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Gardner Denver Robuschi Tri-Flow 825

The Gardner Denver Robuschi Tri-Flow 825 blower for combination sewer jetter trucks achieves 19 inches Hg vacuum and delivers 4,311 cfm at 18 inches Hg and weighs less than 1,500 pounds, making it suitable for jetting and excavation work. Paired with the company’s product-tuned silencer, the unit is quiet and uses 70% less space than a traditional silencer, according to the maker. For greater work site efficiency, it provides 6% higher flow and 7.2% more fuel efficiency at 18 inches Hg. 866-428-4890;

Howden 827 DVJ

The 827 DVJ dry-vacuum blower from Howden is a heavy-duty unit with integral ductile iron impellers. The casing headplates, gear cover and drive-end are gray iron. Carburized and ground spur timing gears are taper-mounted on the shaft and secured with a locknut, cylindrical roller bearings, splash lubrication on both ends, and easy-to-read sight glasses for maintenance. The blower is capable of handling high inlet temperatures for rough applications. An efficient discharge jet plenum design allows cool atmospheric air to flow into the cylinder, so the blower continues to run under blank-off conditions, according to the maker. It comes in a compact, lightweight package and delivers more than 5,700 cfm in an 8-inch gear diameter frame, as well as 28 inches Hg. 800-557-6687;

National Vacuum Equipment Challenger 1600

The Challenger 1600 high-vacuum blower from National Vacuum Equipment is a 1,600 cfm trilobe blower designed for continuous duty at maximum vacuum. It is available in ready-to-install hydraulic or belt-drive packages using corrosion-resistant stainless steel internal components. Available packages include silencers, check valves, moisture trap, cyclone, four-way vacuum/pressure changeover valve and a powder-coated skid. 800-253-5500;

Hydroexcavation Equipment

Cat Pumps hydraulic motor bell housings

Hydraulic motor bell housings from Cat Pumps offer a fast and convenient way to mount hydraulic motors to high-pressure pumps in a direct-drive configuration, according to the maker. Cast from lightweight, high-strength aluminum alloy, the bell housings are suitable for hydroexcavation, jetting, washdown and other hydraulic motor applications that require an easy-to-assemble, compact solution. The bell housings are designed to accept SAE A and SAE B mounts to fit a variety of pumps rated to 10.5 gpm and 5,000 psi, and they are available as individual components or assembled as complete pump/motor assemblies. 763-780-5440;

Dynablast HV690F-12V

The Dynablast HV690F-12V hydrovac water heater produces 690,000 Btu with an output temperature of 190 degrees F at 9 gpm, and with a wet steam option, to work in colder climates and for improved digging in clay-filled areas. It comes with ETL certification for safety, which also includes certification on the coil for higher efficiency and heat transfer, stainless steel target plate for increased coil life, and a design with serviceability in mind with momentary override control. 905-867-4642;

Easy Kleen Pressure Systems Wildcat Heaters

Wildcat Heaters high-pressure, oil-fired hot-water/steam heaters and hydraulic pump systems from Easy Kleen Pressure Systems are designed for reliability and efficiency and are installation-ready for vacuum trucks and hydroexcavators. A full range of heater options includes dry steam, redundancy packages, Schedule 80 and 160 stainless steel or A53 boiler pipe, fine-tuned temperature and flow-control systems. All coils are manufactured in-house, with CRN boiler-approved coils now available. Heaters can be designed for mounting in a cabinet or supplied as a completed cabinet unit. They are CSA and ETL approved. Hydraulic pumping systems are available. 800-315-5533;

GapVax HV33

Designed to safely transport water and debris in urban areas, the GapVax HV33 is shorter, smaller and more compact than its predecessor. It is 30 feet long overall on a medium-duty chassis and includes a 600-gallon water tank, 6-cubic-yard debris body, 6- or 8-inch top-mounted telescoping boom with a 14- to 17.5-foot reach, 4,000 cfm power and an inverted, full-opening tailgate. 888-442-7829;

Imperial Industries Hydro 3600 Hybrid Excavator

The Hydro 3600 Hybrid Excavator from Imperial Industries offers compact power and versatility, with capabilities that include digging trenches to locating fiber optic cables and clearing debris. It provides direct applications for septic hauling, utilities maintenance and emergency response situations. It can be operated by one person. Units are available in code and noncode. 800-558-2945;

