High-pressure jetters and pressure washers often assist contractors in the field in removing mud and sludge from equipment, and in cleaning spills. Here are several jetters and pressure washers, along with oil spill recovery and maintenance products and jet/vac combo machines that will help keep equipment clean and production flowing.


  Jetter/pressure washer combo unit

The Performance line of trailer-mounted jetter/pressure washer combo units from Amazing Machinery features rugged heavy-duty construction. They are designed for easy trailing, and the large water supply tank allows technicians to jet anywhere. A rear-mounted 12 V electric jetter hose reel and SS rear stack mounted manual pressure washer and garden hose reels provide ample hose space. They come standard with 300 feet of jetter hose, two nozzles and a complete set of washdown accessories. The triplex ceramic plunger pump provides pressures up to 4,000 psi and flow rates up to 15 gpm. 800/504-7435; www.amazingmachinery.com.

  Compact trailer jetter

The compact 55 Series trailer jetter from American Jetter features a 150-gallon tank, large wheels and a removable trailer tongue for easy storage. User-friendly controls allow for easy operator learning curves. Gas or propane Kohler engines provide up to 40 hp, flow ranges from 4 to 11 gpm and pressure to 4,000 psi. The powered reel holds up to 500 feet of 3/8- or 1/2-inch jetting hose with forward and reverse reel function and manual pullout. Options include an antifreeze system for cold climates and wireless remote for one-man operation. Low oil and water shut-off prevent engine and pump damage. 866/944-3569; www.americanjetter.com.

  High-pressure gas jetter

The high-pressure Eel Jet EJ3000 from Electric Eel cleans 2- to 8-inch-diameter drainlines. Steel nozzles penetrate and clean pipe walls with a variety of spray angles. It cleans up to 300-foot lines with 3,000 psi at 4.7 gpm, and features a quiet 13 hp overhead valve engine, optional electric start, a 2-to-1 gear-reduced triplex pump with pulsation, a 300-foot-capacity hose reel, throttle back control that automatically adjusts engine speed and a quiet low-tone muffler. It utilizes 1/4- and 3/8-inch-diameter jetter hose, and has 12-inch pneumatic tires for easy maneuverability on a rugged steel base with front bar for motor protection. 800/833-1212; www.electriceel.com.

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  Trailer jetter

The Typhoon trailer jet from General Pipe Cleaners delivers 12 gpm at 2,500 psi to blast lines clean of grease, sediment and debris. It features a 200-gallon holding tank and two hose reels – a jet hose reel with a 400-foot hose capacity featuring variable speed electric rewind, and a water supply hose reel carrying 150 feet of hose – mounted at the rear of the unit next to the pressure gauge and output valve. Engine controls, including an hour meter, are mounted within easy reach in the lockable toolbox with slide action doors just below the reels. It features electric brakes, safety strobe light, three safety cones with holder, rear fold-down stabilizer jacks, retractable hose guide arm and antifreeze system as standard equipment. A 24 hp Honda engine with electric start powers the durable triplex pump with Vibra-pulse. 800/245-6200; www.drainbrain.com.

  Van jetter

The Van Pack water jetter from Harben allows operators to put a full-size jetter into an enclosed and heated van. Users can mount a 4,000 psi/18 gpm unit in a powder-coated, lightweight folded steel skid/frame measuring 75 by 53 by 61 inches. It has a dry weight of 1,600 pounds. The system comes standard with the company’s P Pump; a 108-gallon water tank (additional tanks available based on van payload); a 48 hp Kubota water-cooled diesel engine; 500-foot-capacity hydraulic hose reel; and a hinged, telescoping, manual garden hose reel. Options include a jump jet pulsation system, antifreeze system, MK II dump washdown gun, 1/4-inch mini-jet kit, strobe, manhole and workstation lights, and a range of nozzles. It will allow cleaning of 2- to 8-inch drains. 800/327-5387; www.harben.com.

