Product Focus - April 2020

Product Focus - April 2020

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John Deere 850L dozer

The 850L dozer from John Deere incorporates an EPA Final Tier 4 PSS 9.0-liter 225 hp diesel engine. Standard auto-idle and idle shutdown help to minimize fuel costs. It is equipped with an Eco mode feature, reducing fuel consumption by up to 20% without sacrificing performance. It has a dual-path hydrostatic transmission and an eight-roller design with 130 inches of track on the ground, increasing productivity, stability and gradeability. It comes standard with grade control-ready electrohydraulic valves and can be equipped with SmartGrade. The roomier, quieter cab includes comfort-driven features such as an improved HVAC system and optional heated and ventilated seat. Ergonomic joysticks control the transmission and hydraulic functions. 


Excavators/Excavating Equipment

Case Construction Equipment CX350D LR

Case Construction Equipment’s full-size CX350D LR (long-reach) excavator provides increased operating performance in applications that require long-distance bucket reach and precision. The new model features an elongated boom and arm and additional counterweight for increased digging capabilities in deep or long-distance digging applications while providing the same improved responsiveness and control of the D Series. With an operating weight of 88,200 pounds, the CX350D LR features a 268 hp Tier 4 Final diesel engine and up to 24,500 ft-lb of bucket digging force. The extended arm and boom provide a maximum dig radius of 61 feet 3 inches and a maximum dig depth of 46 feet 3 inches. 


Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas R35Z-9A

The 3.5-ton class R35Z-9A zero-tail-swing compact excavator from Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas includes a Werk-Brau-compatible thumb bracket, a diverter valve for easy switching between a thumb or attachment, proportional control levers with two-way piping, pin-grabber style dual-locking quick coupler and Q/C piping, enhanced bucket design with lifting-eye and two-piece tooth design for easy replacement, an increased curve profile on the dozer blade for better grade and cutting ability, an easily replaceable cutting edge for the dozer blade, a wider-opening engine compartment and a durable LED work light on the boom for improved job site illumination. An optional feature is a four-way angle dozer blade. It has a boom swing function that can swing 75 degrees to the left and 50 degrees to the right for efficient work in congested areas. 


Hydroexcavation Equipment

Comet Industrial Pumps EF and EFR 75/88

EF and EFR 75/88 high-pressure plunger pumps from Comet Industrial Pumps (A Division of Valley Industries) easily handle up to 23 gpm, 4,060 psi and 43 hp. Flexible setup allows for multiple gearbox mounting positions, and a symmetric crankcase allows for simple right-to-left shaft conversion. They are designed with stainless steel and aluminum alloy to provide increased durability. They come standard with heavy-duty seals that have low-pressure lubrication and a circulation chamber. They include oversized tapered roller bearings, solid ceramic plungers, stainless steel piston guides and connecting rods with thin-shell bearings. They come standard with a flange for a direct-drive mount, but they can be adapted for a hydraulic motor, a PTO connection or set up with an input pulley and clutch. 


Ditch Witch HX30G

The HX30G vacuum excavator from Ditch Witch boasts high-profile power in a low-profile design that eases navigation in congested and height-restricted areas. It is powered by a 31 hp Vanguard gas engine for optimal suction power and water pressure. To boost efficiency on any job, it comes with a powerful 542 cfm blower, 3,000 psi water pressure and 4.2 gpm water flow. It is offered with the choice of a 500- or 800-gallon tank for a variety of job requirements. The machine is available in a variety of trailer configurations, including the VT9 trailer that, when equipped with the 500-gallon tank, does not require a CDL to transport. 


Dynablast Pratissoli HY-PACK KT28ASPF-P47CC

The Pratissoli HY-PACK KT28ASPF-P47CC water pump package from Dynablast offers 18.4 gpm at 2,900 psi at 1,450 rpm. It has a T13 female spline shaft input and SAE B 2/4 bolt flange mounted from the factory with either an Interpump 47 cc FOX piston hydraulic motor or a 64 cc motor. It has a spherical cast iron nickel-coated manifold, a self-lubricating design with no oiler kit or weekly oiling required, internal fins on an aluminum crankcase that provides cooling to lower the oil temperature, and two bore ceramic plungers that offer 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 installation-ready for vacuum trucks and hydroexcavators. 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. 


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, 6- or 8-inch top-mounted telescoping boom with a 14- to 17.5-foot reach, 4,000 cfm power and an inverted, full-opening tailgate. 


Hi-Vac X-Vac X-13

The X-Vac X-13 hydroexcavator from Hi-Vac has a 27-inch Hg, high-capacity vacuum system; a 10 gpm at 2,500 psi triplex water pump; a top-loading, 360-degree boom; polygraphite, rust-free water tanks; a power transfer with OMSI heavy-duty transfer case design; and a noise-deadening, heat-retaining enclosure that surrounds both the water system and the vacuum system. It can carry up to 23,000 pounds, and it can transport and dump debris on site. 


Hydra-Flex Machete

The Machete hydroexcavating nozzle from Hydra-Flex channels water in an oscillating motion, creating a smaller spray angle. This in turn provides a direct stream with a more forceful impact. This premium penetration will allow faster digging and more precise trenching capabilities. Its durable, replaceable cover allows for instant changeability while increasing the overall nozzle’s life span. It is available in three sizes, with operating pressure ranges from 1,000 to 3,200 psi with a heat rating of 180 degrees F. Generating more power, it will last in excess of 500 hours, improving digging times and replacement costs. 


