Product Focus - August 2020

Product Focus - August 2020

Cable Drain Cleaning Machines

Duracable DuraFlex 

Hair clogs, wadded paper towels and grease buildup are enough to stop up a drain; tree roots are another challenge. DuraFlex cables from Duracable can help solve these problems. The cables, which are manufactured in the U.S., provide a balance between strength, hardness and flexibility, whether a sturdy 100-foot inner-core cable for tree roots or a hollow-core 50-foot drain cable is required. Duracable offers a full line of drain machines to put the drain snakes to proper use. Blades and accessories are available. 800-247-4081;

Milwaukee Tool M18 FUEL Sewer Sectional Machine with CABLE DRIVE

The M18 FUEL Sewer Sectional Machine with CABLE DRIVE from Milwaukee Tool provides an automatic feed-and-retract solution designed to reduce user strain when pulling cable back from the pipe. It is designed to clear roots at 200 feet with a cordless solution to provide users the power to clear tough clogs. It offers easy setup and transport. 800-729-3878;

MyTana M745 Workhorse

The M745 Workhorse drain machine from MyTana can adjust cable speed on the fly and features two torque settings for safety. It incorporates SmartDrive technology, so cable speed can be throttled up to 300 rpm to negotiate turns, strengthen cleaning force and expedite feeds and retrievals. Speed can also be reduced to as low as 100 rpm for tackling obstructions and debris. SmartDrive sounds an alarm when cable torque approaches unsafe limits and then automatically cuts power when that limit is reached. The machine comes equipped to work in 3- to 4-inch lines with 100 feet of cable, slip-joint fittings, autofeed, blades and accessories. A sink line kit is available to address 1.5- to 2-inch lines. With a quick-release design, no tools are needed to swap reels. 800-328-8170;

RIDGID FlexShaft K9-306

The RIDGID K9-306 FlexShaft drain cleaning machine quickly cleans 3- to 6-inch drainlines up to 125 feet. It is used in conjunction with a full suite of specialized chain knocker accessories that expand to the size of the pipe to clear the entire circumference of grease, buildup, roots and heavy scale debris. The chain knockers are connected to a flexible, nylon-sheathed cable that is fully enclosed for cleanliness and can be easily wiped clean as it is pulled from the line. The fully contained unit also limits job site cross contamination. It can be operated by a foot switch in both vertical and horizontal positions and features a 1.5 hp internal universal motor for maximum power and in-field serviceability. It also allows for inspection cameras to remain in the pipe throughout the drain cleaning process for maximum efficiency. 800-474-3443;

Spartan Tool Model 300

The Model 300 from Spartan Tool has a compact design suitable for tight spaces and narrow doorways. Its enclosed inner and outer steel drums keep messes contained. It can be combined with up to 107 feet of Spartan Tool’s Magnum cable for increased power and performance in a compact machine. 800-435-3866;

Drainline Inspection Cameras

Ratech Electronics Plumber’s Helper Jr.

The Plumber’s Helper Jr. pipe inspection system from Ratech Electronics is based on a small-scale reel and comes with 100 feet of mini Gel Rod cable, a removable compact command module with 7.1-inch LCD, a built-in battery and an SD recorder for recording digital images and video. This mini pipe-inspection system is available with a full-spectrum, 1.375-inch, self-leveling color camera; a standard color camera; or any of the company’s three micro camera heads (5/8-, 3/4- or 1-inch diameter). 905-660-7072;

Southland Tool ST-PRO Cam

The ST-PRO Cam video nozzle from Southland Tool provides 4K or 1080p viewing capabilities. The compact design includes a waterproof camera case and zinc-plated body and thrust nozzle. It has a self-leveling GoPro camera and a rear 1-inch thrust nozzle with eight jets. Nylon wheels up to 18 inches and 6- to 8-inch adjustable skids are available. It also has integrated Wi-Fi downloadable to a phone app. 714-632-8198; 

Electronic Utility Locators

Subsite Electronics UtiliGuard 2

The Subsite Electronics UtiliGuard 2 is a multifrequency utility locator that takes the features of the original UtiliGuard and adds a user interface, integrated data capture and GPS positioning. The user interface has simplified graphics that are easier and faster to interpret. Operators will notice a change in screen layout when directly over a utility locate, providing positive confirmation. The combination of screen graphics delivers increased operator confidence, locate consistency and operational performance. It automatically captures data without altering the operator’s normal workflow. This data can be used to verify performance and demonstrate quality and process compliance in the field. Supervisors can also track performance, compare it with benchmarks and enable actionable outcomes to be implemented. This reporting and auditing capability helps increase quality, reduce cable strikes and increase productivity across multiple crews. 800-846-2713;

