Product Spotlight - August 2020

Product Spotlight - August 2020

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Combination equipment has found a place in the industry by offering a “one tool does all” advantage. Trailer units like the HotJet II Vac’nJet by HotJet USA allow workers to show up on a job site with a single machine that can tackle nearly any vacuum, jetting or cleaning job.

“This unit truly has multiple applications all wrapped into one machine. It can pothole, vacuum, hydroexcavate, drain/sewer clean and power wash,” says Chester Axley, sales manager for HotJet USA.

The unit is powered by a 25 hp Kohler motor pushing 10 gpm at 4,000 psi. The vacuum is capable of 650 cfm at 16.5 inches Hg. The HotJet II can run on both hot and cold water and can cleans lines from 2 to 12 inches in diameter. Using the hot-water feature provides an advantage when using as a power washer for cleaning out waste drums, trucks and other equipment.

“A huge feature of this unit that sets it apart from other comparable machines is that we have two separate power plants all combined on one compact trailer,” Axley says. “This enables the operator to run either the vacuum or the jetter/hydroexcavator independently or operate them together depending on job site needs.”

The HotJet II is the result of more than 20 years of product development both in the field and at the factory. The unit includes a super-heavy-duty, 14,000-pound-capacity trailer available in two sizes, a 500-gallon spoils tank, 190-gallon water tank with filter system, 12-gallon antifreeze system, multiple hoses for vacuum and pressure washing, a Colt 3-ton hydraulic dump and premium Gardner Denver belt-driven vac system.

“Our vacuum systems have been in development with Gardner Denver for nearly a decade,” Axley says. “We have opted to keep this system simple with very little electronic controls.”

Upgrade options in water tank size, hoses and engine size are also available to fit customers’ individual needs. The HotJet II is already used by more than 2,500 customers worldwide.

“For the smaller cities, counties and contractors who don’t have a $300,000 to $500,000 budget for a large vacuum truck, this unit is an exceptional value,” Axley says.

Feedback from customers indicates that the compact size is extremely practical for tight areas, and it’s also convenient that operators do not need a commercial driver’s license to operate.

Ron Wallace of PdM Professionals in Utah says, “Being able to jet and hydroclean with the jetter all on one machine really gives us an advantage over competitors.” 800-213-3272;


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