Save Millions of Gallons of Water Each Year with Recycler Option on AllJetVac™ Combo Sewer Cleaner
July 21, 2016
The new Vacall Recycler option for AllJetVac machines typically requires no city water during its combination high-performance jet-vac sewer cleaning work.
For the average municipal jet-vac sewer cleaning truck, that can mean a savings of 5.7 million gallons of water per year. Gradall Industries, Inc., designer and manufacturer of the Recycler and the AllJetVac machines, based the savings estimate on typical municipalities' usage – 80 gallons of water per minute, six hours per day, 40 weeks per year.
"In states where there is a water shortage, or even an interest in saving natural resources, the impact of this innovation is exceptional," said Bill Petrole, vice president of Vacall products for Gradall.
"Using the Vacall Recycler system, crews are able to dramatically increase their productivity. They start the day without having to fill the water tank and they continue to work all day long, never having to stop to fill the tank. That's because the system continuously vacuums water out of the sewer line, moves it through the Recycler five-step filter process, and then uses the same water for the AllJetVac's jetting."
In addition to increasing productivity and saving water, the Vacall Recycler can also help municipalities save fuel because there's no need for refill trips, and the truck's lighter weight with empty water tanks translates into more miles per gallon.
The five-stage continual recycling process starts with an initial sediment separation followed by a floating V-Filtration screening process further separating water from debris. The V-Filtration also has a back-flush self-cleaning capability.
Centrifugal high-speed action removes remaining solids, including tiny particles down to 100 microns. Solids and fine particles are returned to the debris tank via a pressure-regulating valve system. Recouped water is immediately available to continue jetting.
"There's virtually no downtime for maintenance because the system is self-cleaning and requires virtually no back flushing or filter changes," said Petrole. "The combined savings in time, money and water can mount up very quickly."
A segregated 240-gallon capacity clean water wash down feature is also a part of the system.
The Recycler continuous filter system is another component of the Vacall "Green That Works" package of advantages, including a standard AllSmartFlow CAN bus intelligent control system, conserving water and maximizing operating efficiency.
AllJetVac models use just one engine instead of two for chassis mobility and to generate vacuum and jetting power — a concept that further saves on fuel consumption, routine service, harmful emissions and the purchase price of the unit.
Vacall products, wholly owned by the Alamo Group, are designed, built and supported by Gradall Industries, Inc., with processes that meet ISO 9001-2008 standards. Gradall is known worldwide for productive, versatile equipment for governments and contractors.
Gradall Industries, Inc., may be contacted at 330-339-2211, or by mail to 406 Mill Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663. Online, visit www.gradallindustries.com.
Alamo Group, Inc.: For 40 years, we've been a world leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and service of high quality equipment for right-of-way maintenance and agriculture. Our products include tractor and truck mounted mowing and other vegetation maintenance equipment, excavators, street sweepers, vacuum trucks, snow removal equipment, pothole patchers, agricultural attachments and related aftermarket parts and services. We currently produce and assemble products in 16 principal facilities worldwide. Our products are sold through Alamo Group's marketing organizations and our extensive independent worldwide dealer networks under various trademarks and trade names. These include Alamo Industrial, Tiger, Schwarze, Gradall, Vacall, Nite-Hawk, Henke Manufacturing, Schulte, Rhino, M & W, SMC, Herschel, Valu-Bilt, Bomford, Spearhead, McConnel, Twose, SMA, Forges Gorce, Faucheux, Rousseau, Rivard, and others. Alamo Group went public in 1993 and since 1995 has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange as ALG. Visit our website at www.alamo-group.com.