A Jet/Vac Truck with a Smaller Footprint and No CDL Required: The Model 400 ECO

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A Jet/Vac Truck with a Smaller Footprint and No CDL Required: The Model 400 ECO

With the demand for jet/vac trucks growing every year, more manufacturers are mass-producing combo trucks with the mentality of “one size fits all.” Naturally, the issue with this mindset is that not all contractors and municipalities have the same needs. 

A nationwide shortage of CDL drivers has made it difficult to retain licensed operators, specifically in smaller communities, as the price to employ is high and getting higher as demand grows. Also, many smaller municipalities simply cannot afford a conventional combo truck due to budget restraints, but must budget for the outsourcing of vacuum services throughout the year. In regards to larger municipalities, specifically in highly populated urban areas, there are emergency situations when a full-size jet/vac truck causes too much noise or is too large to assist in remote locations. The need is there for a truck with a smaller footprint, a lower price point and no commercial licensing required, but one that provides the same great power — hence the introduction of the Model 400 ECO by Sewer Equipment Co. of America.

Right size, right fit

The Model 400 ECO is substantially smaller than a conventional combo truck. The reduced height makes the Model 400 ideal for entering 8-foot clearance structures, and it is far more maneuverable in densely populated urban areas, especially in an emergency situation. And, of course, with this significantly smaller size, the Model 400 does not require a commercial driver’s license to drive, as it is mounted on a 19,500 GVWR chassis. The lack of CDL requirement gives contractors, as well as municipalities, flexibility when needing to switch operators and lowers the overall cost associated with employing a CDL operator.

The Model 400 ECO Mini Combination Sewer Cleaner from Sewer Equipment Co. of America comes standard with all-stainless steel construction for long-lasting durability including its 4-cubic-yard debris body, water capacities up to 600-gallon, stainless steel hose reel with 500 feet of 1/2-inch sewer hose and full water system enclosure. This machine offers a UDOR 18 gpm at 4,000 psi water pump and Hibon positive-displacement blower at 28 Hg with 4-inch system. The Model 400 ECO combines the power of a standard combination truck with unprecedented maneuverability.

For more information on the Model 400 ECO, visit the Sewer Equipment website or call 800-323-1604 for your demo today. Not sure if the Model 400 ECO is right for you? Rental and financing programs are available through Rock Equipment Sales & Rentals.


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