Product Focus - July 2021

Product Focus - July 2021

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Cable Machines

1. Duracable DM175

Duracable’s 3/4 hp DM175 comes equipped with a 100-foot-long 11/16-inch DuraFlex cable and a churn-through-anything heavy mainline blade. It demolishes roots and heavy grease buildup with a 10-1 gearbox ratio at 175 rpm. It includes a power cable feed and return, foot-pedal operation, stair climbers and well-planned transport features. 800-848-3375;

2. 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 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;

3. 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;

4. MyTana M98

MyTana’s M98 mainline cable machine easily handles 300 to 400 feet of cable to power through roots and blockages in 3- to 10-inch lines. It is driven by a 136cc LCT gas engine, and includes a cast aluminum gearbox with hardened steel shafts and gears. Adding an extra section of cable to push farther is quick and easy, and the drive spring design means no tools are needed to detach or reattach a reel. An optional 1/2 hp electric motor with foot-pedal control provides dual power for outdoor and indoor operation. Safety features include a kill switch and low-oil engine shutoff. The machine ships with 100 or 125 feet of high-quality, 3/4-inch cable, an autofeed-retriever, a 6-foot steel cable guide and a full set of blades. 800-328-8170;

5. Picote Solutions Mini Cleaner

The Mini Cleaner from Picote Solutions is a high-speed pipeline cleaning system aimed at the domestic drainage and plumbing markets. The unit has a flexible two-part shaft with a rotating inner core where the cleaning heads are attached. The stationary outer casing ensures the operator’s hands do not make contact with rotating parts during the cleaning operation, improving safety and flexibility. The outer casing is durable and also flame, abrasion and chemical resistant with a high continuous service temperature. The whole unit weighs in at 58 pounds so it can be easily transported. It also has the flexibility to handle multiple 90-degree bends, even in smaller-diameter pipes. 219-440-1404;

6. Pipe Lining Supply Renssi cable machines

Tree root intrusions play a primary role in driving the drain cleaning industry. The complete line of Renssi machines, cables and attachable tools distributed by Pipe Lining Supply can save money by offering longer-lasting blades and perfectly cleaned out host pipes. The machines are efficient and versatile, with the cable turning at 3,500 rpm versus 250 rpm found in traditional equipment. A variety of machines provide solutions for roots anywhere from 50 to 118 feet down the line. 888-354-6464;

7. Spartan Tool Model 300

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

Cutting Nozzles

8. Arthur Products Cnt-R-Kut2 EMAX2

The Cnt-r-KUT2 EMAX 2 from Arthur Products is an interchangeable cutter nozzle to clear roots and debris. The centering devices can be modified for custom applications. They help operators tackle tough jobs, including when using drain cleaning nozzles in those tight spaces in damaged sewers. Technicians can expect to achieve maximum cleaning spread in drains and other pipes. 800-322-0510;

9. Enz USA Cutting Ball

The water-driven Cutting Ball nozzle from Enz USA is now available in a 3-inch model, complementing the 4-inch model in multiple pipe cleaning applications. The 4-inch nozzle includes an aggressive carbide-coated head designed to remove the hardest scale in pipes. The nozzle moves easily around curves in 3- to 6-inch PE, steel, or concrete pipes while safely removing roots and mineral deposits, resulting in no damage to the pipe. The cutting ball works without impact but has the ability to switch to a vibrating nozzle. It is equipped with a hard metal front blade for pipes that are more than 50% clogged. The side blades are self-sharpening and maintain their sharpness over their entire service life. The cutting ball operates with controlled rotation speed and is capable of running on recycled water. It is leakage free. 877-369-8721;

10. Hydra-Flex Reaper

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;


11. American Jetter 51T Series 2040

The 51T Series 2040 trailer jetter from American Jetter offers 20 gpm at 4,000 psi in cold- and hot-water models. Consistent power is provided by dual Kohler electronic fuel injection gasoline engines that create 76 hp, saving up to 20% fuel, while avoiding problems associated with carbureted engines. Low water shutoff prevents pump damage if the optional 330- to 800-gallon tanks run low. Hose reel speed control allows for precise cleaning in both directions. A long-range wireless remote option allows for water on/off, engine shutdown and hose reel control. The heavy-duty square tubing trailer offers standard electric brakes on both axles. 866-944-3569;

12. Cam Spray CV Series

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

13. 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;

14. General Pipe Cleaners JM-1000 Mini-Jet

The combination of General Pipe Cleaners’ portable JM-1000 Mini-Jet and high-performance stainless steel braid jet hose offers drain cleaning power in a small package. The jetter is available with stainless steel braid hoses with Teflon core in a variety of lengths. The durable hose also works well with the big brother to the JM-1000, the powerful JM-1450 electric jet. It can be used to clear grease, sand and ice from small lines, sinks, and laundry drains with high-pressure, wall-to-wall water spray. It packs 1,500 psi of cleaning power in a compact package, yet weighs only 23 pounds. Its rugged diamond-plate metal case safely shields the pump and motor assembly from common job site abuse. The stainless steel braid hose design smoothly slides the jet nozzle down 1 1/2- to 3-inch drainlines, and more easily navigates tight bends. The 3/16-inch Teflon core also reduces flow resistance, further improving small line cleaning power. 800-245-6200;

