Product Focus - September 2020

Product Focus - September 2020


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. 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 tri-lobe blower designed for continuous duty at maximum vacuum. It employs uniquely designed rotors to significantly improve vacuum efficiency and reduce mechanical noise. The blower has a ballast air-cooling design and will work continuously in maximum vacuum (typically 27 inches Hg). 800-253-5500;

Hydroexcavation Tools

Dynablast HV420

Custom Dynablast HV420 hydrovac water heaters produce 420,000 Btus with an output temperature of 175 degrees F at 5 gpm, making them suitable for colder climates and improved digging in clay-filled areas. All models comes with ETL certification for safety, which also includes certification on the coil for higher efficiency and heat transfer, a stainless steel target plate for increased coil life and momentary override control. They include an Interpump Group T 2040 water pump package providing 10.5 gpm at 2,900 psi and 1,750 rpm, as well as a hydraulic package with Sunfab 34 cc motor. All components are custom-mounted in a 24-by-24-inch cabinet. 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. Heater options include 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 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;

Hydra-Flex Machete

The Machete hydroexcavating nozzle from Hydra-Flex channels water in an oscillating motion, creating a smaller spray angle and a direct stream with a more forceful impact. This premium penetration will allow faster digging and more precise trenching capabilities. Its durable, replaceable cover allows for instant changeability while increasing the overall nozzle’s life span. It is available in three sizes, with operating pressure ranges from 1,000 to 3,200 psi and a heat rating of 180 degrees F. Generating more power, it will last in excess of 500 hours, improving digging times and replacement costs. 952-808-3640;

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;

Hydroexcavation Units

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;

HotJet USA Vac ’n Jet Series

The HotJet USA Vac ’n Jet Series of vacuum trailer jetters are rugged and compact; have been engineered to haul equipment and spoils loads; can clean valve boxes and storm drains; and can hydroexcavate and/or clean drainlines and sewer lines. They offer hot- and cold-water operation with a choice of engine options ranging from 13 to 66 hp and gas or diesel operation. They are equipped with premium triplex pumps, a 500-gallon spoils tank, 200-gallon water tank, Gardner Denver vac/blowers, a 4-ton hydraulic dump and Centri-Clean filter system. They can also be custom-engineered and designed to meet specifications. 800-624-8186;

Rival Hydrovac T7 Tandem

The T7 Tandem 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. 403-550-7997;

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 a 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 and can move in a 45-degree-upward and 25-degree-downward pivot for convenient positioning within dig areas. 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 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 3,800 cfm blower. 877-340-8141;

Transway Systems Terra-Vex HV38

The Transway Systems Terra-Vex HV38 has a 12-yard debris tank with onboard scales for efficient hauling and offloading, 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 hydrovac from Vac-Con includes a cold-weather enclosure for the water systems and control panel, as well as an interior area for operator seating and workspace. Unit filtration is based off of the Titan combination machine, with a single cyclone design and final cartridge-style filter. The redesigned boom is lightweight and flexible, rotating 310 degrees around the unit and moving plus 45 degrees and minus 22 degrees vertically. The durable rubber hose material can withstand harsh environments and has a reach of 26 feet. 904-284-4200;

Vacall AllExcavate

The Vacall AllExcavate hydroexcavator is suitable for excavating soil, rocks and clay around utility lines and foundations. It uses high-pressure jetting action up to 24.5 gpm with up to 3,000 psi to loosen material. A 27-inch Hg and 5,800 cfm vacuum suctions the material and water slurry into the debris tank. The multistage vacuum filtration system has a simplified design to reduce maintenance, extend performance and increase working life. As material is deposited into the debris body, air continues to move through a dual cyclone separator where more material particles and moisture are removed. The filtered air then passes through the blower, silencer and exhaust. All models are available with three different vacuum boom tube and hose designs to accommodate customer preference. 800-382-8302;

Industrial Vacuum Truck

Imperial Industries’ 2020 Freightliner 108SD

Imperial Industries’ 2020 Freightliner 108SD includes a fully remote-controlled vacuum system. It comes with a 4,200-gallon painted aluminum tank with a National Vacuum Equipment Challenger 4310 blower (940 cfm). Functionality includes full control of the tank’s PTO and pneumatic valves, providing operators with the ability to switch between vacuum, neutral and pressure modes without leaving a septic tank access point. The bottom third of the tank is double-plated, and the tank is painted black with a diamond-plate chip guard, full flanged and dished heads for baffles, a hot shift PTO, one 4-inch vacuum inlet with lever valve, one 6-inch discharge with piston valve with a handle, three 5-inch sight glasses on the rear tank head, full-length aluminum hose trays, a SeeLevel indicator, a 24- by 24- by 24-inch aluminum toolbox, Department of Transportation LED light package, two rear LED work lights and an adjustable stainless steel rear bumper. 800-558-2945;

