Brawny Jetter Packs a Punch to Break Up Tough Blockages

General’s muscular JM-3055 water jetter clears tough clogs in long lines for South Dakota plumbing pros

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Brawny Jetter Packs a Punch to Break Up Tough Blockages

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A two-building, Aberdeen, South Dakota, office complex suffered constant sewer line backups. 

Local topography forced the facility’s new 300-foot sewer line into an “essentially flat” connection to city services. Authorities would not pay for a pump. And stoppages simply worsened with time. 

Enter Aberdeen Plumbing & Heating Services with their brawny JM-3055 water jet from General Pipe Cleaners.

Aberdeen forged a reputation for excellence in plumbing and drain cleaning services, serving commercial and residential customers within 75 miles of company offices. 

“We’ve done service, remodeling and new construction plumbing work for that customer’s properties over 40 years,” Aberdeen co-owner Bob Rux reports. “And you do things right to keep a relationship that long.” 

Slicing through longtime problems

That’s exactly what Aberdeen did.

The JM-3055 water jet quickly cleared the line. And Aberdeen won the preventive maintenance contract to clean the conduit every spring and fall.

“JM-3055 turned day-long work into a few-hour job,” Rux says. “That’s the sort of equipment efficiency and reliability that lets us do more business in a day.”

Part of the broad range of popular, award-winning Jet-Set electric, gas and trailer jetters, General’s powerful JM-3055 packs the needed punch to slice through tough debris, grease, sludge, sand and ice blockages in long, large drainlines.

Stubborn stoppages like those can prove troublesome for cable drain cleaners. But “the JM-3055 cleans out those kind of clogs in pipes so much better than cable machines do,” Aberdeen co-owner Kyle Price says. “That’s why it worked so well on our customer’s sewer line.”

General’s muscular machine boasts a very high flow rate for a jetter without a holding tank. A 3,000 psi, 5.5 gpm pump driven by a 16 hp Briggs Vanguard engine creates a high-pressure water stream that pulverizes problems in large lines up to 8 inches in diameter and long runs up to 600 feet long.

Price calls that a big advantage. Nozzle thrust drives the hose down long, large-diameter lines and gives wall-to-wall pipe cleaning action. 

Versatile business builder

The JM-3055 gas jetter can be used to clear clogs from inside lines as well when it’s connected to the optional Cart-Reel. It lets you use the power of gas jetters in buildings and confined spaces where exhaust fumes can be dangerous.

General’s rugged, reliable range of water jetters is excellent for use in restaurants, hotels, hospitals, factories, waste treatment plants and septic systems. It’s also great for handling blockages in schools, sports arenas, care facilities, shopping malls, farms and more. General offers an electric, gas or trailer jetter for practically every application.

Rux and Price agree.

“We regularly use our JM-3055 to clean sewer lines at the county courthouse and county jail,” Rux remarks. “And we’ll shortly use it on drains at a large machining facility” (a regular Aberdeen drain cleaning customer). 

“They use lots of soaps with pumice, which, over time, builds up,” Price adds. “The JM-3055 gives us the reach and power to clean those long lines.”

Designed for durability

General’s machine rides on four, 13-inch “flat-free” foam core tires for rugged reliability in the field. And a wheel brake securely positions the whole unit during work.

Price likes the four-wheel chassis. With little effort, operators can tip the superbly balanced JM-3055 onto its rear wheels and easily maneuver it into position.

A removable 300-feet-capacity hose reel mounts to the heavy-duty tubular frame. A toolbox and spray wand come standard with the machine. And a variety of optional Jet-Set nozzles and accessories enhance equipment performance and productivity even more.

A potent professional arsenal

“Trust is very important,” Bob Rux says. “To maintain our professional reputation, we got to rely on our tools.”

That’s why Aberdeen’s arsenal includes several more rugged, reliable General drain cleaning solutions, including Mini-Rooter and Speedrooter floor-model cable drain cleaners, a Super-Vee hand-held machine, and hand augers.

“From customer service through technical support to the equipment performance on the job,” Kyle Price says, “General Pipe Cleaners has earned our trust.” 

For more information, contact the Drain Brains at General Pipe Cleaners at 800-245-6200, or visit


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