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The FXT60 hydroexcavator from Ditch Witch.

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Ditch Witch frame-mounted hydroexcavator 
The FXT60 hydroexcavator from Ditch Witch is available on a Class 6 or 7 single-axle or Class 8 tandem-axle truck. The excavator mounts directly to the frame rails, enabling system components to flex independently of the truck. Equipped with a 74 hp Deutz diesel engine, the FXT60 offers 1,027 cfm and a high-pressure water system with a 5.5 gpm, 3,000 psi water pump. Options include hydraulic boom that extends to 14 feet and choice of tank configurations: 500-gallon spoils with 200-gallon water or 800-gallon spoils and two 200-gallon saddle-style water tanks. 800/654-6481;

Reed dual socket, adjustable wrench
The L2N1ADJ dual socket, adjustable ratchet wrench from Reed Manufacturing enables workers to access nuts in tight locations. The two back-to-back socket sizes (1 1/4 and 1 1/16) feature a 12-point design that helps the sockets grip and hold for pipeline and construction work. Loosening the large wing nut swings the socket head from side to side. Flipping the socket head by disassembling the wing nut and bolt makes it possible to use either socket opening. Weighing 2.3 pounds, the wrench has a torque rating of 200 ft-lbs. 800/666-3691;

Knipex Tools water pump pliers
The 10-inch Cobra QuickSet water pump pliers from Knipex Tools feature a slide and lock push-button system for repetitive use. The lower jaw slides up to the object and provides a precise fit with a squeeze of the handle. The pliers, made from high-alloy German chrome vanadium steel, have a 2-inch gripping capacity and feature a pinch guard to protect hands and fingers. The hex-shaped gripping surface with hardened teeth (61 HRC) can fit around any round, square, hex or flat object. 847/398-8520;

Crescent self-adjusting pipe wrench
The CPW12 12-inch, self-adjusting pipe wrench from Crescent, a member of the Apex Tool Group, is designed for one-handed performance. The wrench works on most common pipe, from 5/8 to 1 1/2 inches, including black iron, galvanized, PVC and copper. A black oxide finish resists corrosion. 919/362-1670;

General Pipe Cleaners trailer jet
The Typhoon trailer jet from General Pipe Cleaners delivers 12 gpm at 2,500 psi to clear lines of grease, sediment and debris. Features include 200-gallon holding tank for remote cleaning, electric brakes, safety strobe light, safety cones, rear fold-down stabilizer jacks, retractable hose guide arm and antifreeze system. The trailer jet is powered by a 24 hp Honda engine with 7-gallon fuel tank. Two hose reels with electric rewind are mounted at the rear next to the pressure gauge and output valve. The jet reel holds up to 400 feet of 1/2-inch hose while the water supply reel holds up to 150 feet of 3/4-inch hose. 800/245-6200;

PIP cut protection gloves 
The G-Tek 3GX line of cut protection gloves from Protective Industrial Products in partnership with DSM Dyneema feature Diamond Fiber Technology, while the MaxiFlex Ultimate 34-874 from PIP and ATG is available with an EN Cut Level 3. 800/262-5755;

Water Cannon soft sprayer system
The 14C12 chlorine-resistant soft sprayer system from Water Cannon, powered by a Honda GX200 engine, features a 10 gpm at 300 psi Udor Zeta Series diaphragm pump, gear drive, and 200-gallon polyurethane tank. The 65- by 49- by 40-inch-tall sprayer has a lightweight and rustproof skid-mounted frame, aluminum and stainless steel hose reel, adjustable spray gun, 400-foot by 3/8-inch chemical application hose and tankless Clean-N-Flush valve. 800/333-9274;

Coxreels Universal Bracket chain/gear guard 
The Universal Bracket Kit, available on the 1600 Series reel from Coxreels, is made from 12-gauge, heavy-duty, powder-coated steel and functions as a chain/gear guard. The bracket allows for four payout degrees (0, 30, 60 and 90) for mounting rewind crank, three- or four-way roller guide and three-way pin. The bracket also has a removable center guard cap for easy bearing access. 800/269-7335;


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