Product Focus - February 2021

Product Focus - February 2021

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Air Excavation

RAMVAC Vacuum Excavators by Sewer Equipment AX air excavator

The AX air excavator from RAMVAC Vacuum Excavators by Sewer Equipment is mounted on a non-CDL chassis for operator efficiency. This truck series comes standard with a single-engine design with 12-volt electrical controls and manual hand valves for ease of use and maintenance while offering onboard water for the ability to excavate with both air and water. With payload capacities from 5,000 to 12,000 pounds, the hydraulic rear door allows operators to dump spoils quickly and easily. The blower can be customized to achieve the results needed in any applications, with capacities of 18 or 27 inches Hg, 1,400 or 3,000 cfm and hose diameters of 4 or 6 inches. All water systems are contained within a single heated enclosure for cold-weather applications while also offering ample tool storage. 888-477-7638;

Horizontal Directional Drilling

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. 800-533-0386;

American Augers M300DH

The American Augers M300DH fluid cleaning system helps contractors working in tight job sites stay agile and efficient. It has the high-cleaning power to circulate drilling fluids with 100,000 to 240,000 pounds of pullback. In addition, its 480-volt generator can power the agitation system to keep solids suspended in fluid, and the machine’s first-cut cleaning capacity is rated up to 300 gpm of 11 to 13 pounds of drilling mud. Its Derrick Hyperpool shaker and screen compression system create a more seamless transition when changing screens or adjusting to soil conditions. Its versatile capabilities accommodate any job site while being easily mobilized for a quick load in and load out. It can be skid or trailer mounted. 419-869-7107;

Ditch Witch PowerHouse XD

The PowerHouse XD housing from Ditch Witch helps keep HDD equipment operation at its maximum efficiency. It optimizes fluid flow to ensure spoils are removed properly and keeps valuable electronics cooler. Having the ability to know exactly where the drill head is during a bore is essential. It is a durable and trusted housing designed and manufactured to ensure the beacon does not overheat and lose functionality. The fluid nozzles at the front of the housing have been recessed for greater protection against harsh conditions, increasing durability and helping keep the electronics within the housing in good working order. It comes with a Beacon Buddy that allows additional fluid to flow to cool electronics if they get too hot. 800-654-6481;

Infinity Tool Tricones and PDC Bits

Tricones from Infinity Tool are a versatile bit with an option for nearly every type of rock, especially above 25,000 psi compressive strength. They have impact resistance, which makes them suitable when the rock is fractured. They are available in diameters from 2 15/16 to 17 1/2 inches. PDC Bits are suitable for drilling in soft shale/hard clay conditions up to solid rock at 25,000 psi. In these ground conditions they offer higher speed, longer life and increased steerability. They put less stress on the drill rig due to lower torque required and less vibration on the drill rods, producing clean holes with a consistent size. They are available in 1 7/8- to 18-inch sizes. 618-439-4042;

Hydroexcavation Equipment

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. 905-867-4642;

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. 800-315-5533;

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. 888-442-7829;

HotJet USA Vac ’n Jet Series

The HotJet USA Vac ’n Jet Series of vacuum trailer jetters are rugged and compact; are engineered to haul equipment and spoils loads; and can clean valve boxes and storm drains, and hydroexcavate and/or clean drainlines and 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;

Presvac Systems Hydrovac

The Presvac Systems Hydrovac is designed for versatility and cold-weather operation with optional full compliance with U.S. 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, a soft-start water pump, vacuum breaker and truck engine speed. 800-387-7763;

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, according to the maker, and the operating system is engaged through one PTO switch. The remainder of the operation occurs from the rear panel or the wireless remote. 403-550-7997;

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;

Super Products Mud Dog

The Mud Dog vacuum excavator from Super Products provides a safe and efficient alternative to traditional digging. It is designed for operator convenience and consistent performance even in the harshest environments. Units come standard as hydroexcavators with an optional air excavation package, which allows an operator to always choose the best application, water or air, for the job. It is available with 12- or 16-yard debris capacity and has a 1,500- to 2,000-gallon water tank capacity. Each model comes standard with tilt ejection unloading, and a rear-mounted boom that reaches 27 feet, has 335-degree rotation and can move in a 45-degree upward and 25-degree downward pivot. This allows for versatility within dig areas so that units do not need to be constantly readjusted into position. 800-837-9711;

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 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. 877-340-8141;

Transway Systems Terra-Vex HV38

The Transway Systems Terra-Vex HV38 has a 12-yard debris tank with onboard scales for efficient hauling and offloading, complete with a 26-foot-by-8-inch telescoping 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. 800-263-4508;

TRUVAC by Vactor 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 Paradigm subcompact vacuum excavator from TRUVAC by Vactor 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 time between job site arrival and excavation, including the ability to dig up to 6 feet without additional pipe and hose. The air compressor powers utility tools such as jackhammers and tampers. The truck offers tool storage space, including a long-handle toolbox. The truck can tow up to 20,000 pounds. 800-627-3171;

