PRO Reel Prioritizes Ergonomics, Visibility and Workable Coverage at the Manhole

The PRO Reel (Precision Reel Operation) elevates combination sewer cleaning capabilities to a new level. Designed from the operator out, the PRO Reel provides high flexibility, coverage and visibility at the heart of the job – the manhole.

The PRO Reel offers 16 feet of traversing motion across the front of the machine and 180-degree articulation for 69.6 square feet of working coverage. With 115% more coverage than the standard Vac-Con articulating hose reel, this flexibility allows operators access to manhole and lift station locations without having to park the unit precisely over the job site. 

A front-mounted camera system and companion ARC visual screen provides 180 degrees of visibility to the driver in the cab with a generous range to park the unit and still have access to the manhole. This capability reduces set-up time by approximately 50%. 

A comfortable system

Operator ergonomics are an essential factor in the design of the control panel on the PRO Reel. Adjustable motions allow for any operator to comfortably use the system. The control panel features four rotational positions, an 8-inch vertical adjustment and an armrest at the joystick.

Intentionally sourced materials, bolt-on design and the elimination of an outrigger leg result in weight savings of 500 pounds from the front end when compared to the standard Vac-Con articulating hose reel. The PRO Reel can accommodate up to 850 feet of 1-inch hose.

The PRO Reel is a versatile, operator-conscious hose reel. Its capabilities could change the way that sewer cleaning operators do their jobs, according to Vac-Con. 

Vac-Con came into existence in 1986, but the company’s founders were some of the first innovators in the sewer cleaning industry. Since Vac-Con’s first unit, the company has grown to become one of the leading manufacturers of vacuum and water machinery used for wastewater, storm, utility and construction applications. As an employee-owned company, Vac-Con takes pride in each unit that works in your city, neighborhood and municipality.

Communities, environments, and the people that live, work and play within them are the lifeblood of Vac-Con. The company strives to design and build equipment that effectively and safely maintains the infrastructure that allows us to live clean lives.


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