Product Focus - August 2019

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Air Excavation Equipment

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). 


Boring Machines/Accessories

Akkerman 1525B/D

The 1525B/D hydraulically driven high-pressure pump from Akkerman is used for effective pilot tube and other pipe jacking operations particularly on larger-diameter bores. The large, 525-gallon tank offers in-tank agitation for continuous mixing, independent agitation, or agitate and pump to maintain optimal mud viscosity. It displaces a Marsh Funnel viscosity as high as 50 seconds with pump flow up to 10 gpm at 2,500 psi. It is powered by a 20.7 hp diesel engine with an 8-gallon fuel tank. Like its 325-gallon counterparts, it is simple, safe and reliable. There are few moving parts, no belts and a shrouded agitator. The stepped platform makes it easy for operators to access and fill the tank. 


Pow-R Mole Sales Model P1-6RT

The P1-6RT mechanical rod turner from Pow-R Mole Sales integrates with the PD-6 Thrust Boring Machine and P1 Pusher Box to help install sewer pipes on grade and more accurately steer the bore to the target. It eliminates the need for pipe wrenches to turn the rods, making steering safer and more productive. It creates 4,500 ft-lbs of torque, allowing the operator to steer the boring machine up to 200 feet. Quick-disconnect hoses allow for fast and easy removal of the unit. 


Wyo-Ben drilling fluids

CLAYMASTER, DRILL-X HP, WYO-VIS HP and WYO-LUBE RR from Wyo-Ben are available in small, easy-to-handle, 64-ounce pouches that are suited for smaller jobs. These quick-mixing, field-proven fluids make every bore more effective and efficient, protecting equipment and boosting productivity. Since they are highly concentrated, crews can do more with less, saving money in the long run. 


Drill Bit

Melfred Borzall Eagle Claw SD

The Eagle Claw SD bit from Melfred Borzall has integrated dome carbide blocks in the body to give greater wear protection and cutting power. Added conical carbides on the upper cutting face add more aggression to the bit’s cutting power. The dome carbide blocks on the opposite side of the body also help transfer more power to the cutting surface as they push against the wall pack during rotation down the hole. The balanced cutting design ensures there is no vibration up the rod and to the rig so that wear protection extends to the rest of the rig. 


Horizontal Directional Drilling

Toro DD2226

The Toro DD2226 directional drill delivers 2,600 ft-lbs of rotational torque and 22,000 pounds of thrust and pullback for versatility, allowing the machine to pull back and turn larger reamers in tough ground conditions. Dual rear stabilizers provide additional stability in uneven terrain. For convenience, it is also equipped with TDOS-1 Operating System software, featuring the SmartTouch control mode that streamlines pipe handling by allowing the operator to advance through the process with a touch of a rocker switch on the joystick. It’s designed to be easier for both new and experienced operators to learn. In addition, using SmartTouch allows operators to reduce the pipe loading cycle times, thereby increasing overall productivity. It includes a 72 hp Tier 4 Final Yanmar 3.3-liter engine that requires no diesel exhaust fluid, as well as a 31 gpm, 1,500 psi drilling fluid pump. 


Hydroexcavation Equipment

Dynablast Pratissoli Pumps KT28ASPF

The Pratissoli Pumps KT28ASPF high-pressure water pump, distributed by Dynablast, is ideal for hydroexcavating. It offers 18.4 gpm, 2,900 psi, 1,450 rpm and a 35 hp power end. It is available with a T13 female spline shaft and SAE two-/four-bolt flange for direct mounting to the hydraulic motor. Reducing the pump speed to lower water flow for hydrovac use can result in increased pump life and reduced water bypass. It has a self-lubricating design, with no oiler kit or weekly oiling required. The manifold is made from nickel-coated spherical cast iron for protection from cavitation. Its symmetrical aluminum crankcase makes it easy to reverse shaft the pump, and internal fins provide cooling to lower oil temperature. It has tapered roller bearing for improved lateral loading. Two bore ceramic plungers provide thicker ceramic on the water end to prevent from thermal shock. 


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. 


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. 



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. 


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 and assists in decreasing load times and completing each job quickly, it streamlines projects and helps minimize maintenance cost. 


ScreencO Systems Handle-Tech Hose Handles

Handle-Tech Hose Handles, distributed by ScreencO Systems, enable technicians to safely clamp onto hose or pipe and easily grip, torque and release it single-handedly through a natural movement. Through mud, cold, rain or sleet, the handles’ design allows workers to safely and efficiently manipulate hoses and pipes in any climate. They are ideal for drilling, mud suction hose, tanker hose, pneumatic truck hose, aircraft refueling hose, frac pipe, drill pipe, welding poly pipe and other rigid pipes. Sizes range from 1 1/2 to 6 inches, with an 8-inch version coming soon. Handles are manufactured with long-glass nylon that enhances the thermal insulation properties. They are strong, nonconductive and wear-resistant in temperatures from 40 degrees below zero to 150 degrees F to withstand steam blasting with de-icing equipment. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


Ramvac by Sewer Equipment HX-12

The HX-12 hydroexcavator from Ramvac by Sewer Equipment has a 12-yard debris tank and a temperature-controlled environmental chamber that contains the entire water system, including water tanks. A directional discharge system allows the operator to off-load debris back into the excavation site when finished, without the mess of dumping the tank. This system also allows operators to blow any obstructions out of the dig hose. It includes a long-range wireless remote, NEMA 4 electrical system, a 900,000 Btu water boiler and a three-stage cyclonic filtration system. The standard 4,400 cfm blower delivers fuel economy. It is available with a RamAir air excavation system touting a 185 cfm at 150 psi air compressor for when the operator can’t risk adding water to the problem area. 


