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Old 04-10-2011, 09:23 AM   #1
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I would like to get some suggestions on a portable jetter/nozzles that will be effective on heavy roots. 4" & 6" sewer lines. Need it on a cart, no trailer.

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Root Rat!
http://www.chempure.com/3_8inchrat.htm $695
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http://www.jetterdepot.com/nozzles.html $689



The chains wear fast but roots don't stop this thing!

Think Industrial Duty Weed Whacker!
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I have used the Root Ranger with great success. The only issue is since it is a single rear jet you will have to rotate the jetter hose back and forth to ensure you are getting the whole diameter of the pipe.
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Wow rotating the nozzle sounds like a lot of work...

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8Gwq-pz4V4"]YouTube - Rootcut 635mm[/ame]
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http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=37188

root ranger is awsome and works great. To answer your question, how much do you want to spend?
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...To answer your question, how much do you want to spend?
As little as possible of course. I want to be sure it can pull itself a couple hundred feet or so and also have the power to shred masses of roots. What budget category does that put me in?
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The setup I was using in the link cost me about 1000 total. 350-pump & engine, 50-frame, 320-root ranger, rest was on foot pedal, hose and fittings. But I only have a 13 hp jetter. I know of someone selling a turn key 18 hp jetter for about 3k if I remember right. PM me if you want the details.
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Is 13HP considered small?

What is the GPM and pressure minimums you would want for roots?
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Wow rotating the nozzle sounds like a lot of work...

YouTube - Rootcut 635mm
Nah not to much. I had the Root Ranger and the Root Rat back when mustang jetters where offering the Root rat many moons ago. My Root ranger still going strong, the root rat been rebuilt five times and I gave up on it.
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Nah not to much. I had the Root Ranger and the Root Rat back when mustang jetters where offering the Root rat many moons ago. My Root ranger still going strong, the root rat been rebuilt five times and I gave up on it.
We've gotten some good life out of ours...

The offset of the root ranger to me says there is some hang up potential...

But to each their own...
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