Product Focus - January 2021

Product Focus - January 2021

The Challenger 1600 from National Vacuum Equipment.

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National Vacuum Equipment Challenger 1600

The Challenger 1600 from National Vacuum Equipment is a 1,600 cfm tri-lobe blower designed for continuous duty at maximum vacuum. It employs rotors designed 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;

Hot Water Boilers

Dynablast HV690F-12V

The Dynablast HV690F-12V hydrovac water heater produces 690,000 Btus with an output temperature of 175 degrees F at 10 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 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;

Hydroexcavation Equipment

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; 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;

Hydra-Flex Machete

The Machete hydroexcavating nozzle from Hydra-Flex channels water in an oscillating motion, creating a small spray angle and a direct stream with a forceful impact. This premium penetration will allow faster digging and more precise trenching capabilities. Its durable, replaceable cover allows for quick change while increasing the 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. It will last in excess of 500 hours, according to the maker, improving digging times and replacement costs. 952-808-3640;

Kuriyama of America T704HA Series THE BOOMER

The corrugated T704HA Series THE BOOMER industrial sewer vacuum hose from Kuriyama of America is made with a 1/4-inch-thick red gum rubber tube designed for wet or dry applications where severe abrasion is a factor. The corrugated black conductive SBR/NR blend cover provides abrasion- and ozone-resistance. The rugged hose is suitable for dry or wet abrasive materials and can be grounded. All sizes are rated to full vacuum and a pounds-per-square-inch safety factor of 3-1 for 2 to 8 inch and 2.5-1 for 10 inch. The hose remains flexible in temperatures from 40 degrees below zero to 212 degrees F. It is available with soft cuffed ends for easy installation and clamping. 847-755-0360;

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, according to the maker, 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;

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;

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 telescoping 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;

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 negative 22 degrees vertically. The durable rubber hose material can withstand harsh environments, according to the maker, and has a reach of 26 feet. 904-284-4200;

Jet/Vac Combo Units

MyTana SmartCombi Pro

The SmartCombi Pro compact jet/vac combo unit from MyTana can be trailer- or truck-mounted, with a vacuum system that suctions grease traps, septic tanks, ditches and flooded basements. Standard with a conventional vacuum pump and 3-inch suction hose, it has a two-compartment 800-gallon tank (550 gallons of waste and 250 gallons of freshwater) with a slanted bottom for fast unloading and cleaning. An optional suction boom rotates 270 degrees with a 26-foot reach. The unit delivers cleaning pressure up to 3,000 psi or water flow up to 26 gpm. A hydraulic hose reel holds 300 feet of 1/2-inch hose. Customizable to suit work needs, it is one of six compact skid- and truck-mounted high-pressure jetting and jet/vac models offered by MyTana and built by ROM. 800-328-8170;

Presvac Systems Hydrovac

The Presvac Systems Hydrovac is designed for versatility and cold-weather operation with optional full compliance with U.S. Department of Transportation specifications for collections or transportation of hazardous materials. The high-vacuum blower allows extraction of all types of soils, gravel, rock, clay, water and silt material, with knockout features in the debris tank minimizing carryover. Modular filtration configured to blower size provides blower protection and minimal maintenance, according to the maker. It comes with a heavy-duty, 8-inch boom that extends up to 25 feet with six-way hydraulic power and wireless controls for all boom functions, a soft-start water pump, vacuum breaker and truck engine speed. 800-387-7763;

Super Products Camel Max Series

The Camel Max Series combination sewer cleaner from Super Products comes in a variety of configurations for operator convenience, with 9- or 12-yard debris capacity, dump or tilt-ejection unloading and several other optional features, including wastewater recycling and hydroexcavation. The 2021 edition has an optional pusher axle for both 900 and 1200 models, allowing for increased legal payload. Additionally, all 1200 models come standard as a high dump configuration; when combined with tilt-ejection unloading, this allows operators to control dump into a 48-inch container without requiring additional containment products. The wastewater recycling system enables operators to clean sewers without the use of freshwater. It is capable of cleaning nearly 3,000 feet of sewer pipe per day and saving 60,000 gallons of water per week, according to the maker. The hydroexcavation package allows operators to jet, vacuum and excavate continuously all day long. 800-837-9711;