Jet/Vac Combo Units

Presvac Systems jetter trucks

The Presvac Systems lineup of jetting trucks provides a complete range of cleaning solutions for pipes 4 to 100 inches in diameter. Powerful vacuum provides the effective removal of flushed material. Modular filtration configured to blower size provides blower protection with minimal maintenance. The pictured unit has a split-compartment aluminum tank, including 300 gallons water and 4,700 gallons debris. It has a Robuschi Robox 65 blower, 900 cfm free air and 27 inches Hg maximum vacuum. Its US Jetting pressure pump provides 18 to 20 gpm at 4,000 psi. It comes with a head-mount hose reel, 250 feet of 1/2-inch jetting hose, a 5 gpm at 2,000 psi washdown pump and 50 feet of 3/8-inch hose. Heated valves and a winterizing system for the water system are available. 800-387-7763;

Sewer Equipment Model 900 ECO

The Model 900 ECO from Sewer Equipment is available in 6-, 9-, 12- or 15-yard debris capacities, equipped with Duraprolene water tanks carrying 900 to 2,100 gallons of onboard water. Its Hydro Drive powertrain system eliminates the need for a transfer case. Both single-piston and triplex pump options are available at 55 to 80 gpm at 2,000 to 3,000 psi with a 4,400 cfm blower and 18 inches Hg, and they are built on an eco-friendly platform that provides greater fuel efficiency and offers noise reduction. 888-477-7611;

Vactor iMPACT

The iMPACT, a versatile combination sewer cleaner from Vactor, has a compact design to easily maneuver through tight spaces. It offers the IntuiTouch control system. Inside the cab, one-touch controls are used for quick PTO activation and engagement. Outside the cab, a rotating control panel with up/down adjustment has a touch screen and glove-friendly tactile buttons, providing immediate data. The Jet Rodder water pump provides continuous flows through its entire operating range. 800-627-3171;

Vermeer MV Solutions Vac-Tron Jetter Truck Vac Series

The Vac-Tron Jetter Truck Vac (JTV) Series from Vermeer MV Solutions combines powerful cubic-feet-per-minute vacuum excavation with high-pressure jetter capabilities. This versatile vacuum excavator is suitable for sewer jetting, potholing, storm drain cleaning and lateral clean-out. It has in-truck component controls that eliminate the extra weight, space and cost of a pony motor. The power takeoff of the series offers a positive displacement vacuum blower that can suction at 1,000 cfm with 16 inches Hg. It also comes standard with reverse pressure, an 800-gallon debris tank, 300-gallon water supply, 15 gpm water pump with 3,000 psi, hydraulic rear door, filter housing and 425 feet of 1/2-inch jetter hose. The available towing package also efficiently tows other equipment to the job site. 888-822-8766;

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 870 Series

Fruitland’s 870 Series pump allows high vacuum levels of 28.5 inches Hg and continuous vacuum of 27 inches Hg. Additionally, it is capable of providing 30 psi pressure for offloading. The oil consumed during pump operation is minimal, with only 1 gallon of oil for 18 hours of operation, which provides greater cost savings and reduces environmental impact. Fruitland is less restrictive on the type of oil used in all its vacuum pumps, allowing customers to buy locally available, nonproprietary oil. The pump delivers 510 cfm (free air) through 4-inch porting. 905-662-6552;

Moro USA W Series PM80W

The W Series PM80W liquid-cooled vacuum pump from Moro USA is suitable for a wide variety of applications, including septic, industrial, and oil and gas. It has oiled bearings that don’t require additional maintenance, a sealed positive displacement direct-feed oiling system, Kevlar vanes, an integrated check valve and a changeover valve. A jacketed casing provides liquid cooling, allowing a deeper continuous-duty vacuum. A coolant pump is available for self-contained packages. It includes industrial-duty Viton oil seals for superior pump life and is available in clockwise and counterclockwise rotations. 866-383-6304;

Westmoor Conde SDS Ultra

The Conde SDS Ultra vacuum pump from Westmoor pumps at 230 cfm and has an automatic oiling system that never needs adjusting. It incorporates the Conde Slide Valve (changeover valve), which is compact and low-profile and works easily, according to the maker. It is offered with either a pump-mounted or remote oil reservoir, with sealed high-temperature maintenance-free bearings. It can be driven by a variety of power sources including gas or diesel engines, PTO, right-angle drive or hydraulic pump. The unit is double-shafted and can be set up for either clockwise or counterclockwise rotation. 800-367-0972;


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