Vivax-Metrotech vLoc3 RTK-Pro

The vLoc3 RTK-Pro receiver from Vivax-Metrotech includes real-time kinematic GNSS accuracy. Using the internal cellular module with 4G LTE capabilities, the operator can connect to a NTRIP RTK caster that provides RTCM 3 corrections. By using these corrections, the operator can collect both utility location data and the geographical location of the utility with survey-grade accuracy. It is designed for all operator levels, with user-friendly and intuitive locate screens. Operators confirm the utility data with the press of a button and align the electronic spirit level to store the data. All field data is sent to the cloud and retained in the receiver’s onboard storage for review and exporting to external mapping programs. The user-configurable receiver contains eight passive locate modes, fault find mode and a range of configurable frequencies from 16 Hz to 200 kHz. 800-446-3392;

High-Pressure Nozzles


The RD MASTERJET nozzle from Hammelmann has HPS sealing technology and adjustable-speed rotation. It is designed for use with shotguns, robotic lance systems or replacement of any rotating tool. It is lightweight at 2.2 pounds and has a compact, ergonomic design that’s 2.2 inches in diameter and 6.5 inches long. It can be used at operating pressures up to 46,500 psi with optimum internal flow. It has a universal nozzle hub for working with nozzles with two or four inserts. Nozzle inserts are countersunk in the nozzle carrier with blast-back shields. Speed is controlled by an infinitely variable magnetic brake. It can be used for cleaning and washing, expansion-joint removal, coating and paint removal, blasting pipe externals, paint booth grid and skid cleanup, superstructure surface preparation, heavy-machinery cleanup and surface preparation. 800-783-4935;

Hydra-Flex Marksman

The Marksman from Hydra-Flex is a 0-degree, static, linear flow, long-distance cleaning nozzle designed for operator safety and efficiency while reducing water consumption. With a controlled flow for optimal cleaning impingement over 20 feet, it is suitable for cleaning corrosive environments like lift stations. The precise stream cleans accumulated solids and grease buildups while its accuracy reduces the operator’s chances of damaging crucial parts like pumps and electrical components. The nozzle requires use of a 6-foot-minimum lance equipped with a dead-man switch, ensuring the operator has more control. It offers up to a 20 gpm, low-water-flow design, reducing each job’s water consumption and duration. 952-808-3640;

Hose Reels

Hannay Reels 1500 Series

Hannay Reels heavy-duty 1500 Series reels are engineered to handle high pressures and longer lengths of hose, making them suitable for jetting operations and clearing pipe blockage and buildup. This series is versatile and can be used for a wide variety of other applications including pressure washing, steam cleaning, high- and low-pressure water supply, and air. A reinforced frame provides strength and rigidity, with 3/16-inch-thick discs to handle high-pressure hose expansion and an 8-inch-diameter steel 14-gauge drum to accommodate hose with a higher bend radius. The reels can handle single 3/8- through 5/8-inch I.D. hose with pressure options up to 10,000 psi available. 877-467-3357;

Reelcraft Industries REELSAFE Series RS7000

REELSAFE Series RS7000 controlled-return hose reels from Reelcraft Industries play out like a traditional reel but are engineered to retract at an average walking speed. The centrifugal clutch, integral to the reel base, greatly decelerates the hose retraction speed by up to 83% versus a Series 7000 reel. 800-444-3134;

Portable Jetter

General Pipe Cleaners JM-1000 Mini-Jet

The JM-1000 Mini-Jet from General Pipe Cleaners incudes a high-performance, stainless steel braid jet hose for drain cleaning power and performance in a small package. The stainless steel braid/Teflon core hoses are available in a variety of lengths and are also optimized for the JM-1450 electric jet. The Mini-Jet can clear grease, sand and ice from small lines, sinks and laundry drains with 1,500 psi high-pressure water spray. Its diamond-plate metal case safely shields the pump and motor assembly from job site abuse. The hose smoothly slides the jet nozzle down 1 1/2- to 3-inch drainlines, easily navigating tight bends. The 3/16-inch Teflon core also reduces flow resistance, further improving small-line cleaning power. The package includes a four-piece nozzle set, water supply hose, shut-off valve and universal faucet adapter. 800-245-6200;

