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Hydroexcavation Equipment and Supplies

Comet Industrial Pumps EF and EFR 75/88

EF and EFR 75/88 high-pressure plunger pumps from Comet Industrial Pumps (A Division of Valley Industries) easily handle up to 23 gpm, 4,060 psi and 43 hp. Flexible setup allows for multiple gearbox mounting positions, and a symmetric crankcase allows for simple right-to-left shaft conversion. They are designed with stainless steel and aluminum alloy to provide increased durability. They come standard with heavy-duty seals that have low-pressure lubrication and a circulation chamber. They include oversized tapered roller bearings, solid ceramic plungers, stainless steel piston guides and connecting rods with thin-shell bearings. They come standard with a flange for a direct-drive mount, but they can be adapted for a hydraulic motor, a PTO connection or set up with an input pulley and clutch. 800-864-1649;

Dynablast HV420F-12VRED

The Dynablast HV420F-12VRED hydrovac water heater produces 420,000 Btu with an output temperature of 175 degrees F at 5 gpm, making it suitable for colder climates and improved digging in clay-filled areas. All models come with ETL certification for safety, which also includes certification on the coil for higher efficiency and heat transfer, a stainless steel target plate for increased coil life and a design with serviceability in mind with momentary override control. A 19-by-19-inch footprint makes it suitable for compact installations. 905-867-4642;

Enz USA HydroX nozzle

The HydroX nozzle from Enz USA is available in 3/8-inch NPT or 1/2-inch connecting threads, and it can function at up to 5,000 psi with flow as low as 8 gpm. It combines a powerful, oscillating water jet with the high removal rate of debris. A tungsten carbide front jet ensures a longer life than ceramic jets can offer. For quick and easy maintenance, a repair kit is available. Due to the nozzle’s simplicity, repairs can be made quickly and efficiently in the field with little downtime. For the operator’s safety, a plastic cover provides protection against harsh and sensitive environments. 888-369-8721;

Hydra-Flex Reaper rotating jetting nozzle

The Reaper rotating jetting nozzle from Hydra-Flex has a rotating front jet that provides a 0-degree, straight water stream that blasts at up to 4,000 psi while rotating. Optimized stream quality results in greater impingement, allowing the technician to use one tool for various applications, including cutting, cleaning and removal. Its four rear jets create a 20-degree angle for maximum thrusting and pulling power. This heavy-duty, high-impact nozzle is constructed with a stainless steel housing and tungsten carbide wear surfaces to withstand harsh environments and provide long life. 952-808-3640;


The MONRO-JET hydroexcavation nozzle from NozzTeq combines the power of a solid-stream pencil jet with the large coverage of a fan jet. An orbital design increases performance at a lower gallons-per-minute rate and pressures as high as 36,250 psi, allowing the operator to move faster when hydroexcavating and cleaning surfaces or sewer lines. It can be used for other types of surface cleaning such as concrete, steel, castings and large surface areas including line removal from runways. It can be modified for internal cleaning of sewers and pipes of all types. 866-620-5915;

Soil Surgeon hydroexcavating tool

The Soil Surgeon hydroexcavating tool fits any sewer combination truck equipped with a telescoping 6- or 8-inch boom. The tool has a 1-inch water connection. The operator controls water pressure and power through truck controls. It has a 6-foot Tuff Tube with handles to guide the unit down for potholing or side to side for trenching. Six jets boring inward cut the soil, while six boring outward bring the tube down. 949-363-1401;

Vanguard Pathogen Defense Systems

Vanguard Pathogen Defense Systems are designed to minimize worker contact with raw sewage. By reducing exposure levels to pathogens on equipment workers come in direct contact with, as well as routine splashes onto skin and clothing, it helps reduce the possibility of sickness for workers. It is constructed from high-quality electronic components, aircraft aluminum and stainless steel. It is designed to eliminate up to 98% of bacteria and other pathogens commonly found and encountered by wastewater maintenance personnel. The system’s modular design and light weight make it simple to install and use on any combination, jet or CCTV truck. 800-781-3164;

