Product Focus - August 2021

Product Focus - August 2021

Cable Drain Cleaning Machines

Duracable DM55

The 3/4 hp DM55 drain cleaning machine from Duracable is designed for safety and ease of use with a maintenance-free, high-torque 10-1 gearbox and durable frame. Tough clogs are cleared with help from the on-board power cable feed and return, which pushes and retrieves the drain cable at a steady rate, reducing the potential for damage to the cable. It can be customized with 11/16-inch cable up to 150 feet long, coiled into a 26-inch standard or jumbo polyethylene drum or open spoke metal reel. It is suited to industrial, commercial and residential main lines and floor drains, and removes grease and roots from 2- to 10-inch lines. 800-247-4081;

Electric Eel Model D-5

The Model D-5 from Electric Eel is a continuous cable drum machine for cleaning 3- to 10-inch lines up to 100 feet. The high-density polyethylene drum and belt guard will not rust or dent and holds up to 100 feet of 3/4-inch Tri-Max cable. Three sealed, heavy-duty ball bearings support the drum and thick-wall guide tube for extended wear. It is powered by a heavy-duty, 1/2 hp, capacitor-type motor to provide more torque. It has large, 10-inch solid wheels for easy maneuvering and stabilization while in operation. It has 1 1/4-inch steel tubing framework, five-position height adjustments on the handle, a wheel brake, continuous belt skids and a loading wheel built into the handle, GFCI on a 20-foot line cord, and an air-operated foot switch for easy operation. 800-833-1212;

RIDGID FlexShaft

RIDGID FlexShaft drain cleaning machines are designed to quickly and efficiently clean 1 1/4- to 6-inch residential and commercial pipes up to 125 feet. Lightweight and fully contained machines, they are used in conjunction with a full suite of specialized accessories for clearing grease, sludge, small tree roots and soft blockages with less mess. They utilize various chain knockers that expand to the size of the pipe to clear the entire pipe circumference. The chain knockers are connected to a flexible, nylon-sheathed cable housed in a fully enclosed drum. The K9-102 and K9-204 are powered by a cordless drill attached to a driveshaft. The K9-306 is powered by an internal 1.5 hp motor equipped with an I-Clutch for additional cable protection. Nylon and nylon/steel brushes for final pipe cleaning and relining preparation are also available for each machine. They allow for inspection cameras to remain in-pipe throughout the cleaning process for 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 are designed to contain messes. 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

Forbest Mini Pan & Tilt Inspection Camera System

The Mini Pan & Tilt Inspection Camera System from Forbest can be used to inspect a pipe range from 2 to 36 inches. This system comes with a cable reel capable of holding 200 feet of cable and a 10-inch multi-function control station, which allows the user to input text notes on video or still photos. The user can record the video or store the picture by using a USB stick or mini TF card. Most of the company’s camera heads are compatible with this system. 877-369-1199;

Milwaukee Tool Modular Pipeline Inspection System

The Modular Pipeline Inspection System from Milwaukee Tool has 1080p HD, self-leveling camera heads that can zoom up to four times and pan, making it possible to see more in drainlines. The system is built around the M18 500 GB control hub, compatible with either the 120- or 200-foot pipeline inspection reels. For viewing, recording, editing and sharing, technicians can choose between the M18 Wireless Monitor for simplicity or maximum durability, or a mobile device with the Milwaukee Pipeline Inspection app for clearer image and faster sharing. Equipped with an 800x600 8-inch daylight-readable screen, the M18 Wireless Monitor provides a clear image whether on a roof or in a basement. 800-729-3878;

MyTana MS11-NG2

The MS11-NG2 sewer and drain inspection system from MyTana is designed to be a versatile push camera that takes up little room on the truck. It weighs 45 pounds. A self-leveling mid-size camera head is suitable for 3- to 6-inch lines, while an optional MS11+ Combo Kit provides an interchangeable, fixed-position mini camera head to inspect 1.5- to 3-inch lines. Each head has a built-in 512 Hz transmitter and delivers clear footage to the 6.4-inch daylight-readable monitor integrated on the reel frame. All-digital recording saves that footage to internal or removable drives, or video can be streamed live wirelessly to multiple devices. The reel deploys 150 or 200 feet of durable pushrod and camera guides help with navigation in various pipe sizes. 800-328-8170;

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;

Electronic Utility Locators

Subsite Electronics UtiliGuard 2

The Subsite Electronics UtiliGuard 2 is a multi-frequency utility locator that adds to features of the original UtiliGuard with a user interface, integrated data capture and GPS positioning. It provides simplified graphics that are easier and faster to interpret, according to the maker. Operators will notice a change in screen layout when directly over a utility locate, providing positive confirmation. Screen graphics deliver 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 is designed to increase quality, reduce cable strikes and increase productivity across multiple crews. 800-846-2713;