Root Control Chemicals

Duke’s Root Control RazoRooter II 

Duke’s Root Control uses RazoRooter II, a thick, herbicide-laden foam with the consistency of shaving cream. Since effectively killing roots in sewer systems requires access to the entire line, Duke’s crew inserts a hose from manhole to manhole. The hose releases and sprays the foam in all directions, allowing it to adhere to roots and penetrate through wye connections to kill roots even in lateral lines. The entire system is treated as the foam compresses against pipe surfaces and penetrates cracks, joints and connecting sewers. Roots are killed on contact inside and outside the pipe walls before they decay naturally and slough away, with regrowth delayed for two to three years. Trees and other aboveground vegetation are not harmed. 800-447-6687;

Lenzyme Trap-Cleer foaming root control

Foaming root control from Lenzyme Trap-Cleer has double the active ingredient dichlobenil of previous solutions, along with a latex base designed to help it stick to roots longer. It is easy to apply and provides a slower foaming action to coat the entire pipeline and eliminate fast-foam-over messes. 800-223-3083;


RootX is designed to reduce the need for mechanical root control. Every component of a septic system can be treated with the chemical without the risk of machine failure or pipe damage to fight root intrusion. The mainline can be treated easily and effectively from a toilet or clean-out. Roots often penetrate tank, lid and riser seams, as well as baffle entries and exits. The chemical can be applied to the drainfield through a clean-out, distribution box or pressure system with special instructions. 800-844-4974;

Root Cutters

NozzTeq Lumberjack

NozzTeq Lumberjack cutters are low-torque, variable-speed, multipurpose cutting nozzles powered by common sewer jetting or combination trucks. The cutting chains rotate at speeds of 10,000 to 50,000 rpm, depending on pressure and flow rate. The precisely engineered cutter is designed to cut roots, but it also effectively clears out concrete, tuberculation, grease, protruding laterals and other obstructions. Low torque means it won’t get stuck, harm host pipe or spin off the hose end. The cutters are sealed, include grease-lubricated bearings and are water-cooled so they don’t need daily maintenance. Five models clear pipes from 3 up to 48 inches. The entire kit includes the turbine, water supply tube, chain plate/pull plate, tow ring, cutting blade, sleds, five sets of chain per sled size, propelling nozzle with jets and adapter, spanner wrench, hand tools and toolbox. 866-620-5915;

StoneAge Warthog WGR Magnum Root Destroyer

The Warthog WGR Magnum Root Destroyer from StoneAge is optimized to clear roots quickly and efficiently. Its multijet configuration is designed to take out roots at the source, helping eliminate the use of mechanical tools that could damage the pipe. It is compatible with existing WGR nozzles for pipes ranging from 8 to 36 inches. 866-795-1586;

Sludge Sampling Equipment

Sim/Tech Filter TruCore

TruCore from Sim/Tech Filter is a large-diameter, accurate, user-friendly sludge sampler designed for use in sludge common to septic tanks. >span class="s3">It allows samples to be taken quickly without creating excessive turbulence, as there are no restrictions caused by valves, stoppers or flaps. With a 1 3/8-inch I.D., the capacity per foot is almost 10 ounces. The straight-through design allows the sample to be effortlessly returned to the tank. The unit is made of a polycarbonate sampling tube (marked every foot) and PVC fittings. It comes as a single-piece, 8-foot unit or as two 4-foot units that slip together. Custom sizes and configurations are also available. A simple and customizable extension kit is available for deeply buried tanks. 888-999-3290;

Smoke Locator

Superior Signal 5E Electric Smoker

The 5E Electric Smoker from Superior Signal offers a cost-effective and green solution to find difficult leaks and odors in residential and commercial plumbing systems. Connect the blower to any plumbing clean-out or vent, with the appropriate-size smoke candle to force smoke through faults and cracks, easily identifying sources of odor and hard-to-find leaks. Smoke candles produce a highly visible, nontoxic smoke and are completely biodegradable. They are manufactured with zero-waste stream and include labels printed with vegetable-based ink on recycled paper, as well as biodegradable, recycled paperboard tubes. The unit does not generate any harmful exhaust gases and handles all residential and commercial smoke testing applications. Smoke tests take just minutes to perform and see immediate results. The unit comes with an 8-foot, industrial-grade flex hose, weighs just 8 pounds and requires no maintenance. 800-945-8378;

Truck/Trailer Jetters

American Jetter Hot Jetter

Hot Jetters from American Jetter include a water-heating system that uses efficient dual-coil burners. Burner exhaust temperatures are reduced from 400 degrees F to around 127 degrees F, effectively releasing less heat into the atmosphere. This is coupled with 20% or more fuel savings from the optional Kohler 19 to 38 hp EFI engines. The increased fuel savings will provide longer runtimes. 866-944-3569;