  Trailer hydrojetter

The O’Brien 7040-SC hydrojetter from Hi-Vac Corporation features plate-mounted 700-gallon-capacity polyethylene water tanks. The swinger reel pivots 190 degrees, providing easy access to a manhole regardless of how the trailer is parked. The hydraulically actuated reel has a variable-speed control. The engine is a 65 hp Cummins diesel with Murphy safety gauges and variable electronic throttle control. The triplex pump is rated 40 gpm at 2,000 psi. The standard 400-foot high-impact thermoplastic sewer hose is easy to clean, maintains stiffness and is abrasion-resistant. The tandem-axle trailer has a 6-foot channel frame and is rated to carry a full tank of water to the job at highway speeds. 800/638-1901; www.obrienmfg.com.

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  Jetter/power washer

The Hot Jet II from Hot Jet USA features a V-twin Vanguard motor manufactured by a division of Toyota. The pump is a premium General Emperor Series that is triple V-belt driven. It generates a minimum of 8.5 gpm at 3,600 psi of either hot or cold water, and has a remote control system. It is mounted on a 5- by 12-foot diamond-plate steel deck trailer that has tandem axles and dual electric brakes for safety. The hot water deep cleans and emulsifies fats, oils and greases. The unit also can serve as an industrial-grade hot-water power washer. 800/213-3272; www.hotjetusa.com.

  Convertible water jet unit

The 125 Series of convertible water jet pump unit from NLB Corp. gives contractors the flexibility to do diverse jobs with a single unit.  Model 145 (145 hp) and Model 125 (125 hp) can be converted in about 20 minutes to any of eight operating pressures, from 6,000 to 40,000 psi. A wide range of flows (4.4 to 32.5 gpm) provides additional operating flexibility. They feature a continuous-duty six-cylinder diesel engine (electric models are also available), and are trailer-mounted for transport to job sites, with four-wheel electric brakes, heavy-duty axles and full DOT lighting package. All operating controls, including pressure gauge, rupture disc and bypass valve, are mounted on a separate accessory manifold for maximium protection. 248/624-5555; www.nlbcorp.com.

  Portable electric cart jetter

The SJPE-1500 from Shark Pressure Washers & Jetters is rated at 1.7 gpm at 1,500 psi, operating on 115-volt electricity. It comes standard with a 35-foot power cord with GFCI, and features a slide-in handle to help accommodate loading and unloading into any van, truck or car, and also allows for convenient customer transport around work sites. Its Pulse Technology helps propel the hose through the line and around tight curves to break through stubborn clogs. Designed for indoor use on 2- to 4-inch pipes, it comes standard with a roll cage steel chassis, triplex pump and heavy-duty Baldor motor. It fits into tight workspaces and allows for easy one-person operation. It is ETL certified to UL-1776 safety standards. 800/771-1881; www.sharkpw.com.

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Oil Spill Recovery and Maintenance

  Inflatable wall containment berm

The inflatable wall containment berm from Eldred Environmental can be custom-fabricated to any length, width and height for frac tanks, fuel tanks, vehicles or pumps. The inflatable design is compact to stow when not needed. It is constructed from an inflatable-grade fabric designed for rescue boats that has excellent durability and air retention qualities. High-visibility striping can be added for safety. Other models available include foam wall and L-bracket wall styles. 800/613-3640; www.eldredenvironmental.com.

  Modular spill containment system

The modular spill containment system from Fibergrate Composite Structures consists of large pans created from a matrix of fiberglass reinforcement embedded in a corrosion-resistant resin, then covered with traffic-bearing, slip-resistant molded grating. The system was designed with durability and mobility in mind and reduces containment concerns, plastic expenses and trip/slip hazards. It has a uniform, flat surface that is able to withstand the traffic and weight of heavy mobile drilling rigs, frac and other equipment. Once drilling is complete, the spill containment pans are reusable, and can be transported to another site. The inner pan flow system facilitates quick and easy spill removal, and the resilient fiberglass makes it resistant to cracks and punctures, protecting the environment from accidental contamination. 800/527-4043; www.fibergrate.com.

