Product Focus - July 2019

Air Excavation

Ramvac by Sewer Equipment AX-4000

The AX-4000 air excavator from Ramvac by Sewer Equipment offers a simple, single-engine design with 12-volt electrical controls and manual hand valves for ease of use while also providing operators the ability to excavate with both air and water effectively using only one truck. This series offers payload capacities from 5,000 to 12,000 pounds while the hydraulic rear door allows operators to dump spoils quickly and easily. It allows you to customize your blower to achieve the results you need in any applications, with capacities of 18 or 27 inches Hg, 1,400 or 3,000 cfm and hose diameter of 4 or 6 inches. All water systems are contained within a single heated enclosure for cold-weather applications while also offering a large amount of standard tool storage. 

888-477-7638; www.ram-vac.com


Vanair PTO shaft driven air excavation kit

The Vanair PTO shaft driven air excavation kit is housed under the chassis. It doesn’t use a hitch, reduces weight and is easy to navigate. It saves space, solving the problem of reduced bed space because of spoil tanks and water tanks. Durable and compact, units are available in a standard PTO shaft-driven air excavation kit (200 cfm at 200 psi and 300 cfm at 250 psi) or as engine-driven cross mount air compressors (185 to 260 cfm and up to 150 psi). 

800-526-8817; www.vanair.com


Blowers

Gardner Denver Robuschi Tri-Flow 825

The Gardner Denver Robuschi Tri-Flow 825 blower for combination sewer jetter trucks achieves 19 inches Hg vacuum and delivers 4,311 cfm at 18 inches Hg while weighing less than 1,500 pounds, making it suitable for jetting and excavation work. When paired with the company’s product-tuned silencer, this unit is quiet and consumes 70% less space than a traditional silencer. For greater work site efficiency, it provides 6% higher flow and 7.2% more fuel efficiency at 18 inches Hg. 

866-428-4890; www.gardnerdenver.com/robuschi


National Vacuum Equipment Challenger 1600

The Challenger 1600 high-vacuum blower from National Vacuum Equipment is a 1,600 cfm tri-lobe blower designed for continuous duty at maximum vacuum. It is available in ready-to-install hydraulic or belt-drive packages using corrosion-resistant stainless steel internal components. Available packages include silencers, check valves, moisture trap, cyclone, four-way vacuum/pressure changeover valve and a powder-coated skid. 

800-253-5500; www.natvac.com


Hose and Hose Accessories

Kuriyama of America Alfagomma T704HA Series THE BOOMER

The Alfagomma T704HA Series THE BOOMER industrial sewer vacuum hose from Kuriyama of America is made with a 1/4-inch-thick red gum rubber tube for abrasion resistance. The corrugated black conductive SBR/NR blend cover provides abrasion- and ozone-resistance. It is a suitable hose for dry or wet abrasive materials and can be grounded. It is an ideal hose for the vacuum truck industry where a rugged and durable hose product is needed. It is available in 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 8- and 10-inch I.D. sizes. 

847-755-0360; www.kuriyama.com


Pressure Lift Power Booster

The Power Booster from Pressure Lift has Versa-Flow technology to help minimize man-hours and allow the user to combine multiple pieces of equipment, allowing them to provide time to increase workloads and reduce job expenses. The user can combine pressure washers or jetters with any vacuum equipment, providing manpower needed for other jobs. Versa-Flow technology not only breaks up soils, assists in decreasing load times and completing each job quickly, it streamlines projects and helps minimize maintenance cost. 

866-504-6596; www.pressurelift.com


Hose Reels

Hannay Reels VAC Series

VAC Series reels from Hannay Reels are designed to store and handle vacuum hose up to 4 inches I.D. and 150 feet long. The series is available in a variety of configurations, including the heavy-duty VAC-5000. This reel is equipped to handle longer length and large-diameter vacuum hose. Constructed with a sturdy steel channel frame and spoked discs for weight savings, it provides easy and fast winding of vacuum hose. It offers a single-wrap configuration and is best used where width dimension is minimal, such as between cab and tank or mounted transversely to the frame of the truck. Other reels in the series include the VAC-9000, which allows for multiwrap solid disc configuration, as well as the vacuum hose storage-only VAC Series Storage Reel. 

