Product Focus - September 2019

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Cable Machines

Brasscraft Cobra Pro drum machine

The Cobra Pro 3/8-inch cable drum machine from Brasscraft is suitable for clearing pipes such as floor drains, stack-outs and clean-outs. It can be used on 2- to 4-inch lines and has 3/8-inch integral wound music wire cable with a reinforced steel inner core, a 1/3 hp motor with on-off-reverse switch, and a foot switch that allows for hands-free operation. It comes with a four-piece cutter set with serrated blades on the grease cutter and side cutter. Its large wheels allow for greater mobility, and its telescopic handle makes it suitable for indoor or outdoor use. 877-272-7755; www.cobratools.com.


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 extra-strength 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; www.electriceel.com.


General Pipe Cleaners Root 66

With the versatility to handle 1 1/4- to 4-inch drainlines, the Root 66 sectional cable power drain cleaner from General Pipe Cleaners/General Wire Spring is three machines in one. Designed to clear practically any inside or rooftop drain, it uses 5/8- or 7/8-inch sections interchangeably. There’s no need for adapters or tools to switch from one cable size to the other. An optional drum with smaller 1/4-, 5/16- or 3/8-inch Flexicore cables is available for sinks and other small drainlines. Optional 7/8-inch Proflex sectional cables (15R10-P) sport an inner spring to give the cable greater strength to transfer extra torque down the line for additional cutting power. To operate, simply depress the drive handle for plenty of cable torque from the 1/2 hp capacitor motor. Release the drive handle and the cable immediately stops rotating — for no additional torque buildup. A wide, four-point base adds greater stability, and an optional dolly offers easy transport over long distances. 800-245-6200; www.drainbrain.com.


GI Industries TCM 5000

The high-speed TCM 5000 pipe cleaning machine from GI Industries combines high-flow air/water flushing and brushing at variable speeds to provide the operator more control in various applications, creating a jetter and cable machine in one package. The variable-speed (0 to 1,750 rpm) control allows operators to use cleaning/drill heads or devices from other manufacturers. It provides contractors greater flexibility in deciding which tools are correct for their application. These systems can clean 1/2- to 24-inch lines at over 150 feet on a single unit. 800-724-1944; www.giind.com.


Gorlitz Sewer & Drain Model GO 68HD

The Gorlitz Sewer & Drain Model GO 68HD heavy-duty electric drain cleaning machine is available in two different versions — with an open steel reel or enclosed polyethylene drum — and can be outfitted with an optional power feeder. It comes with a standard configuration of 150 feet of 11/16-inch hollow-core cable, which should reach most blockages with a single reel, and weighs 185 pounds. Adding a loading ramp and electric winch to any vehicle makes transportation quick and simple. It is designed to clean pipes from 3 to 8 inches in diameter. 877-446-7548; www.gorlitz.com.


Milwaukee Tool M18 FUEL SWITCH PACK Sectional Drum System

The M18 FUEL SWITCH PACK Sectional Drum System from Milwaukee Tool combines the benefits of sectional and drum machines to create a versatile and mobile machine. It is easily transportable via an integrated backpack design, allows users to interchange and connect drums and provides maximum power to clear 100 feet down the line. 800-729-3878; www.milwaukeetool.com.



Picote Solutions Mini Cleaner

The Mini Cleaner from Picote Solutions is a high-speed pipeline cleaning system aimed at the domestic drainage and plumbing markets. The unit has a flexible two-part shaft with a rotating inner core where the cleaning heads are attached. The stationary outer casing ensures the operator’s hands do not make contact with rotating parts during the cleaning operation, improving safety and flexibility. The outer casing is also durable, flame, abrasion and chemically resistant with a high continuous service temperature. The whole unit weighs in at 58 pounds so it can be easily transported. It also has the flexibility to handle multiple 90-degree bends, even in the smaller-diameter pipes. 219-440-1404; www.picotesolutions.com.



Nozzles

RIDGID FlexShaft

RIDGID FlexShaft drain cleaning machines quickly and efficiently deliver wall-to-wall clean in 1 1/4- to 4-inch residential and commercial pipes up to 70 feet. Lightweight and fully contained machines, they are used in conjunction with a full suite of specialized accessories designed for clearing grease, sludge, small tree roots and soft blockages with less mess and enhanced speed. They utilize powerhouse chain knockers that expand to the size of the pipe to quickly clear the entire circumference. The chain knockers are connected to a flexible, nylon-sheathed cable that is housed in a fully enclosed drum and powered by a cordless drill attached to the drive shaft. Designed with efficiency and cleanliness in mind, the machines allow for inspection cameras to remain in-pipe throughout the entire drain cleaning process for maximum efficiency. 800-769-7743; www.ridgid.com.