  Oil-containment boom

The Oil Boom from Husky Portable Containment is designed with a top cable with high tensile strength, a heavy-duty ballast chain and strong connection point, allowing it to be towed and spread quickly in emergency response situations. The V6 is an 18-inch solution to spills in moderate to choppy waters. The V8 is a 24-inch performance barrier ideal for spills in slightly choppy to rough waters. The V12 is a 36-inch super-duty barrier best utilized in open waters and ocean environments. The booms are constructed of heavy-duty PVC material, aluminum extrusion connectors, all-stainless steel hardware and anchor pins. 800/260-9950; www.huskyportable.com.

  Hydrostatic test unit

The 3000HT hydrostatic test unit from Jetstream of Houston can be utilized for accurate BOP pipeline and wellhead testing. Mounted on a heavy-duty, galvanized skid with integrated fluid containment, it features a choice of a 125 hp John Deere Tier 3 or Tier 4i diesel engine, high-capacity water tank, Jetstream HTV test valve and Jetstream UNx system that gives users greater flexibility to meet the various exploration, drilling and production needs. It is engineered for accurate hydrostatic testing in challenging conditions. 800/231-8192; www.waterblast.com.

  Instant oil-containment berm

The Insta-Berm L-Rod and Frame from SEI Industries are ideal for spill containment around fuel bladders. The L-Rod is designed with L-shaped rods that fold down, while the aluminum frame is assembled with one tool. If desired, both can be manufactured using fire-resistant Arctic Shield fabric, engineered specifically for secondary containment of hydrocarbons in arctic environments. The fabric combines three critical features needed for cold climate secondary containment of fuels, and has the tear, puncture and abrasion resistance needed in above-ground secondary containment applications. It is suitable for deployment to -50 degrees C, impermeable to fuel and hydrocarbons, and fire resistant to NFPA 701 standards. 855/734-8265; www.sei-ind.com.

  Liquid vacuum truck

The Durasucker from Super Products is a DOT/ASME-approved liquid vacuum truck with a 3,200-gallon payload capacity designed for removing and transporting liquids, sludge and semisolid waste. The unit’s 72-inch carbon steel cargo tank has a maximum allowable working pressure of 35 psig internal and 15 psig external under full vacuum. It is certified to meet the U.S. DOT’s specification for hauling hazardous materials on the highway. 800/837-9711; www.superproductsllc.com.

Pressure Washers

  Mining equipment pressure washer

The high-output mining equipment pressure washer from Hydro Tek – Cleaning Equipment Mfg. boasts 5,000 psi at 4.7 gpm. The mobile wash skid is designed to be highly portable by adding a wheel kit, or is capable of being mounted to a truck or trailer with a water tank for use in remote areas. It meets ISO 9001 quality standards, which allow for safe cleaning performance while operating in harsh weather and extreme mining environments. It is equipped with a durable water-cooled Kubota diesel engine, and the “Pro-Tect-It” frame and stainless steel panels enclose vital components and offer protection from daily bumping and banging, and allow it to be safely lifted from the top with a crane and four-point harness. The frame is also available in stainless steel for additional protection. The hour meter monitors run time for scheduling routine maintenance. 800/274-9376; www.hydrotek.us.

  Direct-drive cold pressure washer

Steam Jenny direct-drive cold pressure washers from Jenny Products are powered by a 9 or 13 hp Honda GX Series engine, and feature a triplex ceramic plunger pump. They are available with pressure ratings between 3,000 and 4,000 psi, and flow rates vary between 3 and 4 gpm. Features include thermal pump protection, an unloader valve and a high-pressure relief valve. The unit will automatically shut down if low oil levels are detected. The chassis is made with powder-coated, seven-gauge steel, and the unit comes with a professional-grade insulated trigger gun with safety lock, quick-connect nozzles with nozzle control, high-capacity in-line water strainer, gun/wand holder, hose reel mounting adapter and dual rubber isolators. 814/445-3400; www.steamjenny.com.