518-797-3791; www.hannay.com


Reelcraft Industries Series 3000

Reelcraft Industries Series 3000 reels are all-steel construction and ultracompact for a wide range of bench mount or mobile applications with critical space requirements. These compact reels fit within a 1-by-1-foot space. The reels incorporate multiple slotted mounting holes to accommodate many configurations. An optional guide arm accessory is available for multiple adjustment positions of the hose or cord. Hose reels are available with up to 25 feet of 1/4-inch or 20 feet of 3/8-inch air/water hose. The cord reel models are available with 30 feet of 12/3 cord with multiple cord ending options including a new quad box receptacle. 

800-444-3134; www.reelcraft.com


Hot Water Boilers

Dynablast HV420F-12VRED

The Dynablast HV420F-12VRED hydrovac water heater produces 420,000 Btu with an output temperature of 175 degrees F at 5 gpm, making it suitable for colder climates and improved digging in clay-filled areas. All models comes with ETL certification for safety, which also includes certification on the coil for higher efficiency and heat transfer, a stainless steel target plate for increased coil life and a design with serviceability in mind with momentary override control. A 19-by-19-inch footprint makes it suitable for compact installations. 

905-867-4642; www.dynablast.ca


Easy Kleen Pressure Systems Wildcat Heaters

Wildcat Heaters high-pressure, oil-fired hot-water/steam heaters and hydraulic pump systems from Easy Kleen Pressure Systems are designed for reliability and efficiency and are install-ready for vacuum trucks and hydroexcavators, according to the maker. A full range of heater options includes dry steam, redundancy packages, Schedule 80 and 160 stainless steel or A53 boiler pipe, fine-tuned temperature and flow-control systems. All coils are manufactured in-house, with CRN boiler-approved coils now available. Heaters can be designed for mounting in a cabinet or supplied as a completed cabinet unit. They are CSA and ETL approved. Hydraulic pumping systems are available. 

800-315-5533; www.easykleen.com


Hydroexcavation Equipment

Fruitland RCF870

The RCF870 vacuum pump from Fruitland is available in clockwise and counterclockwise rotation with top- and side-mount, four-way valve locations. The pump is available with hydraulic, angle (gearbox) and belt-drive options. It can be mounted on all Eliminator-style packages. It is a true 4-inch pump with 4-inch pipe connections producing 512 cfm and weighing 575 pounds. It is fan-forced air-cooled with an available air injection cooling system for continuous duty at higher vacuum. It includes an integral oil reservoir with low-consumption oil pump, an integral final filter and vane-wear test ports. 

800-663-9003; www.fruitlandmanufacturing.com


Soil Surgeon hydroexcavating tool

The Soil Surgeon hydroexcavating tool fits any sewer combination truck equipped with a telescoping 6- or 8-inch boom. The tool has a 1-inch water connection. The operator controls water pressure and power through truck controls. It has a 6-foot Tuff Tube with handles to guide the unit down for potholing or side to side for trenching. Six jets boring inward cut the soil, while six boring outward bring the tube down. 

949-363-1401; www.soilsurgeoninc.com


Hydroexcavation Trucks and Trailers

Cusco Sewer Jetter

The Sewer Jetter from Cusco can help perform major cleanups by excavating debris with a 26-foot boom reach and a 600-foot 3,000 psi jetting system. Outfitted with quality components and reverse engineered for optimal weight and payload with a superior operator control system, the unit is designed for simple regular maintenance and features durable and uncomplicated systems to reduce repairs and downtime. It can be paired with a Cusco SJX hydroexcavator to provide municipalities and contractors a powerful option for handling sewer and waterline maintenance and digging new lines with one piece of equipment. Options include various tank and chassis sizes and can be modified based on customer specifications. 

