Products at the WWETT Show can benefit the industry.

The exhibit floor is set to open Tuesday at the Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport (WWETT) Show — now it its 35th year.

Manufacturers were setting up their booths Monday and there will be plenty of oil and gas industry products available for contractors to check out this week – everything from hydroexcavators and fleet tracking software to vacuum trucks and pumps.

“We’ve launched a new 870 pump with an eliminator package this year, so that’s a big part of the show,” says Toby Jones with Fruitland Manufacturing. “We’ll also be promoting our new German line – CVS liquid rings and liquid tools.”

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The 870 is Fruitland’s new 4-inch pump.

“Our former 4-inch pumps were very, very big, this one is quite compact and we’re able to put it in an Eliminator package like that so it can be driver-side frame mounted,” Jones says. “This is big for us.”

Jones says he’ll see several crossover contractors from the oil and gas side at the WWETT show this year.

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On the other side of the show floor Imperial Industries was showing off one of their newest trucks — a Western Star Tandem Steer chassis with a stainless steel tank. The tank is Imperial’s second-ever stainless steel-only tank.

“By my understanding, I believe that this truck will be working in the oilfields,” says Jim Stieber with Imperial. “The extreme duty of the chassis and the hydraulic flip bumper will be beneficial to those in that industry.”

The flip bumper can be raised and lowered with hydraulic lifts on each side, and is then secured with pins in both the high and low positions. The truck also sports a 50-ton pintle hitch suited for pulling pump trailers in the oilfields, Stieber says.

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The stainless steel tank could be beneficial for those in the oil and gas industry because of the materials the contractors are hauling.

“Stainless is like diamonds – it’s forever,” Stieber says.

More to see

There is plenty more to see at the WWETT Show at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis this week — especially for those looking to move into the oil and gas sector.

The exhibition hall opens at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Hours for the show are Tuesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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