  Hot-water generator/pressure washer combo

The Hot and Mighty combination hot-water generator and pressure washer from T. George Podell & Co. is ideal for oilfield vessel, coil and tank clean out. Technicians can independently run the hot-water generator for instantaneous 10 gpm, 180-degree heated water, or turn on the high-pressure 3,000 psi pump for cleaning. The pressure washer can operate with a single operator at 10 gpm at 3,000 psi, or with dual operators both operating at 5 gpm at 3,000 psi each. This unit is designed to customer specifications. 800/897-7515; www.hotandmighty.com.

  Hot-water diesel pressure washer

The hot-water pressure washer from Water Cannon features a Kohler diesel engine, Annovi Reverberi pump, 12 VDC diesel fired burner, 45-amp charging system, battery box and dual 15-gallon poly diesel fuel tanks. A 3VX belt system with four belts, all of which are laser aligned, delivers balanced power transfer. Beckett burners deliver a 118-degree F temperature rise, and an efficient schedule 80 coil with a molded combustion chamber ensures access to hot water in seconds. A durable, powder-coated roll cage with a lifting hook makes it easier to move and protect from potential damage. It comes standard with a 50-foot hose, trigger gun, wand, downstream chemical injector and quick-connect nozzles. 800/333-9274; www.watercannon.com.

High-Pressure Pumps

  Pneumatic pump

The Pumps 2000 America pneumatic pump from Megator Corp. was introduced to address difficult underground mining applications, including slurry. It is the first redesign of the AODD principal and has been developed specifically for the mining market. Current production models include 1/2-, 1-, 1 1/2-, 2- and 3-inch designs and soon to be released 4-inch and two-stage models. The air motor is stall-free, freeze proof, kept smoothly running without any lubrication and operates with low air consumption. The system’s material design is lightweight and an aid in the prevention of neck and back injuries. It resists deterioration even in low pH locations. It also features a fire-retardant anti-static (FRAS) conductive plastic carrying an Atex M1 rating. The high suction lift allows for more efficient usage over time and is designed to be maintenance free. It has double-hinged diaphragms, long stroke, and self-cleaning slurry and ball valves. 412/963-9200; www.megator.com.

  High-head pump

The 6-inch, high-head 6JCC pump from Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co. delivers 1,100 gpm, high heads to 490 feet and 212 psi. It is ideal for high-pressure applications such as clear waterjetting, water boosting, wellpoint installation, water supply for hydraulic fracturing, washdowns, tank cleaning and fire protection. It offers the Enviroprime System that provides reliable, automatic initial priming and repriming. Options include the Silent Knight sound-attenuated canopy and applications assistance. 800/767-7310; www.thompsonpump.com.


  Hydrostatic-drive waterblaster truck

The hydrostatic-drive waterblaster truck from Freedom Enterprises eliminates the second engine, saving fuel and maintenance costs. It is ideal for pressure testing, line cleaning, tank clean out, surface preparation and coating removal. Features include a heated enclosed body with 925-gallon water tank with hot-water blasting capability; quick-change pressure/flow up to 40,000 psi; instant pump shutdown; a remote hydraulic tool circuit; 120-volt AC power and compressed air for tools and equipment; a cold-weather purge and antifreeze system; and a diesel-fired heater to warm the truck engine, water tank or van body all night, or when needed utilizing a seven-day timer. 970/653-8588; www.freedomseweranddrain.com.

Jet/Vac Combo Machines

  Jet/vac control system

The MC Advanced Series from GapVax is a system control that includes a monitoring system allowing the operator to observe and troubleshoot the entire system. The display screen (one inside cab, one outside) will control hydraulics, blower and water pump operations with a complete compliment of gauges. All body functions, boom and hose reel functions, vacuum break, throttle, area and safety lighting are wirelessly controlled. Most wireless functions are available while still maintaining proportional boom and hose reel control. The job card feature allows technicians to keep track of blower and water pump hours and logs the time on each job. 888/442-7829; www.gapvax.com.