800-490-3541; www.wastequip-cusco.com


Ditch Witch HX30

The Ditch Witch HX30 vacuum excavation trailer offers a 24.8 hp Kubota diesel engine designed for performance and productivity on midsized potholing, soft-excavation or cleanup tasks. The low-profile machine reduces unit height without compromising ground clearance. It is available with a 500- or 800-gallon debris tank and in a light or heavy version. Also available are advanced optional boom designs to improve ease of use. With advanced sound-reducing technology, it creates minimal disturbance in noise-sensitive areas. An optional reverse-flow feature allows quick and easy spoil off-loading for improved productivity. 

800-654-6481; www.ditchwitch.com


GapVax HV33

Designed to safely transport water and debris in urban areas, the GapVax HV33 is shorter, smaller and more compact than its predecessor. It is 30 feet long overall on a medium-duty chassis and includes a 600-gallon water tank, 6-cubic-yard debris body, 14- to 17-foot 6-inch boom in 8 or 6 inches, 4,000 cfm power and an inverted, full-opening tailgate.

888-442-7829; www.gapvax.com


Hot Jet USA Vac ’n Jet Series

The Hot Jet USA Vac ’n Jet Series of vacuum trailer jetters are rugged and compact; are engineered to haul equipment and spoils load; and can clean valve boxes and storm drains, and hydroexcavate and/or clean drain/sewer lines. They offer hot- and/or cold-water operation with a choice of engine options ranging from 13 to 66 hp and gas or diesel operation. They are equipped with premium triplex pumps, a 500-gallon spoils tank, 200-gallon water tank, Gardner Denver vac/blowers, 4-ton hydraulic dump and centri-clean filter system. They can also be custom engineered and designed to meet specifications. 

800-624-8186; www.hotjetusa.com


Imperial Industries Hydro 3600 Hybrid Excavator

The Hydro 3600 Hybrid Excavator from Imperial Industries offers compact power and versatility, with capabilities that include digging trenches to locating fiber optic cables and clearing debris. It provides direct applications for septic hauling, utilities maintenance and emergency response situations. It can be operated by one person. Units are available in code and noncode. 

800-558-2945; www.imperialind.com


Kaiser Premier CV Series

The CV Series hydrovac from Kaiser Premier has all critical components centralized and housed in an insulated, heated aluminum van body. The RB-DV series of rotary three-lobe positive displacement blowers can operate at high vacuum levels thanks to a device that injects atmospheric air. RB-DV series blowers can reach vacuum levels of up to 93% on a deadhead and 27 inches Hg without the need to inject water or use an upstream heat exchanger. Its hydraulically assisted off-load method eliminates overhead conflict concerns when off-loading by avoiding the need to raise the tank. Rather than using gravity alone, it applies its mechanical advantage to quickly off-load compacted tank debris. To release hot high-pressure water, the vehicle can be equipped with a 700,000 Btu boiler. The transfer case is specifically designed for vacuum excavation trucks requiring a highly configurable and easily serviceable gearbox. 

970-542-1975; www.kaiserpremier.com


Presvac Systems Hydrovac

The Presvac Systems Hydrovac is designed for versatility and cold-weather operation with optional full compliance with Department of Transportation specifications for collection or transportation of hazardous materials. The high-vacuum blower allows extraction of all types of soils, gravel, rock, clay, water and silt material, with knockout features in the debris tank minimizing carryover. Modular filtration configured to blower size provides blower protection and minimal maintenance, according to the maker. It comes with a heavy-duty, 8-inch boom that extends up to 25 feet, with six-way hydraulic power and wireless controls for all boom functions, soft-start water pump, vacuum breaker and truck engine speed. 

800-387-7763; www.presvac.com


Rival Hydrovac T10 

The T10 from Rival Hydrovac is a larger version of the initial Rival T7 unit, which has become a suitable choice for many urban contractors who are aware of the trending weight restrictions on these types of trucks and realize the need to bring these trucks into compliance when driving on roads to disposal sites. It operates in the same manner as the T7, as it is fully hydraulic, eliminating the need for a transfer case; and aside from engaging one PTO, the entire truck is operated from the remote and rear panel. This unit features the same “pressure off” feature as the smaller units and has essentially the same controls. 

