Product Focus - February 2022

Product Focus - February 2022

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Hydroexcavation Equipment

Ditch Witch HXT Line

Contractors looking for the efficiency and payload capacity of a truck-mounted vacuum excavator can turn to Ditch Witch’s HXT Line of vacuum excavators. The HXT50 and HXT75 are powered by Kubota engines with 50 and 75 hp, respectively, for optimal suction power. The HXT50 has a 1,005 cfm blower and 3,000 psi water pressure. Both units are available with 500-, 800- and 1,200-gallon spoils tank configurations, allowing contractors the freedom to stay on a job site longer and avoid repeated spoils disposal and water refilling. The 500-gallon configuration is designed to be under CDL requirements, allowing contractors to transport the machine without a CDL driver on staff. The HXT75 offers 1,315 cfm and up to 5.5 gpm water pump flow. They are designed with a spoils tank-door that can be controlled curbside or remotely to keep operators clean during spoils disposal. Both come with a multifunction remote control option for the boom, allowing operators to more easily control the vacuum hose. 580-336-4402;

Dynablast HV420

Custom Dynablast HV420 hydrovac water heaters produce 420,000 Btu with an output temperature of 175 degrees F at 5 gpm, making them suitable for colder climates and improved digging in clay-filled areas. All models come 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 momentary override control. They include an Interpump Group T 2040 water pump package providing 10.5 gpm at 2,900 psi and 1,750 rpm, as well as a hydraulic package with a Sunfab 34 cc motor. All components are custom-mounted in a 24-by-24-inch cabinet. 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;

Enz USA Hydro X

The Hydro X nozzle from Enz USA is available in 3/8-inch NPT or 1/2-inch connecting threads, and it can function at up to 5,000 psi with flow as low as 8 gpm. It combines a powerful, oscillating water jet with a high debris removal rate. A tungsten carbide front jet ensures a longer life than ceramic jets can offer. For quick and easy maintenance, a repair kit is available. Due to the nozzle’s simplicity, repairs can be made quickly and efficiently in the field with little downtime. For the operator’s safety, a plastic cover provides protection against harsh and sensitive environments. 888-369-8721;

HotJet USA Vac ’n Jet Series

The HotJet USA Vac ‘n Jet Series of vacuum trailer jetters are designed to be rugged and compact, engineered to haul equipment and spoils loads, 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 engines ranging from 13 to 66 hp and gas or diesel. 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 Centriclean filter system. They can also be designed to meet specifications. 800-624-8186;

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;

RAMVAC by Sewer Equipment HX-12

The HX-12 hydroexcavator from RAMVAC by Sewer Equipment has a 12-yard debris tank and a heated, secured equipment locker that contains the entire water system, including water tanks, for cold-weather application and tool security. This machine touts a directional discharge system with the ability to off-load debris back into the excavation site when done, without the mess of dumping the tank. This system also allows operators to blow any obstructions out of the dig hose and get back to work. It includes a long-range wireless remote, NEMA 4 electrical system, an 800,000 Btu water heater and a three-stage cyclonic filtration system. The standard 4,400 cfm blower will match the performance of larger blower machines while delivering fuel economy with the ability to go up to 5,400 cfm. The series offers debris capacities from 3 to 15 cubic yards while maintaining a short overall footprint. 877-735-4640;

Rival Hydrovac T7 Tandem and T10

The T7 Tandem 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. 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. The T10 is built with the same features and operating system, but with larger capacities and components. It is popular with clients who do both utility and industrial work. It is available in three chassis layouts to meet weight restrictions in a given area. An air compressor option allows for excavating with air when required, while a truck-mounted coring system allows for removal of hard surfaces prior to non-destructive excavating. 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;

SmartVac Hydrovacs

SmartVac Hydrovacs are modular builds with patented tank designs and innovative features to dig effectively and efficiently. They are built specifically for the municipal market. The lightweight, compact trucks maneuver in tight alleyways, are non-intrusive in residential areas and are fully automated for solo operation. The single and tandem axle offers the largest legal debris payload and is more powerful while still being light and fast. Built to meet the most demanding safe-digging conditions, it is an answer for the urban eco-conscious consumer. 844-786-9966;

Super Products Mud Dog 700

Mud Dog 700 vacuum excavators from Super Products are designed for operator convenience and consistent performance to meet the challenges of applications from compact, urban projects to large-scale excavation. Units come standard as hydroexcavators with an optional air excavation package. They maximize legal payload, allowing operators to carry and accomplish more while still excavating safely in small work areas. The compact, versatile vacuum excavator features a 7-yard debris body and 600-gallon water tank. The unit comes standard as a dump body with an electric vibrator offering a 50-degree dump angle with the capability of dumping into a 48-inch container. Additionally, it is equipped with a rear-mounted, extendable, 8-inch-diameter boom that reaches 18 feet, has 270-degree rotation and pivots 10 degrees downward, which minimizes job site restoration and eliminates traffic congestion near roads. 800-837-9711;

