For most wastewater and sanitary system cleaning jobs, it takes several minutes for sewer cleaner operators to lift additional debris tubes off the racks, maneuver the truck’s boom and clamp the tubes into place – a process that can lead to operator fatigue. To improve this time-consuming process, Vactor Manufacturing introduced the Vactor RDB 1015 rapid-deployment boom as an option for tits 2100 Series combination sewer cleaners, including the Vactor 2100i and 2100 Plus trucks.
Designed in Vactor’s Streator, Ill., research and development facility and proven in the field, the patent-pending boom telescopes 10 feet out and extends the debris hose an additional 15 feet down for faster cleaning of catch basins, manholes and lift stations.
The rapid deployment boom’s ability to extend and retract 15 feet of vacuum hose drastically reduces – and in most cases, completely eliminates – the set-up and tear-down time required to assemble additional debris tubes. The boom can also maintain a lower profile, which allows the combination sewer cleaner to clear low overhead obstacles and still reach needed depths.
The rapid deployment boom starts with a telescoping tube-within-a-tube design. A flexible hose resides inside the inner tube.