Vactor Manufacturing, an industry leader in sewer and catch basin cleaners, has redesigned the Vactor 2100 sewer cleaner for public utilities and professional contractors cleaning entire wastewater and sanitary systems.The new Vactor 2100 Plus features increased vacuum performance and improvements to operator comfort and control, air routing and filtration efficiency and fuel efficiency.
According to Mike Rose, Vactor project manager, Vactor received very positive feedback from customers, primarily focused on the new sewer cleaner’s ease of operation, ergonomic design and reduced noise levels.
Smart Truck concept features have been integrated on the new sewer cleaner, including internal monitoring systems that enable the operator to monitor and troubleshoot flow and pressure, blower temperature and oil level, drive system idle and open vacuum relief.
The new design and ergonomic controls on the Vactor 2100 Plus make it easier to operate and maintain, and provides an all-around command of the work area. Everything the operator needs to clean sewers is centrally located at the front of the sewer cleaner for maximum productivity and efficiency.
The new truck also features more wireless functions, such as e-stop, hose reel pay-in and -out and reel speed control.
In terms of operator comfort and productivity, the noise level at the operator station on the 2100 Plus has been reduced by at least 10 percent.
Maintenance and extended equipment life have also been enhanced. The water fill location has been lowered on the new design for easier access and simplified daily maintenance. Access to the auxiliary engine and tanks has also been increased.
Improved fuel efficiency
According to Jared Dippel, project manager for Vactor, preliminary testing done by the company indicates that the fuel efficiency on the new Vactor 2100 Plus has significantly increased. “Our preliminary tests show a 20- to 30-percent decrease in fuel consumption on the 2100 Plus compared to previous models,” he said. “Improved fuel efficiency can mean huge savings for the owner of a 2100 Plus.”
Several other improvements include: a 10-percent reduction in water consumption as a result of improved pump controls and nozzle technology, increased hose reel capacities to accommodate new rodder hoses, increased tool/pipe storage area and a standard 60-inch dump height to allow for easier dumping of debris into waste receptacles.
Vactor’s exclusive multi-flow system, which allows the operator to set application-based flow at a lower rpm, is now standard on the 2100 Plus. Multi-flow increases fuel efficiency while providing more efficient sewer cleaning.
The new fan and air-routing system delivers significantly increased vacuum pressure in both the single-stage and dual-stage fan configurations.
The 2100 Plus includes many of the same design features customers have come to expect from the Vactor 2100 Series sewer cleaners, including the easy-load, fast-dump debris body, Modul-Flex design system, multi-stage blower filtration system, and positive displacement vacuum and fan platforms.