Advanced Kinetics Hydraulic Root Cutters Getting Good Feedback

Southland Tool Mfg. has reported a positive response to its new Advanced Kinetics corrosion- resistant motors for hydraulic root cutters. The AK is the company’s flagship motor built from the same platform as its S906 that customers have seen painted white.

The new AK motors are painted silver and feature an upgraded internal process that makes it silky smooth to turn. The internal process improves hydraulic performance and eliminates internal corrosion, while the finish improves the friction coefficient, allowing parts to run smoother to reduce drag, save water and increase productivity.

The new internal process makes the metal more dense to ward off corrosion and wear. “In testing and in use, these units have sat for weeks in water without oil and did not show signs of corrosion,” says a company spokesperson. “Great for recyclers and areas with sediment in hydrant water.”

Capable of handling high-pressure flows

The company provides the motors with tail nozzles in ¾-, 1-, 1.25- and 1.5-inch sizes. Designed for pipes form 6 to 30 inches, they can handle flows to 170 gpm and pressure up to 3,000 psi.

They’re ideal for contractors cutting taps in larger sizes, as they’re rated to a maximum of 288 foot-pounds of torque and 220 foot-pounds on continuous operation.

More than motors

Southland Tool Mfg. is a supplier of a complete line of sewer rodding tools, jetting and vacuum accessories, manhole traps, debris-extraction tools, and accessories for sale worldwide. Working through a network of local, knowledgeable distributors who are familiar with the needs in their marketplace and those of their clients, the company is able to provide each customer with the right product necessary to do the job.

“Our customers always receive the right tool made to the highest quality, delivered on time at a fair price,” says the company spokesperson. “Our staff is friendly and knowledgeable as we are truly concerned about your needs and our willingness to go above and beyond insures your satisfaction. We welcome new ideas and accept most design requests and expedited shipping when needed.”

Each order, no matter how small or large, is given a priority to make sure it’s right in quantity, finish and packaging, according to the spokesperson. “We maintain a 100 percent satisfaction warranty and back it up with performance. We make your customers happy, and we pride ourselves on getting product out quickly, as most items in our vast lineup of specialty tools are in stock and ready to go.” 

Southland Tool Mfg. Inc. provides specialized sewer cleaning tools for cities through a network of sales distributors across the United States. The company’s founder, David Pryor, has more than 30 years’ experience in the design, marketing and manufacturing of sewer cleaning equipment.

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