Focus: Drain Cleaning – Jetters

From portable to heavy-duty truck-mounted machines, these jetters are among the most powerful and versatile drain-cleaning tools.
Focus: Drain Cleaning – Jetters
Cam Spray RCJ Series skid-mount jetter

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Jetters are among the most powerful and versatile drain-cleaning tools. Whether you need a smaller portable unit or a heavy-duty truck-mounted machine, these jetters all provide plenty of cleaning capacity.

Portable Jetters

Cam Spray RCJ Series

RCJ Series skid-mount jetters from Cam Spray are offered in flows and pressures of 8 gpm at 3,500 psi and 7 gpm at 4,000 psi. A three-plunger industrial pump with pulse is powered by a 688 cc Honda engine. It comes with 200 feet of jetter hose that can also be used to supply an optional portable reel cart available with 200 or 300 feet of hose. It is equipped with a 35-gallon buffer water tank with float control, powder-coated heavy tube frame, washdown gun and four-nozzle set. It mounts in the side door of a cargo van, on a truck bed or inside a service truck. Add a root-cutting nozzle for residential root cutting. 800/648-5011; www.camspray.com.

Water Cannon 17K12

The 17K12 industrial pressure washer from Water Cannon has a Kohler CH750 electric-start 30 hp twin-cylinder gasoline engine, 15-gallon long run fuel tank, roll cage, poly chain drive and a TSF-Series general triplex plunger pump that offers 12 gpm at 2,800 psi. The unit comes with 50 feet of hose, a trigger gun, wand, quick-connect nozzles and quick disconnects. It blasts with 33,600 Effective Cleaning Units, and is available with an optional portable wheel and push handle kit. Packages meet or exceed all 2014 EPA and State of California regulations relating to fuel tanks, vents and carbon canisters, and can be sold in all 50 states. It has low-permeation fuel tanks and fuel lines, and the fuel caps do not vent externally. An appropriate-sized carbon canister is included, as required by the state of California. 800/333-9274; www.watercannon.com.

Trailer/Truck Jetters

American Jetter van kit 

Van kits from American Jetter come with Kohler engines from 27 to 74 hp, flows to 40 gpm and pressures to 5,000 psi. They have a compact frame incorporating a speed-controlled hose reel above the engine and the fuel tank behind the reel. The water tank is mounted on a separate frame and is plumbed for multiple configurations. This leaves installation flexibility and space for storage and other tools. Low water shut-off prevents pump damage in low-flow situations. The powered hose reel can carry up to 500 feet of 1/2-inch hose or 600 feet of 3/8-inch hose. Pressure adjustment and pulse features are easily accessible from the front of the jetter. 866/944-3569; www.americanjetter.com.

Sewer Equipment Mongoose Model 184

The Mongoose Model 184 jetter from Sewer Equipment has a tubular steel frame, corrosion-resistant prepainted sub assemblies, state-of-the-art controls, strong hose reel, high-quality diesel engine and a run dry pump. 800/323-1604; www.mongoosejetters.com.

Spartan Tool Model 740 

The Model 740 hybrid hydrojetter from Spartan Tool offers 4,000 psi of jetting power at 12 gpm flow on a wide-track towable chassis. It is available in either a traditional gasoline-powered configuration or in a hybrid version that runs on liquid propane. It comes with 350 feet of hose and a 40 hp electric-start engine. It is available in a skid-mounted version for installation onto an existing van or trailer. 800/435-3866; www.spartantool.com.

Super Products Camel Jet 1600 

The Camel Jet 1600 truck-mounted, high-pressure waterjetting system from Super Products offers a convenient method for dealing with root control issues. This unit is also ideal for keeping sanitary sewer lines, laterals and drainage lines clean and free flowing. It utilizes three modular tanks to carry up to 1,600 gallons of water. The tanks are rotationally molded polyethylene with ultraviolet stabilizers. Its Lexan Containment System means that users have additional safety protection from hose rupture or high-pressure water. It utilizes a heavy-duty, triplex continuous-flow water pump to provide up to 80 gpm and pressure up to 2,000 psi. In addition to its efficient single-engine design, the unit offers water pump and drive system options, as a well front- or rear-mounted 180-degree rotating hose reel with a 1,000-foot capacity. 800/837-9711; www.superproductsllc.com.

Reels

Reelcraft DP7000

The DP7000 Series reel from Reelcraft has a two-piece, nonwelded, interlocking base that won’t vibrate apart, making it ideal for vehicle-mounted applications. Its interlocking steel-formed and stamped base design makes the base assembly strong, compact and resistant to vibration. It has successfully passed independent testing to mil-spec standards and is proven to stand up to heavy vibration. It is available with up to 50 feet of 1/2-inch ID hose. 800/444-3134; www.reelcraft.com.



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