Vac-Con X-Cavator

The X-Cavator hydrovac from Vac-Con includes a cold-weather enclosure for the water systems and control panel, as well as an interior area for operator seating and workspace. Unit filtration is based off of the Titan combination machine, with a single cyclone design and final cartridge-style filter. The redesigned boom is lightweight and flexible, rotating 310 degrees around the unit and moving plus 45 degrees and negative 22 degrees vertically. The durable rubber hose material can withstand harsh environments, according to the maker, and has a reach of 26 feet. 904-284-4200;

Vermeer MV Solutions Mini-Combo

Mini-Combo vacuum excavators from Vermeer MV Solutions deliver a versatile combination of components and options that facilitate hydro jetting and excavation work in a single machine. They are available in three models — the 573 SDT, 873 SDT and 1273 SDT — that range from a 300- to 400-gallon water tank capacity and 500- to 1,200-gallons in waste tank capacity. All three models are engineered with a pump rated at 1,500 psi at 15 gpm and a powertrain featuring a 74 hp engine. This powerful engine and pump combination enable these machines to clean lateral lines up to 12 inches in diameter and 300 feet in length. They can be outfitted with a mechanically operated strong arm or hydraulic boom. 888-822-8766;

Inspection Equipment

GP Sewer Cam

The GP Sewer Cam is made to be dropped. The heart of the jet-powered system is its durable and simple-to-use GoPro Hero 7 Black camera. Not only is GoPro camera technology affordable, its durability guarantee has made it the go-to camera to document extreme sports, where it takes a physical beating. The skid unit is compatible with 6- to 18-inch pipe, and is constructed from Type 304 stainless steel. Custom skids are available for larger pipe. GP Sewer Cam has teamed up with Arthur Products so every GP Sewer Cam comes with a custom-drilled (to buyer’s jetting specs) nozzle. The unit is 4 1/2 pounds, has three screws, one moving part, and is completely made in the USA. 310-774-9468;

Subsite Electronics Private Eye II

The Private Eye II inspection system from Subsite Electronics is a suitable solution for easements, off-road manholes or any hard-to-get-to location. It is also well suited for smaller municipalities or contractors desiring the power and capabilities of a full mainline inspection system in an affordable, all-inclusive mobile package. It is compatible with all the company’s mainline cameras and tractors. When combined with the Compact Portable Reel (CPR) loaded with single-conductor cable, it can inspect 4- to 200-inch-diameter pipelines up to 1,000 feet in length. 800-767-1974;

Pipe Bursting

Pow-R Mole Trenchless Solutions PD-33M

The PD-33M pipe bursting machine from Pow-R Mole Trenchless Solutions is designed to replace existing underground pipes 2 to 6 inches in diameter. Its nonslip, cylinder-activated jaws prevent cable damage while providing 60,000 pounds of pulling force. It offers a cost-effective alternative to opencut excavation, reducing customer disruption and increasing company profits. The process replaces the existing pipe with a fused HDPE pipe, which eliminates all joints, and allows the operator to pull through bends such as 45-degree fittings. This system is modular and can be easily disassembled and reassembled for manhole and basement applications. With a compact design and very small footprint of only 20 by 20 inches, this unit can be used in tight locations. 800-344-6653;


The R8 pipe bursting system from RODDIE is easy to use, lightweight, can be set up vertically or horizontally, and can also be adjusted to use three different size cables. This unit can replace 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 6- and 8-inch pipes with ease and speed. Inexpensive cable grabbing inserts last 70 to 120 jobs, which reduces costs. High-quality tool steels on articulating bursting heads promote rare resistance for long-lasting service. The pulling rate is 8 fpm and is hydraulically powered from your tractor providing a pulling force of 30 tons. The wireless remote system is reliable and has a signal strength that moves through any cellar wall.  Maintaining the system is simple, as the user only needs to rinse off and re-grease six zerk fittings. 888-406-3821;

Pipeline Surveying and Mapping

Vivax-Metrotech VMMap Utility Mapping App

The VMMap Utility Mapping App from Vivax-Metrotech records data from the field, which is instantly available online via the VMMap Cloud web portal, or can be shared using the email function in the app. Location data is obtained from the mobile phone, or an external GPS device of your choice. Depth readings, GPS coordinates, the distance between locates and more are captured as data logs and can be saved as .xls, .txt, .shp and .kml extension files. The image capture feature allows the user to attach a JPEG format image to the surveys. This is useful to add points of interest or a snapshot of the completed survey. The app generates maps in real time, giving confidence to the field technician that the data being collected is accurate. 800-446-3392; 