Tornado Global Hydrovacs F4 ECO-LITE

The F4 ECO-LITE 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 ECO-LITE 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, and 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;


The TRUVAC FLXX is a vacuum excavator built to perform for utilities and contractors installing, replacing, and repairing underground infrastructure, utilizing both air and hydroexcavation options for all conditions. This safe digging machine offers more power and maneuverability ideal in tight urban settings where street excavation jobs can include supporting, repairing, and installing a city’s water, sewer, power and telecommunications infrastructure. Designed to maximize productivity on the job, it boasts the highest legal payload capacity in a mid-size truck with a 10 cubic yard debris body. In addition, it offers Park-n-Dig, an always-connected water source; safe and precise digging with the DigRight one-touch flow control technology; a water heater to dig in all types of weather/material conditions; a 22-foot boom reach with 340-degree rotation; and a DigFast option to maintain peak vacuuming performance and a clear airstream in the vacuum tube. 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 on 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 minus 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;

Vacall AllExcavate

High-pressure water and air jetting and standard intelligent controls, plus easy startup and operation, set Vacall AllExcavate machines apart. Water pumps generate 24.5 to 120 gpm and pressures to 3,000 psi with optional air excavation at 185 cfm and dual psi of 110 and 150. The water system, wand, control panel, tools and worker apparel are protected in a heated compartment. Standard AllSmartFlow CAN bus intelligent control systems have a programmable LCD display that monitors engine, water and airflow and vacuum performance, allowing for precise boom and reel adjustments. Aluminum water tanks carry 1,000 to 1,300 gallons. Galvanized debris tanks have a supreme finish. Units use one engine to power the chassis and excavation functions, reducing serviced and operation costs. 800-382-8302;

Vactor 2100i water recycling system

The Vactor 2100i water recycling system saves thousands of gallons of freshwater in every shift. By eliminating the need to refill a water tank, users can drive up productivity, saving time, effort and expense. It effectively reuses water already in the sewer, eliminating the need for freshwater. It is simple to operate and self-cleaning with no moving parts in the body or tanks. Its five-step water filtration process combines settling, centrifugal separation and absolute filtration to 100 microns. It has stainless steel construction for years of reliable service. 815-672-3171;

Vermeer VXT300

Vermeer’s VXT300 truck vac is outfitted with an 8-cubic-yard spoil tank, 6-inch dig tube and the ability to carry up to 800 gallons of water so crews can maximize productivity on the job. It is one of the lightest truck vacs in its class and designed with a low overall height of 11.5 feet to efficiently transport spoils from the job site to the dumpsite. The vac truck is built on a Kenworth T370 truck chassis with a 350 hp diesel engine and a 6-speed automatic 3,000 RDS Allison transmission. The truck’s PTO drive powers its Roots 624 vacuum blower with a maximum flow of 3,500 cfm and maximum suction of 18 in Hg. With a water pump capable of producing 10 gpm at 3,000 psi, the VXT300 delivers productivity on large jobs as well as when digging at deeper depths. In addition, this truck vac’s PTO drive system allows the vac to keep running while repositioning the truck between holes, rather than requiring full machine shutdown, for optimal efficiency. 800-837-6337;

Inspection Equipment

CUES CCTV inspection vehicles

CUES offers custom truck-, van-, ATV- or trailer-mounted systems for TV inspection, condition assessment and rehabilitation needs. Made to withstand the most severe conditions and ergonomically designed for comfort and efficiency, vehicle-mounted systems can include TV inspection equipment for sanitary and stormwater lines, laser and sonar pipe profiling systems, mainline joint and lateral sealing, and lateral reinstatement cutters for the relining industry. Equipment can be ergonomically mounted to inspect 6- through 200-inch mainlines and 3- through 8-inch lateral services. The truck interior can be customized, with cabinets, equipment and mounting configuration, to fit unique requirements. Truck- and trailer-mounted grout rehabilitation systems are available for mainline, manhole and lateral joint sealing and can be equipped with the latest CCTV equipment and decision support software for television inspection with documented condition assessment. 800-327-7791;

