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Gain versatility with mini combo truck 

The Model 400 ECO, an 8-foot truck with full jet/vac capabilities from Sewer Equipment, provides an economical choice for municipalities of all sizes.

“The condensed footprint allows this machine to fit into standard 8-foot parking structures and tight urban environments, gaining access to manholes that traditional trucks do not have,” says Dave Madole, national sales manager for Sewer Equipment. “The low cost makes it more affordable than a traditional combo truck. Therefore there is a lower level of upfront capital to enter into the vacuum market or even use it as an emergency response vehicle during off hours, with less noise and non-CDL operators.”

For those small to midsized utilities aiming to add a vacuum component to their fleet, the mini combo unit offers a low starter cost. It can also function as an efficient and cost-effective emergency response vehicle for larger municipalities while also providing maneuverability in urban areas.

“It gives you all the power of a traditional combination truck in a condensed footprint (maneuverability),” Madole says. “The non-CDL chassis qualifies any driver to be able to operate this machine — no certificates required.”

Built off a 19,500 GVWR chassis and 4-yard debris tank, it still provides 18 gpm at 4,000 psi of jetting power and 28 inches Hg on a 4-inch system via a Hibon positive displacement blower.

“This truck touts a powerful vacuum and robust jetting capabilities that allow it to perform any applications that a standard combination truck would be used for,” says Ashley Stuart, marketing manager for Sewer Equipment.

Combined with 400 feet of half-inch hose and a 600-gallon stainless steel water tank, it is ideal for 4- to 12-inch lines.

“This truck was a byproduct of many things we heard from customers,” Madole says. “Our contractor customers wanted to be able to provide vacuum services, but the upfront cost to enter that market was too high due to the price of a traditional combination truck. Municipalities needed more flexibility to rotate operators, so less operator requirements and increased ease of operation was required. Large cities needed a shorter footprint to navigate busy streets, and contractors needed jet/vac capabilities inside structures with low ceiling heights. From this, the Model 400 ECO was born.”

Sewer Equipment||Jet/Vac Combination Machines

Model 400 ECO from Sewer Equipment


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