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The Model 88 sectional drain cleaner from General Pipe Cleaners.

General Pipe Cleaners sectional drain cleaner
The Model 88 sectional drain cleaner from General Pipe Cleaners clears 200-foot drainlines of tree roots and other stubborn stoppages. One end of the cable connects to the front of the machine and the other end is put into the drain. When turned on, the drain cleaner cable corkscrews itself into the line while the operator safely stands behind the machine. The drain cleaner has a 3/4 hp motor that drives a 3.5-to-1 gear head and spins 8- to 10-foot quick-coupling cable sections in 3- to 10-inch lines. 800/245-6200; www.drainbrain.com.

Cat Pumps high-pressure plunger pump
The Model 3550 high-pressure plunger pump from Cat Pumps is rated to 10 gpm at 6,000 psi. The pump is designed for equipment operating in high-duty cycle applications in remote or mobile applications such as hydroexcavating, jetting, blasting and hydrostatic testing. It can be direct-driven hydraulically or pulley-driven from a motor or engine. Features include completely lubricated and cooled V-packings and low-pressure seals with hard-chrome plated forged brass inlet/discharge block manifolds. The wet end can be serviced without entering the crankcase. 763/780-5440; www.catpumps.com.

Coxreels LG Series hose reel
The Little Giant Series hose reel from Coxreels is designed for tubing and air/water applications. Made for commercial and industrial settings where space is limited, the reel weighs 9 to 13 pounds, depending on model, and is 10 5/8 inches tall. The reel has a continuous radius grommet design made from bearing grade, FDA compliant CoxComposite that does not pinch or catch the hose during operation. Other features include low pull tension to reduce the chance of stretching the hose and a non-corrosive CoxComposite ratchet hub with self-lubricating bronze bearings for smooth rotation. 800/269-7335; www.coxreels.com.

RIDGID transportable pipe beveller 
The B-500 transportable pipe beveller from RIDGID produces a consistent, high-quality bevel in less than 2 minutes without flames or sparks, replacing traditional beveling such as grinding. The unit mounts to the end of pipes 4 inches or greater in diameter with a maximum wall thickness of 0.5 inches, as well as flat plates up to a half-inch thick. Interchangeable heads allow bevels to be cut accurately at 30 degrees, 37.5 degrees or 45 degrees. Features include speed monitoring with LED indicators that assist the operator in keeping the beveller moving at an optimal pace. 800/769-7743; www.ridgid.com.

HammerHead pneumatic percussion drilling system
The Roughneck R600 pneumatic percussion drilling system from HammerHead Trenchless Equipment is designed for drilling solid rock with bit diameters of 7.25 to 8 inches. The R600 joins model R400, designed for 5.25-inch straight and offset bits and the R500 for straight and offset bits to 6.25 inches in diameter. Capable of penetration rates of 150 fph, the hammers feature a heavy-duty, high-flow housing, pullback kit, control station/oiler and drill conversion kit. 800/331-6653; www.hammerheadtrenchless.com.

Water Cannon hot-water pressure washer
The hot-water diesel pressure washer skid package from Water Cannon features a General or Annovi Reverberi pump that delivers up to 8 gpm and 4,000 psi. Powered by a Kubota Z602B1 or DH902B1 engine, the roll-cage protected pressure washer is designed to destroy stubborn contaminants in commercial settings. It has a 12 VDC diesel-fired Beckett burner that delivers 118-degree F water temperature (210 maximum), 15-gallon fuel tank, 40-amp charging system and battery box. 800/333-9274; www.watercannon.com.

Peerless battery disconnect switch
The TR Series battery disconnect switch from Littlefuse Commercial Vehicle Products and distributed by Peerless Electronics, cuts all battery power from vehicle electrical systems for applications needing two-circuit switching or both positive and negative. The dual-pole, 500-amp continuous current rated master disconnect switch, with a maximum operating voltage of 48 VDC, is rated IP67 and IP69K, enabling it to be mounted in exposed areas. 800/285-2121; www.peerlesselectronics.com.



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