Vivax-Metrotech vLoc3 Series

Vivax-Metrotech vLoc3 utility locators feature low frequencies for telecom and power and high frequencies for gas and water, providing one tool for various applications. The left/right direction arrows increase the speed at which the user can locate SD, and CM features assist in pinpointing the target line in congested areas, according to the maker. The MyLocator3 desktop application allows configuration of the unit to specific requirements. Supervisors and managers can lock features, ensuring consistency and reliability of locating techniques across the workforce. 800-446-3392;


CUES grout rehabilitation systems

CUES offers a full line of portable, truck and trailer-mounted grout rehabilitation systems for mainline, manhole, and lateral joint sealing with the latest CCTV equipment and decision support software for television inspection. Condition assessment and subsequent rehabilitation are accomplished with one system. Sealing packers are available for mainline and lateral assets. Units can be configured to run urethane, acrylimide and acrylate-based grouts. Systems can be mounted in a dry freight box for export. A new grout control panel is available. The Graphical User Interface (GUI) leads the user intuitively through the grouting process. 800-327-7791;

Prime Resins PR10

PR10 acrylamide from Prime Resins is a low-viscosity permeation liquid chemical grout that is injected from within the manhole, wicking into the soil outside or used to curtain-grout the exterior. A high-pressure pump injects grout through the manhole wall into the surrounding soil or is injected directly into the surrounding soil, creating an impermeable barrier. The permeation grout doesn’t expand, but rather saturates the soil immediately outside of the manhole (with a desired gel time) that permanently stabilizes the soil and prevents further groundwater penetration. 800-321-7212;

High-Pressure Hose

Kuriyama of America Alfagomma Waterblast

Alfagomma Waterblast hydraulic hoses from Kuriyama of America are made with an oil- and water-resistant synthetic rubber tube. The reinforcement is four high-tensile steel spirals, and the cover is oil, water and ozone resistant synthetic rubber. The hose is designed for very high-pressure waterjetting service. The Waterblast WB 10 Series hose provides 10,000 psi service for ID sizes 06, 08, 12 and 16. The Waterblast WB 15 Series hose provides 16,000 psi for the dash 08 ID size and 14,500 psi for the dash 12 ID size. The Waterblast WB 20 hose provides 20,000 psi service for the dash 08 ID size. 847-755-0360;

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 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 Reaper

The Reaper rotating jetting nozzle from Hydra-Flex is engineered for water jetting applications including pipe cleaning and sewer jetting projects for the residential, municipal, industrial or contractor market. It cleans drains, industrial pipes, sewers and tubes by clearing blockages, grease and roots with fewer passes while creating less wear and tear on hoses and operators, according to the maker. Its rotating front jet is a 0-degree, straight water stream that blasts at up to 4,000 psi while rotating at an optimal speed to form a 24- or 30-degree cone of coverage. Optimized stream quality results in greater impingement, allowing the user to use one tool for various applications, including cutting blockages, cleaning grease and removing roots. Repair kits are available for extended life. 952-808-3640;

Hose Reels

Bucher Municipal North America Remote Reel

The Remote Reel from Bucher Municipal North America helps users reach where sewer cleaner units can’t and allows for easy and safe access to difficult jetting tasks, according to the maker. Its smart design allows the user to go off-road and even handle stairs. It includes a hydraulically operated hose reel with variable speed, 656 feet of 1-inch jetting hose, a Hinowa caterpillar track crawler with adjustable width, a Honda 11.7 hp gasoline engine, and a rear operator platform with easy steering and controls. 704-658-1333;

Hannay Reels 6000 Series

The 6000 Series manual or power rewind reels from Hannay Reels are suitable for applications requiring longer lengths of hose, such as waterblasting and sewer cleaning. The heavy-duty reel is available in aluminum or stainless steel construction and designed to handle daily use in demanding environments. A gear-driven crank rewind or a chain and sprocket drive-powered rewind are available in a steel hub assembly. The reels can handle pressures up to 2,000 psi, with an upgrade available for pressures up to 5,000 psi. 877-467-3357;

Root Control Chemicals

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

Arthur Products Cnt-R-Kut2 EMAX2

The Cnt-r-KUT2 EMAX 2 from Arthur Products is an interchangeable cutter nozzle to clear roots and debris. The centering devices can be modified for custom applications. They help operators tackle tough jobs, including when using drain cleaning nozzles in tight spaces in damaged sewers, according to the maker, and technicians can expect to achieve maximum cleaning spread in drains and other pipes. 800-322-0510;