Enz USA Rotodrill Bend

At 2 3/4 inches long, the Rotodrill Bend nozzle from Enz USA is a powerful cleaning tool that can easily negotiate traps and bends. The high-powered rotating jet provides thrust power and is effective for moving debris and tree roots and clearing blocked pipes. The nozzle pushes itself through pipes via a tapered front. It cleans and cuts its way down the pipe as it’s retrieved, adding efficiency. It can operate on flow as low as 4 gpm while cleaning pipe ranging from 3 to 6 inches in diameter. It is available in 1/4- and 3/8-inch connections. 877-362-8721; www.enz.com.


NozzTeq Multi-Global Series

Multi-Global Series sewer nozzles from NozzTeq have replaceable orifices, similar to the Ice Bear nozzle design. They have a crisscrossing front jet pattern for clearing grease, debris and ice blockages. They can be configured with up to four different front jets for general sewer cleaning or particular types of sewer obstructions. They have been used for hydroexcavation as the rear orifices can be blocked, leaving only penetrating orifices in the front. By replacing orifices as needed, overall nozzle life can be extended. Laminar flow is preserved from the truck to the nozzle end for more powerful jet streams produced at lower pressure, extending the life of the jetting equipment. 866-620-5915; www.nozzteq.com.


Portable Jetters

MyTana M30 MaxBlast

The M30 MaxBlast gas-powered jetter from MyTana Mfg. maximizes portability without sacrificing cleaning power and efficiency. This mainline jetter’s 390 cc Honda engine with electric start blasts through blockages with 4 1/2 gpm at 3,000 psi in 1 1/2- to 6-inch lines. Safety features include a 10-amp recharge system and thermal pump protection to keep users safe, and a detachable hose reel leaves exhaust outside during indoor jetting. With 1/8- and 3/8-inch hoses, it combines all the power of a mainline jetter with the convenience of a medium-line jetter. It comes with stair glides and 10-inch pneumatic tires with swivel castors with locks, so it’s easy to load, maneuver, disassemble and use. 800-328-8170; www.mytana.com.


Spartan Tool Cadet

The Cadet from Spartan Tool is a compact electric jetter that is easily portable to quickly clear grease and soft clogs. Take the jet directly to the problem and eliminate stretching a jetting hose from outside the building. The triplex plunger pump provides a true 1,500 psi or 1.4 gpm to scour the entire circumference of lines up to 3 inches. It is suitable for single-family homes, multiresidential dwellings and offices. The unit measures 14 by 22 1/2 by 9 inches and includes two nozzles (one open, one closed). Its easy convenience means the user can clear lines more quickly, and its compact size leaves plenty of real estate in a work truck for more equipment. 800-435-3866; www.spartantool.com.


Root Control Chemicals

Duke’s Root Control Razorooter II 

Diquat-based Razorooter II root control herbicide from Duke’s Root Control is registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for controlling nuisance tree roots in sanitary sewer collections systems. It kills roots and eliminates mainline stoppages caused by live tree roots. 800-447-6687; www.dukes.com.


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; www.lenzyme.com.


RootX chemical root control

Chemical root control from RootX is a long-term solution to pipeline root intrusion. It stunts new root growth without damaging the pipe, clearing pipeline roots that can cause blockages and sanitary sewer overflows. The chemical won’t harm water treatment systems and is registered with the U.S. EPA for both sanitary and storm use (EPA Reg. No. 68464). Simplicity of application enables crews to perform root control on demand or as scheduled preventive maintenance. 800-844-4974; www.rootx.com.


Root Cutters

Pipe Lining Supply Renssi Chain Knockers

Renssi Chain Knockers, distributed by Pipe Lining Supply, are available with drill heads for 5/16-, 3/8- and 1/2-inch cable connections. This companion tool helps with cutting roots and other obstructions. It is made of stainless steel chains with carbide tips and is suitable for cast iron, concrete and stainless steel pipes, making it durable. It is offered in common pipe sizes from 2- to 8-inch lines. This is a suitable companion tool to high-speed cleaning machines to remove roots, descale and clean pipes. 888-354-6464; www.pipeliningsupply.com.


Pipeline Renewal Technologies Micro Automatic Plus

The Micro Automatic Plus small-diameter lateral and drain cutter from Pipeline Renewal Technologies combines powerful cutting and versatility for a machine ready to handle even the toughest roots. Equipped with three remote-inflated air bladders, it positions itself remotely by creeping and climbing. It then clamps itself in place for precise cutting in vertical or horizontal orientation and extends using a full 4-inch feed on the cutting head to complete every task with ease. At under 3 inches in diameter, the arm fits through small openings, and its agile articulation (90-degree swivel and 400-degree rotation) facilitates root-cutting at any angle to grind through the thickest growth quickly and easily. This versatile cutter is deployable in lines from 3 to 6 inches or 8 to 10 inches with modification. It is controlled with a CANbus-based controller with twin multifunction joysticks. This allows for easy position recall, making repetitive work quick and intuitive. 866-936-8476; www.pipelinert.com.


