Product Focus - November 2020

Product Focus - November 2020

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Drainline Inspection

The CUES MPlus+ XL push system is designed for easy operation and flexibility with an all-in-one setup and quick removal of the control unit, which can be used separately. It includes a coiler configuration and pan-and-tilt camera for mainline and larger pipeline applications up to 500 feet. It integrates video observation coding, observation coding interface and digital recording. The lightweight system includes large, durable wheels for portability and a balanced footprint for stability. It is manufactured for rigorous field use. 800-327-7791;

MyTana MS11-NG2
The MS11-NG2 midsized inspection system from MyTana includes an integrated, daylight-readable monitor that delivers high-clarity footage and digital recording lets the user save that footage to either a 64GB internal drive or a USB flash drive. Operators can also stream video wirelessly to multiple devices. The lightweight, rugged, powder-coated all-aluminum frame holds up in harsh operating environments, according to the maker. It includes a set of Ice Balls to guide and protect the 1 1/2-inch-diameter camera head. A built-in 512 Hz transmitter helps locate trouble spots, even in cast iron pipes. The unit is available with 150 or 200 feet of pushrod. 800-328-8170;

Ratech Electronics Plumber’s Helper Jr.
The Plumber’s Helper Jr. pipe inspection system from Ratech Electronics is based on a small-scale reel and comes with 100 feet of mini Gel Rod cable, a removable compact command module with 7.1-inch LCD, a built-in battery and an SD recorder for recording digital images and video. This mini pipe-inspection system is available with a full-spectrum, 1.375-inch, self-leveling color camera; a standard color camera; or any of the company’s three micro camera heads (5/8-, 3/4- or 1-inch diameter). 905-660-7072;

Vivax-Metrotech vCamMX-2
The vCamMX-2 from Vivax-Metrotech is a portable all-in-one camera to inspect pipes between 2 and 4 inches. The control module’s 8-inch daylight-viewable LCD screen shows the distance of pushrod deployed, as well as the current time and date. Recordings are made in MP4 video and photos in JPEG format directly to a USB thumb drive, then instantly backed up to an SD card. The internal microphone allows audio commenting over recording video. The pushrod is traceable with the use of an external locator transmitter and available in 100, 150 or 200 feet. A dual-frequency 512 Hz/33 kHz sonde is standard. There are two interchangeable camera heads. The smaller D18-MX camera is fixed position and 0.70 inch in diameter, and the D26-MX is self-leveling and 1 inch in diameter. 800-446-3392;

Excavation Equipment

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 multiple trailer configurations, including the VT9 trailer that, when equipped with the 500-gallon tank, does not require a CDL to transport. 800-654-6481;

Hand Tool

T&T Tools Mighty Probe 
The Mighty Probe from T&T Tools has a 3/8-inch hex rod (approximately 20% stiffer than a round rod) or a 7/16-inch hex rod (approximately twice as stiff as the standard round rod). Stiffer hex rods bend less to make the probe easier to push into the ground, especially when probing at deeper depths. Lengths are available from 36 to 78 inches in 6-inch increments. When the probe is combined with a slide adapter, an integrated mini slide-hammer probe is created, allowing technicians to pound through difficult spots. 800-521-6893;

Electronic Locators

General Pipe Cleaners Gen-Eye Hot Spot
The Gen-Eye Hot Spot pipe locator and Hot Spot transmitter from General Pipe Cleaners includes a total field antenna and on-screen icons to lead the user to their target without a long learning curve. It can be used to quickly and accurately locate inspection cameras, sondes, active power lines and utility lines. Rated at IP65, it can withstand a 3-foot drop, along with being dust- and dirt-proof and water resistant. The 5-watt transmitter, in tandem with the locator, makes finding buried utilities quick and easy. More power means more signal to locate. Choose one of four frequencies that best suits the application. 800-245-6200;

Subsite Electronics UtiliGuard 2
The Subsite Electronics UtiliGuard 2 is a multifrequency utility locator with the features of the original UtiliGuard and adding a user interface, integrated data capture and GPS positioning. The user interface has simplified graphics that are easier and faster to interpret. Operators will notice a change in screen layout when directly over a utility locate, providing positive confirmation. The combination of screen graphics delivers increased operator confidence, locate consistency and operational performance. It automatically captures data without altering the operator’s normal workflow. This data can be used to verify performance and demonstrate quality and process compliance in the field. Supervisors can also track performance, compare it with benchmarks and enable actionable outcomes. This reporting and auditing capability helps increase quality, reduce cable strikes and increase productivity across multiple crews, according to the maker. 800-846-2713;

Pressure Washers and Sprayers

Easy-Kleen Pressure Systems Groundhog Jetter
The Groundhog Jetter from Easy-Kleen Pressure Systems is designed to blast through clogged pipes with a 35 hp Vanguard engine providing 12 gpm at 3,500 psi. It is compact and can be transported in a pickup truck or van, with trailer options available. It includes a fully welded, powder-coated, 2-inch steel tube frame, drilled and tapped, which houses the 200-gallon water tank. It comes with an accessible breather and 10-gallon fuel tank, General Pump with gearbox drive, 12-volt-powered hose reel with 300 feet of 3/8-inch jetter hose, hose guides, a super swivel and foot-pedal control, emergency shut-off valve and hour meter. Optional remote features include hose reel-in, motor off/speed control and pressure on/off. 800-315-5533;