403-550-7997; www.rivalhydrovac.com


Supervac Hercules XL

At 37 feet long, the Hercules XL from Supervac is suitable for applications where weight is not as much of a concern. It can carry 18 cubic yards of debris, and it has available a payload capacity of 25,000 pounds. The 3,600-gallon debris tank is mounted as close as possible to the truck’s cab. Its 3,800 cfm, 27-inch Hg blower is more compact than its predecessors and mounted directly over the truck’s second axle. In addition, more equipment, including its 30-ton hydraulic dump hoist and 400,000 Btu boiler are compactly situated near the cab to allow for more even weight distribution. The unit’s 185 cfm air excavation compressor, Webasto diesel fuel heater, 3,000 psi high-pressure water pump, controls, aluminum toolboxes and six 250-gallon (1,500-gallon total capacity) plastic water tanks are evenly distributed along the sides of the unit, adding to the even weight distribution. 

866-839-5702; www.supervac.co


Tornado Global Hydrovacs F4 ECOLITE

The F4 ECOLITE from Tornado Global Hydrovacs has a 12-cubic-yard mud tank and holds 1,550 gallons of freshwater. The unit is more than 7,000 pounds lighter than the company’s older models and offers more than double the payload. The boom has a 342-degree rotation and a 26-foot reach. The smaller F3 ECOLITE is a 10-cubic-yard, 1,250-gallon tandem-axle unit that also more than doubles older payload capacities. It features an 8-inch boom and a 3,800 cfm blower. 

715-441-7157; www.tornadotrucks.com


Transway Systems Terra-Vex HV38

The Transway Systems Terra-Vex HV38 has a 12-yard debris tank with onboard scales, which allows a driver to load the tank worry-free. It includes a large debris tank for those light loads, saving time and money, complete with a 26-foot-by-8-inch telescopic boom. It has a simple one-touch-operated hydraulic half-door with a 3,800 cfm at 27 inches Hg hydraulically driven blower. Water pressure is achieved with a hydraulically driven triplex pump, delivering 10 gpm at 3,600 psi from a 1,000-gallon HDPE baffled water tank. The water is heated with a 420,000 Btu diesel-fired burner for cold-weather operation. 

800-263-4508; www.transwaysystems.com


TRUVAC Paradigm

Designed for utility, municipal and contractor customers involved in the installation, maintenance and repair of underground water, sewer, gas, electric and telecommunications lines, the versatile TRUVAC Paradigm subcompact vacuum excavator can dig holes with water or air; vacuum, contain and dispose of drill mud; power pneumatic, hydraulic or electrical tools; and provide transport and storage of replacement parts, equipment and tools. The truck’s Park-n-Dig design minimizes the time between arriving on the job site and excavation, including the ability to dig up to 6 feet in depth without additional pipe and hose. The air compressor powers utility tools such as jackhammers and tampers that may be used on the job. The truck offers substantial storage space for these tools, including a long-handle toolbox. The truck can also tow up to 20,000 pounds. 

800-627-3171; www.truvac.com


Vac-Con X-Cavator

The X-Cavator from Vac-Con is designed to be powerful, durable and easy to operate. It features a hydrostatic drive using the chassis engine for vacuum, creating a more efficient system that eliminates the need for PTO, clutch and gearbox operation. It is available with water systems up to 4,000 psi and a mobile, wireless remote-control system controlling chassis engine revolutions per minute, boom, automatic vacuum breaker, dump controls and hydraulic door locks from up to a half-mile away. The boom rotates 270 degrees. 

904-284-4200; www.vac-con.com


Vacall AllExcavate

Vacall AllExcavate hydroexcavators include AllSmartFlow smart controls that help to conserve water during high-performance jet/vac digging around utilities and waterlines or cleaning frac tanks and vessels. Single-engine efficiency helps conserve fuel and reduce emissions. It has a high-pressure water system with rheostat control to vary water volume and capacity output. A heated compartment protects the water system components against freezing. Its water tanks are made of high-quality aluminum for extra strength. Large, galvanized steel debris tanks are also available. A single control is used to open, close and lock the tailgate. It has double-cyclone filtration with a simplified design to reduce maintenance, extend performance and increase working life. Its rear-mounted boom front-loads debris. It is available with a cold-weather package. 