Kaiser Premier CV Series

The CV Series hydrovac from Kaiser Premier has all critical components centralized and housed in an insulated, heated aluminum van body. The RB-DV series of rotary three-lobe positive displacement blowers can operate at high vacuum levels thanks to a device that injects atmospheric air. RB-DV series blowers can reach vacuum levels of up to 93% on a deadhead and 27 inches Hg without the need to inject water or use an upstream heat exchanger. Its hydraulically assisted off-load method eliminates overhead conflict concerns when off-loading by avoiding the need to raise the tank. To release hot high-pressure water, the vehicle can be equipped with a 700,000 Btu boiler. The transfer case is designed for vacuum excavation trucks requiring a highly configurable and easily serviceable gearbox. 970-542-1975;

Pressure Lift Power Booster

The Power Booster from Pressure Lift has Versa-Flow technology to help minimize worker hours and allow the user to combine multiple pieces of equipment, increasing workloads and reducing job expenses. The user can combine pressure washers or jetters with any vacuum equipment. Versa-Flow technology breaks up soils, decreases load times, streamlines projects and helps minimize maintenance costs. 866-504-6596;

Rival Hydrovac T7

The T7 hydrovac from Rival Hydrovac was designed primarily to be loaded with debris and driven within legislated road limits with most types of debris on board. The unit comes standard with a scale that reads real-time weights both in the cab and on the wireless remote to confirm weights prior to travel. It is operator-friendly, and the operating system is engaged through one PTO switch. The remainder of the operation occurs from the rear panel or the wireless remote. The components are high performance, and the unit will dig at levels competitive to large units, according to the maker. 403-550-7997;

ScreencO Systems Handle-Tech Hose Handles

Handle-Tech Hose Handles, distributed by ScreencO Systems, enable technicians to safely clamp onto hose or pipe and easily grip, torque and release it single-handedly through a natural movement. Through mud, cold, rain or sleet, the handles’ design allows workers to safely and efficiently manipulate hoses and pipes in any climate. They work for drilling, mud suction hose, tanker hose, pneumatic truck hose, frac pipe, drill pipe, welding poly pipe and other rigid pipes. Sizes range from 1 1/2 to 6 inches, with a planned 8-inch version. Handles are manufactured with long-glass nylon that enhances the thermal insulation properties. They are strong, nonconductive and wear-resistant in temperatures from 40 degrees below zero to 150 degrees F to withstand steam blasting with de-icing equipment, according to the maker. 208-790-8770;

Soil Surgeon hydroexcavating tool

The Soil Surgeon hydroexcavating tool fits any sewer combination truck equipped with a telescoping 6- or 8-inch boom. The tool has a 1-inch water connection. The operator controls water pressure and power through truck controls. It has a 6-foot Tuff Tube with handles to guide the unit down for potholing or side to side for trenching. Six jets boring inward cut the soil, while six boring outward bring the tube down. 949-363-1401;

Super Products Mud Dog

The Mud Dog hydroexcavator from Super Products is designed for operator convenience and consistent performance in the harshest environments, according to the maker. It offers an air excavation option, allowing the operator to choose water or air. It is available with 12- or 16-yard debris capacity. It comes standard with safe tilt ejection unloading and is equipped with a rear-mounted boom that can reach 27 feet with a 335-degree rotation. 800-837-9711;

Tornado Global Hydrovacs F4 ECOLITE

The F4 ECOLITE from Tornado Global Hydrovacs has a 12-cubic-yard mud tank and holds 1,550 gallons of freshwater. The unit is more than 7,000 pounds lighter than the company’s older models and offers more than double the payload. The boom has a 342-degree rotation and a 26-foot reach. The smaller F3 ECOLITE is a 10-cubic-yard, 1,250-gallon tandem-axle unit that more than doubles older payload capacities. It features an 8-inch boom and a 3,800 cfm blower. 715-441-7157;

Transway Systems Terra-Vex HV38

The Transway Systems Terra-Vex HV38 has a 12-yard debris tank with onboard scales for efficient hauling and off-loading, complete with a 26-foot-by-8-inch telescopic boom. It has a one-touch-operated hydraulic half-door with a 3,800 cfm at 27 inches Hg hydraulically driven blower. Water pressure is achieved with a hydraulically driven triplex pump, delivering 10 gpm at 3,600 psi from a 1,000-gallon HDPE baffled water tank. The water is heated with a 420,000 Btu diesel-fired burner for cold-weather operation. 800-263-4508;