Rival Hydrovac T7

The T7 from Rival Hydrovac was designed primarily to be a unit that could be loaded with debris and drive within legislated road limits with most types of debris on board. Additionally the unit comes standard with a scale that reads real-time weights both in the cab and on the wireless remote to confirm weights prior to travel. It is operator friendly, and the operating system is engaged through one PTO switch. The remainder of the operation occurs from the rear panel or the wireless remote. The components used in this truck are high performance in nature, and the unit will dig at levels competitive to large units. 


Tornado Global Hydrovacs T-70 Twister  

The T-70 Twister trailer-mounted hydrovac from Tornado Global Hydrovacs can be used to expose other delicate utility lines — including electric and gas — and comes in multiple configurations specialized for the job at hand. It has a 6-cubic-yard debris tank and is capable of holding 720 gallons of freshwater. It is powered by a Tier 4 Final, 74 hp Cummins diesel engine and has an industrial positive displacement blower capable of 1,200 cfm at 15 inches Hg. The water pump is capable of up to 5.6 gpm at 3,500 psi. The trailered unit has operator controls on the rear and is capable of wireless operation. It can also be easily hauled with a non-CDL driver’s license. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


Inspection/Mapping Software

CUES GraniteNet

GraniteNet condition assessment software for the public works industry from CUES is asset based, which enables the software to easily interface with other asset-based software products such as Esri ArcGIS mapping systems and asset management systems to include Cityworks, Infor, IBM Maximo and others. Intuitive and easy to use, data and video can now be accessed via a web portal. 



RIDGID A-Frame Fault Locator

The RIDGID A-Frame Fault Locator finds the location of ground faults in direct buried insulated wire up to 2 megohms. It can find faults up to 3 miles away from the transmitter and up to 20 feet below the ground, depending on conditions. It has a durable, lightweight powder-coated frame and weatherproof membrane buttons. It provides a reference readout to aid in fault location. It is composed of two elements: the FT-103 Transmitter and the FR-30 A-Frame Receiver. The transmitter operates at 797 HZ – “dFF” displayed and has an output power of up to 3 watts with low, medium and high settings. The FT-103 Transmitter connects to an insulated conductor to establish a current flow. The current travels to the ground and back to the ground stake via an insulation fault. The FR-30 Receiver detects the current flow and gives audio and visual directions to locate faults. 


Schonstedt Instrument Loki

Schonstedt Instrument’s Loki is a multifrequency locator solution designed to sweep large areas to quickly and easily locate buried assets. With Dual Mode capabilities, the Loki can simultaneously search for and identify transmitter and power signals for quick and accurate sweeps prior to excavation. Available in two models, Contractor and Utilities, the locator operates in Active, Inductive, Sonde and Passive modes. The ShallowAlert warns of shallow pipes and cables, and NoiseProtect enables use in electrically noisy environments. Each model is optimized to perform in the demanding environments of the construction and utilities industries. 


Vivax-Metrotech vScan M 

The vScan M utility avoidance tool from Vivax-Metrotech helps contractors prevent damage to buried utilities. It allows the excavating operator to check an area for buried utilities before digging. It is simple to operate, requiring minimal training while being reliable and rugged for site use. An optional integrated manhole detector allows even these hazards to be detected. 


Pipe Bursting Equipment

HammerHead Trenchless 26XPR

The 26XPR high-performance pneumatic hammer for pipe ramming and pipe bursting applications from HammerHead Trenchless has a newly designed high-flow valve system that produces a more powerful impact. XPR technology is a modification of the Air Reverse, or AR, valve system standard on all HammerHead Trenchless pneumatic hammers larger than 7 inches. Both systems allow for the reverse function to be controlled above ground, greatly simplifying tool removal from pushing collets and burst heads. The 26-inch hammer has replaced the 24-inch AR model. It can install casing 24 to 84 inches in diameter and is effective in pneumatic pipe bursting applications of pipes 15 to 36 inches in diameter. 



Infinity Tool PDC Pull and Push Reamers

PDC Pull and Push Reamers from Infinity Tool are designed for fast and reliable rock reaming. Their taper and spiral make it possible to use them both horizontally and vertically, and they are designed for reaming shale to hard limestone. They are stocked in 6- to 36-inch sizes, with 38- to 48-inch sizes made to order. 



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