800-382-8302; www.vacall.com


Vector Technologies Mudslinger

The Mudslinger line of compact trailer-mounted hydroexcavation vacuums from Vac-Con, in cooperation with Vector Technologies, have multiple Tier 4 diesel and gas engine options available, with an 1,190 cfm, 16-inch Hg positive displacement blower, and come with a 535- or 845-gallon debris tank with 55-degree hydraulic dump hoist and a hydraulic door. The water system is 4 gpm at 4,000 psi with 50 feet of 3/8-inch hose and comes with a 225- or 325-gallon HDPE water tank. A 9-foot boom with 24 inches of hydraulic extension, hydraulic up/down and 270 degrees of manual rotation is also available. It is mounted on a heavy-duty welded tube steel trailer. 

800-832-4010; www.vector-vacuums.com


Westech Vac Systems Wolf

The Wolf noncode hydrovac truck from Westech Vac Systems is suitable for oil and gas customers working in extreme conditions. The debris body is positioned on the optimal spot of the chassis to ensure the payload is proportionately distributed across all axles simultaneously, maximizing legal payload for customers and improving operational efficiency. The side-mounted water tanks reduce the weight by more than 40%, lowering the overall cost of the truck. The 1,500-gallon capacity ensures ample water for large or remote jobs. A top-mounted, no-touch water fill system is easily accessible from the passenger side of the vehicle. The debris body is lifted using a telescoping, dual-acting hydraulic cylinder capable of 36,000 pounds of force. When fully extended, the debris body exceeds a 45-degree dump angle for fast and efficient off-loading. To help the off-loading process, a heavy-duty, hydraulically powered tank vibrator is mounted to the belly of the debris body. 

780-955-3030; www.westechvac.co 


Nozzles

Enz USA Rotodrill

The Rotodrill nozzle from Enz USA has a rotating front jet for improved cutting performance. It’s effective at clearing blocked or frozen pipes and moving heavy debris. It has ideal propulsion but can also be used in hydroexcavation by plugging off the thrust jets. This versatile nozzle is available in 1/2-, 3/4- and 1-inch systems. 

877-369-8721; www.enz.com/en-us/home


Hydra-Flex Ripsaw

The Ripsaw rotating turbo nozzle from Hydra-Flex blasts a 0-degree water stream at up to 3,200 psi while rotating at a high speed to provide an 18-degree cone of coverage. Its cone-shaped flow pattern is ideal for potholing applications. The heavy-duty, high-impact nozzles are constructed with stainless steel housings and tungsten carbide wear surfaces to withstand harsh environments and provide long life. Repair kits are available for extended life and lower operating costs. Select from traditional coating (blue) or upgrade to the heavy-duty coating (green), a formulation designed for use in extreme environments. Greater impingement allows users to complete jobs faster or use a smaller nozzle size while getting the same impact as nozzles with higher flow rates. 

952-808-3640; www.hydraflexinc.com


NozzTeq MONRO-JET

The MONRO-JET hydroexcavation nozzle from NozzTeq combines the power of a solid-stream pencil jet with the large coverage of a fan jet. An orbital design increases performance at a lower gallons-per-minute rate and pressures as high as 36,250 psi, allowing the operator to move faster when hydroexcavating and cleaning surfaces or sewer lines. It can be used for other types of surface cleaning such as concrete, steel, castings and large surface areas including line removal from runways. It can be modified for internal cleaning of sewers and pipes of all types. 

866-620-5915; www.nozzteq.com


Water Pump

Cat Pumps 5SP30HU

The Model 5SP30HU from Cat Pumps is designed for applications like hydroexcavating and portable washdown systems and is suitable for use in mobile applications in remote locations and demanding environments. This direct-drive pump attaches to hydraulic systems with SAE A mounting standards. The compact size fits small trailer units to full-size trucks and provides ranges of 2 to 4 gpm and 100 to 3,000 psi. 

763-780-5440; www.catpumps.com 



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