Hydroexcavation Trucks/Trailers

Ditch Witch HX30G

The HX30G vacuum excavator from Ditch Witch boasts high-profile power in a low-profile design that eases navigation in congested and height-restricted areas. It is powered by a 31 hp Vanguard gas engine for optimal suction power and water pressure. To boost efficiency on any job, it comes with a powerful 542 cfm blower, 3,000 psi water pressure and 4.2 gpm water flow. It is offered with the choice of a 500- or 800-gallon tank for a variety of job requirements. The machine is available in a variety of trailer configurations, including the VT9 trailer that, when equipped with the 500-gallon tank, does not require a CDL to transport. 800-654-6481;

GapVax HV33

Designed to safely transport water and debris in urban areas, the GapVax HV33 is shorter, smaller and more compact than its predecessor. It is 30 feet long overall on a medium-duty chassis and includes a 600-gallon water tank, 6-cubic-yard debris body, 6- or 8-inch top-mounted telescoping boom with a 14- to 17.5-foot reach, 4,000 cfm power and an inverted, full-opening tailgate. 888-442-7829;

Kaiser Premier CV Series

CV Series hydrovacs from Kaiser Premier are purpose-built to handle tough applications in harsh climates. At the center of 27-inch Hg, 6,600 cfm positive dis>span class="s3">placement blower that allows operators the power to pull long distances, reach great depths and handle heavy sludges. Optional air excavation capabilities let operators use air or water excavation depending on the demands or requirements of a specific job. They come ready to dig with a top gun boom that allows 342-degree rotation and 26 feet of reach. The boom is also capable of digging 20 feet down without clamping on extension pipes, saving valuable time in the setup, teardown and cleaning processes. 970-542-1975;

Rival Hydrovac T7 Tandem

The T7 Tandem hydrovac from Rival Hydrovac was designed primarily to be loaded with debris and driven within legislated road limits with most types of debris on board. The unit comes standard with a scale that reads real-time weights both in the cab and on the wireless remote to confirm weights prior to travel. It is operator-friendly, and the operating system is engaged switch. The remainder of the operation occurs from the rear panel or the wireless remote. The components are high performance, and the unit will >span class="s2">dig at levels competitive to large units, according to the maker. 403-550-7997;

Tornado Global Hydrovacs F4 ECOLITE

The F4 ECOLITE from Tornado Global Hydrovacs has a 12-cubic-yard mud tank and holds 1,550 gallons of freshwater. The unit is more than 7,000 pounds lighter than the company’s older models and offers more than double the payload. The boom has a 342-degree rotation and a 26-foot reach. The smaller F3 ECOLITE is a 10-cubic-yard, 1,250-gallon tandem-axle unit that more than doubles older payload capacities. It features an 8-inch boom and 3,800 cfm blower. 877-340-8141;

TRUVAC by Vactor Paradigm

Designed for utility, municipal and contractor customers involved in the installation, maintenance and repair of underground water, sewer, gas, electric and telecommunications lines, the Paradigm subcompact vacuum excavator from TRUVAC by Vactor can dig holes with water or air; vacuum, contain and dispose of drill mud; power pneumatic, hydraulic or electrical tools; and provide transport and storage of replacement parts, equipment and tools. The truck’s Park-n-Dig design minimizes time between job site arrival and excavation, including the ability to dig up to 6 feet without additional pipe and hose. The air compressor powers utility tools such as jackhammers and tampers. The truck offers tool storage space, including a long-handle toolbox. The truck can tow up to 20,000 pounds. 800-627-3171;

Vac-Con X-Cavator

X-Cavator from Vac-Con is designed to be powerful, durable, efficient >span class="s3">and easy to operate. It features a hydrostatic drive using the chassis engine for vacuum, eliminating the need for PTO, clutch and gearbox operation. It is available with water systems up to 4,000 psi and a mobile, wireless remote-control system for chassis engine revolutions per minute, boom, automatic vacuum breaker, dump controls and hydraulic door locks from up to a half-mile away. The boom rotates 270 degrees. 904-284-4200;