Cam Spray CV Series

The CV Series cargo van drain jet from Cam Spray offers diesel-fired hot water for additional jetting power. Several models are available up to 4,000 psi and 12 gpm. A triplex plunger pump with power pulse valve provides an extra push when needed. Air purge and recirculation to the tank are provided for freeze protection. A 5-gallon fuel tank provides hours of runtime. It comes with a heavily built, powder-coated frame with full deck and 130-gallon water capacity; a 12-volt DC reel with 2-1 clutch drive allowing for free spooling; and a powered hose return. It is controlled by a push button or foot switch. Accessories include a four-nozzle set, storage box, tip cleaner, tiger tail, safety shield, rubber gloves, high-visibility safety vest, 50-foot washdown hose and trigger gun. 800-648-5011;

Easy Kleen Pressure Systems Groundhog Jetter

The Groundhog Jetter from Easy Kleen Pressure Systems is designed to blast through clogged pipes with a 35 hp Vanguard engine providing 12 gpm at 3,500 psi. It is compact and can be transported in a pickup truck or van, with trailer options available. It includes a fully welded, powder-coated, 2-inch steel tube frame, drilled and tapped, which houses the 200-gallon water tank. It comes with an accessible breather and 10-gallon fuel tank, General Pump with gearbox drive, 12-volt-powered hose reel with 300 feet of 3/8-inch jetter hose, hose guides, a super swivel and foot-pedal control, emergency shut-off valve and hour meter. Optional remote features include hose reel-in, motor off/speed control and pressure on/off. 800-315-5533;

GapVax GJet

The GJet truck jetter from GapVax offers 500- to 3,000-gallon stainless steel water tank options and 40- to 100-gpm water pump options along with a front-mounted hose reel, various toolbox options, room for a vice or crane, and 10-foot tube trays. 888-442-7829;

HotJet USA Xtreme Flow III

The Xtreme Flow III trailer jetter from HotJet USA offers 18 gpm at 4,000 psi jetting power, clearing drains from 2 to 24 inches. It offers twin 35 hp Vanguard engines on a 5-by-14-foot, heavy-duty, 10,000-pound-rated trailer. It is designed to bust through any clog, roots or debris. 800-213-3272;

Sewer Equipment Model 800-HPR Series IV 

The Model 800-HPR Series IV truck jet from Sewer Equipment offers the same features as the 800-HPR ECO, such as fully baffled Duraprolene water tanks, an eco-friendly operating system, 190-degree rotation of the hose reel and an insulated, heated enclosure housing all water components. It adds a rear door that closes fully while the hose reel is extended, keeping heat inside the enclosure where water components are stored. It offers wintertime recirculation of the water system at highway speeds, a retractable canopy for sun and inclement weather, and boiler to provide onboard hot water for cold-weather applications. The dual reel configuration offers two hose reels in one location, with the secondary reel allowing for the addition of a televising jet pod or small-line sewer hose, giving operators the ability to perform multiple applications using one truck. It has ergonomic controls, an operator station situated between hose reels in a dual hose reel configuration and a secondary operator station. 888-477-7611;

Super Products SuperJet

The SuperJet truck-mounted jetter from Super Products is used to blast debris to clear blockages and maintain sewer lines when vacuuming extraction is not required. It uses a strong and smooth single-piston water pump to create consistently high water pressure. Units come standard with rotationally molded polyethylene water tanks in a modular design to accommodate water capacities ranging from 1,080 to 3,240 gallons. Additionally, they offer convenient standard curbside and street-side fill. The hose reel has 1,000 feet of 1-inch-diameter sewer hose, 200-degree rotation and a digital monitor. This allows operators to work efficiently while positioning themselves out of traffic and away from other hazards. The monitor displays a hose footage count, offers 20 saved settings for hose reel payout and is designed with LED panel lights to enable readability in a variety of environments. 800-837-9711;

Vac-Con Hot Shot

The Hot Shot high-pressure water jet machine from Vac-Con is designed for removing grease, sludge, stones, bottles, cans and other debris from sanitary sewer and/or storm lines. Engineered for one-person operation, all high-pressure water and hose reel controls are located at the front of the machine for ease of operation and increased safety. Models are available with 1,000- and 1,600-gallon water tanks. Options include variable flow, articulating hose reel, polyethylene water tanks, 30 gpm at 3,000 psi water pump system, auxiliary engine or hydrostatic drive, cold-weather recirculation system, side-mounted toolboxes, air purge system, hose footage counter, arrow board, strobe lights, inspector cam, high-pressure spray bar, hose rewind guide, 600 psi handgun system with 25 feet of hose, and a selection of nozzles. 888-920-2945;  


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