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Cusco Hydro-Trencher Units Used to Service Water Distribution Networks

Published on 01/04/11

Cusco Hydro-Trencher units – designed for hydro excavating around fragile oil and gas pipelines, installing fiber optic cables, repairing utility lines, or excavating in remote areas with limited access – are being used to service the water distribution network of Vodokanal St. Petersburg, Russia. 

Cusco Hydro-Trenchers units use directional hydro boring and vacuum removal of waste materials including liquids, sludge, slurries, mud, gravel and other solid waste. This safe, non-destructive process is great for excavating areas with sensitive piping, cables or other equipment. 

The Cusco Hydro-Trencher comes standard with cyclonic filtration technology, a vacuum system with airflow ratings of 3,500 CFM to 5,500 CFM and generating 28" Hg of vacuum, as well as a wash pump capable of 18 GPM at 3,000 psi and high pressure water jetting. Tank volume is 3,000 to 3,500 USG. 

Optional features include high-pressure wash system, stainless steel tank construction, heated valves, enclosed hot water burner system, storage cabinets/stand-up lockers. Cusco Hydro-Trencher series units are available in a wide range of configurations to meet customers’ unique application requirements.

For more information on Cusco Hydro-Trencher units, visit the Cusco website. 

Wastequip is the leading North American manufacturer of waste and recycling equipment with an international network of 24 manufacturing facilities and the most extensive dealer network in North America. Wastequip’s broad range of waste and recycling equipment and systems are used to collect, process and transport recyclables and solid or liquid waste. The company’s brands include Wastequip, Toter, Galbreath, Pioneer, Cusco, Mountain Tarp and Parts Place. The Toter division offers a full line of rotomolded plastic carts and front load containers for a variety of applications. On the Web at www.wastequip.com and www.wastequip-cusco.com. 

Vodokanal, a Russian state unitary enterprise, supplies potable water to the citizens and to the city companies and organizations of St. Petersburg, with water distribution networks of 6,400 km. Vodokanal also provides wastewater services consisting of municipal sewage system and networks of 8000 km. Additional responsibilities include operating the city fountains and fountain complexes; it is in charge of rehabilitation, capital repairs, purchase and operation of public toilets. 

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