Southland Tool S906M-1-AK

The S906M-1-AK root cutter motor from Southland Tool is built from the same platform as the S906M-1 motor but has an upgraded process for the internal parts that makes it smooth to turn, improving hydraulic performance and nearly eliminating internal corrosion. This process, known as “advanced kinetics,” uses a finish that improves the friction coefficient and allows parts to run smoother, which reduces drag, saves water and increases productivity. The metal becomes denser to ward off corrosion and wear. The cutter is designed for lines from 6 to 30 inches. The motor can accommodate hose sizes of 3/4, 1, 1 1/4 and 1 1/2 inches and handles flows from 40 to 170 gpm and pressures from 1,500 to 3,000 psi. It is rated up to a maximum 288 pounds of torque and 220 pounds of continuous torque, which is ideal for cutting taps in larger sizes. 714-632-8198; www.southlandtool.com.


Truck/Trailer Jetters

Amazing Machinery BossJet

The BossJet line of truck-mounted jetters from Amazing Machinery offers a wide range of pressures up to 4,000 psi and flows up to 10 gpm. These jetters offer a 100- or 200-gallon tank and are mounted to a heavy-duty powder-coated skid. This skid can easily be moved with a forklift from all sides. It comes complete with 200 feet of jetter hose, 50 feet of leader hose, nozzles and a ball valve for water flow control, making jetting inside or outside easy. They utilize General Pump triplex ceramic plunger pumps and a choice of Honda or Kohler engines. 800-504-7435; www.amazingmachinery.com.


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 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; www.americanjetter.com.


Cam Spray CV Series

The CV Series cargo van drain jet from Cam Spray uses diesel-fired hot water to add additional jetting power. Several models are available up to 4,000 psi and 12 gpm. Its triplex plunger pump with power pulse valve provides an extra push when needed. Air purge and recirculation can be used in the tank for freeze protection. Its 5-gallon fuel tank provides hours of runtime on a single fill. A heavily built powder-coated frame has a full deck and 130-gallon water capacity. Its 12-volt DC reel with 2-1 clutch drive allows for free spooling and powered hose return. It is controlled by 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; www.camspray.com.


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 easily 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, super swivel and foot-pedal control, emergency shut-off valve and an hour meter. Optional remote features include hose reel-in, motor off/speed control and pressure on/off. 800-315-5533; www.easykleen.com.


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; www.hotjetusa.com.


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 I.D. jet hose or the 9 gpm/4,000 psi (model Eagle-200/4009) with 3/8-inch I.D. 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. Flattop 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, large 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; www.jettersnorthwest.com.


Mongoose Jetters by Sewer Equipment Model 184

The Mongoose Jetters by Sewer Equipment Model 184 comes with a Mongoose Run Dry Pump offering 18 gpm at 4,000 psi, a tubular steel frame, corrosion-resistant prepainted subassemblies, state-of-the-art controls, strong hose reel and high-quality gas engine. It is suitable for drain cleaning and sewer jetting, mainlines up to 12 inches in diameter, remote access locations, and commercial and industrial lines. The trailer unit comes with a water tank capacity of 300 gallons and standard hose reel capacity of 600 feet of 1/2-inch hose. The trailer setup consists of a 6,000-pound-rated single-axle trailer, and the addition of a wireless remote-control system makes this equipment a true one-man operation. It is also available as a van pack or truck-mounted unit. 877-735-4640; www.sewerequipment.com.


Trojan Worldwide TWWS3500 

The TWWS3500 skid-mount jetter from Trojan Worldwide can turn any full-sized pickup into a jetting machine. It has a 26 hp Honda GX690 engine with electric start and a triplex ceramic plunger pump putting out 8 gpm at 3,000 psi. Hot-water blasting is made easy with a Beckett burner, stainless coil wrap, hood, control panel and adjustable thermostat. It comes equipped with a 150-gallon water tank with transfer pump, 100-foot fill hose on manual reel, 300 feet of 3/8-inch and 1/2-inch jetter hose with automatic reel, 100-feet of pressure washer hose on a manual reel, three 3/8-inch jetter nozzles, three 1/2-inch jetter nozzles and a pressure washer wand with quick release. 800-392-4902; www.trojanworldwide.com.


Water Cannon 19K02

The 19K02 commercial-duty, 225-gallon, 12-volt, tank-fed, self-contained, skid-mounted, hot-water cleaning system from Water Cannon Inc. - MWBE can be permanently mounted in a truck bed or trailer or moved to multiple locations or trucks with minimal effort. It arrives ready for use, serving up powerful performance and helping users complete jobs rapidly at remote job sites or when on the move at any location with or without an external water source. 800-333-9274; www.watercannon.com. 



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