TRUVAC by Vactor Paradigm

Designed for utility, municipal and contractor customers involved in the installation, maintenance and repair of underground water, sewer, gas, electric and telecommunications lines, the Paradigm subcompact vacuum excavator from TRUVAC by Vactor can dig holes with water or air; vacuum, contain and dispose of drill mud; power pneumatic, hydraulic or electrical tools; and provide transport and storage of replacement parts, equipment and tools. The truck’s Park-n-Dig design minimizes time between job site arrival and excavation, including the ability to dig up to 6 feet without additional pipe and hose. The air compressor powers utility tools such as jackhammers and tampers. The truck offers tool storage space, including a long-handle toolbox. The truck can tow up to 20,000 pounds. 800-627-3171;

Vac-Con X-Cavator

The X-Cavator from Vac-Con is designed to be powerful, durable, efficient and easy to operate. It features a hydrostatic drive using the chassis engine for vacuum, eliminating the need for PTO, clutch and gearbox operation. It is available with water systems up to 4,000 psi and a mobile, wireless remote-control system for chassis engine revolutions per minute, boom, automatic vacuum breaker, dump controls and hydraulic door locks from up to a half-mile away. The boom rotates 270 degrees. 904-284-4200;

Vacall AllExcavate

Vacall AllExcavate hydroexcavators include AllSmartFlow smart controls to help conserve water during high-performance jet/vac digging around utilities and waterlines or while cleaning frac tanks and vessels. Single-engine efficiency helps conserve fuel and reduce emissions. It has a high-pressure water system with rheostat control to vary water volume and capacity output. A heated compartment protects the water system components from freezing. Its water tanks are made of high-quality aluminum for extra strength. Large, galvanized steel debris tanks are also available. A single control is used to open, close and lock the tailgate. It has double-cyclone filtration with a simplified design to reduce maintenance, extend performance and increase working life. Its rear-mounted boom front-loads debris. It is available with a cold-weather package. 800-382-8302;

Vector Technologies Mudslinger

The Mudslinger line of compact trailer-mounted hydroexcavation vacuums from Vac-Con, in cooperation with Vector Technologies, have multiple Tier 4 diesel and gas engine options, with a 1,190 cfm 16-inch Hg positive displacement blower, and come with a 535- or 845-gallon debris tank with 55-degree hydraulic dump hoist and a hydraulic door. The water system is 4 gpm at 4,000 psi with 50 feet of 3/8-inch hose and comes with a 225- or 325-gallon HDPE water tank. A 9-foot boom with 24 inches of hydraulic extension, hydraulic up/down and 270 degrees of manual rotation is also available. It is mounted on a heavy-duty welded tube steel trailer. 800-832-4010;

Westech Vac Systems Coyote

The compact Coyote hydrovac from Westech Vac Systems is a midsized alternative to the Wolf and is a suitable option for customers working in urban and metro environments who need maximized legal payloads. The unit can easily maneuver in tight, confined spaces without compromising productivity and performance, according to the maker. It has a 6-inch vacuum system and high airflow capabilities, 6-inch hose to reduce clogging and vacuum system capable of up to 3,200 cfm and 16 inches Hg of vacuum. It comes standard with a hydraulically driven blower system that simplifies the engagement process when moving from hole to hole on quick locating applications. The debris body is positioned on the chassis to ensure the payload is proportionately distributed across all axles. 780-955-3030;

Jet/Vac Combo Units

Hi-Vac Aquatech Guardian

The Aquatech Guardian from Hi-Vac has a large vacuum system offering 5,800 cfm and 27 inches Hg, allowing operators to keep up with heavy-flow, large-diameter sewers. The vacuum system allows for fast, efficient loading in any application. A noise-deadening, climate-controlled enclosure prevents freezing, reduces noise and secures tools. Its rear hose reel design protects the operator from noisy and hot chassis engines with an operating noise level typically less than 81 dBA. The top-loading, 360-degree boom offers efficiency and unlimited work zones for fast and easy setups. 800-752-2400;