Satellite | PolyPortables Pathfinder
The Pathfinder from Satellite | PolyPortables is a pressure washing and sanitizing system that mounts to any service vehicle. It has a low-pressure, chemical injection delivery system that portions the chemical and water mix for maximum effectiveness. The system allows the user to spray a hospital-grade, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-registered disinfectant like Enviro Bac 2 evenly throughout the restroom. The custom selection nozzle allows the user to switch from high to low pressure for any application. It is offered with a Flojet washdown pump for low pressure (50 psi at 4.5 gpm), or Cat high-pressure pump (1,000 psi at 2.5 gpm). 800-883-1123;

Septic Filters

BioMicrobics SaniTEE
SaniTEE nonclog effluent screens from BioMicrobics deflect solids back into a tank while simultaneously attenuating surge flow. They drop in a standard 4-inch septic tank (for new builds or retrofitted) outlet tee. They are easily cleaned with a clean-in-place swab handle with a Buna-N disk fastened to the shaft. To clean, move the swab handle up and down to pass the swab through the center several times to act as a reverse pump to dislodge debris in the filter or angled slots. No removal or running water is necessary. Solids touching the vertical surface of the screen tend to slough off and fall back into the septic tank, making it somewhat self-cleaning. In general, the 4-, 8- and 16-inch screen should be for use on conventional and advanced septic systems, and is suitable for all types of commercial high-strength wastewater treatment systems. 800-753-3278;

Polylok PL-250 
The PL-250 effluent filter from Polylok is designed to handle up to 3,000 gpd with 250 linear feet 1/16-inch linear filtration. It’s easy to install and is designed for functionality and longevity. The cartridge cannot be installed incorrectly, with no direct bypass, and will fit any standard 6-inch tee. Its W design prevents solids from settling. 877-765-9565;

Septic Vacuum Trucks/Trailers

Imperial Industries aluminum vacuum trailer
Aluminum vacuum trailers from Imperial Industries are available in 5,000- to 8,000-gallon models, with optional anti-corrosion interior tank coatings and an OSHA-approved catwalk with handrail. Tanks are available in carbon steel, stainless steel or aluminum. Various vacuum pump and blower options are available. They come with 11R 22.5-inch wheels, and handle 25,000 pounds per axle. 800-558-2945;

KeeVac Industries septic trucks
KeeVac Industries septic trucks have tanks constructed from marine-grade aluminum, stainless steel or steel. These tanks are mounted onto the customer’s choice of chassis for a complete service solution. A variety of safety lighting packages are available. Custom sizes are available with engineered drawings. A variety of vacuum pumps and water pumps are available. 866-789-9440;

Pik Rite steel 3,600-gallon vacuum tank
The Pik Rite steel 3,600-gallon vacuum tank is designed for strength and reliability. Its 3-inch internal plumbing keeps the exterior clean and simple. The vacuum pump mount is attached to both frame rails and easily supports pumps from any major pump manufacturer. The waste compartment has four sight eyes. The tank interior is equipped with walk-through baffles and a 20-inch rear manway for easy clean-out. The LED running light kit is installed with a fully molded wire harness. Operator work lights and a strobe light are mounted on the top-rear lighting bracket. Polished aluminum hose trays and the low hose hooks are coated with protective liner. 800-326-9763;

Presvac Systems Liquid Vac
The Presvac Systems Liquid Vac with full-opening door and dumping tank can be configured to suit a broad range of applications, including collection and transport of hazardous and nonhazardous liquids, slurries and sludges, septic system cleaning, line jetting and material transfer. The full-opening door and large tipping angle make tank clean-out easy. Options include 200 to 1,500 cfm at 28 inches Hg, tank volumes of 500 to 5,500 gallons in carbon steel, 304 and 316 stainless steel, and 316 high-polish stainless steel. Options include a water pump, transfer pump, custom hose trays, toolboxes and heated valves. 800-387-7763;

Sludge Sampling Equipment

Sim/Tech Filter TruCore
The TruCore from Sim/Tech Filter is a large-diameter, accurate, user-friendly sludge sampler designed for use in sludge common to septic tanks. It allows samples to be taken quickly without creating excessive turbulence, as there are no restrictions caused by valves, stoppers or flaps. With a 1 3/8-inch I.D., the capacity per foot is almost 10 ounces. The straight-through design allows the sample to be effortlessly returned to the tank. The unit is made of a polycarbonate sampling tube (marked every foot) and PVC fittings. It comes as a single-piece, 8-foot unit or as two 4-foot units that slip together. Custom sizes and configurations are also available. A simple and customizable extension kit is available for deeply buried tanks. 888-999-3290;

Smoke Locator/Dye

Superior Signal 5E Electric Smoker
The 5E Electric Smoker from Superior Signal offers a cost-effective and green solution to find difficult leaks and odors in residential and commercial plumbing systems. Connect the blower to any plumbing clean-out or vent, with the appropriate-size smoke candle to force smoke through faults and cracks, easily identifying sources of odor and hard-to-find leaks. Smoke candles produce a highly visible, nontoxic smoke and are biodegradable. They are manufactured with zero-waste stream and include labels printed with vegetable-based ink on recycled paper, as well as biodegradable, recycled paperboard tubes. The unit does not generate harmful exhaust gases and handles all residential and commercial smoke-testing applications. Smoke tests take minutes to perform and see immediate results. The unit comes with an 8-foot, industrial-grade flex hose, weighs 8 pounds and requires no maintenance. 800-945-8378; 


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