Pipeline Rehabilitation/Lining

AGRU America Sure-Grip

Sure-Grip liners from AGRU America are made of HDPE, HDPE-el, PP, PVDF or ECTFE, and serve as a long-term alternative to spray-applied concrete protection products. The liners prevent concrete corrosion and degradation, can substantially extend the lifetime of a structure, and by preventing exfiltration and infiltration, provide direct protection for the environment. The liners have anchoring systems that enable construction in areas of significant backpressure. Unlike spray-applied liners, which have to be reapplied regularly due to cracking or delamination, these liners are long-lasting, and are designed to avoid the residuals cost often associated with concrete spray-on liners, which require tank emptying and cleaning every few years for reapplication. 843-546-0600;

Applied Felts AquaCure

Applied Felts’ PU- or PP-coated, all-felt AquaCure liners with stitched or flame-bonded seams are built to meet exacting standards. The extra durable, sewn-seamed, PP-coated version can withstand tougher on-site conditions and steam cure processing. These liners are quality manufactured to conform to ASTM-1216 and can accommodate pipe diameters from 6 to 120 inches and wall thicknesses from 3 to 42 mm. All are in accordance with ISO 9001:2020. 276-656-1904;

CUES Currahee Cutters

CUES small and large Currahee Cutters are specifically designed to reinstate wastewater service laterals, remove protruding taps, and brush finish existing cuts. The cutters function in a range of 5.25- through 36-inch pipe, are equally effective in CIPP or fold-and-form liners, and can be installed on any CCTV manufacturer’s truck-mounted system. A 1.9 hp air motor for the small cutter line provides more power, increased productivity and a smoother cut when operating in 6- to 12-inch relined pipe. Kits are available to retrofit existing cutters for use with Kangaroo air-motors, and service kits can be purchased for regular maintenance intervals on existing motors. 800-327-7791;

Picote Solutions Dual-Color Epoxy Brush Coating System

The Dual-Color Epoxy Brush Coating System from Picote Solutions allows technicians to rehabilitate pipes from 1.25 to 12 inches for drains, sewers, water pipes, electrical conduits, and heat and air-conditioning ducts by brush-casting and coating. The coating resin forms a pipe inside the original pipe that is a tested, safe and environmentally friendly product. The new pipe is damp-proof, corrosion-resistant and wear-resistant. It is ASTM and NSF certified (NSF/ANSI 61-5). It is a 100% solids epoxy, and the method allows for clear visual verification during the application process. Apply to small areas or all drains in multistory buildings. The system is practical and easily fits in tight places. 219-440-1404;

RELINER/Duran Inside Drop System

The RELINER/Duran Inside Drop System was designed to control flow using simple, cost-effective components inside the manhole for easy installation. The system consists of a marine-grade fiberglass drop bowl that is bolted to the manhole wall. Stainless steel pipe support brackets are used to attach the drop pipe to the manhole wall. The drop bowl doesn’t touch the incoming pipe and protrudes minimally into the structure. A flexible coupler is used to connect the drop pipe to the drop bowl, and a bend is installed at the pipe base in the manhole invert. An optional force line hood is available for high-velocity applications. The system is easy to install and allows the drop to be cleaned and inspected from above. It can be used for main line, service connection, and wet well drops. The system accommodates internal drops ranging from 4 to 24 inches in diameter in a variety of different structure sizes. 800-508-6001;

Trenchless Pipe Replacement

HammerHead Trenchless Bluelight LED System

The HammerHead Trenchless Bluelight LED System is a CIPP lining system that uses LED light to cure up to five times faster than conventional curing methods. Made for laterals and small sewer pipes 4 to 10 inches in diameter, this technology greatly reduces the time installers must wait for a liner to cure, allowing them to complete jobs more quickly. The specially formulated resin cures with LED light quicker than traditional epoxy resins that are cured with steam, hot water or ambient air. The system is compact and lightweight, making it easily portable on the job site. In addition, it includes a camera mounted in the light head, allowing the installer to visually inspect and monitor the cure progression. 800-331-6653;

Pipeline Renewal Technologies SpeedyLight+

SpeedyLight+ from Pipeline Renewal Technologies is an LED-based UV solution for CIPP that cures at speeds ranging from 0.66 to 3.3 feet per minute. Because it’s compatible with felt (as well as invertible glass fiber), it can cure 90-degree bends in lines as small as 4 inches, as well as other challenging geometries like transitions and verticals. Free of styrene and amines (and the associated odor), UV-based cure technologies raise fewer objections from the public and a crew. The single-part vinyl ester resin requires no mixing and eliminates shelf life and working time challenges. It uses LED lamps to cure, drawing half the power of traditional UV technology while providing a more powerful cure. The integrated camera lets operators monitor the curing process in real time for optimal quality control. The highly portable design allows for access from even the most remote sites, curing up to 328 feet of liner in pipe 4 to 12 inches. 866-936-8476; 


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