HotJet USA HotJet II Vac’NJet

The HotJet II Vac’NJet unit from HotJet USA has a 35 hp Vanguard engine manufactured by Toyota, and it is designed to clean 2- to 12-inch lines. Offering 10 gpm and 4,000 psi, the units are available with hot- or cold-water options, a 500-gallon all-steel spoils tank with a Gardner Denver vac blower, Colt 4-ton hydraulic dump and 24-inch rear hatch. It offers fully adjustable temperature, has 500 feet of 1/2-inch hose and 300 feet of 3/8-inch hose. The vacuum can be used separately from the jetter. It also serves as a washdown unit. Units can be custom engineered. 800-624-8186;

Supervac Triton

The Triton combination sewer cleaner from Supervac has a water recycling system using a Juggler filter to allow continuous work without downtime for water filling. It filters water collected in the debris tank and transfers it to a water reservoir used by the water pump. It comes with a 2,500-gallon debris tank with stainless steel liner and vibrator, 1,500-gallon water tank, hydraulic boom and dump, and a full-opening rear door. Vacuum is provided by a 3,800 cfm at 27 inches Hg Robuschi blower, while jetting is provided by an 80 gpm, 2,500 psi Pratissoli water pump. The rear door-mounted hydraulic hose reel holds 600 feet of 1-inch hose. 866-839-5702;

Trash Pumps

Hydra-Tech Pumps S3T

The S3T 3-inch hydraulic-drive submersible trash pump from Hydra-Tech Pumps is designed for jobs such as construction sites and manhole pumping. It fits into 12-inch openings and is used where lightweight, high-volume trash pumps are needed. If being used for a job with limited solids, a small-hole water strainer is available. When combined with HT11 to HT15 power units, it is capable of flows up to 380 gpm. The safe and variable-speed hydraulic drive can be used where electric power is hazardous or impractical. 570-645-3779;

Vacuum Pumps

Elmira Machine Industries / Wallenstein Vacuum 753 Series

The 753 Series vacuum pump from Elmira Machine Industries / Wallenstein Vacuum incorporates extra-wide vanes that allow up to an inch of wear, designed for longer service life. It provides 422 cfm airflow at 1,200 rpm and is precision-machined to provide vacuum levels up to 28 inches Hg. Options include air, liquid or dual cooling systems where air injection is combined with liquid cooling. A pump-flushing port is included on the top valve for convenient maintenance. The quick-access housing end plate allows for easy internal inspection with no bearings to pull. Oil lubrication is via a mechanical piston pump driven by shaft rotation or available with a sight-feed valve oil regulator system using vacuum/pressure to draw oil with no moving parts. 800-801-6663;

Fruitland RCF870

The RCF870 vacuum pump from Fruitland is available in clockwise and counterclockwise rotation with top- and side-mount, four-way valve locations. The pump is available with hydraulic, angle (gearbox) and belt-drive options. It can be mounted on all Eliminator-style packages. It is a true 4-inch pump with 4-inch pipe connections producing 512 cfm and weighing 575 pounds. It is fan-forced air-cooled with an available air-injection cooling system for continuous duty at higher vacuum. It includes an integral oil reservoir with low-consumption oil pump, an integral final filter and vane-wear test ports. 800-663-9003;

Moro USA Storm Series PM3000

The Storm Series PM3000 liquid-cooled vacuum pump from Moro USA is suitable for heavy-duty, continuous use. It has oiled bearings with no grease points, a sealed positive displacement direct-feed oiling system, Kevlar vanes, integrated check valve coolant pump, and changeover valve that help provide ease-of-use and installation. It includes industrial-duty Viton oil seals for superior pump life and has a liquid-cooled casing to help maintain cooler temperatures inside the pump. It is available in clockwise and counterclockwise models. 866-383-6304;

Presvac Systems PV750

The Presvac Systems PV750 rotary vane pump is designed for continuous full-vacuum operation in extreme conditions. It offers 400 cfm at free air, 350 cfm at 15 inches Hg, a maximum vacuum of 27 inches Hg and maximum pressure of 35 psi. Dual fans and twin ballast ports efficiently cool the pump. The solid housing with deep cooling ribs allows for greater heat transfer from the vacuum chamber. Aluminum fans and shrouding work like a heat exchanger to aid in heat reduction. Multiple manifold and drive options are available for truck, trailer or stationary applications. 800-387-7763;

