

Red Dawg Nozzles Root Dawg Mini

The Root Dawg Mini from Red Dawg Nozzles is a small lateral line cleaning nozzle designed for resolving organic blockages safely. This nozzle has an 18-degree rotating jet in the front that breaks up roots and grease using water systems as small as 10 gpm and up to 25 gpm. Four-inch clean-outs are easy to tackle due to its small size. The tough urethane cover provides ample protection for daily use. No viscous fluid is needed with this toolless rebuild for repairs in the field. 281-485-9513;

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;

Sewer Pro Shop BLUESTAR Viper

BLUESTAR Viper chain cutters from Sewer Pro Shop are made of high-grade stainless steel and are equipped with ceramic nozzle inserts and UHMW wheels. They require no maintenance and are designed to be operator-friendly for the municipal and industrial markets. The efficient, powerful hydrodynamic tool is designed to remove heavy obstructions caused not only by roots, but by grease, mineral deposits or other solid organic material as well. The unit is driven by a high-performance turbine, which doesn’t require any lubrication. It utilizes turbine technology with Optimized 3D Hydro Mechanics, enabling less water and fuel consumption. The unit is available with three different-size continuously adjustable guide skids: 10- to 16-inch, 16- to 28-inch and 28- to 48-inch. It is also available with carbide bits for stubborn calcium deposits and scaling. It can be operated with recycled water. 877-864-9394;

USB-USA Heavy-Duty Turbo Chain Cutter

Heavy-Duty Turbo Chain Cutter nozzles from USB-USA continuously adjust from 8 to 15 inches (Turbo S200) or 12 to 24 inches (Turbo S600) to 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. They are more durable and have double the amount of turbine-driving water jets than the company’s other models, generating tremendous cutting power. The cutter can be easily adjusted to within a 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;


American Jetter Hot Jetter

Hot Jetters from American Jetter include a water-heating system that uses efficient dual-coil burners. Burner exhaust temperatures are reduced from 400 to around 127 degrees F, effectively releasing less heat into the atmosphere. This is coupled with 20% or more fuel savings from the optional Kohler 19 to 38 hp EFI engines. The increased fuel savings will provide longer runtimes. 866-944-3569;

Cam Spray CV Series cargo van hot-water drain jet

The CV Series cargo van hot-water drain jet from Cam Spray uses diesel-fired hot water to add additional jetting power. Several models are available up to 4,000 psi and 12 gpm. Its triplex plunger pump with power pulse valve provides an extra push when needed. Air purge and recirculation can be used in the tank for freeze protection. Its 5-gallon fuel tank provides hours of runtime on a single fill. A heavily built powder-coated frame has a full deck and 130-gallon water capacity. Its 12-volt DC reel with 2-1 clutch drive allows for free spooling and powered hose return. It is controlled by push button or foot switch. Accessories include a four-nozzle set, storage box, tip cleaner, tiger tail, safety shield, rubber gloves, high- visibility safety vest, 50-foot washdown hose and trigger gun. 800-648-5011;

GapVax GJet

The GJet truck jetter from GapVax offers 500- to 3,000-gallon stainless steel water tank options and 40 to 100 gpm water pump options along with a front-mounted hose reel, various toolbox options, room for a vice or crane, and 10-foot tube trays. 888-442-7829;

Hot Jet USA Xtreme Flow III

The Xtreme Flow III trailer jetter from Hot Jet USA offers 18 gpm at 4,000 psi jetting power, clearing drains from 2 to 24 inches. It offers twin 35 hp Vanguard engines on a 5-by-14-foot, heavy-duty, 10,000-pound-rated trailer. It is designed to bust through any clog, roots or debris. 800-213-3272;

Jetters Northwest Eagle 200

The Eagle 200 midsize trailer jetter series from Jetters Northwest is available in 12 gpm/3,000 psi (model Eagle-200/3012) with 1/2-inch I.D. jet hose or the 9 gpm/4,000 psi (model Eagle-200/4009) with 3/8-inch I.D. jet hose. It comes with either a Kawasaki (liquid-cooled) or Kohler (air-cooled) fuel-injected engine, an industrial-duty trailer with brakes for safety, and an A-frame tongue that allows it to be towed when full of water. Flattop fenders allow for additional mounting surface. Chrome wheels give it a sharp appearance. It comes with a super-duty triplex UDOR U.S.A. pump, 12-volt power-wind hose reel with wind-speed controller, 200-gallon water tank, large 60-inch lockable tool storage bin, 300 feet of jetting hose on the main 12-volt reel, 100 feet of 3/4-inch water-supply hose on a second reel, adjustable pulsation control and four jetting nozzles. 877-901-1936;

