Air-Spade, a division of Guardair Corp., announces the availability of the UTILITY AIR-SPADE 4000 SERIES excavation tools.
These tools are safe, non-damaging alternatives to traditional digging methods that often puncture sensitive underground cables and pipes during soil-excavation applications.
Electrically insulating materials, as well as non-sparking materials, make excavating around high voltage power lines and gas lines safe. The UTILITY AIR-SPADE comes in two sizes – the 105 cfm with 4-foot barrel and the 150 cfm with 4-foot barrel. They feature patented supersonic nozzles that utilize compressed-air to produce high-speed laser-like jets that move at twice the speed of sound for faster, more effective digging in the toughest soils. They are ideal for use in utility locating and repair, keyholing, potholing, valve box cleaning and cable trenching.
Product features include an ergonomic handle with plastic-coated grip; retractable stabilizer bar and integral air-pressure gauge; dead-man trigger with trigger guard to prevent accidental actuation; oversized trigger and trigger guard to allow room for triple layered linesman gloves; insulated, 4-foot fiberglass barrel rated up to 300kV; internal high pressure air hose within barrel acts as pressure boundary; non-sparking bronze barrel hardware; adjustable, thermoplastic spray shield (or just spray shield); non-sparking, bronze supersonic nozzle; extensions available in 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-foot lengths; ¾-inch FNPT air inlet; and Chicago-style swivel connector. 800.482.7324, airspade.com