Vacuum Pumps

Westmoor Conde HD

Conde HD vacuum/pressure pumps from Westmoor are built in a variety of sizes from 35 to 230 cfm. They incorporate a slide/changeover valve, which is compact, low profile and works easily, according to the maker. Automatic oilers never need adjustment. They can be driven by a variety of power sources, including a gas or diesel engine package, PTO, right-angle drive or a hydraulic pump. They are double shafted and can be set up for clockwise or counterclockwise rotation. 800-367-0972;

Vacuum Trucks/Trailers

Amthor International Matador

The 4,000-gallon aluminum Matador code or noncode septic/grease vacuum tank from Amthor International comes standard with a 5/16-inch-thick side shell and floor, full head baffles and no external rings. It is available as a dumping tank with or without a full-opening rear door, as well as with off-road construction options for various applications. Various pump models are available, including numerous stock tanks and chassis. 800-328-6633;

Guzzler CL

The CL (Classic) industrial vacuum loader from Guzzler is designed to recover, contain and carry solids, dry bulk powders, liquids, slurries and thick sludge from hard-to-reach areas. The truck offers upgraded operator ergonomics, improved air routing, filtration and maintenance, a longer body for improved material separation, an enlarged bag house and cyclone clean-out access doors for easier access. Its modular design allows for a wide selection of off-loading configurations, including a rear door-mounted sludge pump for unloading sludges from the debris body, an XCR system with a swing-out cyclone that allows material discharge into collection vessels while vacuuming, and a high-rail system (available in three configurations) with a loading boom, hydraulic creep drive and rear-mounted operator chair. 800-627-3171;

Pik Rite steel 3,600-gallon vacuum tank

The Pik Rite steel 3,600-gallon vacuum tank is designed for strength and reliability. Its 3-inch internal plumbing keeps the exterior clean and simple. The vacuum pump mount is attached to both frame rails and easily supports pumps from any major pump manufacturer. It has four sight eyes for the waste compartment. The tank interior is equipped with walk-through baffles and a 20-inch rear manway for easy clean-out. Operator work lights and a strobe light are mounted on the top rear lighting bracket. Polished aluminum hose trays and the low hose hooks are coated with protective liner. 800-326-9763;

Satellite Vacuum Trucks MAL 4000

MAL 4000 trucks from Satellite Vacuum Trucks are large enough to pump four or five average-sized septic tanks before dumping, and their open frames provide additional room for storage. The units are mounted on a 2020 Freightliner chassis that includes a 114SD/DD13 engine offering 410 hp and 1,550 ft-lbs of torque, a Fuller FRO-15210c 10-speed manual transmission (Eaton Vehicle Group), 18,000-pound front axle and 40,000-pound rear axles on an air-ride suspension with full-locking differentials. Additional features include a rib-free exterior, diesel flush kit, full doubler plate, multiple manways and backup camera. 800-883-1123;

Vacutrux SepticTrux

SepticTrux from Vacutrux are available on chassis from 33,000 to 86,000 GVWR single axle, tandem or tri, with tank sizes from 1,800 to 5,400 gallons. Vacuum systems are powered by vacuum pumps from Elmira Machine Industries / Wallenstein Vacuum. 800-305-4305;

Water Pumps

MTH Pumps DC10

The DC10 pump from MTH Pumps is a 12-volt DC washdown-duty pump with cast 316 stainless steel construction made to exceed OEM specifications for vacuum trucks. It can replace original units on any truck and is a suitable pump for filling sinks, recharging restroom tanks and cleaning portable restrooms. The large seal chamber for the mechanical seal box provides a wide fluid passage area for maximum cooling of the seal faces and allows debris and gases to be flushed away. It is designed to handle up to 25 gpm and reach pressures up to 40 psi. 630-552-4115;

Water Recyclers

Vactor 2100i with water recycling

A water recycling system, available as an option for the Vactor 2100i sewer cleaner, reuses water already in the sewer to clean sewer lines, eliminating the need for clean water. The system is designed to help municipalities conserve freshwater, improve efficiencies, reduce costs and promote sustainability. The system can also increase operator productivity, enabling operators to clean twice the number of lines in a day as earlier models, according to the manufacturer. The five-stage filtration system combines settling, centrifugal separation and absolute filtration to 100-micron particle sizes, preventing most abrasive solids from entering the jetting system. The filter-cleaning system allows the machine to operate continuously at full operating flows and pressures. 800-627-3171;


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