Envirosight ROVVER X

The ROVVER X from Envirosight lets an operator control inspections, view and record digital video, identify sources of I&I, log observations, generate reports and link directly to asset management software. All these capabilities are packed into a simple three-piece layout, with no CCU or other components to clutter the workspace. Twelve wheel options — plus camera lift, carriage and illumination accessories — mean it transforms in seconds to inspect lines from 4 to 96 inches. It can identify illicit connections, roots, cracks and corrosion with 145-degree tilt, 12X digital zoom and add-on side-scanning, laser profiling and lateral launch. Its six-wheel drive with proportional steering navigates past obstacles, and overlapping wheels climb offsets with ease. Powerful motors and a geared drivetrain maximize travel range. It is built on an expandable digital backbone, and future capabilities are limitless, as its firmware updates automatically to the latest features. 866-838-3763;

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 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 feet per minute 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;

Pipe Fusion

McElroy TracStar iSeries

McElroy’s TracStar iSeries fusion machines have improved mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and control systems. They are powered by the FusionGuide Control System that offers three levels of control, from operator-controlled to completely automatic, machine-controlled operations. The DataLogger 7 is completely integrated with the iSeries, ensuring that each fusion joint is recorded and complies with the fusion standard. The TracStar 630i, 900i and 1200i cover three size ranges from 8-inch iron pipe size to 48-inch outside diameter. All are equipped with a new and quieter Perkins (Caterpillar) engine that meets U.S. Tier 4 environmental regulations while providing greater torque. The system pressure was raised to more than 3,000 psi for more powerful ground drive, pipe lifts and other functions that use higher levels of pressure. 918-836-8611;

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   

The AquaCure inversion tube from Applied Felts is a multi-layer felt liner with a choice of impermeable PU or PP coating that conforms to ASTM 1216. Available in up to 130-inch diameters for pipes with 1.5 to 100 mm wall thickness, this liner is used with inversion installations and is available in any length. Seams can be stitched or flame-bonded for liners in the 6- to 130-inch-diameter range. They are constructed specifically for municipal sewer applications such as force mains, and can also be used for industrial purposes including fire water lines and more. Fiberglass reinforcement provides static, self-supporting properties. They can be engineered to have the pressure resistance of a standalone AWWA Class IV pipe. Maximum pressure will depend on size and design criteria, but typically pressures exceeding 150 psi can be accommodated. 276-656-1904;

HammerHead Trenchless Bluelight LED CIPP Lining System

The Bluelight LED CIPP Lining System from HammerHead Trenchless is an advanced light-curing system for the rehabilitation of laterals and small drain pipes. The technology empowers CIPP installers by alleviating the time pressures of other lining systems. The specially formulated resin only cures under light in the blue wavelength (444-457 nm) giving installers virtually unlimited working time between liner wet-out and curing. Once the liner is in place, the automated curing system pulls the LED light head through the liner, curing the resin almost instantly — as fast as 5.4 feet per minute. Instead of waiting hours for the liner to cure, a 50-foot sewer line could be fully cured in under 10 minutes. The system has a touchscreen interface and three light head options to cure liners 3 to 10 inches in diameter. 800-331-6653;

Pipeline Renewal Technologies Quick-Lock

For standalone point repair, or for pre-lining under high infiltration, the Quick-Lock rehab sleeve from Pipeline Renewal Technologies offers a rapid, easy-to-install way to repair failing pipe. It restores the host pipe’s strength with heavy-gauge 316L stainless steel, and seals out infiltration with a single-piece vulcanized EPDM rubber gasket. Suitable for sewer, water and industrial applications, a sleeve installs in minutes with minimal equipment and overhead. It is positioned inside the host pipe on a wheeled flow-through packer pushed by any standard CCTV crawler. Once in position, the packer expands the sleeve against the pipe wall to structurally reinforce it, and to stop infiltration. They address a variety of common pipe problems, including infiltration, longitudinal and circumferential cracks, root intrusion, holes, leaks, offset joints and abandoned laterals. They are available in diameters ranging 6 to 28 inches, and in lengths of 16 and 20 inches. Multiple sleeves can be interleaved to perform longer repairs. 866-936-8476;

Waterline Renewal Technologies LightRay LRI System

The LightRay LRI System from Waterline Renewal Technologies allows complete operator control and closely resembles traditional ambient-cure inversion methods. It can accomplish throughput up to 6.3 feet per minute of casting with the light train, which incorporates cold LED lights that require no heat to cast the liner. The light train comes in a standard casting length of 50 feet, operates on a low-voltage DC platform and is internally protected to accommodate bends in pipes up to 90 degrees. Liners arrive ready to install without any need for refrigeration, which dramatically reduces the variability from mixing and preparing liners and eliminates the requirement for extra equipment in the field. The system uses non-thermal UV casting resin that is temperature-stable and only activated by UV light coupled with high-strength flexible fiberglass coated liners. 866-336-2568;


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