The Metro Helps Plumbing Pro Clear Toughest Clogs

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The Metro Helps Plumbing Pro Clear Toughest Clogs

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Major mall and department stores in New York’s Catskill region trust Twin County Plumbing & Heating to solve their most demanding drain cleaning problems.

That’s because owner Budd Stover has forged a 25-year reputation for excellence and dependability in professional plumbing and drain cleaning services.

Proper tools, Stover says, save time, money and headaches — ultimately boosting his business. And with significant commercial work, he knows his performance impacts the operations and profitability of his customers.

“So I only use General equipment,” he says. “They’re rugged and reliable. Some of my General machines are at least 20 years old and still work great.”

Reliability counts

Stover likes “kicking tires” before investing in drain cleaning equipment. So he sometimes rents before purchasing. And that’s how he settled on the Metro from General.

“We rented it for three separate jobs in two weeks, and it came through every time,” Stover says. “That’s when I decided to buy one.”

Because the Metro tackles tough clogs with matchless reliability, users call it “The Mini-Rooter of root cutting machines.”

With a capacity 75 feet of 5/8-inch Flexicore wire rope center cable, the Metro handles roots and other daunting stoppages in 3- to 6-inch lines. Switch to 100 feet of 9/16-inch for smaller lines.

General’s heavy-duty Flexicore cable offers superior kinking resistance and unequalled strength with the right amount of flexibility. It’s so tough that it carries the best warranty in the business: one-year protection against breakage. 

Lighter and more compact than competitive machines, its narrow profile facilitates handling in tight spots, on stairs and during truck loading. The Metro features a fold-down handle, truck loading wheel, and a tough, lightweight frame on heavy-duty 10-inch semipneumatic tires for easy transport and maneuverability.

A real performer

“We first used the Metro on an extremely bad drain problem at a major national discount chain store,” Stover recalls. “Shoplifters had cut up plastic packaging and antitheft devices and flushed the fragments down a toilet, creating a major blockage.”

Stover arrived, started up the Metro, and quickly cleaned the line. “It worked fantastic — and we immediately used it on two more demanding jobs at other retailers.”

He especially loved the machine’s automatic cable feed. “It really cuts down physical labor and makes work a lot easier,” Stover says. “At the end of the day, you can literally feel the difference.”

The Metro’s power cable feed makes drain cleaning faster and easier. Variable-speed feed drives and retracts cable at up to 16 feet per minute. The power cable feed and guide tube combination smoothly moves the cable through the line and keeps the operator hands clean and safely away from the spinning cable.

Trust is vital

A General equipment user for over two decades, Budd Stover owns additional General machines, including the hand-held Handylectric. 

Introduced over 60 years ago, the tough, dependable Handylectric unclogs 1 1/4- to 3-inch lines. It’s great for sinks, showers, toilets and laundries. “Ours just keeps working and working,” Stover says.

“We also do residential jobs, but made our name with commercial work.” And the Metro helps maintain Twin County’s excellent reputation.   

“I love the Metro. I’d recommend it to anybody.”



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