Westech Vac Systems Wolf

Wolf noncode >span class="s1">hydrovac truck from Westech Vac Systems is suitable for work in extreme conditions. The debris body is positioned on the optimal chassis location to ensure the payload is proportionately distributed across all axles, maximizing legal payload for customers and improving operational efficiency. The side-mounted water tanks reduce the weight by more than 40%, lowering the overall cost of the truck. The 1,500-gallon capacity ensures ample water for large or remote jobs. A top-mounted, no-touch water fill system is easily accessible from the passenger side of the vehicle. The debris body is lifted using a telescoping, dual-acting hydraulic cylinder capable of 36,000 pounds of force. When fully extended, the debris body exceeds a 45-degree dump angle for fast and efficient off-loading. To help the off-loading process, a heavy-duty, hydraulically powered tank vibrator is mounted to the belly of the debris body. 780-955-3030;

Industrial Vacuum Truck

Guzzler CL

The CL (Classic) industrial vacuum loader from Guzzler is designed to recover, contain and carry solids, dry bulk powders, liquids, slurries and thick sludge from hard-to-reach areas. The truck offers upgraded operator ergonomics; improved air routing, filtration and maintenance; a longer body for improved material separation; an enlarged baghouse; and cyclone clean-out access doors for easier access. Its modular design allows for a wide selection of off-loading configurations, including a rear door-mounted sludge pump for unloading sludges from the debris body, an XCR system with a swing-out cyclone that allows material discharge into collection vessels while vacuuming, and a high-rail system (available in three configurations) with a loading boom, hydraulic creep drive and rear-mounted operator chair. Options include a telescoping boom, vane pressure off-load system (high pressure, low airflow) for liquids and slurries, and a full-opening rear door for improved dumping. 800-627-3171;

Jet/Vac Combination Trucks/Trailers

Hi-Vac Aquatech Guardian

The Aquatech Guardian from Hi-Vac has a large vacuum system offering 5,800 cfm and 27 inches Hg, allowing operators to keep up with heavy-flow, large-diameter sewers. The large-capacity vacuum system allows for fast, efficient loading in any application. A noise-deadening, climate-controlled enclosure prevents freezing, reduces noise and secures tools. Its rear hose reel design protects the operator from noisy and hot chassis engines with an operating noise level typically less than 81 dBA. The top-loading, 360-degree boom offers efficiency and unlimited work zones for fast and easy setups. A rear-mounted hose reel with 180-degree hydraulic articulation can extend the reel reach beyond the truck’s width. 800-752-2400; 

HotJet USA Vac ’n Jet Series

HotJet USA Vac ’n Jet Series of vacuum trailer jetters are >span class="s4">rugged and compact; are engineered to haul equipment and spoils loads; can clean valve boxes and storm drains; and can hydroexcavate and/or clean drainlines and sewer lines. They offer hot- and cold-water operation with a choice of engine options ranging from 13 to 66 hp and gas or diesel operation. They are equipped with premium triplex pumps, a 500-gallon spoils tank, 200-gallon water tank, Gardner Denver vac/blowers, 4-ton hydraulic dump and centri-clean filter system. They can also be custom-engineered and designed to meet specifications. 800-624-8186;

Sewer Equipment Model 900 ECO

The Model 900 ECO from Sewer Equipment is available in 6-, 9-, 12- or 15-yard debris capacities, equipped with Duraprolene water tanks carrying 900 to 2,000 gallons of onboard water. Its Hydro Drive powertrain system eliminates the need for a transfer case. Both single-piston and triplex pump options are available at 55 to 80 gpm at 2,000 to 3,000 psi with a 4,400 cfm blower and 18 inches Hg, built on an eco-friendly platform that provides greater fuel efficiency and offers noise reduction. 888-477-7611;

Super Products Camel Max Series

Camel Max Series combination sewer cleaner from Super Products is available in a variety of configurations such as 9- or 12-yard >span class="s4">debris capacity, dump or tilt ejection unloading, wastewater recycling option and hydro-excavation package. Dump-body unloading uses a telescopic hydraulic cylinder to raise the body up to a 50-degree angle for quick unloading. Tilt ejection unloading provides safe and thorough debris removal for more efficient tank washdowns and cleanups, as the collector body raises to a 19-degree angle while the ejector plate pushes out debris. The wastewater recycling feature allows an operator to clean nearly 2,500 feet of sewer pipe per day without the use of freshwater, saving time and promoting sustainability. With the excavation package, operators can vacuum, jet and excavate continuously all day long. 800-837-9711;


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