15. HotJet USA HotJet II

The HotJet USA HotJet II trailer-mounted jetter is now available with hydraulic hose reels and 37 hp Vanguard fuel-injection engine. Operating with hot or cold water, it runs 12 gpm at 4,000 psi, cleaning 2- to 12-inch lines. The fuel-injected unit is a good alternative between the small output and larger output machines. It comes ready to operate upon delivery with a 330-gallon water tank, detergent tanks and full power-washing capabilities for cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing after the job. It is mounted on a 7,000-pound-rated tandem-axle trailer (single-axle units are also available). It has a rear control panel and remote control, two HD diamond plate side toolboxes and a front toolbox. 800-624-8186;

16. Sewer Equipment Model 800 Series IV 

The Model 800 Series IV truck jet from Sewer Equipment has fully baffled Duraprolene water tanks, an eco-friendly operating system, 190-degree rotation of the hose reel and an insulated, heated enclosure housing all water components. This all-weather truck’s rear door closes fully while the hose reel is extended, keeping heat inside the enclosure where water components are stored. It offers wintertime recirculation of the water system at highway speeds, a retractable canopy for sun and inclement weather, and a boiler to provide onboard hot water for cold-weather applications. The dual reel configuration touts two hose reels in one location, with the secondary reel allowing for the addition of a televising jet pod or small-line sewer hose, giving operators the ability to perform multiple applications using one truck. It includes ergonomic controls, an operator station situated between hose reels in a dual hose reel configuration and a secondary operator’s station at midship. 888-477-7611;

17. Super Products SuperJet

The SuperJet truck-mounted jetter from Super Products is used to blast debris to clear blockages and maintain sewer lines when vacuuming extraction is not required. It uses a strong and smooth single-piston water pump to create consistently high water pressure. Units come standard with rotationally molded polyethylene water tanks in a modular design to accommodate water capacities ranging from 1,080 to 3,240 gallons. Additionally, they offer convenient standard curbside and street-side fill. The hose reel has 1,000 feet of 1-inch-diameter sewer hose, 200-degree rotation and a digital monitor. This allows operators to work efficiently while positioning themselves out of traffic and away from other hazards. The monitor displays a hose footage count, offers 20 saved settings for hose reel payout and is designed with LED panel lights to enable readability in a variety of environments. 800-837-9711;

18. Vac-Con Hot Shot

The Hot Shot high-pressure water jetting machine from Vac-Con is designed for removing stones, bottles, cans, grease, sludge and other debris from sanitary sewer and storm lines. Engineered for one-person operation, all high-pressure water and hose reel controls are located at the front of the machine for ease of operation and increased safety. Models are available with 1,000- and 1,600-gallon water tanks. Options include variable flow, articulating hose reel, polyethylene water tanks, 30 gpm at 3,000 psi water pump system, auxiliary engine or hydrostatic drive, cold-weather recirculation system, side-mounted toolboxes, air purge system, hose footage counter, arrow board, strobe lights, inspector cam, high-pressure spray bar, hose rewind guide, 600 psi handgun system with 25 feet of hose, and a selection of nozzles. 888-920-2945;

Mechanical Root Cutters

19. PipeHunter Red Dawg Kraken

The Red Dawg Kraken series root cutter, distributed by PipeHunter, is very easy to set up, only requiring the loosening of three bolts. It can be set up with a roller chain, link chain or wire rope for pipes from 6 up to 16 inches. Operators can fix any issues that may arise with this system, meaning no more expensive rebuilds when too much rebar is encountered. The only components needing maintenance are the three primary water-cooled bearings. It offers a 40 to 85 gpm flow range, stainless steel and aluminum construction, simplified cutting method plates for easy changes, and a high-speed, low-torque drive design. 800-373-1318;

20. Sewer Pro Shop Raptor and Viper

Raptor and Viper chain cutters from Sewer Pro Shop are made of high-grade stainless steel and are furnished with ceramic nozzle inserts. With the Raptor, choose from 4- and 6-inch ridged skids or a 6- to 12-inch flexible guide skid, along with cutting chains and carbide bits to achieve quick solutions. Viper chain cutters are designed to remove heavy obstructions caused not only by roots, but grease, mineral deposits and other solid organic material. The unit is driven by a high-performance turbine, which doesn’t require any lubrication. Chains spin at speeds of 4,000 to 12,000 rpm. Multiple guide skids available in various sizes provide a service range of 4 to 48 inches. 877-864-9394; 

21. USB-USA Turbo Chain Cutter Series

The heavy-duty Turbo Chain Cutter Series from USB-USA continuously adjusts from 8 to 15 inches (Turbo S200) or 12 to 24 inches (Turbo S600) and easily fits 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 aggressive on the hardest materials. They are robust and have double the amount of turbine-driving water jets as previous models, generating high cutting power. Easily adjust the cutter to within 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;

Root Chemicals

22. Duke’s Root Control RazoRooter II 

Duke’s Root Control uses RazoRooter II, a thick, herbicide-laden foam with the consistency of shaving cream. Since effectively killing roots in sewer systems requires access to the entire line, Duke’s crew inserts a hose from manhole to manhole. The hose releases and sprays the foam in all directions, allowing it to adhere to roots and penetrate through wye connections to kill roots even in lateral lines. The entire system is treated as the foam compresses against pipe surfaces and penetrates cracks, joints and connecting sewers. Roots are killed on contact inside and outside the pipe walls before they decay naturally and slough away, with regrowth delayed for two to three years. Trees and other aboveground vegetation are not harmed. 800-447-6687;

23. 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;

24. 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. Environmental Protection Agency 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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