Kaiser Premier CV Series

CV Series hydrovacs from Kaiser Premier are purpose-built to handle tough applications in harsh climates. At the center of the unit is a Robuschi DV145 27-inch Hg, 6,600 cfm positive displacement blower that allows operators the power to pull long distances, reach great depths and handle heavy sludges. Optional air excavation capabilities let operators use air or water excavation depending on the demands or requirements of a specific job. They come ready to dig with a top gun boom that allows 342-degree rotation and 26 feet of reach. The boom is also capable of digging 20 feet down without clamping on extension pipes, saving valuable time in the setup, teardown and cleaning processes. 



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 gallon-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. 


RAMVAC Vacuum Excavators by Sewer Equipment HX-12

The HX-12 hydroexcavator from RAMVAC Vacuum Excavators by Sewer Equipment has a 12-yard debris box and a standard 4,400 cfm blower designed to match the performance of larger blower machines while delivering fuel economy. Its directional discharge system allows the off-loading of debris back into the excavation site without the mess of dumping the tank and lets operators easily blow obstructions out of the dig tube without having to shut down vacuum operations. It is a true all-weather vacuum excavator, as all major water components, including plumbing, water tanks and water pump, are housed within a temperature-controlled environmental chamber to avoid water system freezing when working in subzero temperatures. It includes a long-range wireless remote, NEMA 4 electrical system, a 900,000 Btu water boiler and a three-stage cyclonic filtration system. 


Rival Hydrovac T7 Tandem

The T7 Tandem hydrovac from Rival Hydrovac was designed primarily to be loaded with debris and driven within legislated road limits with most types of debris on board. 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 are high performance, and the unit will dig at levels competitive to large units, according to the maker. 


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. 


Super Products Mud Dog

The Mud Dog hydroexcavator from Super Products is designed for operator convenience and consistent performance in the harshest environments, according to the maker. It offers an air excavation option, allowing the operator to choose water or air. It is available with 12- or 16-yard debris capacity. It comes standard with safe tilt ejection unloading and is equipped with a rear-mounted boom that can reach 27 feet with a 335-degree rotation and can move in a 45-degree-upward and 25-degree-downward pivot. This allows for versatility within dig areas so units do not need to be constantly readjusted into position. 


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 more than doubles older payload capacities. It features an 8-inch boom and 3,800 cfm blower. 


Transway Systems Terra-Vex HV38

The Transway Systems Terra-Vex HV38 has a 12-yard debris tank with onboard scales for efficient hauling and off-loading, complete with a 26-foot-by-8-inch telescopic boom. It has a 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. 


TRUVAC by Westech Coyote

The TRUVAC by Westech Coyote midsize vacuum excavator delivers easier maneuverability in urban environments and boasts a rugged design for harsh environments. With a maximized payload configuration and classic style controls, the truck features a 6-inch vacuum system and high airflow capabilities to maximize performance, a 6-inch hose that reduces hose clogging frequently found on smaller vacuum systems, and a powerful vacuum system capable of up to 3,200 cfm and 16 inches Hg. The 9-cubic-yard, 45-degree-tilting debris body is positioned on the optimal spot of the chassis to ensure the payload is proportionately distributed across all axles simultaneously. It can be upgraded to a 20 gpm at 3,000 psi water pump. 


Vac-Con X-Cavator

The X-Cavator from Vac-Con is designed to be powerful, durable, efficient and easy to operate. It features a hydrostatic drive using the chassis engine for vacuum, eliminating 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 for 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

The Vacall AllExcavate hydroexcavator is suitable for excavating soil, rocks and clay around utility lines and foundations. Simultaneously, it uses high-pressure jetting action up to 24.5 gpm with up to 3,000 psi to loosen material. Then vacuum forces — up to 27 inches Hg and 5,800 cfm — suction the material and water slurry into a debris tank. The multistage vacuum filtration system has a simplified design to reduce maintenance, extend performance and increase working life. As material is deposited into the debris body, air continues to move through a dual cyclone separator where more material particles and moisture are removed. The filtered air then passes through the blower, silencer and exhaust. 


Safety Equipment

Oxford Plastics Systems 

LowPro 15/10

LowPro 15/10 composite driveway trench covers from Oxford Plastics Systems can be used by utility contractors seeking a safe, easy-to-maneuver covering for driveway or sidewalk trench work. The unit has a high-visibility, molded anti-slip surface, with chamfered edging that grips the asphalt. When a longer run of trench requires covering, the Infill accessory joins the covers together, creating a flat surface suitable for pedestrian traffic, and reduces the likelihood of the covers slipping apart. Designed with National Grid, the unit is suitable for up to 3.5-ton vehicles over a 35-inch-wide trench, and pedestrians over a 47-inch-wide trench. A cover weighs 93 pounds, allowing for easy transport and maneuvering with two-person lift. 


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 work for drilling, mud suction hose, tanker hose, pneumatic truck hose, frac pipe, drill pipe, welding poly pipe and other rigid pipes. Sizes range from 1 1/2 to 6 inches, with a planned 8-inch version. 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. 


Subsite Electronics 830R/T

Made to withstand the demands of rugged job sites, the Subsite Electronics 830R/T high-frequency electronic locating offers performance at a very high active frequency. It can trace poor conductors, such as ungrounded tracer wire, and locate short lengths of utility infrastructure better than low-frequency units. Automatic features such as gain control, auto depth, and visual and audio feedback make it easy for even novice operators to confidently identify and trace metallic pipe or cable and water and gas distribution lines. It offers a long battery life of 150 hours on the transmitter and 75 hours on the receiver. Adaptive filtering ensures it is highly responsive in all modes of operation, providing left-to-right guidance very quickly, regardless of mode or operator style. 



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