  Industrial vacuum loader

The King Vac from Keith Huber Corporation combines high cubic feet per minute and a deep vacuum. It is ideal for hydroexcavation, hazmat response, jetting and general industrial cleaning. It features a 3,000-gallon carbon steel tank with 5/16-inch shell, a 20-inch top manway, hydraulically operated full-opening rear door, hydraulic tank lift, power via a transfer case, a 3,700-cfm liquid-ring vacuum pump, belt driven operation, a 6-inch discharge and intake valve with internal standpipe, rear work lights and LED running lights and a backup alarm and grounding reel. Options include ASME/DOT 412 certification, high-pressure jetting systems with integral water compartment, a locking rear door, stainless steel tank and wetted stainless parts, an auxiliary transfer pump and a top-mounted hydraulically operated 6-inch boom. 800/334-8237; www.keithhuber.com.

  Multi-purpose cleaning truck

The PAT 949 combination truck from Polston Applied Technologies is a multipurpose cleaning truck that utilizes the Polston Process to provide a complete, stand-alone cleaning system for large-diameter lines, digesters, grit chambers, lift stations, water treatment plants, ponds, lagoons and other difficult-to-clean environments. It delivers up to 425 hp, enabling it to pump/separate sand and water at up to 2,500 gpm. It can remove sand and grit at depths of more than 27 feet and can perform with equal efficiency in surcharged conditions, allowing the facility to remain completely online. It features an extra-long hydraulic knuckleboom crane, with up to 49 feet of reach from the center and 180-degree rotation. It operates using a closed-loop and non-odor-emitting design. 866/862-7271; www.polstonprocess.com.

  Hydrostatically driven combination machine

Combination machines from Vac-Con are available in configurations from 3.5- to 16-cubic-yard capacities, with hydrostatically driven two- and three-stage centrifugal compressors or several optional positive displacement blowers, up to 27 inches Hg. High-pressure, smooth-flow water systems are offered up to 120 gpm and 3,000 psi, with cross-linked polyethylene water storage tanks with total capacities up to 1,500 gallons to handle the cleaning of small- or large-diameter pipe. There are front- and rear-mounted telescopic booms available with up to a 10-foot extension, and 8- and 10-inch tube diameter. They can double as a vacuum excavator with an optional hydroexcavation package, allowing the operator to reduce the volume of water, maintain the pressure for digging and direct the flow through a conventional excavation hand wand. 904/284-4200; www.vac-con.com.

  Positive displacement combination cleaner

AllJetVac P Series combination sewer cleaners from Vacall use a positive displacement blower system to create the jetting and vacuum forces to efficiently open and maintain critical sewer lines. The blower system is powered by the chassis engine, which reduces fuel consumption, slashes service time and eliminates emissions. The AllSmartFlow CAN bus control system allows the operator to precisely control vacuum forces as well as water flow, using only the proper quantity of water, reducing unnecessary refill trips. Debris tanks have 6-, 8-, 10- or 12-cubic-yard capacities, while 1,000-, 1,200- and 1,500-gallon water tanks are available. They have a front-mounted, pivoting hose reel and an 8-foot-6-inch extending boom with 180-degree rotation. 330/339-2211; www.vacallindustries.com.

  Hydro/vac unit

The POWERVAC hydro/vac unit from Vacuum Sales Inc. can he used in wet or dry environments for hazardous and non-hazardous applications. If features stainless steel and carbon steel construction (ASME DOT 407 – 412 certified), positive displacement high vacuum blowers, a capacity up to 4,600 cfm, vacuum up to 28.5 inches (95 percent) continuous, and pressure unloading with a rotary vane vacuum/pressure pump. It also has high-capacity intake and exhaust silencers, and filtration and vacuum lines. It is designed for continuous operation at maximum vacuum, with five bearings for belt or direct drive, oil lubricated bearings and gears, oil-free air discharge and air injection cooling, and requires no relief valve. A full range of rotary vane pumps is available with pressures up to 35 psi. 800/547-7790; www.vacuumsalesinc.com.

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