Southland Tool SRRK-1H Super Red Hot

The round-body SRRK-1H Super Red Hot heavy-duty-bearing, root-cutting motor from Southland Tool comes with a specially machined, oversized front bearing. The hydraulic root cutter motor allows the user to cut, rip and destroy roots in sewer lines. It is a direct replacement for the Patriot Motor. It produces 14.58 ft-lbs of torque. It has the exact tail thruster to bolt onto green skids or smart-cutter skids. It is available in 1- and 3/4-inch hose models. 714-632-8198;

Sludge Sampling Equipment

Sim/Tech Filter TruCore

The TruCore from Sim/Tech Filter is a large-diameter, accurate, user-friendly sludge sampler designed for use in sludge common to septic tanks. 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 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 Locators

Superior Signal 5E Electric Smoker

The 5E Electric Smoker from Superior Signal offers an efficient solution to find difficult leaks and odors in residential and commercial plumbing systems, according to the maker. 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 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 harmful exhaust gases and handles all residential and commercial smoke-testing applications. The unit comes with an 8-foot, industrial-grade flex hose, weighs 8 pounds and requires no maintenance. 800-945-8378;

Truck/Trailer Jetters

American Jetter 51T Series 2040

The 51T Series 2040 trailer jetter from American Jetter offers 20 gpm at 4,000 psi in cold- and hot-water models. Consistent power is provided by dual Kohler electronic fuel injection gasoline engines that create 76 hp, saving up to 20% fuel, while avoiding problems associated with carbureted engines. Low water shutoff prevents pump damage if the optional 330- to 800-gallon tanks run low. Hose reel speed control allows for precise cleaning in both directions. A long-range wireless remote option allows for water on/off, engine shutdown and hose reel control. The heavy-duty square tubing trailer offers standard electric brakes on both axles. 866-944-3569;

Cam Spray CV Series

The CV Series cargo van drain jet from Cam Spray offers diesel-fired hot water for added 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. It comes with a 5-gallon fuel tank, heavily built, powder-coated frame with full deck, a 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 set of four nozzles, 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 G7 Jetter  

The G7 Jetter from GapVax is built on a heavy-duty, contractor grade NATM-certified trailer. Several engine choices including Cummins diesel, are certified and sized appropriately for the water pump combinations. The unit’s hose reel is hydraulically powered with a direct-drive gearbox and variable speed control. The hose reel offers a 3-foot (curbside) articulation from center of bearing, 180-degree rotation and a capacity of 800 feet of ¾-inch jetter hose. The polyethylene plastic water tank is available in 300-, 500-, 600-, or 700-gallon capacities. The water pump is center-fed for optimum performance. The controller is interlocked with safety features that will show low fuel levels, low water and is capable of a complete engine shutdown in an emergency. 888-442-7829;

Jetters Northwest Eagle 200

The Eagle 200 midsize trailer jetter series from Jetters Northwest is available in 12 gpm/3,000 psi (model Eagle-200/3012) with 1/2-inch ID jet hose or the 9 gpm/4,000 psi (model Eagle 200/4009) with 3/8-inch ID jet hose. It comes with either a Kawasaki (liquid-cooled) or Kohler (air-cooled) fuel-injected engine, an industrial-duty trailer with brakes for safety, and an A-frame tongue that allows it to be towed when full of water. Flat-top fenders allow for additional mounting surface. Chrome wheels give it a sharp appearance. It comes with a super-duty triplex UDOR U.S.A. pump, 12-volt power-wind hose reel with wind-speed controller, 200-gallon water tank, 60-inch lockable tool storage bin, 300 feet of jetting hose on the main 12-volt reel, 100 feet of 3/4-inch water-supply hose on a second reel, adjustable pulsation control and four jetting nozzles. 877-901-1936;

Vac-Con VJ Series

The VJ Series of jetters from Vac-Con is designed to provide an economical, portable and powerful system in two configurations. The VJ375 offers a 375-gallon water capacity on a single-axle trailer. The VJ750 has a 750-gallon water capacity and runs on a tandem-axle trailer. Standard features include Tier 4 diesel engine, cold weather recirculation and air purge system, hydraulically driven hose reel and a reel-mounted, weatherproof electronic control panel. Units are available in multiple water pump pressure and flow configurations. Optional features include gas engine, wireless remote, and an antifreeze tank system for cold-weather use. 904-284-4200; 


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