New Boom Technology: Changing Sewer Cleaning Setup and Tear-Down

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In this video, you will see a side-by-side comparison of a conventional boom extension and setup vs. a new patent-pending boom from Vactor that starts with a telescoping tube-within-a-tube design. For most wastewater and sanitary system cleaning jobs, it takes several minutes for sewer cleaner operators to lift additional debris tubes off the racks, maneuver the truck’s boom and clamp the tubes into place — a process that can lead to operator fatigue. To improve this time-consuming process, Vactor Manufacturing introduced the Vactor RDB 1015 rapid deployment boom as an option for the company’s 2100 Series combination sewer cleaners, which include the Vactor 2100i and 2100 Plus trucks.


For most wastewater and sanitary system cleaning jobs, it takes several minutes for sewer cleaner operators to lift additional debris tubes off the racks, maneuver the truck’s boom and clamp the tubes into place, a process that can lead to operator fatigue. The Vactor RDB 1015 rapid deployment boom — available as an option for Vactor’s 2100i combination sewer cleaner and as a retrofit option for Vactor’s 2100 Plus combination sewer cleaner — significantly improves this time-consuming process.

The patent-pending boom telescopes 10 feet out and extends the debris hose an additional 15 feet down for faster cleaning of catch basins, manholes and lift stations. This option is quickly changing how public works professionals and contractors quickly and efficiently accomplish sewer line cleaning jobs.

Innovation at work

The rapid deployment boom’s ability to extend and retract 15 feet of vacuum hose drastically reduces — and in most cases, completely eliminates — the setup and tear-down time required to assemble additional debris tubes. The boom can also maintain a lower profile, which allows the combination sewer cleaner to clear low overhead obstacles and still reach needed depths. 

With the RDB 1015 boom, an operator can arrive at a job site and start the vacuum system as soon as the boom is positioned. The operator can focus on the work before them, without worrying about the time, stress and strain of assembling and disassembling additional tubes. 

Revolutionary boom design

The rapid deployment boom starts with a telescoping tube-within-a-tube design. A flexible hose resides inside the inner tube. The hose extension assembly uses a positively driven belt to advance the flexible hose from inside the telescoping tube. When positioned for work, the hose remains securely in place. 

The RDB 1015 boom can stow with the catch basin tube attached on the truck, making it even easier to begin work immediately.

For more information on the Vactor RDB 1015 rapid deployment boom, or to schedule a product demonstration, please visit www.vactor.com, or see your local Vactor dealer.



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