Sewer Equipment 747-FR2000 ECO

The 747-FR2000 ECO jetter trailer from Sewer Equipment includes frames made of fully welded steel tubing, maximizing strength and corrosion resistance. Its Duraprolene water tanks are fully baffled to eliminate surging during stopping and turning with a load of water. Once on the job, the standard rotating safety hose reel allows operators to position the trailer in the safest possible manner while simply rotating the reel, complete with NEMA 4 watertight control panel, to conveniently face the access point. The ECO operating system allows the engine to run at 33% lower revolutions per minute than traditional designs, saving operating costs on fuel and creating a safer work environment for operators. They are built with Ford engines and Giant pumps as standard equipment, with options including various pump configurations, a wireless remote control system, added tool storage, dual reels, safety lighting and a CCTV system. 888-477-7611;

Vactor RamJet 850 Series

The RamJet 850 Series truck jetter from Vactor has a choice of front or rear hose-reel locations and productivity-enhancing options. An integral aluminum rear shroud with heavy-duty, see-through Lexan windows is available. Large service access doors on both sides of the shroud enable easy greasing, maintenance and service. The rear shroud keeps the hose and components warm and protected for quick setup and cleaning in extremely cold conditions. It comes standard with a certified flow of 0 to 80 gpm at a variable pressure up to 2,500 psi at the hose reel to clean any size line. An optional JetRodder water pump-heated cabinet keeps the pump and plumbing covered and protected. 815-672-3171;

Vector Technologies VecJet

The VecJet line of powerful, compact trailer-mounted jetter machines from Vac-Con, in cooperation with Vector Technologies, features a high-pressure water jet system with a Vac-Con hose reel. They come standard with a 99 hp Kubota diesel engine, a 500- or 700-gallon water tank, 500 feet of 1/2- or 3/4-inch jetter hose, and water flow of 25 gpm at 4,000 psi or 40 gpm at 3,000 psi. 800-832-4010;

Mechanical Root Cutters

General Pipe Cleaners ClogChopper

The ClogChopper cutting tool from General Pipe Cleaners/ General Wire Spring has six self-sharpening blades that dig into encrusted debris and root masses, grinding up stoppages, scale and crystallized urine without risking pipe damage. Its 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 can be adapted to most brands of drain cleaning machines. It is suitable for clearing stacks, downspouts and mains, as well as for drain lining jobs. The balanced unit automatically negotiates multiple, tricky bends, maintaining a central line position and minimizing pipe wall, elbow, connection and joint damage. With all-surface cutting edges, it clears clogs and scrapes encrusted debris from inner walls in one operation. 800-245-6200;

Picote Solutions Mini Sweeper

The Mini Sweeper from Picote Solutions is designed to clean and descale pipes, including removing tree roots. It grinds away debris from the inside of the pipe at 1,000 to 1,500 rpm. The aggressive tool is effective in situations where there is thick scale, rust or other waste materials that are difficult to remove. It can also be used to remove wrinkles in liners or to remove excess lining material from the pipe wall after a failed liner has been removed. It is rebuildable after the legs become dull. It is available for 2-, 3- and 4-inch pipe sizes and is powered by the Picote Mini or Maxi Miller. 708-267-6366;

Schwalm USA robotic cutters

Robotic cutters from Schwalm USA are self-propelled, multipurpose units designed to quickly and efficiently perform repairs in both sewer mains and house laterals from 6 to 24 inches. The Talpa 1330 and 2060 robot systems’ design, stable platform and versatility are suited for heavy-duty repairs, including lateral reinstatement, removal of protruding taps, cutting, cleaning and high-pressure jetting, milling concrete, ceramics, organic substances and plastics, installation of multiple trenchless rehabilitation solutions, and CCTV camera inspection. 855-949-3441;

Root Chemicals

Duke’s Root Control Razorooter II 

Diquat-based Razorooter II root-control herbicide from Duke’s Root Control is registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for controlling nuisance tree roots in sanitary sewer collections systems. It kills roots and eliminates mainline stoppages caused by live tree roots. 800-447-6687;

Lenzyme Trap-Cleer foaming root control

Foaming root control from Lenzyme Trap-Cleer has double the active ingredient dichlobenil of previous solutions, along with a latex base designed to help it stick to roots longer. It is easy to apply and provides a slower foaming action to coat the entire pipeline and eliminate fast-foam-over messes. 800-223-3083;

RootX chemical root control 

Chemical root control from RootX is a long-term solution to pipeline root intrusion. It stunts new root growth without damaging the pipe, clearing pipeline roots that can cause blockages and sanitary sewer overflows. The chemical won’t harm water treatment systems and is registered with the U.S. EPA for both sanitary and storm use (EPA Reg. No. 68464). Simplicity of application enables crews to perform root control on demand or as scheduled preventive maintenance. 800-844-4974; 


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