Water and Wastewater Product News: March 6, 2017

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Water and Wastewater Product News: March 6, 2017
The Grabbit OMO from Rock Creek Manufacturing is designed to remove debris from sewer and storm sewer manholes, wet wells and clear wells.

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Rock Creek Grabbit OMO debris removal system
The Grabbit OMO from Rock Creek Manufacturing is designed to remove debris from sewer and storm sewer manholes, wet wells and clear wells. Its multi-scissor mechanism allows it to lower easily in the open position and to lift and close with a maximum amount of pressure in the closed position. A two-rope system is used to lower and retrieve the unit. 918/385-1530; www.rockcreekmfgllc.weebly.com.

Hi-Vac F Series combination jet/vac unit
The new F Series front-mounted reel design from Hi-Vac Corp. includes an improved 360-degree articulating vacuum boom to help facilitate loading operations. It is designed with a 27-inch Hg blower and also includes poly-graphite water tanks. The F Series has a triplex reciprocating water pump that provides up to 150 gpm at 2,500 psi and a 10- to 15-cubic-yard debris tank. 800/752-2400; www.aquatechinc.com.

Vactor emergency-stop wrist strap for excavators
The wireless emergency shut-off wrist strap from Vactor Manufacturing is a new safety feature for all new Vactor HXX vacuum excavators manufactured after January 2017, including the full- and midsized HXX Hydroexcavator, HXX Prodigy and HXX Paradigm trucks. The device communicates with the wireless remote control on the truck via Bluetooth technology. A locking ring on the strap connects to the digging lance, and also features a magnetic connection tethered to the ring. When the digging lance is dropped, the magnetic connection is broken. 800/627-3171; www.vactor.com.

McElroy TracStar Series 2 machines
The McElroy TracStar Series 2 machines can fuse long polyethylene pipelines installed with sliplining, pipe bursting and directional drilling technologies. They are easy to maneuver on the job site, and have a generator on board to provide electricity and hydraulic power. The machines are self-propelled on a dual-track system, which offers freedom of movement across rugged terrain. They are offered in a wide range of pipe sizes from 2-inch IPS to 48-inch O.D. pipe. 918/836-8611; www.mcelroy.com.

Bosch Power Tools CORE18V battery
The Bosch CORE18V battery employs advanced lithium-ion technology to deliver 80 percent more power than previous generation Bosch batteries. It offers optimized cell technology and an improved power connector within the 10 high-density cells that ensure lower internal resistance, which means higher currents can be drawn from the cells over a longer period of time. The battery delivers up to 20 percent longer runtime than previous-generation Bosch 6.0 Ah batteries and up to 50 percent longer than 5.0 Ah cells in extreme applications. 877/267-2499; www.boschtools.com.


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