Mud/Slurry Pumps

Hydra-Tech Pumps S3CSL

The S3CSL submersible 3-inch hydraulic-driven sand slurry pump from Hydra-Tech Pumps includes a built-in agitator used for stirring up solids. It has hardened alloy wear parts and is designed to be used in applications where settled solids must be put into suspension and pumped away with the discharge water. Primary applications include desilting ponds, lakes and streams; other uses include filling sandbags to prevent beach erosion, cleaning tanks and digesters, or pumping sediment from caissons. It requires hydraulic inputs of up to 10 gpm at 3,000 psi, and when combined with HT11 to HT20 open and sound-attenuated power units, it is capable of output flows to 450 gpm. 570-645-3779;

Safety/Personal Protection Equipment

ScreencO Systems Handle-Tec 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 handle design allows workers to safely and efficiently manipulate hoses and pipes in any climate, according to the maker. 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 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. 208-790-8770;

Vacuum Pumps

Fruitland 870 Series

Fruitland’s 870 Series pump allows 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 cost savings and reduces environmental impact. Fruitland is less restrictive on the type of oil used, allowing customers to buy locally available, nonproprietary oil. The pump delivers 510 cfm (free air) through 4-inch porting. 905-662-6552;

Wallenstein Vacuum 753 Series

The 753 Series vacuum pump from 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;

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;

Vacuum Trucks/Trailers

Crescent Tank vacuum tank

The Crescent Tank vacuum tank for waste oil is completely flat inside and out. It can be used to carry containers, drums or anything needed on the flatbed. The weight capacity is the same as a flatbed truck. It has no baffles, allowing it to be emptied completely. With the included pump at specified cfm, unnecessary fatigue of the structure is eliminated and the life of the tank is prolonged. It is made from 1/4-inch steel, making it structurally strong. The tank includes a 20-inch manway and 5-inch site glass. A crane and outriggers can be added. There are multiple lift gate decks and rail options available based on the need. It can be installed on any chassis within the specifications required for each model based on axle ratings and maximum load capacity. 585-657-4104;

Guzzler Liquid Ring

The Guzzler Liquid Ring has a powerful and efficient industrial vacuum system designed to clean up and recover a full spectrum of materials — from solids and dry bulk powders to liquids, slurries and thick sludge, while providing the additional capability of reclaiming hydrocarbons. The filtration system keeps the pump operating liquid clean, resulting in a longer pump life. It can operate effectively in remote or inaccessible locations more than 1,000 feet away, through suction lines up to 8 inches in diameter. Its design reduces maintenance and provides quiet operation. 815-672-3171;

Imperial Industries’ Freightliner 108SD

Imperial Industries’ 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, U.S. DOT LED light package, two rear LED work lights and an adjustable stainless steel rear bumper. 800-558-2945;

Waterblasting Equipment

Hammelmann Pipemaster

The Hammelmann Pipemaster is a pneumatically operated, high-pressure hose rotating system. It is used to remove both soft and hard deposits from the insides of pipes and pipelines, including those with bends and vertical sections. A high-pressure supply hose is fixed between the pump and the rotary joint on the hose-rotating unit. A second hose is connected to the rotary joint and runs via the deployment unit into a protective hose leading to the positioning device at the work piece. The rotation of the second high-pressure hose around its longitudinal axis is affected by a chain drive from a pneumatic motor to the rotary joint. The rotation speed can be smoothly adjusted with throttle check valves. Actuating the control lever of the unit causes the hose to start rotating, which in turn produces the forward motion. The hose deployment unit is mounted on a sturdy base plate and includes the height-adjustable control lever to deploy or retract. 800-783-4935;


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